Apprenticeships Explained

At Gateway Education, we believe in shaping young employees from the beginning of their career with vocational training. Apprentices work with experienced staff to gain job-specific skills, experience and complete an accredited qualification that closely matches their job role.

There are five elements to the Apprenticeship Programme:

  • A National Vocational Qualification (NVQ)
  • Key skills and functional skills such as numeracy, literacy and I.T.
  • A technical certificate
  • Employee rights and responsibilities
  • Personal learning and thinking skills

Benefits of Apprenticeships

Through Apprenticeships, employees will be able to meet particular business needs, train and enhance their skills set. On and off the job training allows apprentices to gain key practical skills, as well as the technical knowledge needed to drive businesses forward.

The Cost of an Apprentice

All apprentices will earn on average between £150-£200 a week. Your business won’t incur any training costs if your apprentice is aged between 16 and 18. You may also be able to obtain funding for apprentices under 23; Gateway Education will be able to help you access funding from the government.

Our Apprenticeship Services

Gateway Education has an excellent track record of working with employers to deliver work-based learning provision and train Apprentices.

Our dedicated Apprenticeship Team provide support, information and guidance every step of the way. We will manage all elements of the Programme, from recruitment and workplace assessment right through to certification. If you’re looking to take on an apprentice we can advertise for you on the National Apprenticeship Service website and through our own specialist recruitment service.

Our Apprenticeships

We currently offer full Apprenticeships in:

  • Health and Social Care Level 2 & 3
  • Childcare Level 2 & 3
  • Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools Level 2 & 3
  • IT Level 2 & 3
  • Management Level 3 & 5
  • Team Leading Level 2
  • Business Administration Level 2 & 3
  • Customer Service Level 2 & 3

We’re always on the lookout for new Apprenticeships to match local employers’ needs so we’re continuously updating the courses we offer.

For further information or to arrange an appointment, contact our Apprenticeship Team at operations@gatewayeducation.co.uk today.