Apprenticeships offer young people the opportunity to earn while they learn.
They involve both classroom and work-based training, so as well as working for an employer they will spend some time at a college or with a training provider.
It takes between one and three years to complete an apprenticeship.
It usually consists of three main parts:
- a vocational qualification related to the job
- functional skills (maths and English)
- a technical certificate.
After completing an apprenticeship or advanced apprenticeship, it is possible to progress into further professional training or higher education.
Details of our plans for apprenticeships for Derbyshire young people are attached to this page.
The following documents are in Portable Document Format (PDF). You can download software to view PDF documents for free from the Adobe website (opens in a new window)
- How qualifications compare (131KB)
- So you want to be an apprentice (254KB)
- Progression pathway (296KB)
- Apprenticeship action plan (194KB)
- Apprenticeship guidance (39KB)