ApprenticeshipsView our Apprenticeship Courses
Earn while you learn and gain real work experience.
Apprenticeships and Advanced Apprenticeships are work-based learning programmes for young people aged 16-24 and are generally free of charge for learners. You need to be in a suitable job and most of your learning will take place at your workplace. We may be able to help you find a suitable work placement if you don’t already have one or you can also search for suitable vacancies on the National Apprenticeships website. You will then come to York, Newton Rigg or one of our Centres or a satellite Centre near where you work, either on day release each week or in blocks or weeks.
You will gain valuable qualifications including:
• A Work-Based Diploma at Level 2 (Intermediate Apprentices) or Level 3 (Advanced Apprentices)
• Functional skills qualifications
• Additional nationally recognised certificates for the sector in which you work (charges may apply)
You will have a Course Manager who will direct and support you. Apprenticeships involve assessment through ‘on-the job’ observation and questioning. Assessors visit you in your work place and when you’re ready, they assess and ‘sign off’ each skill (unit) when you’ve shown you meet national occupational standards. You also produce a portfolio (folder) of evidence to show that you are competent and meet the required standards. Some work-based learning qualifications may be subject to change by their awarding bodies and/or have additional entry requirements.
Apprenticeships are available in:
- Environmental Conservation
- Game and Wildlife Management
- Horticulture (Sports Turf, Golf Greenkeeper, Landscape)
- Land-Based Service Engineering
- Plant Maintenance
- Trees and Timber
- Hair and Beauty (Penrith Only)
If you are interested in our Apprenticeship courses why not visit one of our Open Events to find out more? Please see below for downloadable leaflets for some of the above courses.
COVID-19 AUTUMN UPDATE FOR PLACEMENT PROVIDERS
We are informing you about the measures the College is taking in relation to helping to prevent the spread of Covid-19. Information regarding Coronavirus is constantly changing, as you will be aware, but please be assured that as a College, the health and safety of our staff, students and visitors is of critical importance.
The College is a COVID secure environment with a comprehensive range of measures in place to keep us all safe. This means that we can continue to work and teach in a normal classroom and office environment. Our college Risk Assessment is available on our website, should you wish to see it, as this sets out the measures we are taking to mitigate risks. Also on our website are other pieces of Covid-related information and guidance. The link to the Risk Assessment is here. We are committed to following the appropriate guidance issued by our Government, Public Health England (PHE) and the Department for Education and continue to monitor developments as new information becomes available.
As part of our remit as an educational institution we have been directed by government to work with Public Health England to manage the track and trace process when we are notified of a positive case amongst our college community. We are fulfilling this role to support the national NHS Test and Trace processes. Within a clearly defined set of guidelines developed in conjunction with Public Health England, we responsible for identifying any contacts of a positive case and contacting them with advice to self-isolate in line with government guidelines.
As a result of the track and trace process your apprentice or placement student may be unable to attend their place of work or placement as they have been advised to self-isolate.
We hope you have found this information useful.