Apprenticeship Levels

Here at risual education, we often get asked the question:

What is the difference between a Level 3 apprenticeship and a Level 4 apprenticeship?

All apprenticeships are focused around work based learning, with formal and theoretical learning taking place through live classroom delivery.

They can take between 1-2 years to complete depending on the digital course enrolled on. The majority of your time will be spent working with the employer: learning, developing your knowledge, skills and behaviors, and some with risual education to negotiate SMART targets to guide you to your end goal – End point assessment.

Level 3 apprenticeships are equivalent to 2 A-level passes and can be your first steps into the digital sector or gain core fundamental skills to develop your career.

Level 4 apprenticeships are equivalent to a foundation degree and are linked to a specialism in a specific area/ skill set e.g. Cyber Security, Data Analysts, Software Developer

Additional higher level digital apprenticeships are available, so the sky is the limit.

If you are interested in an apprenticeship or require any additional information, please get in touch via or call 0300 303 2044 or visit the website via

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