10 Things you need to know about Apprenticeships at Loughborough College


Are you thinking of applying for an Apprenticeship?

Here are 10 things that you need to know about Apprenticeships:

  • 1

    learn new skills and gain recognised qualifications while working

    An Apprenticeship is a training programme that allows you to learn new skills and gain recognised qualifications while working

    Apprenticeships take one to four years to complete depending on the level.

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    You can start an apprenticeship after your GCSEs

    A change in law means that young people must stay in education until they are 18. This means you can choose to stay at school, start an Apprenticeship or go to college.

  • 3

    Apprentices are employed

    An Apprenticeship is a combination of paid employment and a training programme therefore you cannot be an Apprentice if you are not employed. Find an Apprenticeship vacancy.

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    Earn while you learn

    You will earn a salary and benefits as per other employees at the organisation e.g. paid holidays

  • 5

    You will gain an industry related qualification and valuable work experience

    At the end of your Apprenticeship, you will have the skills, knowledge, experience and technical qualification to progress your career.

  • 6

    There are different levels of apprenticeship

    Ranging from a Level 2 to a Level 7 – meaning that you may have the opportunity to progress through an Apprenticeship and even complete a degree

  • 7

    Studying takes place at college or in the workplace

    You will spend the equivalent of one day a week studying and/or training for your Apprenticeship, either at college as day release or within the workplace. You will also have an assessor who will regularly visit you in the workplace.

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    You can train on an Apprenticeship in many industries

    Including engineering, childcare, catering and hospitality, IT, business admin and more.

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    You will be choosing to join an Outstanding Apprenticeship provider

    Loughborough College was rated as Outstanding by Ofsted at our recent 2017 inspection.

  • 10

    Apprentices do not pay tuition fees

    Depending on your age and the size of your employer your Apprenticeship will be funded either via the Government or via your employer or a combination of both. As an Apprentice you will not pay any fees.

Next Steps

  • Get in touch

    Contact the Loughborough College Apprenticeship Team on 01509 515461 or by email at apprenticeships@loucoll.ac.uk for Apprenticeship advice or to discuss our latest vacancies

  • Find out about Careers

    Book a careers appointment with the College Careers team. Find out more

  • Visit us at an Open Day

    Attend a College Open Day to speak to staff from our Sixth Form, Vocational and Apprenticeship areas so you can make an informed decision. Register for an Open Day

  • National Careers Service

    Contact the National Careers Service for further information and advice.

  • Find out more online

    Direct.gov information can be accessed at this link here

If an Apprenticeship is the route for you!

If you are sure that an Apprenticeship route is the option you wish to take, please complete and send in the form below.

Once this has been completed our Apprenticeship team will be able to view your details and look at ways of supporting you in finding an Apprenticeship with Loughborough College.

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