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Apprenticeships

Go straight into the world of work AND gain a qualification. Start an apprenticeship!

With an apprenticeship, you learn on the job. You build up knowledge and skills, you gain a nationally-recognised qualification and you earn money – all at the same time.

We train apprentices all over the region. We have over 500 apprentices. We’ve seen that more and more industries and companies are training their staff through apprenticeships.

Why not become one of them? See our apprenticeships below.

What is an apprentice?

An apprentice is employed and paid by the company they work for. Many spend one or two days a week at the college learning extra skills, including English, maths and IT. Some apprenticeships are delivered entirely in the workplace.

Which apprenticeships can I do?

Business, care, computing, construction, engineering, furniture, hair and beauty, hospitality and catering, motor vehicle, retail, sport/sport services – we run apprenticeship training in all of these areas. 

What do I learn?

  • Theory – the technical aspects of your job
  • Competence – the practical aspects of your job
  • English and maths – the bedrock of any job or career

How do I start?

You need a job as an apprentice with an employer. Please review the the list of vacancies to show you which companies are currently recruiting.

How can I progress?

There is clear progression from intermediate (Level 2) to advanced (Level 3) to higher apprenticeships, which are degree-level equivalent qualifications.

Find out more apprenticeships? Call us and ask for the apprenticeships team!

Is an apprenticeship right for you?

City and Guilds have created a five step infographic (below) which guides you into deciding whether an apprenticeship is right for you.

 

In addition to the apprenticeships listed below, we also offer:

  • Retail Intermediate Apprenticeship
  • Barbering Advanced Apprenticeship
  • Cleaning and Housekeeping Intermediate Apprenticeship
  • Cleaning Supervision Advanced Apprenticeship
  • Teaching Assistant Intermediate Apprenticeship
  • Clinical Healthcare Intermediate Apprenticeship
  • Clinical Healthcare Advanced Apprenticeship
  • Brickwork Intermediate Apprenticeship
  • Food and Beverage Service Intermediate Apprenticeship
  • Food Production and Cooking Intermediate Apprenticeship
  • Hospitality Leadership and Supervision Advanced Apprenticeship
  • Activity Leadership (Football) Intermediate Apprenticeship
  • Sports Development (Coaching) Advanced Apprenticeship
  • PE and School Sports Advanced Apprenticeship
  • Driving Goods Vehicles Intermediate Apprenticeship
  • Passenger Carrying Vehicles Intermediate Apprenticeship
  • Logistics Intermediate Apprenticeship
  • Warehousing and Storage Intermediate Apprenticeship
  • Manufacturing (Business Improvement Techniques) Intermediate Apprenticeship
  • Manufacturing (Performing Manufacturing Operations) Intermediate Apprenticeship

To apply for any of these additional apprenticeships, please email admissions@activateapprenticeships.co.uk or call 01865 551 015

COURSE LIST

NameAreaFT/PTLocation
Barbering Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship Hair and Beauty Workplace Kings Road, Reading
Beauty Therapy Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship Hair and Beauty Workplace Kings Road, Reading
Bench Joinery Level 2 Apprenticeship Construction and Building Services Part-time Kings Road, Reading
Brickwork Level 2 Apprenticeship Construction and Building Services Part-time Kings Road, Reading
Brickwork Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship Construction and Building Services Part-time Kings Road, Reading
Carpentry and Joinery Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship Construction and Building Services Part-time Kings Road, Reading
Carpentry and Joinery Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship Construction and Building Services Part-time Kings Road, Reading
Childcare Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship Care, Childcare and Health Workplace Off Site - Reading Coll Student
Construction General Maintenance Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship Construction and Building Services Part-time Kings Road, Reading
Customer Service Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship Retail and Customer Services Workplace Off Site - Reading Coll Student
Digital Marketing Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship Media, Photography and Digital Arts Workplace Kings Road, Reading
Engineering Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship Engineering Workplace Kings Road, Reading
Hairdressing Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship Hair and Beauty Workplace Kings Road, Reading
Hairdressing Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship Hair and Beauty Part-time Kings Road, Reading
Health and Social Care Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship Care, Childcare and Health Workplace Kings Road, Reading
IT and Telecoms Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship Computing and IT Part-time Kings Road, Reading
Painting and Decorating Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship Construction and Building Services Part-time Kings Road, Reading
Painting and Decorating Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship Construction and Building Services Part-time Kings Road, Reading
Plumbing (Domestic Heating) Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship Construction and Building Services Part-time Kings Road, Reading
Plumbing (Industrial and Commercial Heating) Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship Construction and Building Services Part-time Kings Road, Reading
Professional Cookery Level 2 Apprenticeship Hospitality and Catering Workplace Kings Road, Reading
Professional Cookery Level 2 Apprenticeship Hospitality and Catering Part-time Kings Road, Reading
Professional Cookery Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship Hospitality and Catering Workplace Kings Road, Reading
Retail Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship Retail and Customer Services Workplace Off Site - Reading Coll Student
Supporting Teaching and Learning Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship Teaching, Teaching Assistants and Training Workplace Off Site - Reading Coll Student
Vehicle Body and Paint Operations Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship Motor Vehicle Part-time Kings Road, Reading
Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship Motor Vehicle Part-time Kings Road, Reading
Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship Motor Vehicle Part-time Kings Road, Reading