Apprenticeships

One of London’s largest training providers for Apprenticeships

As an apprentice at the College of North West London, you’ll get the benefits of studying with a well-established London college whilst working with an employer in an industry of your choice.

An apprenticeship is a great alternative to full-time study. Combining practical training in a real job with study towards a nationally recognised qualification, harness the benefits of earning while you learn from day one.

Why choose an apprenticeship?

  • Earn while you learn
  • Get paid holidays
  • Gain nationally recognised qualifications
  • Learn job-specific skills
  • Benefit from progression opportunities 
  • Increase your future earning potential 
  • Learn at a pace suited to you 
  • Get support from a workplace mentor

Am I eligible?

Apprenticeships are open to anyone aged 16 or above, living in the UK and not in full-time education and employed. If you’re not a UK citizen, as long as you have the right to work in the UK and the Apprenticeship works within the lines of your visa, you can pursue an Apprenticeship.

There are four main Apprenticeship levels:

Intermediate Level Apprenticeships - Level 2 (equivalent to GCSEs)
Advanced Level Apprenticeships – Level 3 (equivalent to A levels)
Higher Apprenticeships – Levels 4, 5 (equivalent to Foundation degree and above) 
Degree Apprenticeships – Levels 6, 7 (equivalent to Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree) 

What qualifications do I need? 

Level 2 (Intermediate) equivalent to GCSEs, you must be 16 years old or over. Employers may ask for a demonstrable interest in the area covered by the apprenticeship, as well as the ability to complete it.

Level 3 (Advanced) considered equivalent to A-levels, at this level, employers will typically seek GCSEs, usually three or more, particularly in English and maths. Relevant experience will also be useful.

Level 4 (Higher) considered equivalent to a foundation degree, employers will look for GCSEs and level 3 qualifications, such as A levels, or their equivalents, such as a BTEC. It’s at this point where experience in a relevant subject is also desired

What’s next?

If you’re interested in an apprenticeship, you’ll need to find a suitable job and an employer willing to support you through it.

For vacancies, visit Find an Apprenticeship findapprenticeship.service.gov.uk and register your details. You can also contact your local council. 

How long does an apprenticeship last?

Apprenticeships vary in length depending on the qualification, level, sector and your previous experience. They can be from one year to up to four years.
 

For further information please contact us: 

Stephen Kelly
Email: Apprenticeships@cnwl.ac.uk
Phone: 020 8208 5281
Mobile: 07535 481632 

Kaycee Maloney
Email: Kaycee.Maloney@cwc.ac.uk
Phone: 0207 258 5658


*The Paddington campus is part of our sister college, City of Westminster College. 

For more information on Apprenticeships courses, please click on the links below.

Course Suitable for Categories
Apprenticeships 16-18, Adults Apprenticeship