School leavers under the age of 16 are now compelled by law to continue their education until they reach 18. That is, you can go to college or sixth form, but you may also do an apprenticeship or traineeship.
Is an apprenticeship classed as education?
So, is an apprenticeship classed as education? Sure, in a nutshell. If you finish an apprenticeship, you are not breaking the law. However, don’t confuse education with classroom study; an apprenticeship gives you the best of both worlds: classroom teaching and hands-on experience. In other words, you will be learning on the job.
During your apprenticeship, you will complete your qualification either in a classroom or via distance learning – but not full time. Your training will be delivered by a training provider and will take place either one day each week or over a number of days in a short period.
Your studies will teach you all you need to know to excel in your chosen sector. They will give you a better grasp of what goes on behind the scenes in a business while also improving the skills you need to succeed. When faced with challenging conditions at work, you may draw on what you learnt throughout your qualification to assist you.