Apprenticeships combine practical training in a job with study and are available for people aged 16+.
Apprenticeships take 1 to 5 years to complete depending on their level and are available for new entrants to a sector as well as experienced employees looking to enhance their skills.
A traineeship is a skills development programme that includes a work placement. It can last from 6 weeks up to 1 year, though most traineeships last for less than 6 months.
Traineeships help prepare young people for an apprenticeship or job.
If you’re aged 19 and over and looking to change sectors or progress in your current industry, a Skills Bootcamp could be your next step to a better job.
These flexible courses last up to 16 weeks and allow you to gain skills employers are looking for.
You will also be guaranteed a job interview at the end of the course.
T Levels are an alternative to A levels, apprenticeships and other 16 to 19 courses.
T Levels focus on vocational skills and can help students into skilled employment, higher study or apprenticeships. Each T Level includes an in-depth industry placement that lasts at least 45 days.
Study programmes are designed for those aged 16-19 years (or up to 25 years with an EHCP).
They are typically full-time and will include a vocational qualification and work experience. English and Maths will also be included if the learner has not yet achieved a GCSE grade 4.
Pre-employment programmes are often designed in collaboration with employers to prepare individuals for work in a particular sector or role.
In addition to employability skills, they provide an insight into the industry and may include a guaranteed job interview.