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Do You Need GCSEs To Get An Apprenticeship

Don’t worry if you don’t have any qualifications before beginning an Apprenticeship; hundreds of opportunities are open to you. In addition, some entry-level (intermediate) apprenticeships do not need any qualifications. These are equivalent to 5 GCSEs, and once completed, you will be entitled to start an advanced level Apprenticeship.

Do you need GCSEs to get an apprenticeship? 

If you do not have GCSEs in English, Maths, or Information Technology, you will likely be expected to learn functional skills in addition to your apprenticeship.

What apprenticeship programmes are available to me?

Even if you don’t have a formal education, you may find a job in several industries. Here are a few such examples:

  • Landbased, Environmental, Animal Care
  • Business, Admin, Finance
  • Construction
  • Motor Vehicle
  • Hospitality and Travel
  • Customer Service
  • Retail
  • Hair and Beauty
  • Creative, Digital, Media
  • IT and Telecoms
  • Sport and Fitness
  • Health and Childcare


Updated on September 1, 2022

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