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Apprenticeship Minimum Wage

As Employed members of the Workforce Apprentices have a minimum wage entitlement. From time to time this rate is increased in line with the National Minimum Wage regulations or NMW. There are different levels of NMW - National Minimum Wage, depending on your age and whether you are an apprentice. The current rates (from 1 October 2015) are:

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MCQ Traineeship overview

trappedwebThe MCQ TRAINEESHIP is part of the same family as apprenticeships. Employers currently provide Apprenticeships for young people and adults.This is a real job with training. However, this is not the best step for everybody and some young people especially will benefit from some WORK EXPERIENCE and extra LIFE SKILLS before taking on an Apprenticeship.

Read more: MCQ Traineeship overview

Enrol Online

onlineiconYou can now enrol for your Apprenticeship online with MCQ. Simply go to the link below and follow the simple steps and you will be up and running in no time.

Click here to start your Journey!

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Higher Apprenticeship

HIAPPThe Higher Apprenticeship is fully funded* and an excellent route if you have already undertaken an Intermediate or Advanced Apprenticeship and have now progressed to a more senior role. It is open to anyone employed in an appropriate job role either as an existing or newly recruited member of staff.

Read more: Higher Apprenticeship

Grant for Employers

AgeLess than 50 staff, £1500 grant available: The Apprenticeship Grant for Employers of 16-to 24-year-olds (AGE16 to 24) supports businesses that would not otherwise be in a positionto do so, to recruit individuals aged 16to 24 into employment through the apprenticeship programme. Read more or go straight to the form here.

Read more: Grant for Employers

24+ Advanced Learning Loans with MCQ


  • From the 1st August 2013 the funding structure for some qualifications changed if you are 24 years or older. Level 3 qualifications/programmes are no longer be funded directly.
  • However, you can now apply for a 24+ Advanced Learning Loan to help with the costs of your training course.
  • Eligible courses include level 3 diploma's. NoteAdvanced and Higher Apprenticeships are now back in mainstream funding and are no longer available for 24+ Advanced Learning Loans.
  • Loans have to be paid back. Repayments don't start until April 2016 and you won't have to pay anything back until you earn more than £21,000 a year.

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