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Newcastle and Stafford Colleges Group (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. Apprenticeships are great if you want to jump straight into the world of work, earn a wage and pick up technical and practical skills whilst you study for a nationally-recognised qualification. Our team from The Apprenticeship Hub are here to help, so you can chat through your options and find the right apprenticeship for you.

EARN IT. You will receive a real wage. Average salaries of around £200 per week.

LIVE IT. You will gain practical skills and receive a nationally recognised qualification at the end of it. The Apprenticeship Hub team will support you along the way and work with you and your employer to make your apprenticeship a success; helping you to achieve a great work-life balance.

WORK IT! We offer an extensive apprenticeship programme and there is bound to be the perfect one for you. Apprenticeships are available from a Level 2 (Intermediate) and in some areas up to Level 7 (Higher). The time taken to achieve this will vary depending on each apprenticeship/level and our support team are happy to guide you through each level. Here at NSCG, you are guaranteed an Ofsted Outstanding learning experience with as much support as you need.


This is you:

  • I know what job I want, and I’d like to start now
  • I want to experience student life and work life
  • I want to get the right qualifications for my job
  • I want to start earning money
  • I want to study to kick-start my career or get into university

You’ll need:

  • Two or more GCSEs at grade 4 or above in subjects that are relevant to your course. You should be looking for a job, already have one or ask for help finding one through The Apprenticeship Hub.

Your Study Programme:

  • 20% study time - off the job at college or in the workplace
  • An apprenticeship (Intermediate Level 2 or Advanced Level 3)
  • Maths and English*

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.

      If you are an employer, go to our employer apprenticeships page.