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It’s that time of the year again when young people Island-wide will be considering their options having received their GCSE results. For some, this will mean starting college or sixth form, while for others, it can be a time of worry and confusion about what to do next. The good news is, there are other options!

At HTP Apprenticeship College, we’ve had nearly twenty years’ experience in helping people find their dream career with our wide range of Apprenticeships and full-time career courses.

Apprenticeships are a great way to get ahead, giving you the chance to earn money right away in a real job, within a real company whilst learning valuable knowledge and skills and developing behaviour to kick start your career.

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If you’re looking for something full-time, there’s still time to enrol on one of our career courses, based at our Riverbank campus in Newport. We have a wide range of courses available including Management, Fitness, Professional Cookery and Horse care.

We’re the South’s leading provider of vocational training, with great facilities, friendly and knowledgeable tutors, and rated ‘outstanding’ by OFSTED, we’re here to help you achieve your potential.

Rachael Randall, Principal and Chief Executive, says:

“I’ve always believed that anyone can do anything if they have the right support network around them. Our passionate and supportive team of industry expert tutors are all here to support you achieve your full potential and start your journey to a bright future”.

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Sound good? contact us today on 01983 533926, or drop us an email at [email protected] and speak with one of the team.

Your future starts here. Let’s make it together.


What exactly is an Apprenticeship?

An Apprenticeship is a real job – with training – where you can achieve a nationally recognised qualification and gain other skills including Maths, English and ICT.

Each year thousands of people in the UK embark on an Apprenticeship to start or progress their chosen career. An Apprenticeship will make a real difference to you as a person – and develop your future prospects.

What Apprenticeships do HTP Apprenticeship College offer?

We offer Apprenticeships at three levels:

  • Intermediate Apprenticeship (Level 2)
  • Advanced Apprenticeship (Level 3)
  • Higher Apprenticeship (Levels 4 & 5)

Most learners start on an Intermediate Apprenticeship before progressing to the Advanced level. Apprenticeships are related to higher level occupational roles, such as supervisor or manager. Higher Apprenticeships offer a great alternative to Further and Higher Education.

We offer Apprenticeships in many different vocational areas including Professional Cookery, Hospitality, Business Administration, Retail, Customer Service, Management, Health & Social Care, Fitness Instructing and Childcare & Education.

What is an Apprenticeship equivalent to?

 Apprenticeships have equivalent educational levels:

Name Level Equivalent educational level
Intermediate 2 5 GCSE passes at grades 9 to 4 (A* to C)
Advanced 3 2 A Level passes
Higher 4 and 5 Foundation Degree and above
Degree 6 and 7 Batchelor’s or Master’s Degree

Who can do an Apprenticeship?

There are no formal academic requirements, but you must:

  • Not be in any other full-time education,
  • Not have completed a full Level 4 or higher qualification or equivalent (unless undertaking some Higher Apprenticeships),
  • Have been resident in the UK / EEA for the last three years.

How long does an Apprenticeship take?

Apprenticeships are very flexible – you can start at any time and can work at your own pace, as long as you finish within an agreed timescale. At each level, an Apprenticeship takes a minimum of 12 months to complete and can take up to 24 months.

How much can I expect to get paid?

You’ll be paid during your Apprenticeship. You’re entitled to the National Minimum Wage for an Apprentice, currently this is £3.90 per hour. This rate applies to apprentices aged 16 to 18 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year. If you’re an apprentice aged 19 or over and have completed your first year you must be paid at least the minimum wage rate for your age.

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