How does an Apprenticeship work?
In essence, Apprenticeships haven't changed since the day they were invented.
They are an effective way of teaching the skills of a particular trade. Most Apprenticeships last about three years. They are built around three key elements: National Vocational Qualifications (NVQs) which provide the framework for the practical training; Technical Certificates (Further Education), often a day-release to college to provide the theory side; and Functional Skills, the literacy, numeracy and IT skills that everyone requires in modern working life.