If you like the idea of gaining a qualification while you work, or would like to upskill in your current role, why not consider an apprenticeship?

Apprenticeships are open to anyone above the age of 16 and you can gain qualifications from Level 2 up to Level 6/7.

An Apprenticeship will allow you to earn while you learn in a real job, gain nationally recognised qualifications alongside valuable workplace skills.


How long do they take?

Apprenticeships can take between 1 and 4 years to complete depending on the level of the Apprenticeship, your current skills and the industry sector.


What are the entry requirements?

Entry requirements depend on the level of Apprenticeship, the industry sector and the employer's requirements.  For those who have not achieved English or Maths GCSE grade A*-C, your Apprenticeship will include Functional Skills qualifications to be completed alongside your Apprenticeship programme.


When Can I start?

Our programmes start throughout the year.


What hours will I work?

Depending on your employer, the typical working hours will be full time, 35 hours a week.  You will get dedicated time to focus on your Apprenticeship work as well as days to attend training with New Directions College.  These maybe face to face or delivered virtually.


How much will I get paid?

This will be very employer and job role dependant.  You will receive at lease the Apprenticeship minimum wage.

The current minimum wage rate for an apprentice is £4.15 per hour.

This rate applies to apprentices under 19 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year.

You must be paid at least the minimum wage rate for your age if you’re an apprentice aged 19 or over and have completed your first year.


Apprenticeship Levels


Levels of Apprenticeships


Apprenticeships available through New Directions College

Operational Delivery

Business Administration

Team Leader/Supervisor

Operational/Departmental Manager

Customer Service

Early Years Practitioner

Early Years Educator

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