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Why become an apprentice?

Becoming an apprentice is a route into employment that is becoming more popular every year. As an apprentice you will be able to earn while you learn, allowing you to be awarded with an apprenticeship certificate and gain practical experience in a related job.

Traditionally, apprenticeships may have been unique to the manual or industrial industries, but today thousands of roles are available that range across many diverse fields. At Quest we offer apprenticeships in Sports Coaching, Childcare, Education and Business sectors.

A full list of our current qualifications can be found here.


What apprentices say


As part of National Apprenticeship Week 2017, the Skills Funding Agency released the following statistics:

“97% of apprentices said their ability to do the job had improved”

As an apprentice you use the knowledge that you've gained in the workplace straight away, meaning you match your theoretical understanding with practical skills relevant to your role.

“92% of apprentices said their career prospects had improved.”

Apprenticeship training is tailored to the specific needs of the industry you are working within. It is for this reason completing an apprenticeship is a unique way to significantly increase your employability.

“Higher apprentices could earn £150,000 more on average over their lifetime compared to those with level 3 vocational qualifications.”

As an apprentice you are able to increase your earning potential and career prospects with each level of qualification you complete. At a Level 5, you can gain significant knowledge and experience at a management and senior level.

Who can become an apprentice?

Qualifications and Standards

If you would like to become an apprentice, you must be able to say YES to the following criteria:

  • Be employed in a role relevant to the programme you wish to undertake.

  • Currently live in the UK and have been a resident of the EU for the past 3 years.

  • Have a learning need in the relevant sector you are in.

Please note: since 1st May 2017, candidates with a university degree are now eligible to complete an apprenticeship. However, this degree must be materially different from the chosen apprenticeship programme, meaning that the learner will be able to develop a significant range of new skills.


A full list of the vocational qualifications we offer can be found here.

For those undertaking an apprenticeship route, the additional components will be delivered alongside the core vocational diploma.

  • Functional Skills in English, Maths and ICT (combination dependant on qualification chosen)

  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities

  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills

How to apply


All apprenticeship applications must be made through your employer. Please feel free to share the Quest Training website with your manager, and we would be happy to discuss the apprenticeship process and available funding with them.

If you are looking for an apprenticeship employment opportunity, on occasion we recruit positions on behalf of the employers we work for.

Please contact us for enquiries into available positions.

Private  training


If you are not able to fulfil the criteria needed to become an apprentice (outlined above) we are able to deliver vocational qualifications privately.

More information about privately funded courses can be found here.

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