How to become an Apprentice

Apprenticeships

How to become an Apprentice

 

Become an Apprentice

Here at Leeds City College, we have a wide range of Apprenticeship qualifications for you to choose from. Whether you want to start your career in retail, business administration, finance, engineering, IT or hairdressing, we will have the course that is right for you. What’s more, we might also be able to find you a job with an employer that will support you to progress into a successful career.

What are Apprenticeships?

Apprenticeships are work-based training programmes designed around the needs of employers, which lead to nationally recognised qualifications.

Apprentices are employed from the word go and receive a wage and support from a company that is committed to their development.

Training takes place at work and at college. Apprentices can expect:

  • Excellent training at one of the best vocational colleges
  • A wage and supportive employer
  • Real experience and understanding of the industry they are working in
  • The opportunity to go on to university recognised industry-standard qualifications

There are 3 levels of Apprenticeship available:

Intermediate Apprenticeship

Apprentices will gain a Level 2 Competence Qualification, which will involve:

  • Work-related qualifications at Level 2 relevant to the skills needed for the role. Work-related qualifications are achieved by assessing competence in the workplace
  • Functional Skills, which are important for all kinds of work
  • Technical certificates such as BTEC or City & Guilds qualifications which will embed the knowledge needed to do the job
  • Practical experience in chosen field of work

Once completed, students can either work in their chosen field, or they can move onto an Advanced Apprenticeship.

Advanced Apprenticeship

Apprentices will gain a Level 3 Competence Qualification, which will involve:

  • Work-related qualifications at Level 3 (A Level standard), relevant to the skills you need for the role. Work-related qualifications are achieved by assessing your competence in the workplace
  • Functional Skills, which are important for all kinds of work
  • Technical certificates such as BTEC or City & Guilds qualifications which will embed the knowledge needed to do the job
  • Practical experience in chosen field of work

After completing the Advanced Apprenticeship, Apprentices have the option to progress onto a multi or highly skilled supervisory role and a role in professional management and move on to a Higher Apprenticeship.

Higher Apprenticeship

Apprentices will gain a Level 4 Competence Qualification, as well as functional Skills and, in some cases, a Foundation Degree.

For further information contact our Apprenticeship Team today:

Email: apprenticeships@leedscitycollege.ac.uk
Tel: 0113 308 7918
Tel: 0113 216 2337