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Foundation apprenticeships Wales

A foundation apprenticeship in Wales gives people in Wales over the age of 16 the chance to gain valuable work experience with an employer. You will be earning while you learn, developing specific job skills at the same time as studying for a nationally recognised qualification.

What is a Wales foundation apprenticeship?

A Foundation apprenticeship in Wales is similar to an Intermediate level apprenticeship in England, and leads to a Level 2 qualification. It should not be confused with a Scottish Foundation apprenticeship, which is for students before they leave school.

Foundation apprenticeships are available in a wide range of job roles, and the qualification you achieve is equivalent to five GCSEs or NVQ Level 2. Some apprenticeships will be available in Welsh – the training provider will be able to provide details if you require Welsh or bilingual training, or need to have Welsh speaking or writing skills.

What do I need to apply for a Wales foundation apprenticeship?

Usually no formal qualifications are needed for foundation apprenticeships in Wales, but some employers may insist on GCSE passes in English and Maths at certain grades. Being able to show enthusiasm and a willingness to complete the programme is just as important.

How old do I have to be?

You can apply for a foundation apprenticeship in Wales if you are over the age of 16, are living in Wales and not in full-time education.

How many Wales foundation apprenticeships are available?

There are a wide range of foundation apprenticeships available in Wales, with opportunities in sectors such as Construction, Agriculture, Catering, Healthcare, Engineering, Travel & Tourism. The current vacancies available can be searched on the gov.wales website.

How will a Welsh Foundation Apprenticeship develop my career?

Employers are looking for staff with the right skills, and a Foundation apprenticeship is a great way to equip yourself for the world of work at the same time as gaining a vocational qualification. A Foundation apprenticeship is the ideal route to a Level 3 apprenticeship where you will develop your skills, experience and knowledge further.

How do I apply for a foundation apprenticeship in Wales?

If you are interested in taking a foundation apprenticeship in Wales, visit the Welsh government’s apprenticeships website for more details, entry requirements, case studies and to search for vacancies.

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