What is an Apprenticeship in Wales?
Apprenticeships are programmes designed by Sector Skills Councils and employers that provide learners with the skills and knowledge required to pursue a career within a particular sector. We offer three levels of Apprenticeships:
FMA (Level 2)
This is equivalent to five good GCSE passes.
MA (Level 3)
This is equivalent to two A-level passes
HA (Level 4/5)
These are equivalent to Higher Education qualifications e.g. Foundation Degree
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Benefits of an Apprenticeship
Kicking off your career with an Apprenticeship is a great way to get a head start in the field you want to work in.
You’ll get first-hand knowledge of how the industry works, plus be able to see whether or not it’s really what you want to pursue as a career. There are plenty of other reasons why you should apply for one when you leave school or college, and it’s always a good idea to talk to a teacher or careers advisor about the best route into your dream job, but here are some points to persuade you into checking out the opportunities available where you live: