In general, through an Apprenticeship you would obtain:
- A technical diploma, based on material taught by your training provider through coursework
- A competence certificate,* based on the skills learnt and demonstrated in the workplace
- Employee rights and responsibilities
- Functional skills (short courses in English, Mathematics and ICT)
*For the competence certificate, you will complete tasks at work and build up a portfolio demonstrating the range of skills acquired. Your portfolio will be reviewed periodically by an assessor from the college, who will guide you on what needs to be done to complete the portfolio. In many fields, the competence part is called an NVQ or National Vocational Qualification.
For more information on how to become an apprentice in the UK, visit the government sites here.