Have you considered completing an apprenticeship?

Apprenticeships are not just for school/ college leavers and can be a great way to change career or to progress within your career. It is a great opportunity to earn while you learn and an alternative choice to a university degree.

In the modules you have seen we have a wide variety of roles across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough that have apprenticeship opportunities. These apprenticeships are an ideal opportunity to start a career in the NHS at any age.

So what is an apprenticeship?

  • A programme to develop knowledge and skills.
  • Combination of theoretical knowledge and competency based assessment.
  • Nationally accredited qualification.
  • Mixture of “on-the-job” and “off-the-job” training, with at least 20% of your time spent in off-the-job training.
  • You train to be competent in your chosen occupation.

What do the levels mean?

Throughout the Academy we have talked about the level 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6, but what do they mean?

The table below show what the levels are.



Equivalent educational level

Intermediate 2 GCSE
Advanced 3 A level
Higher 4 & 5 Foundation degree and above
Degree 6 & 7 Bachelor’s or master’s degree

What does off-the-job training look like?

This diagram shows what off -the-job training may look like.

Did you know ...

Apprenticeships are not just for school or college leavers. They can be for any one of any age. You could be just starting out in your career, looking for a change in career or wanting to develop in your current role. It is a great way to earn whilst you learn.