What is an apprenticeship?

An apprenticeship is a work-focused programme of training to an industry standard. The training can help kickstart a new and exciting career in an industry you are passionate about. If you are already working, the employer-designed training can improve your existing job skills and give you a qualification that will take your career to the next level. CCCT places apprentices in all industries and enterprises – from small start-ups to global corporations.

Benefits of doing an apprenticeship

As an apprentice, you are paid to learn while you receive accredited qualifications. Most of the training is workplace-based so you won’t be sitting in a classroom all day. As an apprentice, you receive the same benefits as a full-time employee. Most apprenticeships are funded training supported by the government’s apprenticeship levy, so you can avoid the expense associated with a university course.

Other apprenticeship benefits include:

  • you receive targeted, role-specific, on-the-job training
  • you gain a nationally recognised qualification
  • you earn a salary from day one.

Find out more about benefits for apprentices

Who can become an apprentice?

Apprenticeship training is for anyone in England aged 16 years old and above, whether employed, unemployed or leaving school, who have not already completed a qualification in a similar role. To apply for an apprenticeship, you must have left full-time education.

What types of apprenticeships can I choose from?

CCCT offers apprenticeships in a range of industry sectors to suit a wide variety of specific work roles. Our digital apprenticeships and technical apprenticeships have been designed to fill skills gaps and help you thrive in the changing economy. Apprenticeships in London are targeted to build your expertise to take up the capital’s economic opportunities.

Our apprenticeships include:

  • Arts, media and culture
  • Business and administration
  • Built environment and facilities management
  • Computing and ICT
  • Film and digital media
  • Hair and beauty
  • Health and childcare
  • Hospitality and culinary arts
  • Information and communication technology
  • Legal services
  • Management and marketing
  • Science-based industries
  • Social care, nursing and midwifery
  • Society, health and development

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The occupation you are being trained for is defined in an Apprenticeship Standard. Standards are designed by employers to ensure that training programmes and assessment plans are relevant to specific roles, the broader sector and wider economy.

Apprenticeship training is flexible, with qualifications available to suit industry certification through to degree level.

How does an apprenticeship work?

As an apprentice, you are employed, trained and paid to work in a real job in a specific industry or market sector. You will work alongside experienced staff to gain job-specific skills. At the same time – usually one day a week – you will attend training sessions to refine and document your workplace knowledge to gain a recognised vocational qualification.

Apprenticeships take at least one year and can last up to 5 years, depending on the role and level of study. Training is delivered through a combination of on-the-job mentoring, in-house training and online learning. Assessment is done through work-based observation, a portfolio of achievements and other evidence of learning.

How CCCT supports your apprenticeship

CCCT works as your training partner to ensure that training supports an apprenticeship standard that works for you and your employer. We are your main contact for the duration of the apprenticeship.

CCCT helps all apprentices by:

  • identifying the best employer-approved apprenticeships standard for your job
  • ensuring that training meets industry standards
  • customising the training to suit your role
  • running the apprenticeship training to ensure that you meet the milestones needed to gain your qualification.

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Find out more by reading our Apprenticeship FAQs 

Contact CCCT today

CCCT is a new training offer, drawing on the expertise of two of London’s most respected colleges. Together we are the capital’s largest providers of further education.

Start your new career today – find out about CCCT apprenticeships.

Apprentices can call: 0207 391 6400 or email: apprentice@capitalcct.ac.uk