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.
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