Apprenticeships

Welcome to Cromwell Apprenticeships.

Apprenticeships are government funded work-based training programmes for people aged 16 and over. Apprenticeships blend on the job training with nationally recognised qualifications. The apprenticeship programmes aim to build a skilled, motivated and qualified workforce by combining learning and work.
Apprenticeships provide an excellent opportunity for apprentices to earn while they learn or to learn while they earn by preparing them for a world of real life experience by applying their knowledge, skills and competence to their work.
Apprenticeships allow you to combine work and study by mixing on-the-job training with classroom learning. You will be employed to do a real job while studying for a formal qualification, usually for one day a week either at a college or a training centre. By the end of your apprenticeship, you will hopefully have gained the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in your chosen career.
The length will depend on a number of factors such as the level of the apprenticeship, your chosen sector, employer requirements and individual ability. They can take anything between one to four years to complete. Working hours will vary depending on your employer but you’ll typically work a minimum of 30 hours per week.
You can apply for apprenticeships at any time of the year – it all depends on when an employer has a vacancy.

THE LEARNING ELEMENT

What you will learn, as an Apprentice, depends on the organisation that employs you. You may be required to spend or work four days a week with the employer and attend college for one day a week; or you may be released from a ‘block of period’ by your employer wherein you may attend college for two or three weeks at a stretch allowing you to focus on your work for a significant period of time. The learning element is designed around your work and employment needs.

LEVELS of APPRENTICESHIPS

Apprenticeship levels

 

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

For a Level 2 Apprenticeship, you may require, though not always, some GCSE subjects at grades A—C.
For a Level 3 Apprenticeship, normally five GCSEs are required usually including English, Maths and Science. Alternatively, prior completion of Level 2 qualification will suffice.
As a general rule, employers tend to set the entry qualifications.

DURATION OF AN APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAMME

The duration of a typical Apprenticeship programme will vary according to the employer, the type of occupation you are employed in and the level of Apprenticeship. However, the duration of Apprenticeships could be anywhere between 1 year and 4 years.

FURTHER PROGRESSION

If you start your Apprenticeship at an entry level, you can progress to higher level Apprenticeship thus continually developing your skills, moving into more highly skilled employment and developing further in your chosen career.
After completing an Advanced Apprenticeship, depending on the qualifications gained, it is possible to move into gaining higher or professional qualifications.

 AREAS of APPRENTICESHIP DELIVERY and TRAINING at CROMWELL COLLEGE 

We deliver outstanding Apprenticeship Training and Delivery in:

Our apprenticeship programmes facilitate individuals to accelerate their career development by expanding their knowledge, understanding and competence in their areas of expertise.

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