The MCQ TRAINEESHIP is part of the same family as apprenticeships. Employers currently provide Apprenticeships for young people and adults.This is a real job with training. However, this is not the best step for everybody and some young people especially will benefit from some WORK EXPERIENCE and extra LIFE SKILLS before taking on an Apprenticeship.
The Higher Apprenticeship is fully funded* and an excellent route if you have already undertaken an Intermediate or Advanced Apprenticeship and have now progressed to a more senior role. It is open to anyone employed in an appropriate job role either as an existing or newly recruited member of staff.
Less than 50 staff, £1500 grant available: The Apprenticeship Grant for Employers of 16-to 24-year-olds (AGE16 to 24) supports businesses that would not otherwise be in a positionto do so, to recruit individuals aged 16to 24 into employment through the apprenticeship programme. Read more or go straight to the form here.
If you're aged 19 or over (24 or over if your course begins before 1 August 2016) and want to study A Levels, an Access to Higher Education Diploma, or a Level 3 to 6 (Level 3 or 4 only if your course begins before 1 August 2016) Vocational Qualification, you'll need to pay your college or training organisation for the cost of your course.
The Advanced Learner Loan is a government-funded loan to help learners. It's easy to apply for, doesn’t take your household income into account and doesn’t involve a credit check.
Here are some key facts about the loan: