Pre-apprenticeships and pre-employment are programmes or a set of services designed to prepare individuals to enter and succeed in an apprenticeship or employment. These programmes can assist in improving literacy and numeracy skills as well as focusing on developing some essential work-related skills.

Pre-apprenticeships help individuals meet the entry requirements for apprenticeship programmes and ensure they are prepared to be successful in their apprenticeship. Check out our printable below or scroll down to find out more information.

In this section you will find information about the types of pre-apprenticeship and pre-employment programmes you could undertake and tools to support individuals to reach their potential and successfully gain access to future apprenticeship and job opportunities. Additionally,’s guide might be useful as it gives an overview of various schemes: What if I’m not ready for an apprenticeship? Click on each section to find out more: