The most important thing to know about an apprenticeship is that it is a real job, with training. You’ll earn while you learn and pick up new skills and nationally-recognised qualifications as you go. 

While apprentices can complete some study at West Herts College, the majority of your time will be spent in the workplace. You’ll be employed in your chosen profession, learning on the job for a minimum of 30 hours a week. You might choose to join an apprenticeship straight from school, as a new venture, or having completed some technical training in your chosen area already.


What will I need?

You need to have an apprenticeship job before you can start your training. Most employers ask for GCSEs in English and maths, but some may have additional specific requirements. Apprentices without GCSEs in English and maths will continue to develop their core English and maths skills by undertaking a Functional Skills qualification awarded by NCFE.


Help and support

Throughout your training our apprenticeship team is here to help and support you. We’ll ensure you receive the right training, complete your assessments and gain your qualification.



If you’re a potential apprentice and looking for a vacancy then the best thing to do is contact our admissions team to find out more about our offering.

You can take a look at the apprenticeships that we’re currently providing by viewing our helpful guide available here.



If you’re an employer who is looking to recruit an apprentice or to offer an apprenticeship to your current team members then please contact our admissions team for an initial discussion about your requirements. Once we’ve had a chat about what you’re looking for we can put you in touch with our apprenticeships and employer engagement teams to discuss the most suitable next steps to fulfilling your business needs. 

You can find out more about how we work with employers by clicking here

For further information on our apprenticeship programmes call us on 01582 569 569 or email