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Apprenticeships

We offer apprenticeships at County Hall and with other employers throughout the county.

Apprenticeships in Leicestershire

An apprenticeship is a work based training programme designed to give you valuable work experience whilst earning a wage. You will gain job-specific skills to meet your employer’s needs and will work alongside an experienced member of staff who will be your mentor, to gain the relevant experience and skills.

Leicestershire Adult Learning Service deliver quality apprenticeship training for apprentices and their employers across Leicestershire. 

Apprenticeship programmes and qualifications

We offer Apprenticeship Programmes in the following areas at Level 2 Intermediate and Level 3 Advanced: 

  • Business & Administration
  • Adult Care Worker
  • Lead Adult Care Worker
  • Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools
  • Customer Service Practitioner
  • Children & Young Peoples Workforce
  • Early Years Educator
  • Public Service Operational Delivery Officer
  • Team Leader / Supervisor
  • Leadership & Management
  • Operations Departmental Manager
  • Senior Healthcare Support Worker
  • Healthcare Support Worker

Contact us if there's an apprenticeship qualification you're interested, that isn't listed above, as we may be able to help you. The Institute for apprenticeships website lists all the available apprenticeship qualifications.

We can also offer all of the above courses to adults who don't want to complete an apprenticeship but want to extend their knowledge in a particular area.  

The cost of these programmes will be covered with an advanced learner loan if you're over the age of 19.  Our staff will guide you through the loan application process.

As an apprentice

you’ll receive:

  • on-the-job training and assessment
  • one to one visits at the workplace by a dedicated assessor
  • regular tutorials
  • online training resources, including tutor support
  • functional skills training in English and Maths (unless exempt)

You will have to complete 20% off the job training either in a classroom or in other ways as recommended by your employer or training provider. 

More information

GOV.UK explains apprenticeships and the different levels of qualifications you can gain. You can also Find an apprenticeship - by registering on the GOV.UK website, you'll have access to all vacancies in Leicestershire from all training providers, and be able to apply online.

For more information on any of the apprenticeships, contact us using our online form

As an Employer

If you’re a Leicestershire employer interested in hiring an apprentice or training current staff, we can give you advice.

Leicestershire Adult Learning Service work with Levy Paying employers to design an apprenticeship programme to meet your organisational needs.  We can tailor content around your job descriptions and skills gaps to make the training relevant to your occupational area. We can support you with advertising apprenticeship vacancies and recruitment to make the process easier for your business. Apprenticeships give your employees the skills required to carry out their job efficiently. You can use an apprenticeship to train new employees or existing staff who are moving into a new role and need to learn new skills.  Apprentices must be paid at least the National Minimum Wage for Apprentices.  If you pay the apprenticeship Levy and are interested in training apprentices within your business then please call the Apprenticeships Manager Dawn Page on 0116 305 2434 or email dawn.page@leics.gov.uk.

Pre-Apprenticeships (Traineeships)

We also offer Pre-Apprenticeships for 16 -24 year olds. 

The programme includes Maths and English functional skills, employability/work preparation and also a 100 hour work experience placement.

It will prepare you for your future career by helping you to become work ready and have the confidence to take the first steps into a career.

Whether you’re a young person or an employer 

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