If you plan to start your apprenticeship before this date these changes will not affect you. Please proceed to JTL’s online application site using the green ‘Apply Now’ button.
If, however you are planning to apply for, and start your apprenticeship on or after 1st August this year, it is important that you read the information and guidance below.
Apprenticeships combine practical training in a job with study. As an apprentice you will:
JTL have provided the following guidance to ensure all applicants fully understand the requirements when applying for apprenticeship training with JTL.
As part of the apprenticeship application process, you will need to complete a number of forms, supplying mandatory supporting documentation and complete Initial assessments in English and maths. This stage allows JTL to apply for government funding that will support the apprenticeship training costs and ensures you have the best possible opportunity to successfully complete your apprenticeship.
This stage is composed of:
As part of the application process, all applicants will be required to complete Initial assessment in English and maths.
If you are starting your apprenticeship on or after the 1st of August 2024 you will be required to meet the necessary requirements in both English and maths. The entry requirements for level 2 and 3 apprenticeships are outlined in the below table.
|Level 3 apprenticeships
|Maths at level 2 or equivalent (GCSE Grade 4+ or L2 Functional Skills)
English at level 2 or equivalent (GCSE Grade 4+ or L2 Functional Skills)
|Level 2 apprenticeships
|Maths at level 1 or equivalent (GCSE Grade 2-3 or L1 Functional Skills)
English at level 1 or equivalent (GCSE Grade 2-3 or L1 Functional Skills)
You will be given the following opportunities to demonstrate you meet these requirements for English and maths:
If you have recently left secondary or further education and are awaiting GCSE results and/or certificates, you can still apply for an apprenticeship with JTL and sit a supervised English and maths assessments to demonstrate you are operating at the required level.
All applicants must achieve the required entry levels for English and maths to progress through the application stage.
You can still apply but cannot start any apprenticeship until after the last Friday in June of the academic year in which you have your 16th birthday.
You will also need to sit a supervised English and maths assessments to demonstrate you are operating at the required level to proceed with your application.
Once you have sat your exams and received evidence of achievement you will be required to supply copies of these.
If you have lost your certificates, you can request a copy of these by contacting the relevant awarding organisation. In this situation JTL will check your personal Learning record as part of the application process, this may provide evidence of prior achievement in English and maths.
You will also need to sit a supervised English and maths assessments to demonstrate you are operating at the required level.
All applicants will be directed to dedicated resources to support them with refreshing their skills prior to sitting their initial and/or supervised assessments.
Free resources are available from the BBC if you would like to practice before taking an assessment.
JTL have a dedicated team who will be able to provide Information, advice, and guidance on who you can contact locally to support you in upskilling to the necessary requirements.
You will then be able to reapply once you have achieved the necessary requirements.
You can start an apprenticeship without a maths or English qualification as long as you demonstrate through the supervised assessment that you are working at the required level.
However, you cannot complete the apprenticeship without maths and English qualifications.
JTL will support you to achieve the required Functional Skills qualification(s) in English and maths during your apprenticeship. They will form part of the training plan agreed with you and your employer when you sign up.
If you wish to speak to a member of the JTL admissions team, please call 0800 085 2308 where a member of the team will be happy to support you with your application; alternatively, you can contact the admissions team by email on firstname.lastname@example.org.