An Apprenticeship is a real job with training so you can earn while you learn and pick up some nationally recognised qualifications as you go. Apprenticeships take between one and four years to complete and cover from things like carpenters, mechanics and catering.

The training centre treams up with the private sector and the Falkland Islands comunity School in the Falkland Islands to offer a wide range of apprenticships to the young.

Apprenticeship – the basics

The Falkland Islands Apprenticeship Scheme is a government sponsored  which allows people to develop skills in trades, whilst in a place of work and earnng a salary.  By taking an apprenticeship, you will earn a wage as you work and gain qualifications along the way through City & Guilds.  As you train you will be gaining valuable experience, as well as being able to access a wide range of courses to help you develop and enhance your skills.

Some apprenticeships are completed here in the Falkland Islands, while others will be a mixture of here in the Falkland Islands or based for between 1 to 3 years at one of our partner colleges outside of the Islands.

An apprenticeship requires a commitment of between 3 to 5 years.  We aim for every apprentice to leave their apprenticeship with a level 3 qualification in their chosen field.  Some apprentices may be given the opportunity to study a level 4 or 5 qualification, which is the equivalent of a foundation degree.

An apprenticeship can be taken in a wide range of subject, from Hair Dressing to Accountancy, from Business Management to Plumbing.  The apprenticeship will allow you to gain experience while you work towards qualifications that are the same as A'Levels.  The skills you develop as an apprentice are key in helping our Islands economy grow.

Apprenticeship FAQ



jane 1The Training Centre works with the employer to create a suitable scheme to train and educate students to fit well in their work enviroment. FIG support this by providing funding and certified training requiresd to provide an all round employee.

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