Level 3 Apprenticeships

Also known as advanced apprenticeships, apprenticeships at Level 3 are a great place to start if you’re looking for a new opportunity in your career. Whether you’re a learner hoping to begin your career, or an employer seeking to upskill their existing workforce, a Level 3 apprenticeship is the way forward.


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What kind of apprenticeships can you do at Level 3?

There are a wide variety of different apprenticeships available to begin at Level 3, from level 3 IT apprenticeships to marketing apprenticeships. Here at Estio, we specialise in the Digital & Technology industry, and these are the Level 3 apprenticeships we have on offer:

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What are the entry requirements for a Level 3 apprenticeship?

To begin a Level 3 apprenticeship, you will need to be 16 and over and living in England. You shouldn’t be in full-time education, although you can apply whilst you are still in school as long as you aren’t planning to remain there. If you don’t already have GCSEs in maths and English, you’ll generally undergo Functional Skills as part of the apprenticeship and will also need to meet any other criteria set out by the employer. There aren’t any Level 3 UCAS points required, simply an application and the required GCSEs.

How do Level 3 apprenticeships work?

A Level 3 advanced apprenticeship will offer you the opportunity to earn and learn at the same time. You will spend most of your time working in a workplace, learning job-specific skills and earning a wage. The rest of your time will be spent with a training provider, helping you to learn the theory and put it into practice. At various points throughout your apprenticeship you’ll be assessed, with a final End Point Assessment at the conclusion.

Level 3 apprenticeships
with Estio

Estio is a leading provider of digital and technology apprenticeship programmes, offering a comprehensive apprenticeship course informed by industry expertise, and delivered remotely to ensure enough flexibility for your apprentice’s needs to be suited. Studying Level 3 apprenticeships with Estio could be your exciting first step in a new career – we offer a range of Level 3 apprenticeships, including a Level 3 IT apprenticeship and Level 3 marketing apprenticeship.

How do I apply for a Level 3 apprenticeship?

To become an apprentice at Level 3, apply for an apprenticeship with Estio. You will be asked to submit a CV and answer some questions, and then will be asked to go for an interview. View our jobs here.

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What is Level 3 apprenticeship equivalent to?

Unlike a more advanced level apprenticeship, a Level 3 apprenticeship equivalent is two A Level passes. To be considered for a Level 3 apprenticeship, you will generally need to have completed a Level 2 apprenticeship or passed 5 GCSEs. There may be times you don’t even need a prior qualification, and could simply be sent on the course by your current employer.

How long does an advanced apprenticeship take?

This will depend entirely on the course that you study, but a Level 3 apprenticeship will always take a minimum of 12 months. Depending on the frequency of your study, they can even last as long as 2-4 years.

Are Level 3 apprenticeships paid?

Level 3 apprenticeships are paid. You will earn a real wage for the duration of your programme, and the amount will depend on:

  • Age
  • Employer
  • Location
  • Type of apprenticeship

All apprentices will be paid in line with the National Minimum Wage.

Level 3 apprenticeship industries

  • Agriculture, Horticulture and Animal Care
  • Arts, Media and Publishing
  • Business, Administration and Law
  • Construction, Property And Surveying
  • Education and Training
  • Engineering and Manufacturing
  • Retail and Commercial Enterprise
  • Health, Public Services and Care
  • Information and Communication Technology
  • Leisure, Travel and Tourism

What our learners say

I couldn’t recommend Estio Training enough for their delightfully helpful, hands-on team, who made my journey in finding my next career venture feel like such a completely stress-free and pleasant experience.

| New Apprentice, Google Review

What our employers say

Estio were first class in their delivery and explanation of exploring apprenticeship options as a Cyber Security startup business. From the process to available funding, and most importantly ongoing support for our chosen candidates. We are 100% confident that when we look to expand, Estio will be our default partner of choice.

| Cyber Vigilance

The partnership we have with Estio creates a seamless journey for our learners where we work alongside each other from recruitment to celebration stage. 100% of Estio apprentices have passed their EPA first time, with some now progressing onto the next level through Estio.

| Jet2

Why you should do a Level 3 apprenticeship?

A Level 3 apprenticeship will enable you to gain industry experience, and earn a proper wage alongside achieving a qualification. Apprenticeships in general enable you to become highly employable, offering you specific skills that will be invaluable for your future career.

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