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Apprenticeships are a great mix of handson learning in the workplace and theory learned with us in College to give you the practical skills and knowledge you’ll need to thrive in the working world.

They’re for anyone aged 16 or over and they allow you to earn and learn at the same time, meaning you have great prospects for the future!

We offer three levels of apprenticeship

Level Qualification equivalent to Minimum entry requirements Duration
Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship 5 GCSEs grade A*-C GCSEs in English Language and Maths at grade A*-D 1-2 years
Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship 2 or more A Levels 5 GCSEs grade A*-C 1-2 years
Level 4 Higher Apprenticeship Foundation degree, HNC Diploma, or HND Diploma To find out, call our Course Information Team on 01924 789111 Up to 2 years

After completing your apprenticeship, you can progress to higher level apprenticeships or higher education here with us at College on one of our many university level courses.

Earning while you learn

A National Minimum Wage (NMW) for apprentices has been introduced for young people aged 16 - 18 and those aged over 19 in the first year of their Apprenticeship. A rate of £3.30 per hour applies to working time plus time spent training as this is also part of the Apprenticeship.

We currently offer apprenticeships in:-

Accounts, beauty therapy, brickwork, business administration, carpentry and joinery, childcare, civil engineering, construction, customer service, dental nursing, electrical installation, engineering, hairdressing, health and social care, hospitality and catering, information technology, logistics, motor vehicle, motorcycle maintenance and repair, plastering, plumbing, security, and supporting teaching and learning (classroom assistant).

We’re adding to our apprenticeship programmes all the time. If the area you’re interested in isn’t on this list, please contact the Apprentice Recruitment Team for the most up-to-date information.

Get a School Leaver Prospectus Prospectus

The School Leaver Prospectus contains all the options available at Wakefield College for 16 - 19 year olds, including vocational courses, apprenticeships, Foundation Learning (FLEX) and our Sixth Form.

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Get in touch

Chat to one of our specialist advisors, telephone the Apprentice Recruitment Team on 01924 789469 or email

Chat with course information about these or other courses, telephone 01924 789111 or email

Download a copy of our School Leaver Prospectus, or request a printed copy from Course information.

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