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KC Apprenticeships

An Apprenticeship is a real job with training. You will receive both on and off the job training which will typically involve attending college for up to one day per week. By the end of your Apprenticeship, you’ll have gained the knowledge, skills and experience needed to either succeed in your chosen career or progress onto the next Apprenticeship.

Earn & Learn

One of the great things about being an apprentice, is you earn whilst you learn. You’ll earn at least National Minimum Apprentice Wage whilst you train, this is at least £4.81 per hour, with many employers paying more.


You’ll be on a contract of employment with your employer, so you’ll work for at least 30 hours per week, this includes any time spent training at college or in the workplace.

Apprenticeships typically last between 1-5 years depending on the level and standard.  Many of our apprentice’s progress up the Apprenticeship levels.


Apprenticeships are available to anyone over the age of 16, living in England.

There are different entry requirements depending on the sector, job and Apprenticeship programme, so take a look at the sort of Apprenticeships we have on offer and contact our KC Apprenticeships Team for more information

College Days

Apprenticeships are a mixture of “on” and “off” the job training. You’ll usually be in College for up to one day a week, the rest of the time you’ll be based at your workplace.

Maths & English

It is expected that Apprentices will continue improving their maths and English throughout their apprenticeship.

Depending on your current qualification level you may need to complete functional skills lessons/exams or continue to improve without undertaking any additional formal qualifications


  • INTERMEDIATE: This is a Level 2 Apprenticeship and is equivalent to Five GCSE grades 4-9.
  • ADVANCED: An advanced Apprenticeship is equivalent to Two A-Level passes.
  • HIGHER: Higher Apprenticeships are Level 4 or 5, equivalent to a foundation degree, Higher National Certificate (HNC), Higher National Diploma (HND) or degree.
  • DEGREE: Degree Level Apprenticeships, are exactly that! They are Levels 6 & 7 and are the same as a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree.

Latest Info

Our latest posts & News about KC Apprenticeships

My Time As A KC Apprentice

We interviewed Adam Watson to find out how he’s getting on during his first few months of his apprenticeship with Kidderminster College.

Catch up with Doug Marshall

“My accountancy career started in 2002 while on an apprenticeship with Kidderminster College and a family-run two partner firm based in Kidderminster”.

Catch up with Harriet Thomas

“I have recently completed a Level 3 Apprenticeship in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools. When I first began my apprenticeship I was given the experience of supporting teaching and learning across the whole school”.


Be An Apprentice

“I believe that the benefits of being an apprentice is that you are able to gain real life work experience through learning alongside professionals who are able to help you put the classroom knowledge into practice. Through being an apprentice you get the best of both by earning money through working and then enhancing your learning through the college one day a week”.

Jess Holden

AAT Accountancy


Download the latest information on each Apprenticeship we offer.


How much will I get paid?

You will be employed as a full-time member of staff and you will earn at least the minimum apprentice hourly wage. There are different rates of pay for apprentices depending on your age and what year of your apprenticeship you’re in. You will be paid at least the National Minimum Wage apprentice rate for your age.

Can I do an apprenticeship if I'm 21+?

Yes. There’s no age limit for apprenticeships. In the first year you would recieve the apprenticeship minimum wage.

However, after the first year your pay would rise to the minimum apprenticeship wage for ages 21 and over. Many of our employers pay more than minimum wage.

Can I access student discounts?

Yes, as a college student, you can apply for a NUS TOTUM discount card or sign up for UNiDAYS.

What qualification will I get?

What qualification will I get? The qualification you gain completely depends on your age and the level of apprenticeship you’re doing. Each level has different entry requirements. Kidderminster College offers the following apprenticeships: – Intermediate Apprenticeship (Level 2) – Advanced Apprenticeship (Level 3)

How much will an apprenticeship cost me?

Absolutely nothing! You will earn a wage while you study for your qualification and you won’t have to pay anything to Kidderminster College or your employer.

How long will my apprenticeship last?

All apprenticeships last at least twelve months and depending on the qualification may last up to three years.

Contact Us

The Point Business Centre

Market Street


DY10 1AB


Email: thepoint@kidderminster.ac.uk 

Telephone: 01562 512098

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