What is an Apprenticeship?

Apprenticeships allow you to work, earn and gain a qualification to help you in your career.  How you study can vary - you may have to attend college one day a week, or you may be required to do all of your studying at work - or even a blend of the two.

Apprenticeships are available at three different levels, so there’s something to suit everyone.  Typically it takes one to two years to complete an Apprenticeship; however some may take longer due to the nature of the programme. 


At Derwentside College we offer Apprenticeships in the following areas:

  • Accounting
  • Business, Management and Administration
  • Catering
  • Childcare/Children & Young People's Workforce
  • Cleaning & Support Services
  • Construction
  • Customer Service
  • Electrical Installation
  • Engineering
  • Environmental Services
  • Hairdressing
  • Health & Social Care
  • Healthcare Support Services
  • Hospitality
  • ICT
  • Management
  • Supported Teaching & Learning
  • Team Leading
  • Warehousing & Storage