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What is an Apprenticeship?

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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 in employment, your employer can tailor your training to improve your existing job skills and give you a qualification that will take your career to the next level. We have apprentices in all kinds of business – from small start-ups to global corporations.

Why Choose 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 also receive the same benefits as a full-time employee.

Find out more in Why Choose an Apprenticeship?

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.

For our youngest apprentices, the apprenticeship is their first job – however, apprenticeships are a great way to increase the skills of your workforce, and many employers use them to give their existing staff extra knowledge and skills, regardless of their age.

What types of Apprenticeships can I choose from?

We offer apprenticeships in a range of industry sectors. Our digital apprenticeships and technical apprenticeships have been designed to fill skills gaps and help you thrive in the changing economy.

Our 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
  • Construction and engineering
  • 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

The occupation you are being trained for is defined in an Apprenticeship Standard (previously an Apprenticeship Framework). These 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 a wide range of qualifications available – even up to Level 6, the equivalent of a university degree.

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 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 learning, in-house training and online work. Assessment is done through work-based observation, a portfolio of achievements and other evidence of learning.

How does CCCT support your Apprenticeship?

We work 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 you by:

  • identifying the best employer-approved apprenticeship 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

Find out more by reading our Apprenticeship FAQs

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