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You just need to answer three simple questions about your study preferences, interests and predicted grades and we can suggest courses that might suit you.

  • 1 Study type
  • 2 Your Interests
  • 3 Your Grades
Question 1

How would you prefer to study?

Question 2

What are your interests?

Question 3

What grades have you achieved or are predicted?

These results are a suggestion of courses you may want to explore but are by no means a definitive list and individual entry requirements do apply.

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Is an Apprenticeship the right option for me?

  • Do you want to earn while you learn?
  • Do you want to gain industry recognised knowledge and skills in your chosen sector?

If so, an Apprenticeship could be exactly what you are looking for! Apprentices earn a wage and work alongside experienced staff to gain job–specific skills. If you are interested in training for your dream career or interested in changing profession an Apprenticeship could be for you.

Why choose us?

Every year the Apprenticeship Delivery Team and local employers train over 400 Apprentices in their chosen profession. Our dedicated Apprenticeship Advisors are on hand to support you throughout your apprenticeship journey to ensure you get the most out of the programme. Our Apprenticeship Advisors can also advise you on career pathways after your Apprenticeship has finished.

What support will I receive during my Apprenticeship?
Our Apprentices receive extensive support from both employers and the College including:

    College inductions –At the beginning of your apprenticeship you will attend a College induction where you will be introduced to all the services available.

    Workplace mentor –All apprentices are assigned a mentor. Your mentor, usually an experienced member of staff, will assist you in settling into your workplace in addition to supporting your progress through your apprenticeship.

    Trainer assessor– Every apprentice will meet with a Trainer Assessor every 12 weeks. Your Trainer Assessor will review your progress on your e-portfolio (OneFile) and provide help and support. Your Trainer Assessor will set action plans and SMART objectives to ensure you are ready for End Point Assessment (EPA).

    Apprenticeship Advisor – An Apprenticeship Advisor is available at the College to monitor your progression, help with any problems you may encounter and act as a point of contact for both you and your employer.


    How many hours will I work each week?

    Min­i­mum hours a week is 30 includ­ing off the job training.

    How much will I earn?

    Min­i­mum salary for an Appren­tice is £4.81 per hour for 16 to 18 year olds or 19 or over in their first year of Appren­tice­ship, although many employ­ers will pay more.

    Who can apply for an Apprenticeship?

    Any­one liv­ing in Eng­land, over 16 and not in full – time edu­ca­tion can apply.

    Is there an addi­tion­al cost?

    Learn­ers may need to pur­chase uni­form and/​or equip­ment depend­ing on the employer.

    If I have an addi­tion­al learn­ing need, will there be sup­port available?

    Yes, we are com­mit­ted to sup­port­ing all our Appren­tices through­out the process. Please con­tact the Appren­tice­ship Team to find out more.

    What qual­i­fi­ca­tions do I need?

    As a gen­er­al guide to com­mence a Lev­el 2 Appren­tice­ship you’ll typ­i­cal­ly need 4 GCSEs at grades 9/​A to 2/E or equiv­a­lent or to study a Lev­el 3 Appren­tice­ship you’ll typ­i­cal­ly need 6 GCSEs at grades 9/​A to 3/​D or equiv­a­lent. Some Lev­el 3 or high­er Appren­tice­ship Stan­dards will require you to have a min­i­mum GCSE grade 4/C or equiv­a­lent in maths and Eng­lish to be accept­ed onto the programme. 

    What if I don’t meet the entry requirements?

    The Col­lege Infor­ma­tion Advice and Guid­ance team will advise on oth­er course options. This could be a pro­gramme of full-time study with Eng­lish and maths tuition as required. Many of our full-time stu­dents progress onto apprenticeships.

    What Appren­tice­ships are avail­able through Rut­land Adult Learn­ing and Skills Service?

    Appren­tice­ships are avail­able through our Part­ners at Rut­land Adult Learn­ing and Skills Ser­vice in:

    • Busi­ness Admin­is­tra­tion — Lev­el 3
    • Cus­tomer Ser­vice – Lev­els 2 and 3
    • Dig­i­tal Mar­ket­ing – Lev­el 3
    • Account­ing – Lev­els 2, 3 and 4
    • Sup­port­ing Teach­ing and Learn­ing in Schools (Teach­ing Assis­tant) – Lev­el 3
    • Ear­ly Years Edu­ca­tor – Lev­els 2 and 3

    If you are aged 16 or over and would like sup­port to begin an appren­tice­ship, or would like to com­plete an appren­tice­ship with­in your exist­ing employ­er, please contact:

    Char­lotte Law on 01572 758283 or charlotte.​law@​peterborough.​ac.​uk or RALSS.​enquiries@​stamford.​ac.​uk


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