Apprenticeships are no longer based on hours. To get qualified, you need to show you have certain skills.

When you sign on for an apprenticeship, your training provider will let you know how long it’ll ideally take you to complete your qualification. Depending on your trade, this is usually between 2 years and 4 ½ years of being an apprentice. The length of your apprenticeship will also depend on whether you already have some of the skills you need (like if you’ve worked as a hammer hand).

Remember, speed isn’t everything, and it’s important to take the time you need to properly learn your trade.