What is an apprenticeship?

A real job, gaining real skills, developing talent of the future

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An apprenticeship is a training program that combines on-the-job learning with classroom instruction. It is a way for individuals to gain practical skills and knowledge in a specific industry while working alongside experienced professionals. 

During an apprenticeship, learners work under the guidance of a mentor or supervisor, who provides them with hands-on training. They learn the skills needed through real-world work experiences, completing tasks and projects related to the chosen sector.

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Apprenticeships are typically structured courses that last for a specific duration, ranging from 12-24 months. Throughout the course, apprentices earn a wage as they gain experience and progress through the training.

At the end of the apprenticeship, apprentices often need to pass a final exam or assessment called EPA (End Point Assessment) to demonstrate their competence in the sector. After completing the program successfully, apprentices will receive a nationally recognised qualification which can enhance their career prospects and serve as proof of their skills.

We offer career pathways and progression from level 2 to level 5.

I appreciate all the contributions Aspiration Training has provided me. I would like to say a huge thank you to all the people who have helped me achieve my qualification and made my experience memorable.
Tamanna Begum Early Years Practitioner
Working alongside Kim and Aspiration Training during my Level 5 Early Years courses so far has been great! Kim has always gone above and beyond and is always there to support me.
Emma Crowther Senior Childcare Practitioner
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