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Apprenticeships & other technical/vocational routes

An apprenticeship includes elements of on the job and off the job training leading to industry recognised standards or qualifications. Other vocational routes can include T Levels, BTECs, technical and vocational qualifications.


The Devon and Cornwall Training Provider Network (DCTPN) have updated the Cornwall and Devon training provider directories for 2023/24.

A training provider can be a local college or sixth form, or an independent provider of technical and vocational qualifications. Students have the option to choose qualifications at any of the providers and each will have their own unique offer to suit individual requirements. For more information on Further Education pathways please visit this page.

The Which Way Your Way training provider directories below provide an excellent resource for students, parents and staff. They give an overview about the qualifications that are available as well as contact details and other information on pathways.

Use the two links below to access the directories.


Key points
  • Apprenticeships are available to anyone over the age of 16, living in England. There are different entry requirements depending on the sector and job.
  • The minimum wage for apprentices aged under 19 or over 19 in the first year of their apprenticeship is £5.28 per hour , but many employers pay more than this.
  • An apprentice will work alongside experienced staff to gain job-specific skills.
  • Apprenticeship levels include:
    • Intermediate (Level 2 equivalent to  5 GCSE passes at A* – C)
    • Advanced (Level 3 equivalent to 2 A Level passes)
    • Higher (Level 4, 5, 6 and 7 equivalent to Foundation Degree and above)
    • Degree (Level 6 and  7 equivalent to Bachelor’s or Masters Degree)


Apprenticeship Training Providers