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Guide for Parents

So your child is considering an Apprenticeship, but you’re not sure exactly what that means or what doors that will open for their career.

First let’s get a few misconceptions out of the way
Phew! Now that’s out of the way, lets take a look at what Apprenticeships really are, why they’re a fantastic option for young people and what the key benefits are.

What Are Apprenticeships?

Apprenticeships are available to anyone over the age of 16 in Wales and allow individuals to secure a real job with training. Learners will work towards a nationally recognised qualification whilst getting paid. Apprenticeships are fully funded, meaning learners, once completed, will be debt free.

Why choose an Apprenticeship?

Apprenticeships offer the opportunity to earn and learn at the same time – meaning your young person can both get a nationally recognised qualification and not miss out on earning. Most of an apprentice’s time will be spent in the workplace, with around 20% of their time dedicated to studying.  

All apprentices will have their own Trainer Coach, who will offer one to one support to make sure they succeed. Our blended learning model at Educ8 also means leaners can study online at a time that suits them.  

Apprentice’s will train in a field they want to work in, growing their career from day one, they’ll gain valuable experience, enhancing their employability and get a crucial first step on the career ladder. All apprentice’s will get holiday pay, and in some case study leave, and on completion will be debt free.

What Apprenticeships are available?  

Apprenticeships are available in a wide range of sectors, from Digital Marketing to Advice and Guidance. What’s more Apprenticeships start at Foundation and go all the way up to Higher Levels, meaning there’s anApprenticeship for any learner, at any stage of their career, whether they’ve just left school, didn’t quite get the grades they were looking for or have just completed their degree.  

What you can do as a parent?

Setting off on a career path can be overwhelming for young people. As their parent, guardian or carer, you'll play a key role in guiding them as they take their next step.


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