Look at what courses are available

We recommend taking a look through the list of training we offer to see which course suits you or your employees best. Once you’re done deciding, you can apply here if you’re apply for yourself. If you’re a business wanting to apply for staff training, please apply here.

To make your decision easier, we’ve put a list of useful information regarding the start of an apprenticeship, what training costs and how it rewards, and what you should expect here.

Becoming an apprentice

Apprenticeships combine practical training in a job with study.

As an apprentice you’ll:

  • Work alongside experienced staff
  • Gain job-specific skills
  • Earn a wage and get holiday pay
  • Study towards a related qualification
  • Take 1 to 2 years to complete your training depending on the level.

Levels of apprenticeship

An apprenticeship has an equivalent education level and can be:

  • Intermediate – equivalent to 5 GCSE passes
  • Advanced – equivalent to 2 A level passes
  • Higher – can lead to NVQ Level 4 and above, or a foundation degree

Who can apply

You can apply for an apprenticeship if you’re:

  • 16 or over
  • eligible to work in England
  • not in full-time education

How to apply

There are 3 options when applying for an apprenticeship with CATS

  1. Search and apply for an apprenticeship vacancy on our website.
  2. Apply for an apprenticeship within your current position.
  3. Inform your employer of the training we offer.

The National Careers Service has advice on writing applications and what to do at interviews.

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