Earn while you learn apprenticeships

An apprenticeship is a great way to earn while you learn, allowing you to continue working while gaining the skills, knowledge and qualifications you need to progress your career.

With an apprenticeship, you learn on the job, putting new found skills into practice and building real world experience.

At Training Now, we offer a range of apprenticeships between level 2 and level 5 in health and social care, business and education. All of our apprentices receive one to one support throughout their learning and help using their qualification to achieve their full career potential.

What’s more, we support apprentices to not only achieve the Apprenticeship Standards, but to gain the full QCF diploma qualification.

An adult apprentice at work

What is an apprenticeship and how does it work?

An apprenticeship is a genuine job with an accompanying assessment and skills development programme.

By doing an apprenticeship, you will earn while you learn through on the job training and will gain a qualification as well as valuable work experience.

At Training Now, we make sure that every one of our apprenticeships is tailored to the specific needs of the individual. All of our apprentices help to shape what they learn within their apprenticeship, as we adapt their learning to ensure proficiency in a variety of skills.

Each apprentice is allocated a Teaching and Learning Coach, who is a specialist in their field. They will support you on a one-to-one basis, with additional online tutorial support.

Through our bespoke, free apprenticeships, we could help you to progress towards your long-term career goals.

Benefits of a Training Now apprenticeship

Our apprenticeships are making a positive difference in people’s lives. At Training Now, we are helping to build the workforce of the future by providing free education through on the job learning.

With our apprenticeships you can:

  • Earn while you learn
  • Gain a qualification without student debt
  • Free careers and advise service
  • Free functional skills training
  • Get ahead in your career

What’s even better is that you will not have to leave or change your job.

Apprentice on course

What are the entry criteria for an apprenticeship with Training Now?

To be eligibile for an apprenticeship, you must:

  • have the right to work in the UK.
  • be 16 years or older after the last Friday in June of the academic year.
  • not be enrolled on another apprenticeship, or another funded FE/HE programme at the same time as the apprenticeship.
  • have a contract of employment with your employer and be paid at least the apprenticeship wage in your first year.

Agincare apprenticeships

We are proud to provide free apprenticeships to everyone working at Agincare; one of the nation’s largest care providers.

By enabling people to learn at work, we are giving them the power to kick-start their careers in care.

As part of the Agincare group, Training Now is giving care teams across England the skills they need to care in their communities. Whether you are a care worker, or a registered manager, we have an apprenticeship to suit you.

If you work for Agincare, register your interest in an apprenticeship today. Or, if you are thinking of starting your career in care, search Agincare’s latest vacancies near you.

Apprentice earning while they learn

Training Now support services for apprentices

Careers advice service

Our apprentices also benefit from a range of additional support services.  

This includes a free careers advice service that offers information, guidance and careers advice for all of our apprentices. We tailor our service to give you the support you need.

Functional Skills Tutoring

For apprentices currently working towards their Maths qualification, we can support you with twice weekly mentoring sessions.

Each session covers a different area of Maths and gives you an opportunity to ask questions through face-to-face support.

Apprenticeship information for employers

We offer a range of apprenticeships for your employees; tailored to meet your training needs.

When you enquire into training programmes with Training Now, we start by offering you a free assessment and analysis of your training needs. This gives you a clear picture of exactly what kind of training would best develop and improve your business or service.

In partnership with you we will then design bespoke training.

What people say about Training Now apprenticeships

“Achieving this qualification is really great for Samantha and will help enormously with furthering her career, it’s also brilliant for the service we provide to our residents.”

Deputy care home manager, talking about Samantha who achieved her adult care worker level 2 apprenticeship with Training Now

‘My manager is very supportive and makes sure I have my 20% time on the job to complete my work. My assessor Francesca is very proactive when marking her work and gives good constructive feedback. I want to go on to do my level 4.’

Abby, studying for her level 3 apprenticeship in business administration

Apprenticeship FAQs

How long is an apprenticeship?

Your apprenticeship will last between 12 and 18 months, depending on your contracted working hours.

You will have an Information, Advice and Guidance session with your Teaching and Learning Coach before enrolling onto the apprenticeship. Within this session you and your Teaching and Learning Coach will both agree an end date for your apprenticeship. Many circumstances are taken into consideration before agreeing the end date of your apprenticeship.

How old do you have to be to do an apprenticeship?

You’ll need to be 16 years or older after the last Friday in June of the academic year.

There is no upper limit – you can do an apprenticeship at any age.

Who qualifies for an apprenticeship?

To qualify for an apprenticeship, you need to:

  • have the right to work in the UK.
  • be 16 years or older after the last Friday in June of the academic year.
  • not be enrolled on another apprenticeship, or another funded FE/HE programme at the same time as the apprenticeship.
  • have a contract of employment with your employer and be paid at least the apprenticeship wage in your first year.
Do you need A levels to do an apprenticeship?

No, you do not need to have GCSEs to apply for an apprenticeship. Our range of apprenticeship courses includes level 3 which is equivalent to an A-level.

Do you need GCSEs to do an apprenticeship?

No, you do not need to have GCSEs to apply for an apprenticeship. Our apprenticeship courses begin at level 2 which is the equivalent to a GCSE qualification.

What is the minimum wage for an apprentice?

You’ll earn while you learn, which includes 20% paid on-the-job training during your contracted hours.

The apprenticeship wage is currently £4.81 per hour for all apprentices in their first year. Apprentices aged 19 and over who have completed year one will be entitled to the minimum wage for their age.