Work, Earn and Learn with an Apprenticeships
Apprenticeships and Advanced Apprenticeships are designed for people who want to train on the job and get a qualification, so you can earn as you learn. You will gain nationally recognised qualifications in your chosen industry which demonstrate your practical competence and technical knowledge alongside skills in literacy, numeracy and ICT. Apprentices study at College and also in the workplace, bringing their knowledge into their job and learning from others in the company.
Entry requirements vary depending on the chosen area of study and all applicants will be required to complete basic skills assessments in literacy and numeracy. For some subjects there may also be a trade related test.
Whilst most courses begin in September each year, some subjects may have more than one start each academic year. We also have programmes that can start at any time during the year.
What subjects are available?
Please click here for our full range of Apprenticeship courses.
We have apprenticeship in areas including:
- Business Administration
- Beauty Therapy and Hairdressing
- Customer Service
- Glass Industry
- Health and Social Care
- Hospitality & Catering
- Motor Vehicle
- Sport and Recreation
- Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools.
Key features of an apprenticeship include an individual learning plan designed to suit the needs of the apprentice, their employer and in keeping with the standards laid down by industry.
Your time in College (usually, but not always, one day a week) will provide the theory or knowledge for the job - how and why you do what you do. When not in College the training continues at your place of work, where you will be mentored and trained by your colleagues and you will put together a portfolio of evidence to show that you are competent at the tasks you do each day at work.
Teaching and assessing is carried out by tutors who are experienced in the workplace so fully understand the different pressures of combining work and study at the same time. The tutors keep up to date with new developments in their chosen subject area so that your training is interesting and relevant .
Every apprentice is required to complete Functional Skills in English and mathematics, and some apprenticeships also require other subjects such as IT.
Why be an Uxbridge College apprentice?
- The College has great links with a range of companies across many sectors including Hawker Pacific Aerospace, Mechanical Technical Services and Visage Hair and Beauty
- One of our apprentices came runner-up in the National Apprenticeship Awards
- Electrical apprentices have represented the College and their employers in prestigious industry competitions giving them the chance to showcase their skills
- Our apprenticeships are up-to-date with what is going on in the world of work.