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Apprenticeships are designed to give young people valuable qualifications, vital work experience - and a salary while studying.

In conjunction with your employer the Apprenticeships delivered through our College will provide a work-based route to a skilled occupation, supported by on-the-job training.

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Discover the range of apprenticeships we offer in Business and Accounting, Sport and Health, Catering and Hospitality, and many more. Did you know that we also have a live vacancies section on our website? Search our current Apprenticeship Vacancies here.

Building Services

  • Building Services Engineering Craftsperson - Level 3, Apprenticeship Standard. Delivered: Stretford Campus

Craftsperson’s undertake the installation, testing, pre-commissioning, commissioning and decommissioning of large-scale engineering systems which are used for heating workplaces such as those found in industrial and commercial buildings like office blocks, factories, schools and hospitals.


  • Building Services Design Technician - Level 3, Apprenticeship Standard. Delivered: Stretford Campus

A building services design technician provides assistance to engineers and other construction professionals in the development of cost effective technical and sustainable design solutions involving the production of three dimensional models, calculations, specifications, reports and drawings taking into account, where appropriate, pre-fabrication techniques.

Childcare

  • Children & Young Peoples Workforce - Level 2, Apprenticeship Framework. Delivered: Workplace

This framework is to develop knowledge and skills relating to the Children & Young People’s Workforce (i.e. those working with children aged 0-19, primarily within Early Learning & Childcare; Children’s Social Care; Residential Childcare). This framework is suitable for those looking to join the Children & Young People’s Workforce and also those already working in the sector.


  • Children & Young Peoples Workforce - Level 3, Apprenticeship Framework. Delivered: Workplace

This framework is to develop knowledge and skills relating to the Children & Young People’s Workforce (i.e. those working with children aged 0-19, primarily within Early Learning & Childcare; Children’s Social Care; Residential Childcare).


  • Play Work - Level 2, Apprenticeship Framework. Delivered: Workplace

The Intermediate Apprenticeships in Play work contributes to a number of goals within the Skills Active UK Play and Play work Education and Skills Strategy 2011-2016. This apprenticeship is designed for those learners who wish to work in a play work setting. It provides an insight into the principles of care and legislation of the play work sector and will aid career development.


  • Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools - Level 2, Apprenticeship Framework. Delivered: Workplace / Stretford Campus

The level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship is applicable to learning support staff whose responsibilities at work are closely supervised. The frameworks provide training for those roles of teaching, classroom and learning support assistant; special needs assistant; behaviour support assistant etc.


  • Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools - Level 3, Apprenticeship Framework. Delivered: Workplace / Stretford Campus

The level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship is applicable to learning support staff whose role requires competence across a range of responsibilities. The frameworks provide training for those roles of teaching, classroom and learning support assistant; special needs assistant; behaviour support assistant etc.

Construction

  • Construction Building (Brickwork) - Level 2, Apprenticeship Framework. Delivered: Stockport Campus

Construction is a multi-billion pound industry that deals with developing the underlying structure of anything from the maintenance and development of domestic properties to large commercial developments. Apprentices will receive training at college one day a week, learning practical skills in our workshops and developing underpinning knowledge. We also support all our apprentices to achieve maths and English where required. The rest of the week is spent in the workplace gaining invaluable experience on the job.


  • Construction Building (Painting and Decorating) - Level 2, Apprenticeship Framework. Delivered: Stockport Campus

Apprentice Painter and Decorators will typically work on a construction site or in domestic and commercial premises, to given specifications, preparing background surfaces for painting and applying paint by brush and roller. Learning to hang standard wall coverings with training on and off the job.


  • Construction Building (Wood Occupation Bench) - Level 2, Apprenticeship Framework. Delivered: Stockport Campus

Working in Bench Joinery requires precision and great problem solving skills. They will learn about the uses of different types and grades of wood, and about choosing the right one for the job, understand technical drawings and how their work will fit within the building, and cut wood on machines or by hand, measuring and marking it according to the design.


  • Construction Building (Wood Occupation Bench) - Level 3, Apprenticeship Framework. Delivered: Stockport Campus

Advanced Apprentice Bench Joiners will already be qualified at Level 2 and will be looking to develop their skills further take on more responsibility for organising, planning and pricing work improving quality and speed of work and by demonstrating to employers their commitment to the industry.


  • Construction Building (Wood Occupation Site) - Level 2, Apprenticeship Framework. Delivered: Stockport Campus

Site Joiners usually work on a variety of construction sites installing and fitting wood products which includes the first and second fix of flooring, roofing, frames, partitions and stairs. They will learn about site safety and the use of hand and power tools.


  • Construction Building (Wood Occupation Site) - Level 3, Apprenticeship Framework. Delivered: Stockport Campus

Advanced Apprentice Site Joiners must already be qualified at level 2 and are looking to develop their skills further, improving quality and speed of work on site and demonstrating to employers their commitment to the industry.

Engineering

  • Installation Electrician/Maintenance Electrician - Level 3, Apprenticeship Standard. Delivered: Stretford Campus

This qualification is designed for learners wishing to gain an apprenticeship within the Electrical Installation industry. Learners will gain the skills and knowledge to carry out job roles and responsibilities associated with the installation and maintenance of Electro technical systems.


  • Improving Operational Performance - Level 2, Apprenticeship Framework. Delivered: Stretford Campus

The Improving Operational Performance NVQ equips apprentices with the basic skills and knowledge to carry out a range of engineering and manufacturing processes at semi-skilled and operator level. Our learning pathway ensures that business processes are planned and executed as efficiently as possible, identifying and minimising waste whilst ensuring the highest quality.


  • Maintenance & Operations Engineering Technician - Level 3, Apprenticeship Standard. Delivered: Stretford Campus

Maintenance Technicians will maintain the safety, integrity and effective operation of plant and equipment in one or more of the following Industries that are part of or have activities that are part of the broader national infrastructure Engineering Sector: the electricity generating environment, which may use a range of different fuels including coal, gas, nuclear, wind and other renewable sources; telecommunications power plants; oil and gas refining; nuclear waste reprocessing; processing and production of chemicals; pharmaceuticals; human and animal food; cosmetics; petrochemicals; sewerage and the exploration and exploitation of oil and gas.


  • Engineering Manufacture (Electrical & Electronic Engineering) - Level 3, Apprenticeship Framework. Delivered: Stretford Campus

This Advanced Apprenticeship in Engineering Manufacture framework is designed to provide the skills, knowledge and competence requirements to work at craft or technician level (Level 3) as appropriate, to carry out a variety of engineering and manufacturing processes within the following range of sub-sectors: Automotive, Aerospace, Electronics, Mechanical, Marine, Electrical, Metal goods and Other Transport Equipment.


  • Manufacturing Engineering (Electrical & Electronics Engineering Continuation of Pathway 5) - Level 4, Apprenticeship Framework. Delivered: Stretford Campus

The Higher Apprenticeship framework for Advanced Manufacturing Engineering at Level 4 has been designed to provide the manufacturing and engineering sectors with high grade technicians and engineers who have practical skills, combined with a higher education qualification. This will facilitate progression to Level 5/6 qualifications and enable them to work towards ‘Incorporated Engineer’ status. Higher Apprentices will undertake higher level technical occupations in such sectors as aerospace, nuclear, mechanical, electrical/electronics, automotive, maintenance, wind generation, marine, space and rail engineering.


  • Engineering Manufacture (Engineering Maintenance) - Level 3, Apprenticeship Framework. Delivered: Stretford Campus

This Advanced Apprenticeship in Engineering Manufacture framework is designed to provide the skills, knowledge and competence requirements to work at craft or technician level (Level 3) as appropriate, to carry out a variety of engineering and manufacturing processes within the following range of sub-sectors: Automotive, Aerospace, Electronics, Mechanical, Marine, Electrical, Metal goods and Other Transport Equipment.


  • Engineering Manufacture (Mechanical Manufacturing) - Level 3, Apprenticeship Framework. Delivered: Stretford Campus

This Advanced Apprenticeship in Engineering Manufacture framework is designed to provide the skills, knowledge and competence requirements to work at craft or technician level (Level 3) as appropriate, to carry out a variety of engineering and manufacturing processes within the following range of sub-sectors: automotive, aerospace, electronics, mechanical, marine, electrical, metal goods and other transport equipment.


  • Manufacturing Engineering (Mechanical Manufacturing Continuation of Pathway 3) - Level 4, Apprenticeship Framework. Delivered: Stretford Campus

The Higher Apprenticeship framework for Advanced Manufacturing Engineering at Level 4 has been designed to provide the manufacturing and engineering sectors with high grade technicians and engineers who have practical skills, combined with a higher education qualification. This will facilitate progression to Level 5/6 qualifications and enable them to work towards ‘Incorporated Engineer’ status. Higher Apprentices will undertake higher-level technical occupations in such sectors as aerospace, nuclear, mechanical, electrical/electronics, automotive, maintenance, wind generation, marine, space and rail engineering.


  • Engineering Manufacture (Engineering Technical Support) - Level 3, Apprenticeship Framework. Delivered: Stretford Campus

This Advanced Apprenticeship in Engineering Manufacture framework is designed to provide the skills, knowledge and competence requirements to work at craft or technician level (Level 3) as appropriate, to carry out a variety of engineering and manufacturing processes within the following range of sub-sectors: Automotive, Aerospace, Electronics, Mechanical, Marine, Electrical, Metal goods and Other Transport Equipment.


  • Engineering Technician - Level 3, Apprenticeship Standard. Delivered: Stretford Campus

Aerospace Manufacturing Fitters are predominantly involved in highly skilled, complex and specialist detailed work, assembling aircraft systems according to specific work instructions, using relevant hand and machine tools, jigs and measuring equipment. They also install and test aircraft electrical/mechanical/electromechanical equipment and systems according to specific work instructions, using relevant hand tools, installation, and testing methods and techniques.


  • Engineering Toolmaking - Level 3, Apprenticeship Standard. Delivered: Stretford Campus

This Engineering Apprenticeship programme is designed for individuals who need recognition of their competence in a variety of engineering toolmaking activities and also need a nationally recognised qualification at Level 3. You may be working in a general engineering environment and would like to specialise in engineering toolmaking activities to develop and progress your career.


  • Food and Drink Process Operator - Level 2, Apprenticeship Standard. Delivered: Work Based

Process Operators work in the manufacturing sector of the Food and Drink Industry. They may be employed in a company that specialises in one type of product, e.g. ready meals, soft drinks or confectionary, or in a company that makes a wide range of different products. Process Operators typically work on production lines within food manufacturing plants. Industry uses excellent manufacturing processes and highly automated equipment and technology to ensure it remains competitive, and produces food and drink products to strict food safety and quality standards.


  • Food and Drink Advanced Process Operator - Level 3, Apprenticeship Standard. Delivered: Work Based

Food and Drink Advanced Process Operators work in one of the largest, most dynamic and fastest growing sectors of industry. Every day, producers, manufacturers and retailers make and sell millions of innovative food products to consumers in the UK and around the world. This includes drinks, cakes, biscuits, ready-to-eat and ready-to-cook food, sandwiches, wraps, fresh fruit and salads. It is imperative that apprentices in the industry have the skills and knowledge to ensure our food products, which millions of people consume every day, are safe.

Professional Studies

  • Learning Mentor - Level 3, Apprenticeship Standard. Delivered: Stockport Campus and Workplace

Mentoring is-and has been for centuries - the foundation of vocational training and apprenticeship, yet this standard is the first formal recognition of this role. Nowadays, mentoring takes place in all parts of the Education and Training Sector and staff-development contexts. Learning Mentors support learners of all ages, and all levels to develop within a new work role. These learners may be for example, apprentices, trainees or new recruits in the workplace, or in any vocational learning environment.


  • Assistant Accountant - Level 3, Apprenticeship Standard. Delivered: Stretford

An Assistant Accountant provides support to internal and external customers and will work predominately either as an assistant accountant within practice or alternatively within the finance function of an organisation. Part of their role will involve assisting in the day to day financial activities such as data entry to month end management accounts and/or year-end financial statements. In addition the Assistant Accountant may find themselves involved in regulatory financial requirements such as the completion of VAT returns or assisting in the preparation of tax computations.


  • Associate Project Manager - Level 4, Apprenticeship Standard. Delivered: Stretford and Workplace

Projects can be large or small. Every project needs to be managed to ensure its success. An Associate Project Manager knows what needs to be achieved, how it will be achieved, how long it will take and how much it will cost, and works with the project team to achieve the required outcomes. Associate Project Managers need good planning, organisation, leadership, management and communication skills. An Associate Project Manager utilities resources with suitable skills, qualifications, experience and knowledge to work together in a motivated and integrated team, with clearly defined reporting lines, roles, responsibilities and authorities.


  • Business and Professional Administration - Level 4, Apprenticeship Framework. Delivered: Workplace

Level 4 is ideal if you deliver administrative support services and contribute at a strategic level. You may lead or manage a team, or want to move on to such a role. You need a range of administrative and management skills, such as budget management and promoting innovation. This Level 4 Diploma allows learners to learn, develop and practice the higher level skills required for employment and/or career progression. It will enable learners to gain generic and specific management and technical skills appropriate to their field or aspirations.


  • Business and Administration - Level 2, Apprenticeship Framework. Delivered: Workplace

The framework is designed to meet the skills and needs of employers by attracting new talent into a career in Business and Administration and help to up-skill the workforce. Administrators need a broad range of skills to work efficiently and to help increase business productivity. These include customer handling, technical and practical, oral communication and IT skills. It also builds in softer skills such as team-working, interpersonal skills and the ability to reflect on personal learning.


  • Business and Administration - Level 3, Apprenticeship Standard. Delivered: Workplace

Business Administrators have a highly transferable set of knowledge, skills and behaviours that can be applied in all sectors. This includes small and large businesses alike; from the public sector, private sector and charitable sector. The responsibilities of the role is to support and engage with different parts of the organisation and to interact with internal and external customers. Contribute to the efficiency of an organisation, through support of functional areas, working across teams and resolving issues as requested.


  • Commercial Procurement and Supply - Level 4, Apprenticeship Standard. Delivered: Various Locations, Including the Airport Academy

The work of procurement and supply professionals include the process of procurement, or buying goods and services; however, these roles can be much broader than just procurement. These roles can extend to a huge range of related commercial activity such as influencing policy, financial analysis, engaging in contract law, and developing strategy to deliver services. The variety of goods and services that procurement professionals are responsible for is vast: goods could range from buying a plane to negotiating new stationary supply.


  • Customer Service Practitioner - Level 2, Apprenticeship Standard. Delivered: Workplace

The role of a Customer Service Practitioner is to deliver high quality products and services to the customers of their organisation. Your core responsibility will be to provide a high quality service to customers which will be delivered from the workplace, digitally, or through going out into the customer’s own locality. These may be one-off or routine contacts and include dealing with orders, payments, offering advice, guidance and support, meet-and-greet, sales, fixing problems, after care, service recovery or gaining insight through measuring customer satisfaction.


  • HR Support - Level 3, Apprenticeship Standard. Delivered: Stretford Campus

HR Professionals in this role are typically either working in a medium to large organisation as part of the HR function delivering front line support to managers and employees, or are a HR Manager in a small organisation. Their work is likely to include handling day to day queries and providing HR advice; working on a range of HR processes, ranging from transactional to relatively complex, from recruitment through to retirement; using HR systems to keep records; providing relevant HR information to the business and working with the business on HR changes.


  • Management - Operations/ Departmental Manager - Level 5, Apprenticeship Standard. Delivered: Workplace

An Operations/Departmental Manager is someone who manages teams and/or projects, and achieves operational or departmental goals and objectives, as part of the delivery of the organisations’ strategy. They are accountable to a more senior manager or business owner. Working in the private, public or third sector and in all sizes of organisation, specific responsibilities and job titles will vary, but the knowledge, skills and behaviours needed will be the same.


  • Management - Team Leader/Supervisor - Level 3, Apprenticeship Standard. Delivered: Workplace

A Team Leader/Supervisor is a first line management role, with operational/ project responsibilities or responsibility for managing a team to deliver a clearly defined outcome. They provide direction, instructions and guidance to ensure the achievement of set goals. Working in the private, public or third sector and in all sizes of organisation, specific responsibilities will vary, but the knowledge, skills and behaviours needed will be the same whatever the role.


  • Public Service Operational Delivery Officer - Level 3, Apprenticeship Standard. Delivered: Workplace

A career in Operational Delivery is varied and involves working on the front line in different public-facing environments. You will be dealing with different types of customers and delivering a range of public services, but the skills and behaviours you need will be the same whatever you do.

You could be:

  • Managing cases and resolving customer enquiries
  • Assessing and collecting various taxes across central and local government
  • Giving people welfare or pensions advice, or supporting them to get back to work
  • Issuing UK passports and making decisions about who has the right to visit or to stay in the country
  • Processing driving licence applications
  • Supporting citizens in court

Hospitality and Catering

  • Baker - Level 2, Apprenticeship Standard. Delivered: Altrincham Campus

Bakers work in one of the largest, most dynamic and fastest growing sectors of the food and drink industry. Every day bakers make and sell millions of loaves of bread and baked goods, such as cakes, pies, pastries and biscuits to customers in the UK and around the world. Bakers are passionate about their industry and the products they make and take great pride in their work. The industry offers many ongoing career development opportunities to suit their own particular interests, whether they aspire to being a manager of the future, a specialist baker, product designer or retail bakery expert.


  • Chef De Partie - Level 3, Apprenticeship Standard. Delivered: Altrincham Campus

A Chef de Partie is responsible for running a specific section of the kitchen. This type of chef usually manages a small team of workers, which they must keep organised so that dishes go out on time and the work area remains clean and orderly. However, in smaller kitchens a Chef de Partie may work independently as the only person in their section. Also known as a Station or Section Chef, the Chef de Partie reports to the Senior Chef and has a very important role in any kitchen.


  • Commis Chef - Level 2, Apprenticeship Standard. Delivered: Altrincham Campus

A Commis Chef is the most common starting position in many kitchens and in principal the most junior culinary role. A Commis Chef prepares food and carries out basic cooking tasks under the supervision of a more senior chef. The primary objective of the commis chef is to learn and understand how to carry out the basic functions in every section of the kitchen. Therefore having the opportunity to experience, consider and value each section with a view to choosing an area where they feel most inspired.


  • Hospitality Manager - Level 4, Apprenticeship Standard. Delivered: Altrincham Campus and Workplace

Hospitality managers work across a huge variety of organisations including bars, restaurants, cafés, conference centres, banqueting venues, hotels and contract caterers. These managers generally specialise in a particular area, however their core knowledge, skills and behaviours are aligned. Common to all managers in this role is their passion for exceeding customers’ expectations. Hospitality managers have a high level of responsibility and are accountable for fulfilling the business vision and objectives which requires excellent business, people and customer relation skills.


  • Production Chef - Level 2, Apprenticeship Standard. Delivered: Altrincham Campus and Workplace

Production chefs work as part of a team in time-bound and often challenging kitchen environments, for example; schools, hospitals, the Armed Forces, care homes and high street casual dining or pub kitchens. They report to the Senior Production chef or appropriate line manager. Production chefs are likely to work with centrally developed standardised recipes and menus, producing food often in high volumes. They apply highly methodical organisational skills, energy, accuracy, attention to detail and are mindful of the importance of sustainability and protecting the environment.


  • Senior Production Chef - Level 3, Apprenticeship Standard. Delivered: Altrincham Campus and Workplace

Senior Production Chefs strive to produce customers’ meals consistently to perfection according to predetermined specifications. They have the ability to work independently and lead a team in often hot and highly challenging kitchen environments. Production Chefs are likely to work in organisations where brands, recipes and menus have been created by a central development team. Production Chefs and their teams work quickly and efficiently, producing food often in high volumes, which is repeated day after day, requiring energy, highly methodical organisational skills and attention to detail.

Information Technology

  • Digital Marketer - Level 3, Apprenticeship Standard. Delivered: Stretford Campus

The primary role of a Digital Marketer is to define; design; build and implement digital campaigns across a variety of online and social media platforms to drive customer acquisition, customer engagement and customer retention. A Digital Marketer will typically be working as part of a team, within which they will have responsibility for elements of the overall marketing plan or campaign, working to defined marketing briefs and instructions.


  • Infrastructure Technician - Level 3, Apprenticeship Standard. Delivered: Stretford Campus

This new apprenticeship standard has been designed by employers. It is suitable for those employers looking to recruit and train people to provide technical support to internal and external customers, helping them to be productive when using technology to do their own jobs. By the end of the programme, apprentices will be able to set people up on systems and provides support when needed, rectifying issues to maintain the organisation’s productivity. An Infrastructure Technician provides support to internal and external customers, helping them to be productive when using technology to do their own jobs, by using tools to problem solve and troubleshoot non routine problems.

Motor Vehicle Apprenticeships

  • Vehicle Body and Paint - Level 2, Apprenticeship Framework. Delivered: Stretford Campus.

A Vehicle Damage Paint Technician works in the vehicle body repair sector of the motor industry. The role is to prepare, spray and finish vehicles that have been involved in collisions and other incidents in an efficient manner. The vehicles can include cars/ light commercial vehicles. This includes ensuring correct colour match and final finish to the company and customers exacting standards. This is usually within a collision repair workshop or smart repair workshop/mobile repair micro business, and working alongside another fully qualified Paint Technician.


  • Vehicle Body and Paint - Level 3, Apprenticeship Framework. Delivered: Stretford Campus

A Vehicle Damage Paint Technician understands the general principles of spray painting technology, paint composition, paint mixing and the various methods of paint spraying vehicles. They prepare vehicles fully before painting to include masking, sanding and other necessary work. They are also responsible for keeping all company tools and equipment safe and in a clean, workable condition paying particular attention to the reduction of any fire hazards. Their role includes repair, surface preparation and painting to the manufacturer’s paint specification. A technician is able to follow defined processes to restore the vehicle to a high-quality paint finish.


  • Vehicle Maintenance and Repair - Level 2, Apprenticeship Framework. Delivered: Stockport Campus

A Motor Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technician services and repairs light vehicles such as cars and vans, and works either in dealerships, which focus on a particular manufacturer, or in an independent garage, which deals with many different makes of vehicles. The Automotive Retail Industry provides employment for over half a million employees who work for approximately 70,000 employers. It is a major contributor to the UK economy. In a large dealership the Technician will typically report to the Workshop Controller, who in turn reports to the After sales Manager and liaises with the Service Reception. In smaller garages the Technician will report directly to the owner or Garage Manager.


  • Vehicle Maintenance and Repair - Level 3, Apprenticeship Framework. Delivered: Stockport Campus

The technician will work on all the systems found within the vehicle. The day-to-day work ranges from replacing simple parts through to solving complex faults with the use of diagnostic methods and equipment. The tasks faced are constantly changing, driven by the introduction of ever more complex technologies and diagnostic techniques. A motor vehicle service and maintenance technician services and repairs light vehicles such as cars and vans and works either in dealerships which focus on a particular manufacturer, or in an independent garage which deals with many different makes of vehicles.

Hairdressing

  • Hair Professional - Level 2, Apprenticeship Standard. Delivered: Stockport Campus & Altrincham Campus

A Junior Stylist role will be to produce basic cutting, colouring and perming skills to a paying clientele. Develop a loyal clientele for the future. Work as part of a team and work towards self development to keep up to industry standards and current trends.

Plumbing and Gas

  • Plumbing and Heating - Level 2, Apprenticeship Framework. Delivered: Stockport Campus and Stretford Campus

Nearly two thirds of plumbing businesses have apprentices in their workforce and these employer see apprenticeships as an important way to support the growing skills shortage in the industry. Plumbing and Heating apprentices will work in a variety of setting, inside and outside of domestic and commercial properties, working on anything from a leaking tap to a full bathroom refurbishment.


  • Domestic Heating - Level 2, Apprenticeship Framework. Delivered: Stretford Campus

Nearly two thirds of plumbing and heating businesses have apprentices in their workforce and these employer see apprenticeships as an important way to support the growing skills shortage in the industry. Domestic Heating apprentices will work in a variety of setting, inside and outside of domestic and commercial properties, working on installation and maintenance of Plumbing and Heating systems.


  • Domestic Heating Advanced - Level 3, Apprenticeship Framework. Delivered: Stretford Campus

Nearly two thirds of plumbing and heating businesses have apprentices in their workforce and these employer see apprenticeships as an important way to support the growing skills shortage in the industry. Domestic Heating apprentices will work in a variety of setting, inside and outside of domestic and commercial properties, working on installation and maintenance of Plumbing and Heating systems.

Sport

  • Acivity Leadership - Level 2, Apprenticeship Framework. Delivered: Altrincham Campus and Workplace

The apprenticeship in Activity Leadership is designed for those individuals who wish to gain a broad, but solid foundation to allow them to follow a career in the active leisure sector as a Coach or Activity Leader. In active leisure, roles covered by this framework tend to be more of a community focus, and apprentices tend to be employed in community settings as Activity Leaders, Sports Coaches and Fitness Leaders.


  • Exercise and Fitness - Level 2, Apprenticeship Framework. Delivered: Altrincham Campus and Workplace

The Intermediate Level Apprenticeship in Exercise and Fitness is designed for those individuals who are looking to enter the Health and Fitness Sector and further develop their knowledge and skills in order to progress. The Health and Fitness Industry is a large and important component of the active leisure, learning and well-being sector. This apprenticeship will give you the necessary knowledge and skills to prepare for, deliver and evaluate exercise sessions with a variety of healthy people.


  • Exercise and Fitness - Level 3, Apprenticeship Framework. Delivered: Altrincham Campus and Workplace

The Advanced Level Apprenticeship in Exercise and Fitness (Personal Training) is designed for those who already work in the Health and Fitness Industry and wish to gain new knowledge and skills to continue their professional development as well as those who wish to enter the sector in a supervisory / managerial role. The Health and Fitness Industry is a large and important component of the active leisure, learning and well-being sector. This apprenticeship will give you the necessary knowledge and skills to be able to cater for a variety of needs ranging from older adults to athletes and people wishing to train for a specific sporting activity.


  • Leisure Operations and Leisure Management - Level 2, Apprenticeship Framework. Delivered: Workplace

The Intermediate Level Apprenticeship in Leisure Operations is designed for those individuals who are looking to enter the sector and further develop their knowledge and skills to progress their careers. Recreation and leisure assistants are those responsible for operating and maintaining these types of facilities. They ensure the cleanliness of the building, and will undertake regular checks to ensure that standards of safety, environmental control and hygiene are maintained during opening hours.


  • Supporting Teaching & Learning in PE & School Sport - Level 3, Apprenticeship Framework. Delivered: Workplace

This Apprenticeship has been developed to support the achievement of the Government’s School Sport Policy and lasting legacy of the 2012 Games. This programme prepares learners for employment in a school sport setting through providing an introduction to opportunities for them to work as a physical education and school sport professional e.g. as a higher level teaching assistant (HLTA), teaching assistant (TA), sports coach, sports development officer, sports volunteer or sports leader.

Health and Social Care

Adult Care Worker - Level 2, Apprenticeship Standard. Delivered: Workplace

Adult Care Workers are front-line staff who help adults with care and support needs to achieve their personal goals and live as independently and safely as possible, enabling them to have control and choice in their lives which is at the heart of person centred care. To work in care is to make a positive difference to someone’s life when they are faced with physical, practical, social, emotional or intellectual challenges.


  • Healthcare Assistant Practitioner - Level 5, Apprenticeship Standard. Delivered: College & Workplace

Assistant Practitioners work as part of the wider health and social care team and have direct contact with patients, service users or clients providing high quality and compassionate care. Assistant Practitioners work at a level above that of Healthcare Support Workers and have a more in-depth understanding about factors that influence health and ill-health (e.g. anatomy and physiology). Assistant Practitioner is a job title applied to a very wide variety of roles that have been developed locally by employers to meet individual service need.


  • Healthcare Support Worker - Level 2, Apprenticeship Standard. Delivered: Workplace

Healthcare Support Workers work as part of a team providing high quality and compassionate care to individuals. You will carry out well-defined routine clinical duties like monitoring an individual’s conditions (by checking things like blood pressure, temperature or weight), checking on their overall progress, comfort and well-being. Depending on where you work, you may also help them to eat, drink, wash, dress or go to the toilet. You will prepare individuals for healthcare activities carried out by other members of the healthcare team, looking after them before, during and/or after those activities in line with their care plan.


  • Lead Adult Care Worker - Level 3, Apprenticeship Standard. Delivered: Workplace

Lead Adult Care Workers are the front-line staff who help adults with care and support needs to achieve their personal goals and live as independently and safely as possible, enabling them to have control and choice in their lives. In addition, Lead Adult Care Workers have responsibility for providing supervision, front-line leadership, guidance and direction for others or working autonomously, exercising judgement and accountability. As a Lead Adult Care Worker you will make a positive difference to someone’s life when they are faced with physical, practical, social, emotional or intellectual challenges.


  • Senior Healthcare Support Worker - Level 3, Apprenticeship Standard. Delivered: Workplace

Senior Healthcare Support Workers help registered practitioners deliver healthcare services to people. As an experienced support worker, you carry out a range of clinical and non-clinical healthcare or therapeutic tasks, under the direct or indirect supervision of the registered healthcare practitioner. You provide high quality, compassionate healthcare, following standards, policies or protocols and always acting within the limits of your competence. You may work in a range of services e.g. hospital, community, health or day case unit, birth centre or midwifery led unit, someone’s home, operating theatre, nursing or care home, assessment centre, hospice, school, prison, GP surgery, charity or voluntary organisation; working in partnership with individuals, families, carers and other service providers.

Science and Pharmacy

  • Health - Pharmacy Services - Level 2, Apprenticeship Framework. Delivered: Workplace

This Apprenticeship Framework provides the skills and knowledge required to become competent in supporting individuals in the Pharmacy sector, as part of the wider healthcare team. Apprentices are employed as Dispensing and Pharmacy Assistants and Pharmacy Technicians. They are an essential part of the pharmacy team and work under the supervision of a registered Pharmacist in order to provide medicines for patients in a safe and correct manner.


  • Life Science and Chemical Science Professionals - Level 4, Apprenticeship Framework. Delivered: Stretford Campus

This Higher Apprenticeship programme is designed for new entrants to roles that use life sciences, chemical science, food science, process/packaging development and healthcare science as well as provide progression and re-skilling routes for existing laboratory, scientific and technical employees. The nature of the laboratory, scientific and technical job roles will vary according to the needs of the employer, but apprentices could work in areas such as production, research and development, scientific analysis in manufacturing, health, environmental, forensic science and contract services.


  • Science Industry Maintenance Technician - Level 3, Apprenticeship Standard. Delivered: Stretford Campus

A Science Industry Maintenance Technician contributes to the fault free and safe operation of science industry plant by the installation, maintenance, testing and repair of mechanical, electrical equipment and instrumentation. They will be proactive in finding solutions to problems and identifying areas for improving their work environment. As well as core engineering skills, Maintenance Technicians need to understand and follow working practices that are specific to the safety critical science industry.