Our apprentice roles are designed for individuals to build on your existing qualifications and attain your full potential. Take the next step as we recognise your existing qualification.

Apprenticeship level Minimum entry criteria
Level 2 2 GCSE's A*-C including Maths and English Language or equivalent
Level 3 5 GCSE's A*-C including Maths and English Language or equivalent
Level 4 & 5 5 GCSE's A*-C including Maths and English Language, 2 A Levels in any subject at grade A*-D or equivalent
Level 6 5 GCSE's A*-C including Maths and English Language, 3 A Levels in any subject at grade A*-C or equivalent. (This may vary depending on scheme)

Entry requirements

If you are still studying you must meet the entry requirements (minimum and not exceeding the maximum) of the apprenticeship as outlined in the job description, and be able to provide original qualification certificates.

If a qualification is held at the same or higher level than the apprenticeship you are applying for, the apprenticeship must be unrelated in subject and content from the qualification you already hold.

You should also have the right to work and study in England for the duration of the apprenticeship, and be one of the following:

  • A citizen of a country within the European Economic Area (EEA) or have the right to abode in the UK and have been resident in the EEA for at least the previous 3 years on the first day of your apprenticeship
  • A non-EEA citizen with permission from the UK government to live in the UK, (not for educational purposes) and have been ordinarily resident in the UK for at least the previous 3 years before the start of learning

Equivalency qualifications

We're happy for you to apply while you are still sitting your exams as long as you have your results before the start of the scheme.

There are also some medical and physical fitness requirements to ensure safety for some schemes.

Each scheme will have its own qualification and entry requirement criteria. We will accept GCSE equivalents to the following:

  • QCF Functional Skills Level 2
  • NQF Key Skills Level 2 or above
  • NQF Higher Diploma
  • NVQ Level 2 or above
  • QCF Certificate and Diploma at Level 2 or above
  • BTEC Award, Certificate or Diploma at Level 2 or above
  • IGCSE at grade A-C

We will accept the equivalent qualifications from all of the UK countries. Please refer to the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education's guide to comparing qualifications to the UK.