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What are apprenticeships?

Apprenticeships - Helping your business grow

Apprenticeships are work-based training schemes that are specifically designed around employers. They combine practical experience with theoretical knowledge, helping your employees learn all the skills of the job and gain nationally recognised qualifications.

They consist of a vocational qualification such as an NVQ or work-based Diploma, a knowledge based element such as a technical certificate and functional skills inclduing English and Maths. They are built around national frameworks developed by Sector Skills Councils for each occupational sector. 

All apprentice will also learn about fundemental British values, prevent and equality and diversity.

Northumberland College has a wide and varied apprenticeship offer covering all industry sectors, from the more traditional professions of engineering, motor vehicle, hairdressing and childcare to animal care, equine and horticulture.

A full list of our Apprenticeship pathways and levels is available our Apprenticeship Programmes page.

Taking an Apprentice through Northumberland College

Our dedicated business development team are here to assist and support you through every stage of your apprenticeship journey

Our employers benefit from a 360 degree support service from our Business Solutions Team and Apprenticeship Academy