Apprenticeships and Technical Qualifications

Information about apprenticeships and technical qualifications are delivered through RSHE sessions, by employers and colleges visiting the school, outside visits, tailored sessions on post-16 options for Year 11 students and through one to one careers advice sessions. Local apprenticeship opportunities are posted out to Year 11 students throughout their final year and support provided for students applying for apprenticeships.

What is an apprenticeship?

An apprenticeship provides an opportunity to earn and learn. You are employed and have a contract with holiday and sick leave, but are also trained as you work and gain a qualification at the end of your training. You spend 80% of your time in work and 20% of your time in college completing training that supports your workplace learning.

You can find more information about apprenticeships here:

There is also a dedicated national website where you can search for, and apply for apprenticeships. You can also sign up for alerts:

We recommend all Year 11 students interested in apprenticeships sign up at the start of Year 11.

What is a T Level?

T levels are an alternative post-16 pathway. They are equivalent to 3 A levels and combine college study with work experience with 80% of learning taking place in college and 20% in the workplace.

You can find more information about T levels here:

There are a wide range of T levels offered locally:


  • Construction
  • Healthcare
  • Digital
  • Business

Cirencester College

  • Accounting
  • Adult Nursing
  • Agriculture, land management and production
  • Business Management and Administration
  • Childcare and education
  • Construction
  • Digital
  • Engineering
  • Finance
  • Health science
  • Healthcare
  • Laboratory science
  • Legal services
  • Supporting mental health teams