About: LCR Be More

The Liverpool City Region Be More portal is an award-winning UCAS-style apprenticeship and careers portal.

It seeks to remove some of the barriers which prevent people from taking on apprenticeships and additional training.

It brings together opportunities from across Halton, Knowsley, Liverpool, Sefton, St Helens, and Wirral to create a fairer, stronger, cleaner City Region where nobody is left behind.

How can LCR Be More help you?

Be More is the one-stop shop for skills and career options in LCR, it caters for both local employers and people looking for learning opportunities. Here’s some of the help and support that residents can find on the Be More website and app…

Be More forms part of Metro Mayo Steve Rotheram’s plan to ensure that people in Liverpool City Region can fulfil their potential.

“It creates a single front door that opens up a world of new training, apprenticeship and career advice for local people.”

Metro Mayor, Steve rotheram

Register for your free account and download the app now to access member benefits such as push notifications and vacancy reminders to help you unlock your potential.

About: Apprenticeships

An apprenticeship is a paid job where the employee learns and gains valuable experiences.  Alongside on-the-job training, apprentices spend at least 20% of their working hours completing classroom-based learning with a college, university or training provider which leads to a nationally recognised qualification. 

To start an apprenticeship, you cannot be in full-time education, however, apprenticeships do have equivalent educational levels which can help you to assess which level might be suitable for you.

Levels of Apprenticeship

 LevelEquivalent Level Qualification
Advanced3A level
Higher4 and 5Foundation degree and above
Degree6 and 7Bahelor’s or Master’s degree

Intermediate Apprenticeships – Level 2

These are ideal for people aged 16 and over who are looking to enter the workforce and have left full time education. You will receive a Level 2 NVQ which is equivalent to 5 GCSE’s or a BTEC diploma. You will work a minimum of 30 hours per week, whilst studying for the remainder of the time. Intermediate apprenticeships take between 12 -18 months.

Advanced Apprenticeships – Level 3

To undertake an advanced apprenticeship most employers require 5 GCSE’s (including English and Maths). On completion, you will receive an NVQ Level 3. You will work a minimum of 30 hours per week, whilst learning the theory for the remainder of the time. Advanced apprenticeships take between 2 to 4 years.

Higher Apprenticeships – Level 4, 5

Higher apprenticeships are ideal for people who have completed their A Levels or equivalent and want to continue their education through a different route than university. You must have 5 GCSE’s including English and Maths and a level 3 qualification (such as A Levels or a BTEC). The subjects you have already studied may have to be related to the apprenticeship you want to undertake, depending on the course and the employer.

Degree Apprenticeships – Level 6, 7

Degree apprenticeships are ideal for people who want to gain an undergraduate or masters degree whilst working and being paid. People who already have degree can also undertake a degree apprenticeship, if the area of study is significantly different. You will spend most of your time working with 1 or 2 days spent studying at university. Overall, they take between 3 – 6 years to complete.

Explore Be More’s Apprenticeship section to find the right apprenticeship for you.

About: Careers

Be More wants to ensure that people can access high-quality learning opportunities and careers education, information, guidance, and support. We can help you to secure meaningful employment that pays a fair living wage, provides appropriate progression opportunities, and provides individuals with a rewarding career.

Here at Be More we have various features and services available to help you in your career:

Growth sectors

The 44,000 businesses in Liverpool City Region are grouped into Growth Sectors. They are Advanced Manufacturing; Construction and Built Environment; Digital and Creative; Green Growth; Professional Businesses Services; Maritime and Logistics; Health and Life Sciences; Visitor Economy and Innovation.

Careers hub

The Careers Hub works with local schools, colleges and employers to help every young person find their best next step.

Graduate scheme

The LCR Grad Scheme can connect you to a small to medium sized enterprise (SME) looking to recruit emerging talent. The type of roles offered are widespread and vary from Project Management, Marketing Executive, Software Development and more.


Explore and subscribe to our Be More calendar to discover employment and training events and opportunities near you.

Online Prospectus

This will allow you to search for training course provides across LCR. You will be able to see the details of the course, including how to book. You can add courses you are interested in to your own personalised online prospectus.

iFate Pathways

The Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education (iFate) has created Occupational Maps which you can explore through Be More. Apprenticeships, Higher Technical Qualifications and T Levels are designed based on recognised occupations. The Occupational Maps will help you discover the various routes you can take to end up with the career that you want.

About: Employer Support

Be More is not just for people looking for training and employment, we also offer a range of support for employers looking to fill vacancies and upskill their employees. Be More can provide various types of support to employers looking to provide an apprenticeship, job or training opportunity in the Liverpool City Region.

  • Free help accessing funding to upskill your workforce and recruit new employees from our brokerage service.
  • Through Be More you can access Skills Bootcamps to upskill your employees or recruit people with sought after skills.
  • The Growth Platform is there to help businesses to start, grow and invest.
  • Be More offers up to 70% of funding towards the cost of upskilling employees and a range of fully funded course through Priority Training Fund.
  • You can advertise your apprenticeship vacancy
  • Recruit local graduate talent through the LCR Grad Scheme

Explore Be More’s Employer Support section to find the help and guidance that you need.

About: Supporting You

Supporting you is about making sure that you feel prepared for work in all areas of your life. In order to feel ready for employment we offer various programmes and services to support you in areas including digital access, training opportunities and confidence.

We can help you access equipment to get online and gain the necessary digital skills, as well as offering employment opportunities through Job Vacancies, the Go Higher Access Courses and the LCR Graduate Scheme.

If you need additional training to feel employment ready then we have Skills Bootcamps, Training near you and the Online Prospectus.

For other additional support, including but not limited to skills training we have Households into Work and Local Youth Hubs.

Explore Be More’s ‘Supporting You’ section to find the help and guidance that you need.