Apprenticeship – the basics

The Falkland Islands Apprenticeship Scheme is a government sponsored  which allows people to develop skills in trades, whilst in a place of work and earnng a salary.  By taking an apprenticeship, you will earn a wage as you work and gain qualifications along the way through City & Guilds.  As you train you will be gaining valuable experience, as well as being able to access a wide range of courses to help you develop and enhance your skills.

Some apprenticeships are completed here in the Falkland Islands, while others will be a mixture of here in the Falkland Islands or based for between 1 to 3 years at one of our partner colleges outside of the Islands.

An apprenticeship requires a commitment of between 3 to 5 years.  We aim for every apprentice to leave their apprenticeship with a level 3 qualification in their chosen field.  Some apprentices may be given the opportunity to study a level 4 or 5 qualification, which is the equivalent of a foundation degree.

An apprenticeship can be taken in a wide range of subject, from Hair Dressing to Accountancy, from Business Management to Plumbing.  The apprenticeship will allow you to gain experience while you work towards qualifications that are the same as A'Levels.  The skills you develop as an apprentice are key in helping our Islands economy grow.

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