Apprenticeships Employer Information

As merged colleges, Apprenticeship training provider North Warwickshire and South Leicestershire College offer a comprehensive Apprenticeship portfolio to a range of industries and business areas throughout North Warwickshire and South Leicestershire.

Apprenticeships allow you to bring new talent through the ranks and train your team with the skills they need to help your business succeed.

In response to the Government’s pledge to create 3 million Apprenticeship starts by 2020, a number of Apprenticeship reforms are taking place.

The new standards put employers in control of designing Apprenticeships, so people are equipped with the skills that meet the needs of their organisation. The standards will:

  • Replace the existing complex frameworks with short, simple, accessible Apprenticeship standards written by employers in a language they understand. The standards describe the skills and knowledge that an individual needs to be fully competent in an occupation
  • Improve the quality of Apprenticeships through higher expectations of English and maths, more rigorous testing to ensure the apprentice is fully competent and raising aspirations for apprentices by introducing grading at the end of the apprenticeship
  • Give employers control of the funding so that they become more demanding customers

From April 2017, the current Apprenticeship frameworks will be replaced with new standards. Frameworks will be switched off in phases between 2017 through to 2019/20. Some frameworks have already been removed.



  • We are graded Good by Ofsted
  • We have around 1,800 Apprentices across 7 main sector areas
  • Our success rate is 80.3% – this is above the national average
  • We have more than 600 employer partners
  • Extensive experience in working with small, medium and large employers across a range of industries
  • Ongoing support from assessors with in-depth knowledge of the industry
  • Central, easy to access locations across North Warwickshire and South Leicestershire