For information about our pre-apprenticeship courses and routes to an apprenticeship, read our frequently asked questions below.

Our practical full-time pre-apprenticeship courses and apprenticeships include:

Practical, Technical and Construction based:

  • engineering
  • electrics
  • brickwork
  • painting and decorating
  • horticulture and landscaping
  • joinery
  • logistics
  • plumbing
  • plastering
  • floor coverings
  • fencing
  • logistics
  • manufacturing
  • fenestration (glass/door installation)
  • gas, heating and renewables

Office Based:

  • ICT
  • Business administration
  • customer service
  • digital media and marketing
  • accountancy and book-keeping
  • team leader and management

Apprenticeship courses often do require a minimum of 2 to 3 GCSE’s grade C or above (incl. Maths and English), some employers request additional subjects or qualifications.

Pre-apprenticeship courses:
Traineeship Courses – Up to 6 Month Fast Track Programme to Apprenticeships and FE learning. Entry requirements: 2 to 3 GCSE grade C/D or above (incl. Maths and English)
Study Programmes – up to 12 Months, leading to Apprenticeships, Traineeships and FE learning. Entry requirements are discussed on an individual basis.

For all of our courses a successful interview with us is a core requirement, a keen interest in the subject, and the willingness to work hard and focus on timekeeping and attendance.

Support is the key to our success. Pre-apprenticeship learners are offered weekly attendance bonus payments of up to £30 per week, FREE travel, FREE breakfasts, FREE NUS Extra discount cards and other incentives and once learners are signed up onto an apprenticeship their pay increases onto the apprenticeship rates. All of our learners are offered FREE work trial opportunities and support in securing apprenticeships through our employer partnerships team, hence our progression success rates.

All of our pre-apprenticeship courses offer learners a range of different levels of qualifications from entry level through to level 3 and 4 courses and beyond dependent upon the vocational area and the learners’ individual needs. For all of our courses a keen interest in the subject is a must as well as the willingness to work hard and focus on timekeeping and attendance.