Learner Information

Apprenticeships are work-based training programmes which lead to nationally recognised qualifications. Apprenticeships include a mixture of on-the-job and off- the-job training so you can learn new skills, prove your worth to your employer, and increase your employment and promotion prospects.

As an apprentice, you earn a wage while you are training, and you get to work alongside experienced staff members to gain skills that are specific to your job. You can start an Apprenticeship straight from school at 16, or after gaining further qualifications or employment experience, so read on to find out more about how you can ‘earn while you learn’.

You need to find employment in a relevant role in order to undertake an apprenticeship. You should have good GCSE grades in Maths and English and ideally two good A levels. Anyone can apply, provided you are eligible to work in the UK and are not currently studying for any other qualification. Most apprenticeships will last 18-24 months.


Apprenticeships are available in lots of different job roles and industries and at various different levels, depending on your age and experience.

You will be employed for at least 30 hours per week and Apprenticeships can take between one and four years to complete. They give you the chance to build up your practical skills and technical knowledge, to gain experience in the workplace, and to complete a mixture of on- the-job and off-the-job training. Most of your practical skills will be developed with your employer in the workplace, while the technical side will be taught either at Sussex Coast College Hastings or in the workplace.

If you are under 19 when you start your Apprenticeship, neither you nor your employer is expected to contribute financially to any part of the training. If you are over 19, your employer will be asked to make a contribution. Your employer will pay your wages while you are on the Apprenticeship programme.


Assistant Accountant

Level 3 apprenticeship culminating in the AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting with a portfolio of work based evidence assessed by a reflective discussion. Most students will also complete the Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping or Accounting as part of their apprenticeship and should complete the award within 18 months.

All our AAT apprenticeships are priced within the funding cap of £9,000. Non–levy paying employers are required to contribute 10% of the agreed fee, with the government funding the rest. Larger employers will have the fees taken directly from their levy pot.

Exam fees and AAT registration fees are not covered by the funding, nor can the cost of resits be passed on to the apprentice.


Professional Accounting / Tax Technician

Level 4 apprenticeship resulting in full AAT qualification, with evidence portfolio assessed by a reflective statement. Apprentices may also study the Advanced Diploma and complete the apprenticeship within 24 months. A series of skills workshops ensure apprentices are ready for the workplace.

All our AAT apprenticeships are priced within the funding cap of £9,000. Non–levy paying employers are required to contribute 10% of the agreed fee, with the government funding the rest. Larger employers will have the fees taken directly from their levy pot.

Exam fees and AAT registration fees are not covered by the funding, nor can the cost of resits be passed on to the apprentice.


Business Administrator

The apprentice will undergo an 18-month apprenticeship training programme at Level 3, during which they will be supported with on and off the job training to assist their development.Business Administrator Diploma Level 3 will be completed as part of the on-programme training


If you are not employed
If you have not yet found an employer we will not be able to sign you up until you start suitable employment. Our College will do everything we can to help you find suitable employment for your Apprenticeship, but it is also up to you to try and find a suitable position. You might like to view our current vacancies, as some local employers advertise vacancies for apprentices.

If you are employed
You will need to be employed in the relevant industry sector for your Apprenticeship and your employer will need to agree to employ you as an Apprentice. If you need a bit more information, call us 020 3137 3127 and we will be happy to advise you. If you or your employer would like to speak to someone about apprenticeships, our Apprenticeship Team is available on 020 3137 3127 or course@novatraining.org.uk


Apprenticeships give you the opportunity to work for a real employer, earn a real salary and gain a real qualification whilst gaining valuable workplace skills and experience.

Earn while you learn
All apprentices must receive the appropriate national minimum wage for any learner of any age in their first year of their apprenticeship.

A real job
All apprentices should work for at least 30 hours a week, apart from in exceptional circumstances.

A real qualification
Quality is key to Apprenticeships. All Apprenticeships must be at least 12 months long and lead to a national qualification that is respected by employers around the world.


If you are not sure if Apprenticeship is the right choice for you, a Traineeship could be an ideal option.

Traineeships are aimed at young people who might not feel ready for the world of work.

A Traineeship will equip you with the skills to progress to a full Apprenticeship or you could get a new job or go for further studies.

Traineeships are an excellent opportunity to get real world office experience greatly enhances your cv. It also gives you an idea to find out your suitability for a particular role without having to commit.

With a Traineeship, instead of getting a full time job or Apprenticeship, trainees get work experience placements which help them to prepare for getting a real job or Apprenticeship.

Work Experience duration is 100 to 200 hours and employers can reimburse you travel and food expenses or its further negotiable depending upon your circumstances and capabilities.

Trainees also undertake a range of compulsory qualifications in Maths and English (unless you already have those at GCSE). They also attend specific Employability Workshop training that equip them with the skills to fit in a workplace.

Traineeship can take up to 6 months to complete.

Contact our Apprenticeship Team

for enquiries and applications.

020-3137-3127


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Address

LONDON

17, Westmoreland Road
London NW9 9RL
(Near Queensbury Underground Station,
Behind Morrisons Supermarket)

 020-3137-3127