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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Priory Apprenticeships?

Priory apprenticeship is a local provider based in Lincoln. We are part of the Priory Federation of Academies delivering Apprenticeships within Lincolnshire to local businesses and Schools.

Who do we train?

We train young people looking at getting into a career through the work route rather than university. We also train existing staff within businesses that would like to progress within their career.

What hours do I have to do? Is it full time?

Minimum hours are 30 to a maximum of 40 hours per week; we can sometimes work on the minimum hours on an individual case.

What apprenticeship Standards do you deliver?

Priory Apprenticeships delivers a diverse portfolio of apprenticeships, please click on this link to visit our curriculum page as we add often add new apprenticeships.

Where would I be based?

Your apprenticeship will be based at your employers, or where the advert you apply to states.

Is it day release?

You will have an individualised learning plan; this will state how the training will be delivered.

How much will it cost me?

The apprenticeship is funded by the Education skill-funding agency (ESFA) and the monies to pay for this is drawn down from the Employers Ley Pot.

Is it government funded?

The apprenticeship is funded by the Education skill-funding agency (ESFA) and the monies to pay for this is drawn down from the Employers Ley Pot.

How do I apply?

We advertise and recruit all our apprenticeship positions through the DFE apprenticeship service website.  To apply, you’ll need to create an account on the find an apprenticeship service.

Please use this link to access useful information on Applying for an apprenticeship ( which also includes information relating to the benefits of an apprenticeship.

What are the entry requirements?

Maths and English at level 1 or equivalent, for a level 2 Apprenticeship, or Level 2 Maths and English for a Level 3 Apprenticeship, we can help you with your functional skills as part of your development.

If I have a degree, can I still do an apprenticeship?

It depends, you can have a degree and if your apprenticeship is not in the same area of learning, you can access an apprenticeship.

Do I need experience?

Experience can sometimes help, however the apprenticeship is designed to get you the working experience as you learn.

What test will I have to take to join the programme?

We ask all apprentices to complete a basic skills assessment (BKSB) in English and Maths during enrolment. This will assess your current skill levels and will ensure that we support your needs in all aspects of the training programme. 

Will I be employed, after the course is completed?

Most Apprenticeships are attached to a permanent post.

What are the benefits, training with Priory Apprenticeships?

We work with most of the Schools and Academies within the County. Most Tutors are working within the areas of delivery for up-to-date skills and knowledge. We are the preferred provider for many of the schools and academies within the area.

If my question hasn’t been answered on the list, where can I find out more?

Please see the contact us link.