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NSCG offers a huge range of apprenticeships across all industry sectors, so you can earn whilst you learn.

Enrolling on an apprenticeship with one of our hundreds of partner employers means you can learn vital practical skills in a hands-on-environment. An apprenticeship is a great way to start work while getting the training and qualifications you need to succeed in your chosen career.

There are three levels of study:

  • Apprenticeship - usually two GCSEs at grade C or above or an NVQ Level 1. The Apprenticeship leads to NVQ Level 2 plus Functional Skills and a Technical Certificate. The NVQ Level 2 is equivalent to five GCSEs at grade A* to C.
  • Advanced Apprenticeship - usually four or more GCSEs at grade C or above (there may be specific GCSE subjects and grades for some work areas) or successful completion of an Apprenticeship Programme.

The Advanced Apprenticeship leads to NVQ Level 3 plus Functional Skills and a Technical Certificate. The NVQ Level 3 is equivalent to two A Levels and can allow you to progress on to higher education programmes.

  • Higher Apprenticeship - You need to have completed an Advanced Apprenticeship or another relevant Level 3 qualification. The Higher Apprenticeship leads to an NVQ Level 4 with a Technical Certificate and Functional Skills if required.

Fill in the form below to be contacted about studying an apprenticeship or to find out about our latest vacancies.

I chose an apprenticeship because I wanted to get into the workplace and start earning a wage, but I was keen to continue learning so I could gain a qualification and get the career I wanted. Working as an apprentice gives me the best of both worlds as I’m earning and learning at the same time.

Callum Heath, Bee Active

I’ve developed loads of skills since starting my apprenticeship. When you’re at school you’re used to working alone but, as part of my role at Leoni, I’m often working on projects as part of a team – so I’ve had to develop my communication and time management skills. I’ve also had to learn how to keep calm and stay focussed when working under pressure as I’m constantly working on a number of different tasks at the same time, all with similar deadlines. Developing these skills in the workplace has also helped me when completing my coursework for my apprenticeship qualification.

Rachel Smith, Leoni

Finding an Employer: If you are offered a place on an apprenticeship, we will work with you to help you find a placement with a local employer.

  • We will put your name forward to employers we are in contact with, or who contact us;
  • We will give you information and advice about how to approach employers for yourself;
  • We may invite you to special events to meet suitable employers;
  • We will contact and make all necessary arrangements with any employer you know who wishes to offer you an apprenticeship – just let us know their name and contact details;
  • We may offer you a place on a 'programme led apprenticeship' if you do not find an employer before the college training starts.
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