What's available in WalesApprenticeships are divided into two levels. In Wales they are known as Foundation Apprenticeships (Level 2) and Apprenticeships (Level 3).
A Foundation Apprenticeship is an introductory framework aimed at those just entering the industry and wanting to gain the basic skills needed for further development. It is the minimum standard required to work effectively in a business.
An Apprenticeship is the target level for anyone wanting to be a truly proficient professional in their chosen field. It expands upon the basic skills gained at Intermediate Level and is aimed at those wishing to enter the top level of their profession or go on to become managers and owners. People who have been in the industry for some time but are looking to update or accredit their skills can also take it.
Apprenticeships are available in the following areas:
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An apprentice is entitled to £2.60 per hour if they are under 19 or over 19 and in the first yearof their Apprenticeship.After that they are entitled to the full minimum wage rate.Many employers choose topay more than this.
Other costs, including the cost of training, are met by your local funding body. Your local funding body will also help you to keep paperwork to a minimum.