Apprenticeships

Bethany Training Services provide apprenticeships for work-based learners giving employees the opportunity to undertake their training ‘on the job’. The programmes follow national frameworks, helping employees to gain essential skills and work towards recognised qualifications while they are at work.

Anyone who is over 16, living or working in Wales and not in full-time education can apply for an apprenticeship. So whether you have just left school, have been working for years or are seeking to start a new career we can deliver selected apprenticeships to suit your grades and experience. 

An apprenticeship could be for you if you’ve got a good idea of where you want to go with your career and like the idea of earning while you learn. You’ll get top quality training, developing skills and gaining qualifications on the job.

  • First you’ll need to decide which career suits you best.

  • Next, you’ll have to decide whether you can commit to the demands of an apprenticeship. Being an apprentice means juggling work and study over the long term.

  • Generally, the apprenticeships we offer take between 12 to 15 months to complete. The length varies depending on the sector, the qualification you’re going for and the skills you already have.

Apprenticeships are for those aged 16 and over. There are 3 levels available.

Foundation Apprenticeships

  • These can give you the skills apprentices need for your chosen career and allow entry to an apprenticeship.

  • You’ll work towards work-based learning qualifications such as an NVQ Level 2, Essential Skills and, in some cases, a relevant knowledge-based qualification such as a BTEC. 

  • The entry qualifications (GCSE grades or equivalent) vary depending on the work. 

  • You may have to sit an entrance test and be interviewed by the employer. 

  • Apprenticeships cover many career areas, such as adult care, business administration, child care and management.

  • Vacancies will vary depending on where you live.

  • You may attend day or block release at a college or training centre.

Apprenticeships

  • Apprentices work towards work-based learning qualifications such as NVQ Level 3, Essential Skills and, in most cases, a relevant knowledge based certificate such as a BTEC.

  • To start this programme, you should ideally have five GCSEs (grade C or above) or have completed a Foundation Apprenticeship.

  • You may have to sit an entrance test and be interviewed by the employer. 

  • Apprenticeships are available in many career areas such as adult care, business administration, child care, and management. 

  • Vacancies will vary depending on where you live. 

  • Get your NVQ at Level 3 and it can lead to a job, promotion and/or study at a HND, HNC or degree Level (4-5).

Higher Apprenticeships

  • Higher Apprenticeships work towards work-based learning qualifications such as NVQ Level 4 and, in some cases, a knowledge-based qualification such as a Foundation degree.

If you would like to find out more please give us a call on 01686 610623 - we'd love to hear from you.

The Apprenticeship and Traineeship Programmes, led by the Welsh Government, are supported by the European Social Fund.