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Do you want to learn new skills and gain qualifications whilst earning a wage? An Apprenticeship may be the route for you.

What is an Apprenticeship?

An apprenticeship is a genuine job and under all circumstances you should be employed from day one. Apprenticeships combine practical training in a job with study.

As an apprentice you will:

  • work alongside experienced staff
  • gain job-specific skills
  • earn a wage and get holiday pay
  • be given time for study related to your role (the equivalent of one day a week)

Stephen at Trotec Laser Limited discusses why he chose the apprenticeship route into employment.

Emily Lockhart explains benefits of training via the apprenticeship route and how studying works.


View our current Apprenticeship vacancies

Register your interest for our apprenticeships here

Which Apprenticeships does Newcastle City Learning deliver?

Newcastle City Learning are currently working with Employers in the North East of England to bring you fantastic Apprenticeship opportunities in the following areas.

Useful Guides

A Guide to Apprenticeships

A Guide to Apprenticeship Support

Want to know more?

For further information please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone the Apprenticeship Team on 0191 277 3506.

Dan 1Meet Dan....
Dan is our Employment & Skills Coordinator and is an expert in the Further Education sector. Having worked in Further Education for 14 years there’s nothing much Dan doesn’t know! He has extensive experience and knowledge of working cross-sector; public, private, voluntary and working within the community.
In his role as Employment & Skills Coordinator at Newcastle City Learning, Dan engages with employers and learners across the region on a daily basis, supporting and guiding in-work training opportunities like apprenticeships, study programmes and NVQs.
If you’re considering offering an apprenticeship or are looking to enrol, give Dan a call on 0191 2773506.


Elaine WithycombeMeet Elaine...
Elaine is our Employment & Skills Coordinator and has worked in Further Education for 16 years; she’s a specialist and knows all there is to know about the Further Education sector! Elaine has worked with sole traders, SME’s and voluntary sector employers ensuring a smooth apprentice recruitment experience.
As part of the team at Newcastle City Learning, Elaine works with both employers and learners to create, recruit and match the perfect apprenticeship opportunities.
If you’re considering offering an apprenticeship or are looking to enrol, give Elaine a call on 0191 2773506.




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Advanced Learner Loans

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There have been changes to how education courses are funded for learners over 19 years old. Level 3 and above courses will no longer be funded by the Government (unless you are aged 19-23 years old and it is your first full Level 3 qualification) but you may qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan to cover your course fees.

If this loan is to fund an Access to HE Diploma leading to a completed degree, your Advanced Learner Loan will be written off so you don't have to pay it back.

It doesn't matter about your household income or even credit checks to qualify for a loan, and you don't have to pay anything back until you are earning over £21,000 a year.

Loans are available for people living in the UK on the first day of their course and have lived in this country, the Channel Islands of the Isle of Man for three years immediately before this.

Talk to our centre reception staff to get more details and your course offer letter which will have the information you will need to complete your loan application.

Find out more about Advanced Learner Loans.

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