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Apprenticeships and school leaver schemes

There are hundreds of apprenticeships available within 10 miles of Cotham School, including several at Higher or Degree level.  Find our what they are here

 
 
 

www.notgoingtouni.co.uk is the UK's leading website showing the opportunities that exist outside of traditional university e.g. apprenticeships, sponsored degrees, diplomas, gap years, distance learning and jobs. Many large national and international employers advertise their opportunities on this site.

 
 
 

Here's an easy way to explore local apprenticeships and filter them by level:  https://www.careersnearhere.com/apprenticeship

You can explore them by sector here: https://www.careersnearhere.com

Here are some excellent apprenticeship opportunities that are open at present:

 www.allaboutschoolleavers.co.uk is a good site for school leaver opportunities, including current apprenticeships and school leaver programmes, the latest school leaver job news, and advice to help you get where you want to go.

 
 
 

 

Other Useful Information and Links

 
 
 

Which? University has a useful Guide to Higher & Degree Apprenticeships which can be downloaded from here: https://university.which.co.uk/teachers/introduce-higher-education-options/higher-and-degree-apprenticeships-guide-download#option1

 
 
 
 

TARGETcareers has created a new guide to help parents support their children in future career decisions, in particular, those wanting to explore apprenticeships in finance, business, engineering and IT.  It can be viewed here: Paths to Professional Careers – a Parent’s Guide 

Levels of Apprenticeships

Name

Level

Equivalent educational level

Intermediate

2

GCSE

Advanced

3

A level

Higher

4, 5, 6 

Foundation degree and above

Degree

6 and 7

Bachelor’s or master’s degree

Top tip: Many lower graded apprenticeships are actually a stepping stone to a much higher career level. Many companies offer successful applicants the chance to progress through to Level 4 (Higher) apprenticeships and beyond, into management.