What is an apprenticeship?

An apprenticeship is a way an organisation can fund the development and upskilling of its workforce to support career progression. The new apprenticeships are designed to reflect the changing needs of employers, learners and providers. Their objective is to drive up the quality of apprenticeship training and ensure that anyone completing an apprenticeship is fully competent in their occupation. 

As an apprentice you will be in paid employment and can complete a marketing apprenticeship, which has been designed by employers to ensure it gives you the most up to date skills and great onward career prospects.

Who can do an apprenticeship?

Apprenticeships are not just for new starters or people who are just about to enter the workplace, they are available to all ages and existing employed members of staff. 

Now and in the future, any individual can train through an apprenticeship at a higher level than a qualification they already hold. Also if there is significant new learning required it can be at a lower or equivalent level to their existing qualification.

Are there different levels of apprenticeship?
Name Level Equivalent education level
Intermediate 2 GCSE
Advanced 3 A-Level
Higher  4, 5, 6, and 7 Foundation degree and above 
Degree  6 and 7 Bachelor's or master's degree 



How long do they last for?

Minimum 12 months (plus your end point assessment) but time is dependent on the standard and your experience.

Will an apprenticeship cost me anything?

There is no cost to the apprentice. All costs are funded by the levy.

Where can I find apprenticeship opportunities?

Search and apply for an apprenticeship opportunity here.

Can I claim exemptions on my qualification?

As a marketing apprentice it is possible for you claim exemptions on modules from your professional marketing qualification. Click here to download the exemption routes now.


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