UK Education Team Leader
UK Education Team Leader
What Support can I get as a Care Experienced Apprentice?
By saying care experienced we are referring to anyone who has been or is currently in care or from a looked after background at any stage of their life, no matter how short, including adopted children who were previously looked after.
If you are care experienced, you may be able to access extra support to help you complete your apprenticeship.
Care Leaver Bursary
There is a bursary available for eligible care leavers (including those still in care) to support you financially during your apprenticeship. This is £1,000 if you started your apprenticeship before 1 August 2023, or £3,000 if you started your apprenticeship on or after 1 August 2023. The bursary is to help you financially during the first year of your apprenticeship.
Your training provider and employer may also receive additional funding to support you to complete your apprenticeship.
Use the link to the latest update re support for care experienced young people who are going into / are apprentices.
Need further help or support?
Contact the Apprenticeship helpline for advice and guidance.
Telephone: 0800 0150 400
Monday to Friday, 8am to 8pm
Are you a young person (aged 16-25 years) who is struggling with their next steps?
Maybe they’re looking for work but getting nowhere with their job applications?
Or they’re struggling with their confidence and need support?
We can help!
Please contact us at the Skills team in Young Devon. We have courses starting from the end of this month, so we’re currently enrolling young people onto our courses based at Plymouth, Exeter & Paignton (travel costs paid).
For more information or to refer your Young People please contact the Change Academy:
Amazing Apprenticeships is working in partnership with the British Army to support schools/colleges to inspire their students, families and colleagues about the exciting career opportunities and adventures that an apprenticeship in the Army can offer.
We will be bringing you a variety of exciting resources and information that will highlight the different apprenticeship opportunities available and what life as an Army apprentice is like, ranging from:
This was received from a parent wanting to express their gratitude – we are humbled and grateful to have it written out in black and white.
“Good afternoon Paul.
I would like to thank you all at Achievement Training for the support, care and quality of teaching that my daughter experienced when she was with you last year.
You helped to build her confidence and self belief and she is now in a position where she has received 4 University offers including Exeter University – part of the prestigious Russel Group.
I do not think she would be in this position without her time with you.”
This type of outcome is not a one off, it happens every term – taking steps to further your potential and keep trying does work. Making positive choices always has benefits.
Discover the amazing
After a brilliant start to the year with National Apprenticeship Week and National Careers Week, we’re back with more helpful news, resources and events!
Amanda Hennesey came to ATL scared of learning and afraid that she would not achieve but with the support of the E&P team has achieved Functional Skills English and Maths progressing through lower levels to Level 2 and is now entering a degree qualification to become a higher grade paramedic. Amanda says that it was the support of her tutor at ATL which led to her success. Not just teaching but supporting her to believe in herself that she could achieve. Amanda has recommended her NHS paramedic work colleagues, two of whom have signed up to improve their FS Maths and English at ATL.
Did you know that the traditional university route is not the only option for you to get qualified to a degree level? Degree apprenticeships offer an excellent route for those who want to avoid high student debt, earn a salary and start working in your career straight away!
There are so many opportunities out there right now, from a Global Markets Apprentice at the Bank of America, Sales Operations at Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, a Trainee Nursing Associate with the NHS, a Police Officer to a Nuclear Scientist and more! There are more apprenticeship opportunities than ever before at some of the best companies in the world.
But what is a degree apprenticeship?
Higher apprenticeships include qualifications at level 4 and above. They can be suitable for those looking to progress from level 3 qualifications, including advanced apprenticeships and T Levels. Degree apprenticeships are offered by universities and other higher education providers. They contain either a full degree or degree-level qualification and go up to master’s level (which is post-graduate).
Typically, a degree apprenticeship can take 3-6 years to complete depending on the course level. Most of your time will be spent working, but you will also be studying part-time at university; for example, you could spend one or two days a week at university studying. Your time will usually be divided between 20% studying and 80% working.
This will depend on the apprenticeship level and the employer, but generally they will ask for at least a level 3 qualification. You can achieve this by completing A-Levels, T-Levels or an apprenticeship. Employers also look for other skills, such as communication, leadership and passion.
Applying for a degree apprenticeship
To apply for an apprenticeship, you will need to apply in the same way as a job. This includes submitting an application which includes your CV and a cover letter. There are vacancies throughout the year, with deadlines for each position, so it’s a good idea to keep an eye on the industry vacancies which are out there and make sure you get your application in time.
Take a look at the current degree apprenticeship vacancies by clicking the link here.