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What are Apprenticeships?

Care Learning Centre Apprenticeships for learners


Apprenticeships with the CLC are all designed to meet the exact needs of today’s employers – helping to develop highly skilled and motivated workers in a series of industries.

Not only will apprentices gain really useful skills, but they will also earn whist they learn.


Developing skills and knowledge from existing members of staff, in a real workplace, provide the perfect platform for young people to kick start a career. They are open to all age groups, above 16 years of age, and suit people who have just left school, just left college or have even been stuck in the same job for a long while.

The CLC will deliver special programmes within the work place using blended learning sessions, including Learning Assistant, one to one sessions, and e-learning.

CLC work in partnership with employers who not only provide the Apprentices with the on-the-job training, they also pay the Apprentice a wage. Apprenticeships are funded via the Education and Skills Funding Agency.


Benefits of an Apprenticeship:

  • Earning whilst you are learning
  • Gaining of Nationally recognised qualifications
  • Working alongside experienced staff and supportive employers
  • Learning from CLC expert staff through 1 to 1 work place delivery and e-learning platform
  • Improving or gaining Maths and English functional skills


Available Apprenticeship levels:

  • Level 2    Intermediate Apprenticeship
  • Level 3    Advanced Apprenticeship
  • Level 5    Higher Apprenticeship

CLC offer apprenticeship courses in Health and Social Care, Customer Service and Business Administration.

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The Apprenticeship website advertises Apprenticeship vacancies and can be searched and applied for online.  Or just clink on the Vacancy link on the home screen.  There are thousands of Apprenticeship jobs available in a variety of industry sectors.  Students are able to apply for as many Apprenticeship vacancies as they wish to potentially increase their chances of being accepted.

Partnership working with CLC will ensure a seamless transition for students and young people wishing to enter the world of work as an Apprentice.



Justyna Krzosa

Work placement: Care Assistant at Evergreens, Dorset.


I am currently a Health Care assistant at Evergreens and I provide personal care which includes washing, dressing and general day to day duties. I would highly recommend an Apprenticeship in Health & Social care because it has opened a new door for me and broadened my career prospects for the future.

Since completing my level 2 Apprenticeship I have gained more confidence in my job role which has allowed me to perform my duties to a better standard and more knowledge about the different legislation acts that are in place.  My future goals are to progress on to complete my Advanced Apprenticeship and a Higher Apprenticeship Level 5 in Care Leadership and Management.

Jessica Thorpe

Work placement: Hairdressing Apprentice at the Hair Centre, Isle of Wight.

IMG_0555Hairdressing has interested me since being in school,  this is what I always knew I wanted to do as a career. The Hair Centre has given me a brilliant opportunity to train and develop my skills in order for me to progress further. I work with the most amazing team of people who make working here such a pleasure. My main goal after completing my Apprenticeship is to become a colour technician at the salon.

Georgia Petty-Clarke

Work placement: Hairdressing Apprentice at the Hair Centre, Isle of Wight.


I decided to get into hairdressing because I was brought up around it and it was always a career I wanted to pursue! I enjoy doing anything involving hair. I also love meeting new clients and getting to know them better. The Hair Centre has given me the opportunity to expand my knowledge of the hair industry and learn new skills. I look forward to achieving my Apprenticeship and growing within the salon.