What apprenticeship programs are available?

 

Choose from our wide range of apprenticeships to get a head start in your chosen career.
Once you have chosen a program, get in touch with us though the registration form below.


 

Levels 2 – 4

This apprenticeship could find you working in an accounts department or helping a business or organisation manage their money.

 

Running a business involves a lot of financial activities, from final accounts, expenses and bills to taxes, costings and payroll. Accountants keep track of all these areas and more to make sure that businesses – both large and small – manage their money properly.

 

Having a business brain, as well as a way with numbers, is a good start if you want to work in accounting.

 

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Level 2

This apprenticeship is for those interested in cutting and styling the hair of men and boys (those who also want to work on female hair should consider the Hairdressing Apprenticeship).
 
You’ll learn about (and be tested on) issues related to barbering, such as hygiene, disposing of chemicals and working in a team.
 
On this apprenticeship, you’ll learn how to give client consultations, cut hair, trim and shape facial hair, and shampoo and condition hair and scalp. You could also choose to learn how to colour hair, give scalp massages and style different types of hair.

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Level 2 and 3

The Bench Joinery Apprenticeship covers the requirements of learning how to mark out, set out and manufacture products to specifications. You also learn how to use woodworking   machinery to produce products such as doors, windows and staircases.
 
The Advanced Apprenticeship covers manufacturing and producing complex products whilst also learning how to set up and use fixed and transportable machinery.

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Level 2 and 3

This apprenticeship will enable you to become a qualified bricklayer, You will be equipped with the skills and knowledge to set out and lay brick and blocks to a straight line, as well as mixing up mortar to correct specifications. You will also learn about Datum levels and Damp Proof Course (DPC’s). Most importantly you will also learn the health and safety aspects of working in the construction industry. As a Level 3 apprentice you will develop skills in more complex structures and decorative brickwork skills which meet industry standards. You will be expected to work outside in all conditions and have a good head for heights. Completion of this course will enable you to apply for a qualified tradesmen CSCS card.

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Level 3

As an apprentice you will be servicing, maintaining and commissioning services within a building such as planning and administering refurbishments of lighting, heating, ventilation and lifts. You will also be carrying out ongoing monitoring of energy and environmental control systems.
 
A Building Services apprenticeship will include assessing the environmental impact and risks connected to projects, discussing requirements with the client and colleagues, provide technical and functional support, and monitor and implement building services engineering projects.

Level 2 – 4

You will learn how to provide administrative support and gain real work experience for about a year in a wide range of business environments in the local area.
 
There are opportunities to obtain word processing and IT skills, use the telephones and a range of office equipment, attend meetings and conferences, deal with post and filing, and acquire skills by working with colleagues and finding out how their business operates.
 
Full training and support is provided to help achieve an NVQ in Business and Administration.

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Level 2 and 3

This apprenticeship will suit people looking to work in childcare, who care about helping to give children the best start in life. You will assist practitioners in daily duties including supporting children’s learning and development, cleaning and following all health and safety duties in place, as well as other duties.
 
You may also be required to supervise a room of children alongside other staff, take part in all activities including play, feeding and changing, assisting with developmental records system and administration duties.
 
Childcare apprentices will have to show they have a good level of English and maths by the end of their training, to a minimum standard of grade C/4 or equivalent in GCSE English and maths. You will be able to study for this grade while taking the apprenticeship.

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Level 2 – 4

This apprenticeship is for those who would like an opportunity to develop customer service skills by having real work experience. This could be in a variety of environments, such as; retail, hotel, hospitality, reception, or office environment. The qualification gained from this course will be an NVQ in Customer Service.

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Level 3

This apprenticeship is for those working in the electrotechnical sector of the building industry. This Advanced Apprenticeship covers the installation, maintenance and repair of electrotechnical equipment – from installing electrical systems inside a new building to maintaining machinery on a production line.
 
The electrotechnical industry plays a key role in other industries, such as construction, engineering, manufacturing, and electricians use specialist skills to tackle a variety of projects.

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Level 2 – 4

This Apprenticeship covers a range of job roles in electrical equipment, metals, electronics and mechanical engineering. On this apprenticeship, the sort of work you’ll be doing will depend on your employer. Generally, engineering apprentices will learn to take on an operator role in a certain area of engineering. Working in this field requires a good head for figures and IT literacy. You’ll need good written and verbal communication skills and you’ll have to be a team player.
 
On the Advanced Level Apprenticeship you could work as an Electronics Maintenance Technician, carrying out planned and emergency fault diagnosis and maintenance: testing and repairing electronic equipment and circuits; communications equipment; instrumentation and control equipment, servicing equipment and carrying out quality inspections.
 
You could also work as a Project Manager, planning, organising, securing and managing resources to bring about the successful completion of specific project objectives.

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Level 2

This Apprenticeship is for those people who are working in the catering areas of licensed retail outlets, schools and small establishments. It is also ideal for vegetarian outlets.
 
This qualification covers the production of a range of basic food items as well as additional units to choose from which reflect your current job role. These include dealing with payments, providing a counter/takeaway service, converting a room for dining to completing kitchen documentation.

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Level 2 and 3

This programme provides a great foundation for a career as a hairdresser. If you are interested in fashion and grooming and you are considering a career in hairdressing, whether in a salon or as a mobile stylist, this course will equip you with the latest skills, qualifications and know-how.
 
Based in a salon, you will learn how to advise and consult with clients, shampoo and condition hair professionally, create a range of styles using different cutting and styling techniques as well as reception duties and product promotion. You will come into College regularly to attend off-the-job training and practise skills that require specialist learning.
 
After successfully completing the course you will be a qualified hairdresser.

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Level 2 and 3

The Hospitality Industry is thriving in the UK, and to maintain high standards, training is vital to equip staff with the skills they need to work effectively. There are a range of programmes available which are ideal for those working in or wishing to work in a kitchen or restaurant environment, including Professional Cookery.
 
You will spend some of your time in College learning specialist cooking and food processing skills as well as working in your own workplace gaining valuable experience.

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Level 2 and 3

If you have green fingers, then this apprenticeship might be just right for you. Horticulture is a wide ranging industry that covers amenity care to turf management and production. You could be maintaining local parks, designing community gardens using basic landscaping skills, sowing, planting, maintaining landscapes and learning about pest control.
 
The Level 3 Horticulture Apprenticeship will provide you with skills in either; production horticulture, landscaping horticulture, parks, gardens or green spaces, including plant and soil science. This will allow you to train in jobs such as: deputy head green-keeper, deputy head grounds-person, garden designer, senior gardener or a parks officer.
 
The career pathway you take will be agreed with your assessor and employer, with training tailored to the route you have chosen so as to provide you with the best training with the chosen provider.

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Level 2 – 4

Apprenticeships in Information Technology provide opportunities to help support local organisations and businesses in their IT departments. Working closely for about a year with IT support staff, you will have an opportunity to learn how to use and install software, provide IT solutions to a range of problems, and build and install hardware.
 
Using the full training and support available you will gain an NVQ in IT user skills.

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Level 2 and 3

As an apprentice painter and decorator you will gain the skills to work in both domestic and commercial environments. You will learn how to prepare surfaces ready for painting and decorating.
 
At Level 2 you will develop skills to include spray equipment and specialist finishes, practice applying paint by brush or roller and also a range of wallpapers to ceilings and walls.
 
At Level 3 you will also learn how to produce specialist decorative finishes including glazes, scumbles and wood and marble effects. Completion of this course will enable you to apply for a qualified tradesmen CSCS card.

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Level 2 and 3

These apprenticeships can help you become a chef or progress to a more senior Chef’s role.
 
During the Level 2 course you will gain a high standard of cookery skills and learn other workplace essentials like health and safety and food safety in a kitchen. This qualification ensures all learners will cover the basic skills required to become a chef.
 
The Level 3 course suit you if you’ve worked in a professional kitchen for some time, or have a Level 2 qualification. Your work might involve supervising others. You may want to develop your skills further, perhaps to become a specialist chef or move into a management role.

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Level 2 and 3

This qualification covers all the essential skills you need for installing and maintaining refrigeration or air-conditioning and heat pump systems. Attached to this syllabus are additional qualifications in Brazing (Level 2) and a City and Guilds 2079 F-Gas assessment.
 
Electrical knowledge is mandatory for the course and will be provided in the syllabus during workshop and theoretical sessions.
 
After completing the Level 3 apprenticeship you will be able to follow either the Installation and Commissioning or Servicing and Maintenance route in either refrigeration or air conditioning and heat pump systems.

You will be responsible for supervising work as well as more complex operations using fluorinated gas.

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Level 2 and 3

This apprenticeship is for those working in a host of businesses ranging from market stalls and independent shops to national chains and large superstores.
 
Both the Intermediate and Advanced Level Apprenticeships cover a range of skills that can be used across this vast sector. As an apprentice, your role will depend on your employer – you could be assisting customers on the sales floor of a high street store or handling their purchases.
 
Alternatively, you could be working in a specialist department and become a product expert, able to help with specific queries. An artistic flare could point you in the direction of visual merchandising, helping to create window and in-store displays, or you could work behind the scenes in stock handling; ensuring products are received in the correct quantities and appropriately stored.
 
On the Advanced Level Apprenticeship, your training will focus on gaining specific skills in your preferred speciality. You will experience more responsibility and gain important management skills.

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Level 2 and 3

This carpentry programme is based on a building site, where you could be installing floor joists, cutting roofs, fixing skirting boards, hanging doors, erecting timber walls, installing kitchen units and many other tasks.
 
In the course of his/ her duties, the carpenter uses a range   of portable power tools and is often involved in refurbishment, restoration and maintenance building work. Our qualification also helps employees gain their CSCS card which every operative will need to work on-site.

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Level 2 and 3

Stonemasonry is a specialist craft and as a stonemason you would use your skills to carve architectural features, cut and shape blocks, or lay and fit stonework into place on construction projects.
 
As an Apprentice Banker Mason you would follow design instructions to carve and shape stone, and give it a textured or polished finish (known as dressing), using hand and power tools.
 
At Advanced Apprenticeship Level you will produce complex templets and drawings as well as intricate and complex carvings. This programme will give you the skills and knowledge to work as a qualified Banker Stonemason.

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Level 2 and 3

This apprenticeship trains you to provide support in the classroom. Learning support staff work with teachers, carry out duties like lesson preparation, and work with small groups or individuals.
 
As an apprentice, you’ll work under the close supervision of a class teacher. Your duties will vary depending on how the teachers you work with plan their lessons but could include: supervising arts and crafts activities, helping with outings, reading to the class.
 
The advanced level apprenticeship adds more responsibility to the role. You could help plan, carry out and evaluate a wide range of learning activities. You’ll work both alongside the teacher to support classroom activities, and alone with individuals or groups of students.
 
It’s a good stepping-stone to a foundation degree or higher level teaching assistant training.

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Level 2 and 3

This Apprenticeship will cover all aspects of Light Vehicle maintenance, repair and inspection at Level 2, while the Level 3 apprenticeship will advance your skills to include servicing and diagnosing system faults.
 
There is a constant demand for skilled Motor Vehicle technicians and you will continually be updating your skills as vehicle technology advances, so you will develop good technological competence as well as good mechanical skills.
 
This apprenticeship is supported by the Institute of the Motor Industry and will help gain professional registration to the Institute of the Motor Industry at affiliate membership grade (AffIMI).

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Level 2

This course is suitable for those who are already employed or have access to work experience in a veterinary practice.
 
It is suitable for those wishing to train as a veterinary nurse but who do not yet have the required qualifications, or for those who work in a veterinary practice but who do not wish to undertake veterinary nurse training.
 
You will learn to identify and handle common animal species including restraining techniques. You will cover health, hygiene and disease control as well as dealing with emergencies and the associated tools and skills needed by a vet care assistant.

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What are the next steps to becoming an apprentice?

 

Our programmes are designed for young people who have either found an employer who will take on an apprentice, or for those looking to find an employer.
Please complete the form below giving details of the apprenticeship you want to take and the employer who has offered you a placement.

 

 

Register your interest in becoming an Apprentice using the form below.
 
 

College Placement Officer contacts you to discuss the next steps.
 
 

Interviews, start dates and enrollments are arranged for you.
 
 

You begin paid employment through the Apprenticeship programme.