Apprenticeship information

There are 3 levels of apprenticeships that Release Potential provide, and they depend on your current skills and qualifications.

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Intermediate Level Apprenticeships
Apprentices work towards work-based learning qualifications such as a Level 2 Competence Qualification, Functional Skills and, in most cases, a relevant knowledge-based qualification.*

BP Green twoAdvanced Level Apprenticeships
Apprentices work towards work-based learning such as a Level 3 Competence Qualification, Functional Skills and, in most cases, a relevant knowledge-based qualification.*

BP Purple threeHigher Apprenticeships
Apprentices work towards work-based learning qualifications such as a Level 4 Competence Qualification, Functional Skills and, in some cases, a knowledge-based qualification such as a Foundation Degree.*


What are the benefits to the learner?

Earn while you learn
BP YellowApprenticeships are paid, and all apprentices should work for at least 30 hours a week, apart from in exceptional circumstances. All Intermediate and Advanced level apprentices receive at least the appropriate minimum wage.

Gain qualifications
BP GreenWith every Release Potential apprenticeship comes a very high standard of training that rewards hard work. All Apprenticeships must be at least 12 months long and lead to a national qualification that is recognised and respected by employers around the world.

Progress in your career
BP PurpleUpon completion, the majority of apprentices (85%) stay in employment, with around two-thirds staying with the same employer. 
A third of all former apprentices had received a promotion within 12 months of finishing, and of those in work, three quarters reported taking on more responsibility in their job.


What are the benefits to the employer?

skilled motivated qualifiedProven results
BP YellowAn incredible 96% of employers that take on an apprentice report benefits to their business, whilst 72% of businesses also report improved productivity as a result of employing an apprentice. Further benefits reported by apprentice-employers include an improved product or service, the introduction of new ideas to the organisation, improved staff morale and better staff retention.*

A capable workforce
BP Green
Businesses that offer Apprenticeships view them as beneficial to their long-term development. According to the British Chambers of Commerce, most employ an apprentice to improve the skills base within their business.*
Here at Release Potential we ensure that our apprentices are fully supported and receive the highest standard of training.

Increased productivity
BP Purple
Apprenticeships are boosting productivity by enabling businesses to grow their skills base. The average Apprenticeship increases business productivity by £214 per week, with these gains including increased profits, lower prices and better products.*


How can I enrol? 

Visit our Apprenticeship Vacancies page to see what positions are currently available 

or for more information, contact a member of our employment team free on 0808 178 2512 and ask about Apprenticeships.


Frequently asked questions

An apprenticeship is a nationally recognised training programme, combining real work with learning and training both on and off the job.
Most likely, but you must be living in England, not taking part in full-time education, aged 16 or over, and not already have an NVQ at the same level. If you have achieved a degree or equivalent then you are not eligible to have your training funded and would have to meet these costs yourself.
Yes, all apprentices are employed and receive a wage from their employer. The National Minimum Wage for apprentices is currently £2.68 per hour (subject to change) and applies to all 16 to 18 year olds and to those aged 19 and over in the first year of their apprenticeship.
As an employee you have rights. If for any reason you feel you have issues about your employment you should raise your concerns with your employer.
Yes, apprenticeships are a package combining real work with on-the-job training.
Yes, but your holiday entitlement will depend on your employer's terms and conditions.
Yes, apprenticeships with Release Potential are available at intermediate, advanced level and higher levels.
The apprenticeship framework (e.g. Intermediate Apprenticeship in Customer Service) consists of...

BP Yellowa knowledge based qualification (e.g. Level 2 Certificate in Customer Services – sometimes called a Technical Certificate)

BP Greena competence based qualification (e.g. Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Customer Service) that provides the underpinning knowledge of the subject; Functional Skills (Level 1 Mathematics, English and in some cases ICT)

BP Purplea Technical Certificate

BP Yellowand Employees Rights and Responsibilities (ERR).

Possibly, for example if you have recently achieved GCSE’s in English and Mathematics you may be eligible for relaxations.
Throughout your apprenticeship you should consult your employer for help in the first instance, but you will also have access to a tutor from Release Potential who will support and guide you. You should also have access to a mentor in your workplace.
Yes, you will receive a certificate for each qualification you successfully complete and once you have completed your apprenticeship you will receive a framework certificate.
The National Apprenticeship Service (NAS) supports, funds and co-ordinates the delivery of apprenticeships throughout England, and are responsible for increasing the number of apprenticeship opportunities and providing a dedicated, responsive service for both employers and learners.
It depends upon the type but a typical intermediate apprenticeship usually takes up to 12 months to complete, and an advanced, up to 15 months to complete.


APP Logo RGB text BLK* Information provided by the National Apprenticeship Service

†  Evaluation of Apprenticeships for Learners, BIS, May 2012