The Alliance of Sector Skills Councils

Apprenticeships in Northern Ireland

Apprenticeship Level 2 usually lasts at least two years and apprentices work towards a Level 2 combined knowledge and competence qualification and Essential Skills. You may then continue at this level in your career or progress on to an Apprenticeship Level 3 programme. 

Apprenticeship Level 3 usually lasts at least two years if progressing from a Foundation Apprenticeship but at least three years for new entrants. Apprentices work towards a Level 3 combined knowledge and competence qualification and Essential Skills at a higher level. 

Although each apprenticeship framework is specific to the particular industry, they are all made up of three parts:

  • NVQ Diploma Level Two or Three - the occupational NVQ Diplomas for the sector are the core of every framework.
  • Essential Skills - the skills everyone needs to be able to adapt constantly to changing work situations, including
         Communication
         Application of Numbers
         ICT (Information and communication technology)

    I'm interested - where next?
    You can contact the ApprenticeshipsNI to enquire about recruiting an apprentice in your area. Alternatively view the current apprenticeships within our sector on the ApprenticeshipsNI Frameworks website.


 

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