Pre-apprenticeship courses and traineeships

CCCT’s pre-apprenticeship courses and traineeships can unlock your potential and enhance your employability, including IT skills and interview techniques.


Pre-apprenticeships offer a route into an apprenticeship, work or further education for young people aged 16 to 24 years. The training includes maths, English, employability and work preparation topics as well as a high-quality work placement. It can prepare you for your ideal apprenticeship or job by helping to bridge your skills and academic qualifications to suit a particular industry sector.

The training lasts between 7 weeks and 6 months and consists of:

  • pre-employment training, including any qualifications needed for the workplace
  • a work placement (minimum of 100 hours) and an exit interview
  • maths and English development (if a GCSE Grade C or equivalent hasn’t already been achieved)


Traineeships focus on maths, English, work experience in preparation for a job or an apprenticeship. Traineeships include a first-rate work placement, plus support to help you progress to further education, an apprenticeship or a job.

These training programmes are ideal if you:

  • are eligible to work in England
  • are unemployed with little or no work experience
  • need to brush up on maths and English to meet your employer’s requirements
  • need to gain specific qualifications before being eligible for an apprenticeship
  • are aged 16 to 24 and 3 to 6 months away from finding work, starting an apprenticeship or returning to study.

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