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Real careers, without the unit debt

Starting a career by becoming an Apprentice is like any other route; it takes drive, determination and ambition to get ahead, and when you do, the rewards can be significant. What’s more, there’s no need to tread the university route and rack up debts, just to find it difficult to get a relevant and rewarding job upon graduation. That’s not to say you’ll have no qualifications; well-respected and challenging qualifications are achieved while working and achieving your apprenticeship.


The BIIAB has worked with employers, training providers and sector bodies to make available a series of apprenticeships designed specifically for a number of sectors click here.  What’s really great news is that these apprenticeships can attract generous government funding. The government recognises their value and wants to enable people to obtain valuable vocational knowledge, skills and practical experience, leading to a nationally recognised qualification, whilst in full or part-time paid employment.


You can combine your creativity, drive and ability, to learn while you earn with an Apprenticeship from the BIIAB.

Who are Apprenticeships designed for?

Apprenticeships are open to anyone over the age of 16 and not in full time education.

Which Apprenticeships does the BIIAB offer?

Click here to see which Apprenticeships the BIIAB offers in England.

What are the benefits for an apprentice?

  • The chance to earn while you learn
  • The ability to focus on a specific job / vocational area, rather than a broad
  • No large university debts
  • The opportunity to learn from industry professionals
  • Clear career progression
  • Potential funding by the Government

How is the Apprenticeship delivered and assessed?

The Apprenticeships are designed to allow the majority of the learning and assessment to occur in the workplace.  

How long will the Apprenticeship take?

The length of an apprenticeship can vary, but most usually take a minimum of 12 months to complete.  Nearly all of this time can be spent at work.

Where can I get further information?

Phone – 01276 684449

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Based in Northern Ireland, Wales or Scotland?

There are slightly different Apprenticeship systems in the different nations in the United Kingdom.  While there are more similarities than differences, the BIIAB makes available Apprenticeships in each Nation based on demand.

To find out which Apprenticeships the BIIAB offers in Northern Ireland click here

To find out which Apprenticeships the BIIAB offers in Wales click here

To find out which Apprenticeships the BIIAB offers in Scotland click here

End Point Assessments

BIIAB is approved as an End Point Assessment organisation for specific apprenticeship standards, with more applications in process with the SFA.  To find out which apprenticeships BIIAB is currently approved to deliver End Point Assessments for please click here.  To find out which additional apprenticeships BIIAB is applying to become an End Point Assessment organisation for please contact