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BGE Third/Fourth Level
Help students understand what an apprenticeship is, what’s involved and what they can gain from doing one.

Getting started

Learning intention

  • Students will be able to identify what an apprenticeship is, what they involve and who does them.

Success criteria

  • I can explain what an apprenticeship is.
  • I am aware that an apprenticeship is an option for anyone who wants to do one.
  • I can identify various routes into employment.
  • I can discuss and make decisions about my own career.

Before you start


  • ICT facilities.
  • PowerPoint presentation.
  • Paper and pen.
  • Video playback function via YouTube.


These are suggested timescales only and will vary dependent on your group/pupil and how you choose to facilitate the activity:

  • 30 to 45 minutes -standalone activities may vary

Suitable for

This lesson is suitable for S1 to S3 pupils with follow on support via careers advisers and Industry engagement in senior phase S4 to S6.