Apprenticeships are a great opportunity to establish yourself with a company and gain a range of skills that will allow your career to develop. You will earn money and be able to use the knowledge, skills and behaviours you learn to progress to higher education and further your career.  

Why become an apprentice?

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Studying an Apprenticeship offers you the opportunity to:

  • Earn while you learn
  • Get holiday pay
  • Learn on the job
  • Benefit from support during training
  • Get the skills employers want
  • Gain a nationally recognised qualification

How does the Apprenticeship programme work?

Apprenticeship Standards focus on the knowledge, skills and behaviours required for a job role. Some Apprenticeship Standards also feature additional recognised qualifications linked to your chosen profession. If you don’t have English and maths, all apprenticeships support you to complete these during the apprenticeship. As an apprentice you will attend regular tutorials with a Skills Trainer and participate in progress review meetings every eight weeks alongside your line-manager to ensure you are supported to achieve. As you approach the end of your apprenticeship your Skills Trainer and line-manager will plan your End Point Assessment (EPA), which allows you to demonstrate your skills and show you have reached the relevant standard.

Your employment

Apprentices (in most cases) are employed for a minimum of 30 hours each week. All apprentices have a contract of employment, are paid for their holidays and for any time spent in college. All employers agree to pay at least the Apprentice Minimum Wage although most employers pay above this rate.


To be eligible for an apprenticeship you must:

  • Be ordinarily resident in the UK/EU for the last three years prior to the enrolment date
  • Not hold a higher qualification closely linked to the apprenticeship
  • Not be participating in any other funded education or training including school or college courses

Subjects on offer at West London College

Business, Accounts and Professional

Assistant Accountant (Level 3)
Associate Project Manager  (Level 4)
Customer Service Practitioner (Level 2)
Business Admin (Level 2)
Business Administrator (Level 3)
Customer Service Specialist (Level 3)
HR Consultant/Partner (Level 5)
HR Support (Level 3)
Operations/Departmental Manager (Level 5)
Team Leader/Supervisor (Level 3)

Construction and the Built Environment

Bricklayer (Level 2)
Carpentry and Joinery (Level 2)
Advanced Carpentry & Joinery (Level 3)
Digital Engineering Technician (Level 3)
Facilities Services Operative (Level 2)
Facilities Management Supervisor (Level 3)
Groundworker (Level 2)
Interior Systems Installer / Dry Lining (Level 2)
Installation Electrician/Maintenance Electrician (Level 3)
Plasterer (Level 2)
Plumbing and Domestic Heating Technician (Level 3)
Property Maintenance Operative (Level 2)

Cultural Heritage

Cultural Heritage Conservation Technician (Level 4)
Library and Information Archiving Assistant (Level 3)
Museums and Galleries Technician (Level 3)

Education and Training

Assessor Coach  (Level 4)
Early Years Educator (Level 3)
Learning Mentor (Level 3)
Learning and Skills Teacher (Level 5)
Teaching Assistant (Level 3)
Health and Social Care

Adult Care Worker (Level 2)
Lead Adult Care Worker (Level 3)
Leader in Adult Care (Level 5)

Hospitality and Catering

Commis Chef (Level 2)
Production Chef (Level 2)
Chef de Partie (Level 3)
Hospitality Team Member (Level 2)
Hospitality Supervisor (Level 3)

ICT, Digital, Media

Digital Marketer (Level 3)
Infrastructure Technician (Level 3)

Motor Vehicle

Motor Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technician (Light Vehicle) (Level 3)

How to apply 

See our Apprenticeship opportunities

or if you would like more information, call us on 020 8741 1688 or you can register your interest here.