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Welcome to the page that links you to the world of apprenticeships. 

Foundation Level

Foundation Apprentices study towards qualifications equivalent to 5 GCSEs or NVQ Level 2 and often go on to complete Apprenticeships and Higher Apprenticeships.


Apprentices gain valuable on the job skills, whilst studying towards a nationally recognised qualification equivalent to 5 GCSEs, 2 A-Levels or NVQ level 3.

Higher Apprenticeships

Individuals on a Higher Apprenticeship work towards a qualification equivalent to a HND / HNC, foundation or honours degree. Higher Apprenticeships are available across a range of sectors from Aerospace to Accountancy, Construction to Creative Media.



General Information

  • For general information on apprenticeships follow this link to the Welsh Government’s brochure on apprenticeships click here.
  • To see further information on apprenticeships and 10 good reasons why you should consider this progression route please click here.
  • To find out more about apprenticeships: how long they last; the training, the pay, what you need to get one, where to find them and how to apply  -  visit the Careers Wales website.

Search for Apprenticeships >

Find Apprenticeships and Higher Apprenticeships – be employed and study higher education at the same time.

Search for employers who offer apprenticeships >

Find out which employers offer higher apprenticeships and go straight to their job pages to look for vacancies.

Further Information

For further background reading on apprenticeships and to see a few sample areas follow these links:

We also have a number of local training providers who run excellent apprenticeships schemes at all levels:

We are currently sourcing case studies of students from Bridgend schools and these will be uploaded soon.

 - Course Testimonial