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FAQ for Parents: Why is an apprenticeship the right choice for my child?

By aspiration | 14 Feb 2021 | Category: Blog
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A recent survey from the National Apprenticeship Service found that 87% of parents give career advice to their children but as many as 90% don’t feel they have enough information surrounding the topic in the first place to be able to offer sound advice.

Apprenticeships are an ever-increasing popular route among young people for their main advantage of being able to earn while you learn. In this post, we will aim to give you enough information surrounding apprenticeships to be able to advise your child about all the routes available to them.

What is an apprenticeship?

If you are confused as to what an apprenticeship is, give our recent post on ‘What is an apprenticeship and how can it benefit me?’ a read. You can read this here.

Where is an apprenticeship taught?

Apprenticeships are a full-time job which allows thew apprentice to earn a wage while studying towards gaining a nationally recognised qualification.

What is an apprenticeship equivalent too?

There are four levels of apprenticeships available:
• Intermediate Apprenticeship (Level 2 – equivalent to GCSE)
• Advanced Apprenticeship (Level 3 – equivalent to A level)
• Higher Apprenticeship (Level 4-7 – equivalent to Foundation degree and above)
• Degree Apprenticeship (Level 6 and 7 – equivalent to Bachelor’s or Master’s degree)

What are the entry requirements?

To be eligible for an apprenticeship in the UK, an individual must be:
• Aged 16 or over
• Not in full-time education
• Have been a resident in the UK or the EU for the past 3 years.
In addition to these set entry requirements, there are different entry requirements depending on the sector, job and apprenticeship provider. WhiteHat’s additional requirements are:
• 5 GCSEs including English and Maths at a 4/C or above (or equivalent)
• Some qualifications also require a level 3 qualification (A level or BTEC level 3) or other more specific requirements
• Must be a non-graduate

What subjects can you do an apprenticeship in?

We offer apprenticeships in the following sectors:

– Dental
– Health & Social Care
– Childcare
– Business Services

What are the benefits of doing an apprenticeship?

There are so many benefits to doing an apprenticeship, including not having any student debt that is acquired from going to university! To read the full list of benefits to doing an apprenticeship, give our post a read on the ‘Top 10 reasons to do an apprenticeship’. You can read this here.

How to apply?

We have many vacancies available to apply for, simply head to our vacancies page, register your interest and follow the instructions to apply! We will then be in touch regarding next steps should your child be successful.

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