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What is an Apprenticeship?
An apprenticeship combines a real job with practical training and study to gain skills, knowledge and experience.
There are many different apprenticeships available across a wide range of industries, and for a wide variety of job roles. As a paid employee, each apprentice works alongside their studies.
Who can do an apprenticeship
Apprenticeships are not just for new starters or people who are just about to enter the workplace, they are available to all ages and existing employed members of staff.
The College is currently delivering the following marketing and PR apprenticeships:
The levels of apprenticeship
Apprenticeships have equivalent educational levels. You can train through an apprenticeship at a higher level than a qualification that you already hold. Or if there is significant new learning required for your role, you can train at lower or equivalent level to your existing qualification.
|Name||Level||Equivalent education level|
|Higher||4, 5, 6, and 7||Foundation degree and above|
|Degree||6 and 7||Bachelor's or master's degree|
Can an individual apply for an apprenticeship?
No. Apprenticeships are organised by the employer, who chooses the Apprentice training company.
How long does an apprenticeship take?
A minimum 12 months — plus your end point assessment — but time is dependent on the standard and your experience.
Will an apprenticeship cost me anything?
There is no cost to the apprentice. All apprentices must receive a minimum wage of £3.90 per hour plus 20 days paid holiday a year, but you may receive more.
Where can I find apprenticeship opportunities?
You can search and apply for an apprenticeship opportunity in England.
What our students say
Cambridge Marketing College’s apprenticeship courses
are brilliant - there is a wealth of knowledge and different types of media
freely available. The tutors are always available to answer questions and push
you to achieve your best. This course has given me the courage to challenge
myself and the organisation I work within!
It is really interesting. I don’t have formal training so all the theory is really useful. The Learning Zone is easy to use and easy to navigate in. It’s all interesting. I’m not a reader, so love the videos and doing things. I like talking through with my tutor because he has a different perspective.
Marketing College has helped me to build my knowledge and expand my skills
within PR. Once a week, my employer lets me take a study day, which entails
anything from writing a press release, to implementing a crisis communications
plan. This helps me in my role at Sage and puts my skills to the test.
Really positive and really beneficial. I have been able to put into practice on a daily basis.
I am really enjoying it and I am finding the Learning Zone engaging. I look forward to the catch ups with my tutor. All is very relevant. It doesn't feel like work because I am enjoying it. It's not easy but it's enjoyable and I am passionate about communications.
Really good and really interesting having an academic perspective. I am Enjoying that there are lots of different theories. The Online Learning Zone is easy to use. At the beginning, I used to study on Fridays but this didn’t work because people were off, so Fridays were really busy. Now I am booking the study time in meeting rooms and it is much better!
Register your interest!
To register your interest, or if you have any questions about the marketing apprenticeships, contact Angie Annies on:
The College is approved by the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education and is listed on the Register of Training Apprentice Providers (RoTAP). It is also a member of the Association of Employment and Learning Providers (AELP) and an End Point Assessment Organisation (EPAO) for the PR & Communications Assistant apprenticeship. All our policies (including Prevent Strategy, Health and Safety, Complaints procedure, Equality & Diversity and Safeguarding) are available on request by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.