Apprenticeships for People with SEND

When you leave school you have several options. You can go to further education or start work either as a trainee or an apprentice

Apprenticeships are a different form of training because they only last for a set time. This could be between one to four years, you get paid and have holiday time while you learn.

Equality and Diversity laws mean it is illegal for an employer not to take someone on because they have a special educational need or disability.

Apprenticeship levels and equivalent qualifications

Once you've successfully completed your apprenticeship you’ll be qualified and able to apply for a job in the area you’ve apprenticed in.

  • Intermediate apprenticeships are equal to five GCSE passes
  • Advanced apprenticeships are equal to two A level passes
  • Higher apprenticeships can lead to an NVQ level four or a foundation degree

Find out more

Apprenticeships are available in lots of different types of work, from office based jobs to catering or construction. You can do an apprenticeship in almost anything!

Speak to a youth advisor or visit the National Careers Service website to find out more about apprenticeships and how to get started.

B-Town Youth may be another useful source of information to you. This team provides support to SEND young people and details of apprenticeships in Bournemouth and the surrounding areas