Pathway Apprenticeships

What is a Pathway Apprenticeship?

A Pathway Apprenticeship helps young people who have recently left school, are unemployed and not receiving benefits to prepare for the world of work. 

  • It’s delivered by learning providers, such as colleges, in partnership with employers
  • It provides knowledge, skills and experience through a series of practical activities, including industry projects and work placements
  • The apprenticeship lasts up to 26 weeks (36 weeks for engineering) and can be extended up to 52 weeks for those who are care experienced or disabled
  • It includes a £100 weekly allowance
  • Following successful completion, those taking part will have gained a qualification and valuable insight and experience of the world of work

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 an industry-recognised qualification up to SCQF Level 6, the same level of learning as a Higher

  • Virtual elements which can be completed online

  • Future-focussed to help those taking part move to a Modern or Graduate Apprenticeship by developing the skills and experience employers need

  • Gain real work experience through industry projects or work placements

  • Tailored support shaped around individual skills needs

  • Explore a career path in a growth industry with strong future career prospects

  • Develop skills and options for the next steps in a career or learner journey

Referrals are currently closed

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

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