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Apprenticeships

Can't decide whether to learn or earn?  Do both.

An apprenticeship is a great way to start work, improve your qualifications and earn some cash at the same time.

Our apprenticeship results are 11% higher than the national average and amongst the best in the UK.

Fast facts:

  • Train at work four days a week; study one day a week
  • Get paid up to £200 per week
  • Hands-on, practical learning with a qualification at the end
  • Your assessor will give you a learning plan and visit you at work

Is an apprenticeship for you?

This is you:

  • I know what job I want and I'd like to start working now
  • I want to experience student life and work life
  • I want to get the right qualifications for my job
  • I want to start earning money
  • I want to study something that can help kick-start my career or get into university

You'll need:

  • Usually 2 or more GCSEs at grade C (4) or above in subjects that are relevant to subjects to the course you've chosen.  You should be looking for a job, already have one or ask us to help you find one through The Work Shop.  Visit www.nulc.ac.uk/theworkshop for more information.

Your study programme:

  • One day a week at college
  • An apprenticeship (Intermediate Level 2)
  • Maths and English*

*Maths and English are essential and mandatory components of all study programmes at the College to ensure that you are prepared for continuing education or employment.  If you haven't yet achieved grades A* - C (9-4) in these important subjects you'll continue with timetabled maths and/or English sessions and retake appropriate qualifications alongside your main course.

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Choose the level you want to study:

  • Intermediate Apprenticeship - Level 2 (equivalent to five GCSEs at grades A*-C (9-4)
  • Advanced Apprenticeship - Level 3 (equivalent to 2 A Levels)
  • Higher Level Apprenticeship - Level 4 (university-level i.e. Foundation degree, HNC/D or First degree)

If you are not quite ready for an apprenticeship, then you may be interested in a traineeship.

If you are an employer, go to our employer apprenticeships page.

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