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Apprenticeship Mail Services NVQ - Level 2


As an apprentice you will gain experience and qualifications as a deliverer or sorter of mail.

Your duties will involve small parcel and letter delivery by van or as traditional postman, and sorting of mail in-house in preparation of delivery.

Entry requirements

No specific entry requirements are necessary for the apprenticeship. Literacy and numeracy skills to a level one are desirable but we can offer additional learning support if required.

You must be employed in a relevant role.

Start dates and fees

If you are between the ages of 16 and 18 the apprenticeship is free of charge. If you are 19 and above your employer must pay a one off fee.

During your apprenticeship your employer is obliged to pay you a wage at the minimum rate for an apprentice.

For information on apprenticeship opportunities please visit our Vision Apprentices website.

How long is the course?

The course normally lasts one year to 18 months, depending on the individual.

How will I be assessed?

The NVQ will be delivered in the workplace where your assessor will visit you for support and assessment. 

The technical certificate and key skills will be delivered at college on day release.

What does the course lead to?

You will be qualified as a mail delivery worker or to work in the in-centre sorting processes.

You may have the opportunity to progress to a supervisory role and study a level 3 qualification.

What will I study?

Your apprenticeship is made up of the following elements to complete your framework:

  • NVQ Level 2 in Mail Services 
  • Key skills application of number
  • Key skills communications

What can I go on to study?

The apprenticeship can lead to an advanced apprenticeship at level 3. For this you will be required to work in a position supervising others.

How do I apply?

If you are looking for an employer to do the apprenticeship with please apply for a vacancy at


Next steps

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Why choose West Notts?

Best college for A Levels value added* in the East Midlands

£50m investment in our facilities since 2008

In the top 10% of all providers nationally for apprenticeships

Second for vocational value added* in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire

90% of students move into a positive destination

*Value added is a measure of a student’s progress against their starting point
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