Pathway Apprenticeships

New training opportunities for school leavers

What is a Pathway Apprenticeship?

Pathway Apprenticeships help young school leavers who are unemployed and not receiving benefits. They’re delivered by learning providers, like colleges, in partnership with employers.

The aim of a Pathway Apprenticeship is to provide knowledge, skills and experience to young people through a work placement. You'll receive £100 a week in financial support to help you complete the programme. you'll earn a qualification and valuable insight into the world of work.

A Pathway Apprenticeship lasts up to 26 weeks (36 for engineering), but can be extended up to 52 weeks to accommodate those who are care experienced and/or have a disability.

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Pathway Apprenticeships give the chance to train and get qualifications in growth sectors with strong future employment prospects including:

  • Business Skills at SCQF Level 6

  • IT / Digital (software) at SCQF Level 6

  • IT / Digital (hardware) at SCQF Level 6

  • Engineering SCQF Level 5

  • Social Services Children & Young People at SCQF Level 6

Benefits of a Pathway Apprenticeship

For those who have left school and are unemployed, here's why a Pathways Apprenticeship is a good option.

  • Accredited learning with industry-recognised qualifications at the same level as a Higher
  • Real work experience in industries that have strong future career prospects
  • Tailored support shaped around each individual apprentice
  • Great starting point for young people looking to move on to a Modern or Graduate Apprenticeship

Referrals are currently closed

Referrals onto a Pathway Apprenticeship are currently closed. In the meantime, explore the other types of apprenticeships that are available.