KC Apprentices Info


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What is an Apprenticeship?

On an apprenticeship, you’re employed to do a real job while studying for a formal qualification, usually for one day a week either at a college or training centre. By the end of your apprenticeship, you’ll hopefully have gained the skills and knowledge needed to either succeed in your chosen career or progress onto the next apprenticeship level.

What you’ll learn depends on the role that you’re training for. However, apprentices in every role follow an approved study programme, which means you’ll gain a nationally-recognised qualification at the end of your apprenticeship.

You’ll also be constantly developing your transferable skills, otherwise known as soft skills, which are highly valued by employers. These include communication, teamwork and problem solving, as well as knowledge of IT and the application of numbers.

Sounds good right?

KC Apprenticeships work with over 250 fantastic companies in the area and we offer a range of Apprenticeships programmes to suit everybody.


One of the great things about being an Apprentice, is you earn whilst you learn. You’ll earn at least National Minimum Wage whilst you train, this is upwards of £4.15 per hour. 


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


Apprenticeships typically last between 1-5 years depending on the level, framework or standard, sector and your prior skills.

Many of our apprentices progress from one Apprenticeship level to another, in addition, 99% of our KC Apprentices were offered a job with their employer after they completed their programme!


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


Depending on the type of Apprenticeship you want to undertake, some placements start in September, however, many start at any time throughout the year. 

Contact our KC Apprenticeship team today for more information >> apprenticeships@kidderminster.ac.uk 



This is a Level 2 Apprenticeship and is the equivalent of 5 GCSEs



A Higher Apprenticeship is Level 4, 5, 6 and 7 and is the same as a Foundation Degree, or sometimes above



This is a Level 3 Apprenticeship with is the same as 2 passes at A-Level



Degree Level Apprenticeships, are exactly that! They are Levels 6 & 7 and are the same as a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree.

What Levels are there?

Like any form of education, there are different levels of Apprenticeships, they range from Intermediate all the way through to Degree level, which means as an Apprentice, you can work your way through a huge array of qualifications!


Our Team will assess your skills and help you find the most suitable level for you. Once you’ve completed your Apprenticeship, there may be an opportunity to progress to the next level and undertake more training!