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More of our students are being offered degree level apprenticeships after lengthy and testing assessment centres. The early stages are quite often online and require good employability skills to move up to the the later interview stages.

This means we are particularly proud of Patrick Makin for for securing a degree apprenticeship at the BBC based in Salford.

The placement is a 4-year degree apprenticeship and he will be working in research and development. The content of the apprenticeship includes developing AI, audio engineering training and work on things like smart wallpaper technology.

He went through around 8 stages of applications and Patrick was up against about 2000 other applicants. The apprenticeship comes with a pension and a permanent position at the BBC upon completion of his degree.

Congratulations Patrick we are so proud of you.

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Level 2 entry requirements

If you’re not quite ready to start on a Level 3 Technical course (T Levels) or a Vocational Level 3 course (BTEC) but want to begin on the path to your chosen career, the Transition Programme could be for you.  

Transition Programmes are tailored to prepare students to move onto Technical or Vocational Level 3 study. They will give you the opportunity to improve your English and Maths, your work readiness skills and introduce you to the technical skills and concepts that you will need for future study and employment. 

As part of the Transition Programme you will study a BTEC Level 2 Award in your chosen subject area as well as the BTEC Level 2 Extended Award in Work Skills. You will also have the opportunity to resit GCSE English and/or Maths if you have not yet achieved a grade 4. 

Entry criteria for Transition Programmes is four grade 3s including grade 3s in English Language and Maths GCSE.

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