Regardless of age or prior attainment, anyone can do an apprenticeship provided they’re learning new skills and are employed in England, in a relevant role. Kaplan will support you to assess the job role suitability as part of your application.
To do this apprenticeship employers may specify that candidates must have at least a grade 4/C GCSE (or equivalent) in Maths and English. If apprentices don’t have this level of Maths and English, Kaplan offers free resources and support to make sure they develop their understanding of the subjects and application by the end of their apprenticeship.
Employers could also ask you to have one of the following:
- A minimum Level 4 qualification in a similar, technical subject. With an active interest in programming, having had informal learning in any programming language (preferably C++) OR
- A non-technical bachelor’s degree with a minimum of one year’s working experience in a technical role. With an active interest in programming, having had informal learning in any programming language (preferably C++) OR
- A technical bachelor’s degree with some elements of programming
- Candidates with relevant working experience, but without formal academic qualifications, may also be considered.
Individuals will also be required to complete an entry test, checking their ability to understand programming in C++, logic, and Maths.