There are several levels of Apprenticeships available, but Bath College mainly has provision for: Intermediate Apprenticeships and Advanced Apprenticeships.
Apprenticeships are designed with the help of the employers in the industry, so they offer a structured programme that takes you through the skills you need to do a job well.
There are targets and checks to make sure that your employer is supporting you and you are making progress.
As an employee you will be in employment for most of your time as most training takes place on the job. The rest usually takes place at a local college or a specialist training organisation. You can complete this off-the-job training on day release or over a number of days in a block. Day release still counts as working so you will receive your normal rate of pay from your employer while you are at college.
The amount of time you spend varies according to your Apprenticeship. It could be anything from one day every other fortnight to two days every week.
You also spend time off the job with a training provider – often a local college or a work-based training provider – studying for vocational qualiﬁcations. So all the things you study will be useful in your job and help you succeed in your future career.