Accessible Apprenticeships

What is an accessible Apprenticeship?

An apprenticeship is a real job with training which allows people to earn while they learn, while gaining a nationally recognised qualification.

For those with a current or historic Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP), Learning Disability Assessment (LDA) or Statement of Educational Need (SEN) adjustments can be made for both maths and English entry requirements, and working hours/duration of the apprenticeship programme

Why ACL supports accessible Apprenticeships?

Almost all apprenticeships can be made accessible and having additional needs shouldn’t restrict people’s employment opportunities. Employers, Education and Training Providers, have a duty under the Equality Act 2010 to make reasonable adjustments for disabled jobseekers, and therefore should be able to provide additional support during training.

The government Access to Work scheme can provide grants to pay towards specialist equipment and support costs within the workplace, such as a job coach or support worker. For these reasons, apprenticeships can be a great route for individuals with additional needs to get skilled jobs.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is eligible for an apprenticeship?

Available to individuals aged 16+ (with no upper age limit)

What are the entry requirements?

Achievement of a full Entry Level 3 is a minimum requirement for those with recognised special educational needs, learning difficulties or disabilities, who would otherwise struggle to achieve the regular math’s and/or English minimum requirement. If you have already achieved the equivalent of level 2 in maths and English, you will be exempt from this element of the programme.

How much does an apprentice earn?

All apprentices will earn a salary of at least the National Minimum Wage for apprentices which is currently £5.28* per hour. Many employers pay more!

How long does an apprenticeship take?

Most apprenticeships take between 1 – 3 years to complete. It will depend on the level and delivery model of the apprenticeship.

What levels do you offer?

Apprenticeships range from level 2 to level 7

How can I apply for an accessible apprenticeship?

If you are a jobseeker over the age of 16 and interested in an accessible Apprenticeship opportunity with ACL (Adult Community Learning), please feel free to complete the form below, or contact the Targeted Employment Team

Enquire about an Accessible Apprenticeship

If you are interested in applying for an accessible apprenticeship, please fill out the form below and a member of the Targeted Employment team will contact you.

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We are looking for rising stars that know what they want and are serious about achieving it.  Apprenticeships are a fantastic way to gain the theory behind your chosen career whilst gaining practical hands on experience in a real job.


Investing in staff training programmes and apprenticeships is the perfect way to grow your business and develop an efficient and skilled workforce.

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Our teams will take you through all the necessary information, available opportunities, and answer any questions you may have so that you can make an informed decision.