Gaining qualifications in the workplace, supported by college staff, is becoming an increasingly popular option.

Apprenticeships are available in a broad range of careers with employers across a wide area. Apprenticeships combine practical training in a job with study.

As an apprentice you will:

  • work alongside experienced staff
  • gain job-specific skills
  • earn a wage and get holiday pay
  • study towards a related qualification

Apprenticeships take 1 to 4 years to complete depending on their level and your progress.

Who can apply

To start one, you’ll need to be:

  • 16 or over
  • living in England
  • not in full-time education when the apprenticeship starts
  • you need to find an apprenticeship vacancy as you must be employed to be an apprentice

Apprenticeship Levels:


  • Level 2
  • Equivalent Educational Level: 5 GCSE passes at grades 9 to 4


  • Level 3
  • Equivalent Educational Level: 2 A Level passes


  • Level 4
  • Equivalent Educational Level: Foundation

Degree/HNC Degree

  • Level 5 & 6
  • Equivalent Educational Level: Full Degree/HND

At East Coast College we are constantly broadening the apprenticeship provision on offer to meet industry needs. If you can’t see what you’re looking for please contact us today so we can discuss your requirements.

0800 085 8860

Apprenticeships at East Coast College
Intermediate/Level 2 Advanced/Level 3 Higher/Level 4 Degree/Level 5/6
Business Skills
Business Admin Yes Yes Yes No
Team Leader/Supervisor No Yes No No
Customer Service Yes Yes No No
HR Support No Yes No No
Management No No Yes Yes
Construction and Trades
Trowel Occputations Yes Yes No No
Wood Occupations Yes Yes No No
Electrical Installation / Electrical Maintenance Yes Yes No No
Boat Builder Yes Yes No No
Plumbing Yes Yes No No
Machining Yes Yes Yes Yes
Maintenance Yes Yes Yes No
Fabrication and Welding Yes Yes No No
Motor Vehicle Yes Yes No No
Hair, Beauty and Barbering
Barbering Yes Yes No No
Beauty (Massage) Yes Yes No No
Hairdressing Yes Yes No No
Health, Social Care and Early Years
Adult Care Yes Yes Yes No
Healthcare Support Worker Yes No No No
Children and Young Peoples Workforce Yes No Yes No
Early Years Educator No Yes No No
Residential Care No Yes Yes No
Hospitality and Catering
Commis Chef Yes No No No
Hospitality Team Member Yes No No No
Chef de Partie No Yes No No
Hospitality Supervisor No Yes No No
Marketing and Digital Media
Creative Digital Media No Yes No No
Marketing Yes Yes No No
Social Media and Digital Marketing No Yes No No
Supporting Teaching and Learning
Support Teaching and Learning Yes Yes No No

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