What are the differences between the Apprenticeship and the paid course?

Well, first off, you don’t have to pay for the training!

In fact, you get paid a salary throughout, as well as having a job sorted before you start learning, and you’ll gain a level 4 apprenticeship qualification at the end of your first year.

But please note - the paid course has its strengths too. With an apprenticeship, it will take you some time (and effort) to complete all the steps to secure a place on the programme. You should plan for the onboarding process to take 3-6 months (paying customers can start almost immediately). Unlike the paid course, you’ll need to pass more than just our entry tests. You’ll also need to interview with our apprentice employers and persuade one of them to sponsor your training and hire you. Lastly, paid customers have total control over where they work after completing their training. Once an apprentice accepts an offer of employment from one of our partners and starts their training, they’re committing to work for that employer for at least the next 12 months.

We’ll be happy to talk you through which option is best for you once you’ve submitted an application.