Standards & Frameworks

Our Apprenticeships

At Suffolk New College, our goal is to provide you with the right apprenticeship for your career aspirations.

If you are interested in a specific area, or just want a little more information, please let us know!

Call: 01473 382600

Email: apprenticeships@suffolk.ac.uk

Click below to find out more about each apprenticeship.

To start an apprenticeship you will need to search for a vacancy on the National Apprenticeship website.

Approx. duration: 12 months

Start Date: Anytime

Attendance: Off-the-job, weekly visits at the Ipswich Campus

Entry requirements: GCSE's grades A-E or 9-3 with a commitment to achieve English and Maths Level 2 (if required)

On-programme learning: English and Maths (if required) to achieve Level 2, Level 2 Certificate in Bookkeeping (additional cost)

Course Summary: Apprenticeships are work-based training programmes designed around the need of both the Apprentice and their employer. All units studied are exam-based assessment throughout the year, concluding in an end of year synoptic assessment. The apprenticeship programme will involve the study of a range of bookkeeping and accounting controls, maintaining of relevant financial records (both manual and computerised) and ensure the proper handling and control of all cash transactions.

Approx. duration: 18-24 months

Start Date: Anytime

Attendance: Off-the-job, weekly visits at Ipswich Campus

Entry requirements: 5 GCSE's at Grade C/4 or above, including Science, English and Maths or the commitment to achieve Level 2.

On-programme learning: English and Maths (if required) to achieve Level 2, Level 2 Certificate in Bookkeeping (additional cost) AAT Level 3 Advanced Diploma (additional cost)

End-point assessment: Delivered by AAT

Progression: Higher level apprenticeships

Course Summary: Apprenticeships are work-based training programmes designed around the need of both the Apprentice and their employer. Every business needs effective accounting, and that need remains whatever else changes in terms of new products and services, new technologies and new organisational structures. Apprentices will be able to develop their knowledge and skills including processing of bookkeeping transactions, build their business awareness, ethical standards, understand IT systems and processes, financial accounting and reporting, and deal with VAT returns. The apprentice will complete an End point Assessment to demonstrate that they can perform knowledge, skills and behaviours in their occupation.

Approx. duration: 12 - 18 Months

Start Date: Anytime

Attendance: All assessment and training is undertaken in the workplace

Entry requirements: Entry onto the apprenticeship is subject to thorough initial assessment to clarify course suitability. You may be required to come into an interview and assessment. Entry onto the apprenticeship is subject to 4 GCSE’s including Maths & English 9-3 or equivalent. Apprentices need to be employed for minimum of 30 hours a week, and have a contract of employment.

On-programme learning: • Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Activity Leadership

• Level 2 Award in Health Related Activity Sessions OR

• Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing

• Level 1/2 Functional Skills in English and Mathematics

• Level 2 Award in Employer Awareness in Active Leisure

• Personal Learning and thinking Skills

Progression: Apprentices successfully completing the Intermediate Apprenticeship have opportunities to progress within the industry by developing a career with an Advanced Apprenticeship, including Leisure Management or Sport Development

Course Summary: This Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship in Activity Leadership is designed for those individuals who are looking to develop their knowledge and skills or gain new knowledge and skills in order to progress their careers in the Sport, Fitness or Leisure industry. This Apprenticeship is for those responsible for the supervision of groups in a sport or leisure environment

Approx. duration: 24 months

Start Date: September

Attendance: 6 x 1 weekly blocks per year at Suffolk Rural campus

Entry requirements: Entry onto the apprenticeship is subject to thorough initial assessment to clarify course suitability. You may be required to come into an interview and assessment. Entry onto the apprenticeship is subject to 4 GCSE’s including Maths & English 9-4 or equivalent. Apprentices need to be employed for minimum of 30 hours a week, and have a contract of employment.

On-programme learning: • Crop Technician Standard

• Level 2 Functional Skills in English and Math’s

• Safe Use of Pesticides

• Emergency First Aid at Work

Progression: On completion of this apprenticeship, Crop technicians will have the opportunity to progress within the industry into roles such as unit/arable manager, production manager and farm manager.

Course Summary: As a Crop Technician you will be responsible for optimising crop/plant yields through establishment, management, harvest and post-harvest operations, while maintaining and improving the surrounding environment. You will also need to keep up to date with technological advances and new innovations.
Being a Crop Technician requires self-motivation and the ability to work both independently and as a team player to complete tasks safely and efficiently.

Approx. duration: 18 months

Start Date: September

Attendance: 6 x 1 weekly blocks per year at Suffolk Rural campus

Entry requirements: Entry onto the apprenticeship is subject to thorough initial assessment to clarify course suitability. You may be required to come into an interview and assessment. Entry onto the apprenticeship is subject to 4 GCSE’s including Maths & English 9-4 or equivalent. Apprentices need to be employed for minimum of 30 hours a week, and have a contract of employment.

On-programme learning: • Stock Person Standard

• Level 1 Functional Skills in English and Math’s

• The safe use of pesticides

• Emergency First Aid at Work

Progression: Apprentices successfully completing have opportunities to progress within the industry by continuing onto a Higher Apprenticeship in Agriculture or other Higher Education courses.

Course Summary: The key role for a Stockperson is to raise the animals with optimal welfare and consideration for their needs throughout the different stages of their life. This is practical work involving a combination of technology and manual labour. Being a stockperson requires compassion, self-motivation and the ability to work in a team and independently. Working with live animals presents a range of challenges to overcome and ensures no two days will be the same. This standard follows a ‘core and options’ approach. The core covers the generic requirements for looking after animals competently and the sector options provide more specific needs for different livestock. One option will be taken in addition to the core skills to complete this apprenticeship, which provides a solid foundation for a range of progression opportunities within the industry

Approx. duration: 24 - 36 months

Start Date: Anytime

Attendance: Off-the-job, weekly visits at the Ipswich Campus

Entry requirements: AAT Level 3, 5 GCSE's at Grade C/4 or above, including Science, English and Maths or the commitment to achieve Level 2.

On-programme learning: English and Maths (if required) to achieve Level 2, Level 2 Certificate in Bookkeeping (additional cost)

End-point assessment: Delivered by AAT

Progression: Higher level apprenticeships

Course Summary: Individuals in the role of a Professional Accounting/Tax Technician will have responsibility for creating, and / or verifying and reviewing, accurate and timely financial information within the organisation in which they are employed or on behalf of another organisation. This will be performed in order to meet relevant ethical, professional and legal standards, and will utilise the individual’s knowledge of the business systems and processes, as well as standard accounting and tax practices. This role may exist in an accounting practice, a professional services company, HMRC or the accounting function of a business or other organisation .The apprentice will complete an End point Assessment to demonstrate that they can perform knowledge, skills and behaviours in their chosen occupation.

Approx. duration: minimum 12-18 months

Start Date: Anytime

Attendance: Off-the-job, Weekly visits to the Ipswich Campus

Entry requirements: GCSE's grade A-E or 9-3 or commitment to achieving English and Maths Level 2 (if required)

On-programme learning: English and Maths (if required) to achieve Level 2.

End-point assessment: Delivered by City and Guilds

Progression: Senior Chef Production Cookery Level 3 or Chef de Partie Level 3

Course Summary: Apprenticeships are work-based training programmes, which are designed around the need of both the Apprentice and their employer. This apprenticeship prepares for work in one of the largest, most dynamic and fastest growing sectors of the food and drink industry. Every day bakers make and sell millions of loaves of bread and baked goods, such as cakes, pies, pastries and biscuits to customers in the UK and around the world. Bakers are passionate about their industry and the products they make and take great pride in their work. The apprentice will complete an End point Assessment to demonstrate that they can perform knowledge, skills and behaviours in their occupation.

Approx. duration: 24 months

Start Date: Anytime

Attendance: One day a week at Ipswich Campus

Entry requirements: 5 GCSE's at Grade C/4 or above, including Science, English and Maths or the commitment to achieve Level 2.

End-point assessment: Delivered by City and Guilds

Course Summary: Apprenticeships are work-based training programmes designed around the need of both the Apprentice and their employer. Advanced bakers will develop an in depth knowledge of bakery techniques and will demonstrate expertise in a range of bakery activities. They may work in craft, in store or in automated bakeries. They will have a full understanding of product costing and quality monitoring processes and will spend time working on activities such as product development and improvement. They will have both the knowledge and skills necessary to use problem solving techniques, quality assurance and Continuous Improvement techniques. They may be expected to lead others and will have skills in leadership and management. The apprentice will complete an End point Assessment to demonstrate that they can perform knowledge, skills and behaviours in their occupation.

Approx. duration: 18 months

Start date: Anytime

Attendance: One day a week at the Ipswich Campus

Entry Requirements: GCSE's grade A-E or 9-3 and a commitment to achieving English and Maths Level 2 (if required)

Progression: Advanced Level 3 Apprenticeship, Junior Beauty Therapist, Beauty Consultant

Course Summary: Apprenticeships are work-based training programmes designed around the need of both the Apprentice and their employer. A Beauty Therapist works independently or as part of a team supported by a manager when completing treatments as a key part of a beauty business. They demonstrate a willingness to learn, and are enthusiastic to learn about their chosen career. In addition, they exhibit a good work ethic applied to learning, drive and commitment to learn and maintain continual professional development. They act with professionalism and deliver essential one-to-one beauty therapy treatments from hands and nails, eyelashes and brow, make-up waxing and basic massage techniques. The work environment can be varied in size, style and atmosphere, from a cruise ship, through to small-bespoke salons or luxury high-end beauty salons and spas.

Approx. duration: 12-18 months

Start Date: Anytime

Attendance: One day a week at the Ipswich Campus

Entry requirements: Level 2 General Beauty Therapy, 5 GCSE's at Grade C/4 or above, including Science, English and Maths or the commitment to achieve Level 2.

Progression: Beauty Massage Therapist, higher level apprenticeship

Course Summary: Apprenticeships are work-based training programmes designed around the needs of both the Apprentice and their employer. This advanced framework in Beauty Therapy is for those who have completed their Level 2 and want to enhance their skills and take on a more responsible position at work. You will be provided with bespoke learning that meets the needs of you and your employer. The units will be tailored to your workplace and college activities, so you can build knowledge and skills that enable you to become a specialised massage therapist. The treatments will include body massage treatments, stone therapy, Indian head massage, aromatherapy massage, electrotherapy and tanning services. You will also have the opportunity to participate in college enrichment, competitions and go on trips.

Approx. duration: Minimum 12 months

Start Date: Anytime

Attendance: All assessment and training is undertaken in the workplace

Entry requirements: Entry onto the apprenticeship is subject to thorough initial assessment to clarify course suitability. You may be required to come into an interview and assessment. Entry onto the apprenticeship is subject to 4 GCSE’s including Maths & English 9-3 or equivalent. Apprentices need to be employed for minimum of 30 hours a week, and have a contract of employment.

On-programme learning: • Level 2 Diploma in Business and Administration (City and Guilds)

• Level 1 Functional Skills in English, Mathematics & ICT (City and Guilds)

• Employee Rights and Responsibilities

• Personal Learning and Thinking Skills

Progression: Apprentices successfully completing the Intermediate Apprenticeship have opportunities to progress within the industry by continuing onto the Advanced Apprenticeship in Business Administration or other Management Training at the College.

Course Summary: Apprenticeships are work-based training programmes designed around the need of both the Apprentice and their employer. This programme is designed for workers within a business administration role. You will be actively learning through taking a hands-on approach to your tasks, gaining real work experience in a paid role while working towards a nationally recognised qualification, building up your portfolio of expertise. This framework can support you in a number of jobs within the Business Administration industry including diverse areas such as HR, Accounts, Reception, Schools and Surgeries, as well as general office and administrative roles. You will develop soft skills such as communication, teamwork and interpersonal skills in relation to this role.

Approx. duration: 18-24 months

Start Date: Anytime

Attendance: All assessment and training is undertaken in the workplace

Entry requirements: Entry onto the apprenticeship is subject to thorough initial assessment to clarify course suitability. You may be required to come into an interview and assessment. Entry onto the apprenticeship is subject to 4 GCSE’s including Maths & English 9-4 or equivalent. Apprentices need to be employed for minimum of 30 hours a week, and have a contract of employment.

On-programme learning: Business Administrator Standard and Diploma for the Business Administrator

End-point assessment: City & Guilds

Progression: Apprentices successfully completing the standard can progress to a higher level management qualification or apprenticeship. Information, advice and guidance will be given on this.

Course Summary: Apprenticeships are work-based training programmes designed around the need of both the Apprentice and their employer. This programme is designed for workers, within a business administration role and gives a firm foundation of organisation operations and functional processes, as well as understanding the wider working environment. You will be able to demonstrate skills relating to information technology, record and document production, decision-making and project management. You will also develop knowledge, which will contribute to the organisations purpose, vision and aims, develop effective cross-departmental relationships internally and with external stakeholder, as well as understanding legislations, regulation and external processes. The apprentice will complete an End point Assessment to demonstrate that they can perform knowledge, skills and behaviours in their occupation.

Approx. duration: 24 Months

Start Date: Anytime

Attendance: All assessment and training is undertaken in the workplace

Entry requirements: Entry onto the apprenticeship is subject to a thorough initial assessment to clarify course suitability. Entry onto the apprenticeship is subject to 4 GCSE’s including Maths & English 9-4 or equivalent. Apprentices need to be employed for minimum of 30 hours a week in the industry with a contract of employment and in a suitable role with the required duties.

On-programme learning: Team Leader/Supervisor Standard and ILM Diploma for Managers

End-point assessment: Delivered by ILM/ActiveIQ

Progression: Apprentices successfully completing the qualification and standard can progress to a higher level management qualification or apprenticeship. Information, advice and guidance will be given on this.

Course Summary: Apprenticeships are work-based training programmes designed around the need of both the Apprentice and their employer. A team leader is a first line manager, with operational/project responsibilities for managing a team to deliver a clearly defined outcome. They would also be responsible for supporting and managing projects, planning and monitoring workloads and resources, resolving problems and building relationships internally and externally. The apprentice will complete an End point Assessment to demonstrate that they can perform knowledge, skills and behaviours in their occupation.

Approx. duration: 24-30 months

Start date: Anytime

Attendance: One day a week at the Ipswich Campus

Entry Requirements: GCSE's grade A-E or 9-3 and a commitment to achieving English and Maths Level 2 (if required)

End Point Assessment: Delivered by City and Guilds

Progression: Level 3 Bricklaying

Course Summary: Apprenticeships are work-based training programmes designed around the need of both the Apprentice and their employer. The Apprentice is equipped with theoretical knowledge combined with practical hands-on experience that leads to a nationally recognised qualification. They will attain a range of experience in their job role working on a construction site, to given specifications, setting out basic structures, building brick and block walling, laying domestic drainage placing and finishing concrete and render surfaces.

Approx. duration: 18-24 months

Start date: Anytime

Attendance: One day a week at the Ipswich Campus

Entry Requirements: Level 2 Bricklaying, 5 GCSE's at Grade C/4 or above, including Science, English and Maths or the commitment to achieve Level 2.

Progression: Self employed bricklayer, Site supervisor, progress onto Higher level apprenticeship.

Course Summary: Apprenticeships are work-based training programmes designed around the need of both the Apprentice and their employer. The Apprentice is equipped with theoretical knowledge combined with practical hands-on experience that leads to a nationally recognised qualification. This apprenticeship programme is designed for workers who are currently working as a bricklayer and have obtained a level 2 in bricklaying. You will be provided with bespoke learning that meets the needs of you and your employer with a range of mandatory and optional units. You will develop advanced knowledge and skills in working on a construction site to given specifications, setting out structures and carrying out complex building work. This will include confirming work activities and maintaining good occupational working relationships to a level 3 standard.

Approx. duration: 18-24 months

Start Date: Anytime

Attendance: One day a week at the Ipswich Campus

Entry requirements: GCSE's Grade A-E or 9-3 or and a commitment to achieving English and Maths Level 2 (if required)

On-programme learning: Mandatory qualification, English and Maths (if required) to Level 2.

Progression: Site Carpenter or Bench Joiner progression onto Level 3 apprenticeship

Course Summary: Apprenticeships are work-based training programmes designed around the need of both the Apprentice and their employer. This apprenticeship involves carrying out skilled work, primarily using timber products, either on a construction site, or in a workshop, creating and installing building components. A Site Carpenter will normally work on a building site, or in domestic and commercial premises, preparing and fixing building components, from the initial erection of a new building, through to the installation of all necessary fixtures and fittings, as well as a range of repair and maintenance activities. The apprentice will complete an End Point Assessment to demonstrate that they can perform knowledge, skills and behaviours in their occupation.

Approx. duration: 18-24 months

Start Date: Anytime

Attendance: One day a week at the Ipswich Campus

Entry requirements: Level 2 Carpentry and Joinery, 5 GCSE's at Grade C/4 or above, including Science, English and Maths or the commitment to achieve Level 2.

On-programme learning: Mandatory qualification, English and Maths (if required) to achieve Level 2.

End-point assessment: Delivered by City and Guilds

Progression: Self Employed Site Carpenter or Bench Joiner, Site Supervisor, progression onto Higher level apprenticeship

Course Summary: This apprenticeship involves carrying out advanced skilled work, primarily using timber products, either on a construction site, or in a workshop, creating and installing building components. The advanced carpenter is able to undertake complex job tasks, requiring high levels of practical skills and knowledge, in addition to managing their own work and leading small teams. These tasks would include preparing and installing complex and often bespoke building components e.g. high quality doors, shaped linings, staircases with turns, complex wall and floor units, erecting bespoke structural carpentry (inclined roofs and joists) and erecting complex roof structures (e.g. inclined roofs with hips, valleys and dormers). The apprentice will complete an End Point Assessment to demonstrate that they can perform knowledge, skills and behaviours in their occupation.

Approx. duration: minimum 12-18 months

Start Date: Anytime

Attendance: Off-the-job, occasional visits to college

Entry requirements: GCSE's grade A-E or 9-3 or commitment to achieving English and Maths Level 2 (if required)

On-programme learning: English and Maths (if required) to achieve Level 2.

End-point assessment: Delivered by City and Guilds

Progression: Senior Chef Production Cookery Level 3 or Chef de Partie Level 3

Course Summary: Apprenticeships are work-based training programmes designed around the need of both the Apprentice and their employer. This apprenticeship is designed for those who wish to gain the skills, knowledge and behavioural competencies required to work in a Commis Chef role. The role requires apprentices to prepare food and carry out basic cooking tasks under the supervision of a more senior chef. The primary objective of the Commis Chef is to learn and understand how to carry out the basic functions in every section of the kitchen. Therefore having the opportunity to experience, consider and value each section with a view to choosing an area where they feel most inspired. The apprentice will complete an End point Assessment to demonstrate that they can perform knowledge, skills and behaviours in their occupation.

Approx. duration: 18 months

Start Date: Anytime

Attendance: Off-the-job, one day a week at the Ipswich Campus

Entry requirements: 5 GCSE's at Grade C/4 or above, including Science, English and Maths or the commitment to achieve Level 2.

On-programme learning: English and Maths (if required) to achieve Level 2

End-point assessment: Delivery by City and Guilds

Progression: Senior Chef Production Cookery Level 3

Course Summary: Apprenticeships are work-based training programmes designed around the need of both the Apprentice and their employer. A chef de partie is responsible for running a specific section of the kitchen such as fish, sauté or vegetable. In a large kitchen, this type of chef usually manages a small team of workers, which they must keep organised so that dishes go out on time and the work area remains clean and orderly. In smaller kitchens, a chef de partie may work independently, they would report to the senior chef. The apprentice will complete an End point Assessment to demonstrate that they can perform knowledge, skills and behaviours in their occupation.

Approx. duration: 66 months

Start Date: September

Attendance: One day a week at the Ipswich Campus

End-point assessment: Delivered by ICE

Entry requirements: Be a minimum of 18 years of age, and A levels at Grades A*-C including Maths, English and Physical Science or their equivalent or will have completed a Level 3 Apprenticeship as a Civil Engineering Technician

Progression: Career within Civil Engineering, or possible higher education.

Course Summary: Civil Engineers provide technical and management input to develop design solutions for complex civil engineering problems. They will work as part of a team of engineers and other construction professionals through all lifecycle stages of development, design, construction, commissioning, operation, maintenance, and decommissioning of civil engineering infrastructure. They will also be required to have a broad skills base to work in areas including sustainable construction, structural integrity, geotechnics, materials, tunnelling, marine and coastal engineering, water, waste management, flood management, transportation and power. Once apprentices achieve their degree, they will complete an End point Assessment to demonstrate that they can perform knowledge, skills and behaviours in their occupation.

Approx. duration: 18 months

Start Date: Anytime

Attendance: All assessment and training is undertaken in the workplace

Entry requirements: Entry onto the apprenticeship is subject to thorough initial assessment to clarify course suitability. You may be required to come into an interview and assessment. Entry onto the apprenticeship is subject to 4 GCSE’s including Maths & English 9-3 or equivalent. Apprentices need to be employed for minimum of 30 hours a week, and have a contract of employment

On-programme learning: Customer Service Practitioner, English and Maths (if required) to achieve Level 2.

End-point assessment: Delivered by City and Guilds

Progression: Apprentices successfully completing this Apprenticeship have opportunities to progress within the industry by continuing onto the Team leader/Supervisor Level 3 apprenticeship or other suitable courses.

Course Summary: Apprenticeships are work-based training programmes designed around the need of both the Apprentice and their employer. This apprenticeship is designed for those who wish to gain the skills, knowledge and behavioural competencies required to work in a Customer Service Practitioner role. This role requires apprentices to perform a range of service delivery functions that could include, dealing with customer orders, payments, offering information, advice, guidance and support, meet-and-greet, sales, fixing problems and after care. Customer interactions may cover a wide range of situations and can include face-to-face, phone, post, email, text and social media. The apprentice will complete an End point Assessment to demonstrate that they can perform knowledge, skills and behaviours in their occupation.

Approx. duration: 18 months

Start Date: Anytime

Attendance: Off job training, occasional visits to college

Entry requirements: GCSE's grade A-E or 9-3 and a commitment to achieving English and Maths Level 2 (if required)

End-point assessment: TBC

Progression: Higher apprenticeship level or move into leadership or management roles within the Sector

Course Summary: Apprenticeships are work-based training programmes designed around the need of both the Apprentice and their employer. The Community Activator Coach Standard will underpin occupations such as an Activator, Sports Coach, Activity Leader, Community Worker or Outreach Officer. The Community Activator Coach promotes delivers and coaches fun, inclusive and engaging activities that help whole communities to change their behaviour adopt and keep to a physically active lifestyle. Community Activator Coaches are more than activity and sports leaders – they understand communities and customers. The apprentice will complete an End point Assessment to demonstrate that they can perform knowledge, skills and behaviours in their occupation.

Approx. duration: 16 - 20 months

Start Date: Anytime

Attendance: Off job training, occasional visits to college

Entry requirements: 5 GCSE's at Grade C/4 or above, including Science, English and Maths or the commitment to achieve Level 2.

End-point assessment: TBC

Progression: Move into senior roles within the Sector

Course Summary: Apprenticeships are work-based training programmes designed around the need of both the Apprentice and their employer. The key role of a Community Sport and Health Officer (CSHO) is to initiate behaviour change in local residents with regards engagement in sport and physical activity across local communities. By working within and across local organisations individuals will scope, organise and coordinate the delivery of opportunities for local communities to get more physically active. The apprentice will complete an End point Assessment to demonstrate that they can perform knowledge, skills and behaviours in their occupation.

Approx. duration: 24 months

Start Date: Anytime

Attendance: One day a week at the Ipswich Campus

Entry requirements: 5 GCSE's at Grade C/4 or above, including Science, English and Maths or the commitment to achieve Level 2.

Course Summary: Apprenticeships are work-based training programmes designed around the need of both the Apprentice and their employer. This advanced apprenticeship will equip the apprentice with theoretical knowledge combined with practical hands-on experience that leads to a nationally recognised qualification. Their apprenticeship will include tasks required for their job role such as producing detailed design solutions to achieve optimum functionality, energy efficiency and performance of built environment projects, producing drawings and presentations using computer aided design software and sketches, electronic visualisations and models.

Approx. duration: 24 months

Start Date: Anytime

Attendance: One day a week at the Ipswich Campus

Entry requirements: 5 GCSE's at Grade C/4 or above, including Science, English and Maths or the commitment to achieve Level 2.

Course Summary: Apprenticeships are work-based training programmes designed around the need of both the Apprentice and their employer. This advanced apprenticeship will develop skills in maintaining working relationships, preparing and processing invitations to tender, preparing programme, schedules of work and operating health and safety systems. They will be equipped with theoretical knowledge combined with practical hands-on experience that leads to a nationally recognised qualification. This apprenticeship programme also involves the apprentice working on a construction site carrying out estimating, buying, planning and providing technical support.

Approx. duration: 18-24 months

Start date: Anytime

Attendance: One evening a week at the Ipswich Campus

Entry Requirements: 5 GCSE's at Grade C/4 or above, including Science, English and Maths or the commitment to achieve Level 2.

On-programme learning: Mandatory qualification, English and Maths (if required) to achieve Level 2.

End-point assessment: Delivered by CACHE

Course Summary: Apprenticeships are work-based training programmes designed around the need of both the Apprentice and their employer. Early Years Educators, and other job roles such as nursery nurse and childminders, are highly trained professionals who play a key role in ensuring that young children learn and develop well and are kept healthy and safe. They work in a range of settings including full day care, children’s centres, preschools, reception classes and as childminders. They may either be working on their own or supervising others to deliver the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) requirements set by Government for the learning, development and care of children from birth to 5 years old. The apprentice will complete an End point Assessment to demonstrate that they can perform knowledge, skills and behaviours in their chosen occupation.

Approx. duration: 24 months

Start Date: Anytime

Attendance: One day a week at the Ipswich Campus

Entry requirements: GCSE's Grade A-E/9-3 or equivalent with a commitment to achieving English and Maths Level 2 (if required)

Progression: Level 3 Engineering

Course Summary: Apprenticeships are work-based training programmes designed around the needs of both the Apprentice and their employer. The Apprentice is equipped with theoretical knowledge combined with practical hands-on experience that leads to a nationally recognised qualification. The job roles related to this apprenticeships range from a Mechanical, Electronics, Marine or Electrical Maintenance fitter, Lift Maintenance (semi-skilled).

Approx. duration: 36 months

Start Date: Anytime

Attendance: One day a week at the Ipswich Campus

Entry requirements: 5 GCSE's at Grade C/4 or above, including Science, English and Maths or the commitment to achieve Level 2.

Progression: Higher level Apprenticeship Maintenance or Installation Engineer

Course Summary: Apprenticeships are work-based training programmes designed around the needs of both the Apprentice and their employer. The Apprentice is equipped with theoretical knowledge combined with practical hands-on experience that leads to a nationally recognised qualification. An Apprenticeship in Engineering will develop your employability skills and give you valuable experience of a variety of engineering related activities. You will be working in a workshop environment where your duties could encompass many areas of the work. Your exact duties will depend upon your employer and engineering job role that would range from Skilled Machinist, Toolmaker, Skilled Fitter, Pipe Fitter an Assembler or Composite Technician.

Approx. duration: 24 months

Start Date: Anytime

Attendance: One day a week at the Ipswich Campus

Entry requirements: GCSE's Grade A-E/9-3 or equivalent with a commitment to achieving English and Maths Level 2 (if required)

Progression: Level 3 Engineering

Course Summary: Apprenticeships are work-based training programmes designed around the needs of both the Apprentice and their employer. The Apprentice is equipped with theoretical knowledge combined with practical hands-on experience that leads to a nationally recognised qualification. The job roles related to this apprenticeships range from Fitter Welder, Pipe Fitter, Semi-skilled sheet Metal Worker, Welder/Fabricator.

Approx. duration: 36 months

Start Date: Anytime

Attendance: One day a week at the Ipswich Campus

Entry requirements: 5 GCSE's at Grade C/4 or above, including Science, English and Maths or the commitment to achieve Level 2.

Progression: Higher Level Apprenticeship Maintenance or Installation engineer.

Course Summary: Apprenticeships are work-based training programmes designed around the need of both the Apprentice and their employer. The Apprentice is equipped with theoretical knowledge combined with practical hands-on experience that leads to a nationally recognised qualification. An Apprenticeship in Engineering will develop your employability skills and give you valuable experience of a variety of engineering related activities. You will be working in a workshop environment where your duties could encompass many areas of the work. Your exact duties will depend upon your employer engineering job role which range from Mechanical/Electronics/or Electrical Maintenance Technician, Plant and Systems/or Lift Services/Fluid Power Maintenance Technician.

Approx. duration: 36 months

Start Date: Anytime

Attendance: One day a week at the Ipswich Campus

Entry Requirements: 5 GCSE's at Grade C/4 or above, including Science, English and Maths or the commitment to achieve Level 2.

Progression: Higher Level Apprenticeship Maintenance or installation engineer.

Course Summary: Apprenticeships are work-based training programmes designed around the needs of both the Apprentice and their employer. The Apprentice is equipped with theoretical knowledge combined with practical hands-on experience that leads to a nationally recognised qualification. An Apprenticeship in Engineering will develop your employability skills and give you valuable experience of a variety of engineering related activities. You will be working in a workshop environment where your duties could encompass many areas of the work. Your exact duties will depend upon your employer and specific engineering job role, which will range from Sheet Metal Worker, Plater, Fabricator or Welder.

Approx. duration: 36 months

Start Date: Anytime

Attendance: One day a week at the Ipswich Campus

Entry requirements: 5 GCSE's at Grade C/4 or above, including Science, English and Maths or the commitment to achieve Level 2.

Progression: Higher Level Apprenticeship Maintenance or Installation engineer.

Course Summary: Apprenticeships are work-based training programmes designed around the needs of both the Apprentice and their employer. The Apprentice is equipped with theoretical knowledge combined with practical hands-on experience that leads to a nationally recognised qualification. An Apprenticeship in Engineering will develop your employability skills and give you valuable experience of a variety of engineering related activities. You will be working in a workshop environment where your duties could encompass many areas of the work. Your exact duties will depend upon your employer and engineering job role.

Approx. duration: 15 Months

Start Date: Anytime

Attendance: All assessment and training is undertaken in the workplace

Entry requirements: Entry onto the apprenticeship is subject to thorough initial assessment to clarify course suitability. You may be required to come into an interview and assessment. Entry onto the apprenticeship is subject to 4 GCSE’s including Maths & English 9-3 or equivalent. Apprentices need to be employed for minimum of 30 hours a week, and have a contract of employment.

On-programme learning: • Level 2 Work based Environmental Conservation Diploma

• Level 2 Certificate in Land-based Activities

• Level 1 Functional Skills in English & Mathematics

• Employee Rights and Responsibilities

• Personal Learning and Thinking Skills

• First Aid

Course Summary: This will offer you a great opportunity to train with experienced professionals in the workplace. The course will provide you with the skills and knowledge required by employers in the conservation and environment industry such as fencing, footpath restoration, tree planting and hedge maintenance.

Approx. duration: 18 months

Start Date: Anytime

Attendance: All assessment and training is undertaken in the workplace

Entry requirements: Entry onto the apprenticeship is subject to thorough initial assessment to clarify course suitability. You may be required to come into an interview and assessment. Entry onto the apprenticeship is subject to 4 GCSE’s including Maths & English 9-3 or equivalent. Apprentices need to be employed for minimum of 30 hours a week, and have a contract of employment.

On-programme learning: Equine Groom Standard

Progression: Apprentices successfully completing the Equine Groom have opportunities to progress within the industry by continuing onto a Senior Equine Groom apprenticeship.

Course Summary: They must adhere to safe working practices, be prepared to work in all weather conditions and often in “out of hours” situations. They will be required to have dedication, commitment and the physical and mental toughness to cope with the rigours of the role. Living on site for part or all of the duration of the apprenticeship may be necessary. The occupation requires competent individuals who are committed to the safety and welfare of the horses in their care. They will use their theoretical knowledge and understanding, practical experience and empathy to maintain the horses’ physical and psychological well-being within a safe working environment.

This is a practical, “hands on” occupation where apprentices will work under supervision individually or as part of a diverse team. The Equine Groom is an integral part in the life of the horse, providing essential day-to-day care. They will be involved with feeding, grooming, cleaning equipment, handling, preparing, exercising the horses and carrying out routine yard duties.

The Equine Groom may also be required to assist with the preparation of, transport to and care for horses at competitions, the races, sales, shows and other public appearances. Dependent on which sector of the industry the Equine Groom has chosen, appropriate people skills will be essential.

Approx. duration: 24 Months

Start Date: Anytime

Attendance: All assessment and training is undertaken in the workplace

Entry requirements: Entry onto the apprenticeship is subject to thorough initial assessment to clarify course suitability. You may be required to come into an interview and assessment. Entry onto the apprenticeship is subject to 4 GCSE’s including Maths & English 9-4 or equivalent. Apprentices need to be employed for minimum of 30 hours a week, and have a contract of employment.

On-programme learning: Senior Equine Groom

End-point assessment: 1st4Sport

Course Summary: They can expect to handle and provide exercise for a variety of horses in different working environments. They must adhere to safe working practices, be prepared to work in all weather conditions and often in ‘out of hours’ situations. They will be required to have dedication, commitment and the physical and mental toughness to cope with the rigours of the role. Living onsite for part or all of the duration of the apprenticeship may also be necessary. The occupation requires competent individuals committed to the safety and welfare of horses in their care.

Approx. duration: 24 months

Start Date: Anytime

Attendance: Off-job-training, one day a week at the Ipswich Campus

On-programme learning: English and Maths (if required) to achieve Level 2.

End-point assessment: Delivered by City and Guilds

Entry requirements: Plumbing Level 2, 5 GCSE's at Grade C/4 or above, including Science, English and Maths or the commitment to achieve Level 2.

Course Summary: Apprenticeships are work-based training programmes designed around the need of both the Apprentice and their employer. Gas engineering involves the safe installation, commission, decommission and the ongoing service and repair of gas appliances in either a domestic or non-domestic setting. Appliances can include, but are not limited to, a range of work categories such as central heating boilers, unvented hot water storage, ducted air heaters, cookers, space heaters, meters, alternative fuel, boosters, testing and purging for industrial pipework. Roles in gas engineering will include explaining how installations and appliances work, providing energy efficiency advice and ensuring customer service excellence at all times. The apprentice will complete an End point Assessment to demonstrate that they can perform knowledge, skills and behaviours in their occupation.

Approx. duration: 18 - 24 Months

Start Date: Anytime

Attendance: All assessment and training is undertaken in the workplace

Entry requirements: Entry onto the apprenticeship is subject to thorough initial assessment to clarify course suitability. You may be required to come into an interview and assessment. Entry onto the apprenticeship is subject to 4 GCSE’s including Maths & English 9-3 or equivalent. Apprentices need to be employed for minimum of 30 hours a week, and have a contract of employment.

On-programme learning: Golf Greenkeeper Standard

End-point assessment: City & Guilds

Progression: The successful apprentice will have the opportunity to progress on to a higher level apprenticeship standard.

Course Summary: There are four key turf grass areas on a golf course – greens, tees, fairways and areas of rough, each of which requires a different type of maintenance. The safe and competent use of a range of equipment will play a major part within the apprentices’ training programme. Golf greenkeepers will also be involved in hazard, environmental and ecological operations which may include bunker maintenance, planting turf, trees, shrubs and developing wildlife habitats. Note: This standard is recognised by the British & International Golf Greenkeepers Association (BIGGA), the Professional Body for Greenkeepers. At the start of the apprenticeship the apprentice will be registered with BIGGA. Upon completion of this standard the apprentice will be eligible to join BIGGA as a full member and become a BIGGA Accredited Greenkeeper

Approx. duration: 24 months

Start Date: Anytime

Attendance: One day a week at the Ipswich Campus

Entry requirements: GCSE's grade A-E or 9-3 or commitment to achieving English and Maths level 2 (if required)

On-programme learning: Mandatory Qualification, English and Maths (if required) to achieve Level 2

End-point assessment: Delivered by City and Guilds

Progression: Level 3 Hairdressing/Hair Stylist

Course Summary: Apprenticeships are work-based training programmes designed around the need of both the Apprentice and their employer. This apprenticeship standard will enable you to shampoo and condition hair, cut hair using a range of techniques, style, finish hair, create a variety of looks, colour, and lighten hair. You will achieve a qualification on programme with the support of an assessor, and be fully prepared to undertake a final trade test of a range of client services to achieve your apprenticeship. You will also learn how to work with different hair types, from straight hair to curly hair. You will be taught how to also carry out consultations with clients and promote further services and product ranges. The apprentice will complete an End point Assessment to demonstrate that they can perform knowledge, skills and behaviours in their occupation.

Approx. duration: 18-24 months

Start Date: Anytime

Attendance: One day a week at the Ipswich Campus

Entry requirements: Level 2 Hairdressing, 5 GCSE's at Grade C/4 or above, including Science, English and Maths or the commitment to achieve Level 2.

Progression: Hair Stylist, Colour Technician, Self-employed Stylist, higher level apprenticeship

Course Summary: Apprenticeships are work-based training programmes designed around the need of both the Apprentice and their employer. This advanced Hairdressing apprenticeship is designed for worker in the hairdressing industry and progressing from Level 2 Hairdressing. You will be provided with bespoke learning that meets the needs of you and your employer. The units will be tailored to your workplace and college activities, so you can build knowledge and skills that enable you to become a Hair Stylist. You will be required to carry out a range of services including creatively cutting hair, colouring hair, colour correction, creatively styling and dressing hair. You will also have the opportunity to participate in college enrichment, competitions and go on trips.

Approx. duration: 36 months

Start Date: September

Attendance: 6 x 1 weekly blocks at Suffolk Rural per year

Entry requirements: Entry onto the apprenticeship is subject to thorough initial assessment to clarify course suitability. You may be required to come into an interview and assessment. Entry onto the apprenticeship is subject to 4 GCSE’s including Maths & English 9-4 or equivalent. Apprentices need to be employed for minimum of 30 hours a week, and have a contract of employment.

On-programme learning: Heavy Vehicle Service and Mainetance Technician Standard

End-point assessment: IMI (The Institute of the Motor Industry)

Progression: This standard has been designed to meet the professional standards of the relevant professional bodies of the Engineering Council for initial registration as an Engineering Technician (Eng. Tech).

Course Summary: A Heavy Vehicle (HV) technician services, inspects and repairs HVs, categorised by the Department of Transport as category N2 or N3, and associated trailers, with the associated ancillaries. They work in either a dealership that focusses on a particular manufacturer, or for an independent garage, franchise or large fleet operator that deals with many different makes of vehicles. They work on all the systems found within the vehicle. The nature of the work ranges from replacing simple parts through to solving complex faults with the use of diagnostic methods and equipment. The day-to-day tasks faced by the technician are constantly changing, driven by the introduction of ever more complex technologies and diagnostic techniques.

Today’s technician has to demonstrate expertise in the technical side of their role. They must have strong problem-solving skills and a good grasp of the theoretical and practical aspects of vehicles systems and associated ancillaries. They must be able to work independently but also operate as an effective team member, understanding how their workshop and the dealership/garage/branch functions from a commercial perspective, have good customer handling skills and identify ways in which they can work more efficiently.

Note: On completion of the standard the Engineering Technician will be eligible to apply for registration as an Engineering Technician with a relevant professional body

Approx. duration: 20 Months

Start Date: Anytime

Attendance: All assessment and training is undertaken in the workplace

Entry requirements: Entry onto the apprenticeship is subject to thorough initial assessment to clarify course suitability. You may be required to come into an interview and assessment. Entry onto the apprenticeship is subject to 4 GCSE’s including Maths & English 9-3 or equivalent. Apprentices need to be employed for minimum of 30 hours a week, and have a contract of employment.

On-programme learning: • Level 2 Diploma in Work Based Horticulture (Parks, Gardens & Green Spaces)

• Level 1 Functional Skills in English and Maths

• Employee Rights and Responsibilities

• Personal Learning and Thinking Skills

Progression: Apprentices successfully completing the Intermediate Apprenticeship have opportunities to progress within the industry by continuing onto the Advanced Apprenticeship in Horticulture or other Further Education courses

Course Summary: This programme covers a range of horticultural skills and related practices. The objectives of the course are to ensure the development of practical skills, related background knowledge including health and safety issues and procedures.

Approx. duration: 24 months

Start Date: Anytime

Attendance: Assessment and training is undertaken in the workplace

Entry requirements: Entry onto the apprenticeship is subject to thorough initial assessment to clarify course suitability. You may be required to come into an interview and assessment. Entry onto the apprenticeship is subject to 4 GCSE’s including Maths & English 9-4 or equivalent. Apprentices need to be employed for minimum of 30 hours a week, and have a contract of employment.

On-programme learning: • Level 3 Diploma in Work Based Horticulture (Parks, Gardens & Green Spaces)

• Level 2 Functional Skills in English and Maths

• Employee Rights and Responsibilities

• Personal Learning and Thinking Skills

Progression: Apprentices successfully completing the Advanced Apprenticeship have opportunities to progress within the industry by continuing onto Higher Education or Management Training courses.

Course Summary: This programme combines sound understanding with technical skills, building on the horticultural experience and knowledge already gained in industry. The objectives of the course are to ensure the further development of practical and supervisory skills & related background knowledge including health and safety issues and procedures.

Approx. duration: 24 months

Start Date: Anytime

Attendance: All assessment and training is undertaken in the workplace with occasional visits to college

Entry requirements: Entry onto the apprenticeship is subject to thorough initial assessment to clarify course suitability. You may be required to come into an interview and assessment. Entry onto the apprenticeship is subject to 4 GCSE’s including Maths & English 9-3 or equivalent. Apprentices need to be employed for minimum of 30 hours a week, and have a contract of employment.

On-programme learning: Horticulture/Landscape Operative Standard, Emergency First Aid at Work, Safe use of Pesticides, Functional Skills Maths and English

End-point assessment: City & Guilds

Progression: Apprentices successfully completing have the opportunities to progress within the industry by continuing onto the Advanced Apprenticeship in Horticulture or other Further Education courses

Course Summary: Horticulture and Landscape Operatives can be employed to work in public parks and gardens, green spaces and historic gardens, private gardens and estates or in production nurseries and retail outlets. Many businesses will be specialised in their activities, such as grounds maintenance (soft-landscape) or landscape construction (hard-landscape). Soft- landscaping includes the establishment and maintenance of plants and cultivated areas. Hard-landscaping includes establishment of hard surfaces and structures in addition to the establishment of plants in cultivated area.

Approx. duration: 12-18 months

Start Date: Anytime

Attendance: Off-the-job, occasional visits at the Ipswich Campus

Entry requirements: GCSE's grades A-E or 9-3 with a commitment to achieve English and Maths Level 2 (if required)

On-programme learning: English and Maths (if required) to achieve Level 2

End-point assessment: Delivered by City and Guilds

Progression: Hospitality Supervisor Level 3

Course Summary: This apprenticeship is designed for those who wish to gain the skills, knowledge and behavioural competencies required to work in a Hospitality Team Member role. Apprentices will require a strong work ethic, good communication skills and to be prepared to work irregular hours as required in the industry. Their main skills will be recognising customer needs, knowing how to match them to the products and services of the business and working as part of a team to ensure every customer, whether they are eating in a restaurant, drinking cocktails in a bar feels welcomed and looked after. Job roles in Hospitality could include front of house, waiter, bar tender or mixologist. The apprentice will complete an End Point Assessment to demonstrate that they can perform knowledge, skills and behaviours in their occupation.

Approx. duration: 18-24 months

Start Date: Anytime

Attendance: Off-the-job, regular visits to the Ipswich Campus

Entry requirements: Level 2 qualification in hospitality/catering. 5 GCSE's at Grade C/4 or above, including Science, English and Maths or the commitment to achieve Level 2.

On-programme learning: English and Maths (if required) to achieve Level 2

End-point assessment: Delivered by City and Guilds

Progression: Front of house Supervisor, progress onto Team leading/supervisor L3 or higher apprenticeships

Course Summary: Apprenticeships are work-based training programmes designed around the need of both the Apprentice and their employer. An apprenticeship in Hospitality will enable you to develop further knowledge and skills of the hospitality industry, understanding complex customer profiles and marketing activities, contribute to business target operations, legislation and finance as well as supporting the leadership of teams and motivating and supporting peers. You will also develop skills to manage industry perceptions, co-ordinate a team to deliver services and products, manage operational procedures and processes, set objectives, and manage performance. The apprentice will complete an End point Assessment to demonstrate that they can perform knowledge, skills and behaviours in their occupation.

Approx. duration: 18-24 months

Start Date: Anytime

Attendance: One day a week at the Ipswich Campus

On-programme learning: No mandatory qualification, Standard in HR support

End-point assessment: Delivered by CIPD

Entry requirements: 5 GCSE's at Grade C/4 or above, including Science, English and Maths or the commitment to achieve Level 2.

Progression: Successful candidates may benefit from career enhancement or progress further to higher-level management, HR Consultant/Partner Apprenticeship

Course Summary: Apprenticeships are work-based training programmes designed around the need of both the Apprentice and their employer. HR Professionals in this role are typically either working in a medium to large organisation as part of the HR function, delivering front line support to managers and employees, or are a HR Manager in a small organisation. Their work is likely to include handling day-to-day queries and providing HR advice; working on a range of HR processes, ranging from transactional to relatively complex, from recruitment through to retirement. They will typically be taking ownership for providing advice to managers on a wide range of HR issues using company policy and current law. The apprentice will complete an End point Assessment to demonstrate that they can perform knowledge, skills and behaviours in their occupation.

Approx. duration: 15 - 18 months

Start Date: Anytime

Attendance: Off job training, occasional visits to college

Entry requirements: 5 GCSE's at Grade C/4 or above, including Science, English and Maths or the commitment to achieve Level 2.

End-point assessment: TBC

Course Summary: Apprenticeships are work-based training programmes designed around the need of both the Apprentice and their employer. An Infrastructure Technician provides support to internal and external customers, helping them to be productive when using technology to do their own jobs, by using tools to problem solve and trouble shoot non-routine problems. The Infrastructure Technician sets people up on systems and provides support when they need it, rectifying issues to maintain the organisations productivity. The apprentice will complete an End point Assessment to demonstrate that they can perform knowledge, skills and behaviours in their occupation.

Approx. duration: up to 48 months

Start Date: July-Nov (anytime for apprentices with prior learning)

Attendance: One day a week at the Ipswich Campus

Entry requirements: 5 GCSE's at Grade C/4 or above, including Science, English and Maths or the commitment to achieve Level 2.

On programme learning: Mandatory Qualification, English and Maths Level 2 (if required)

End-point assessment: AM2 delivered by NET

Progression: Installation Electrician/Self employed/Higher level Apprenticeship and Management.

Course Summary: Apprenticeships are work-based training programmes designed around the need of both the Apprentice and their employer. This apprenticeship is for those who wish to develop their core skills, knowledge and behaviours, allowing them to work effectively with supervision in a working environment. This Occupational route will work on the installation, testing, commissioning and maintenance of low-voltage electrical and electronic devices and appliances. In addition, Installation Electricians must understand and apply the principles of planning and selection for the installation of electro technical equipment and systems in buildings, structures and the environment. The apprentice will complete an End point Assessment to demonstrate that they can perform knowledge, skills and behaviours in their occupation.

Approx. duration: 12 - 18 Months

Start Date: Anytime

Attendance: All assessment and training is undertaken in the workplace

Entry requirements: Entry onto the apprenticeship is subject to thorough initial assessment to clarify course suitability. You may be required to come into an interview and assessment. Entry onto the apprenticeship is subject to 4 GCSE’s including Maths & English 9-3 or equivalent. Apprentices need to be employed for minimum of 30 hours a week, and have a contract of employment.

On-programme learning: • Level 2 Diploma in Instructing Exercise and Fitness (REPS)

• Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing (REPS)

• Level 1/2 Functional Skills in English and Mathematics

• Level 2 Award in Employer Awareness in Active Leisure

• Personal Learning and Thinking Skills

Progression: Apprentices successfully completing the Intermediate Apprenticeship have opportunities to progress within the industry by developing a career with an Advanced Apprenticeship, including Personal Training, Leisure Management or Sport Development.

Course Summary: The Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship in Exercise and Fitness is designed for those individuals who are either already employed in the Sport, Fitness or Leisure industry and wish to gain new knowledge and skills, or those who are looking to enter the industry and attain Fitness Instructing status.

Approx. duration: 18 months

Start date: Anytime

Attendance: off-job-training, occasional visits to college

Entry Requirements: GCSE’s Grade A-E /9-3 or equivalent with a commitment to achieving English, Maths Level 2 and ICT (if required)

Progression: Level 3 IT Application Specialist

Course Summary: The IT Professional apprenticeship will equip you with the skills to work competently in this sector. This programme is designed for workers in a minimum of 30 hours employment per week.

You will be working either as an individual, or as part of a team, in an office or IT technical support environment, setting up new equipment or upgrading existing systems, working with customers to identify and reach a desired outcome.

There is a good choice of optional units which include; setting up a system, Working with ICT Hardware and Equipment, Remote Support for Products and Services, Security of ICT Systems, Software Installation and Upgrade, use of software applications

Approx. duration: 18 months

Start Date: Anytime

Attendance: Off-job-training, occasional visits to college

Entry requirements: 5 GCSE's at Grade C/4 or above, including Science, English and Maths or the commitment to achieve Level 2.

Progression: Higher Level Apprenticeship, Data Base Administrator

Course Summary: Apprenticeships are work-based training programmes designed around the need of both the Apprentice and their employer. This advanced apprenticeship will provide you with the competence, skills and knowledge to work effectively with IT systems, communication and productivity tools and software applications. You will study a range of optional units, to help you build on your skillset. You will be working either as an individual, or as part of a team, in an office or IT technical support environment. There is a good choice of optional units that include Using Email, Using mobile IT devices, Word processing software, Design software, Multimedia Software, Optimise IT Systems Performance, Setting up an IT System, IT Security for users and Bespoke Software.

Approx. duration: 12-18 months

Start date: Anytime

Attendance: One day a week at the Ipswich Campus

Entry Requirements: GCSE's Grade A-E/9-3 or equivalent with a commitment to achieving English, Maths Level 2 and ICT (if required)

Course Summary: Apprenticeships are work-based training programmes designed around the need of both the Apprentice and their employer. This intermediate IT professional Apprenticeship will equip you with skills to work competently in the sector. Your role as an apprentice will support you to learning a range of IT processes and procedures including technical fault diagnosis, working with ICT hardware and equipment, remote support for produces or services, security of ICT systems, software Installation and upgrade and testing of ICT systems.

Approx. duration: 18 months

Start Date: Anytime

Attendance: Off-job-training, occasional visits to the Ipswich Campus

Entry requirements: 5 GCSE's at Grade C/4 or above, including Science, English and Maths or the commitment to achieve Level 2.

Progression: Higher Level Apprenticeship or IT Application Specialist, Software Tester.

Course Summary: Apprenticeships are work-based training programmes designed around the need of both the Apprentice and their employer. The advanced IT Professional apprenticeship will equip you with the skills to work competently in this sector. You will be working either as an individual, or as part of a team, in an office or IT technical support environment, setting up new equipment or upgrading existing systems, working with customers to identify and trouble shoot and escalate IT faults. There is a good choice of optional units that include Technical Fault Diagnosis, Working with ICT Hardware and Equipment, Remote Support for Products and Services, Security of ICT Systems, Software Installation and Upgrade, Testing of ICT Systems.

Approx. duration: 48 Months

Start Date: September

Attendance: 6 x 1 weekly blocks per year

Entry requirements: Entry onto the apprenticeship is subject to thorough initial assessment to clarify course suitability. You may be required to come into an interview and assessment. Entry onto the apprenticeship is subject to 4 GCSE’s including Maths & English 9-4 or equivalent. Apprentices need to be employed for minimum of 30 hours a week, and have a contract of employment.

On-programme learning: Landbased Service Engineering Technician Standard

End-point assessment: NOCN

Course Summary: The technician will typically have an understanding of the interface between machine, biological systems and the working environment for example climate, soil, plant and animals. The nature of the industry will present technical challenges ranging from simple mechanics to the diagnosis and repair of complex mechanical, electronic and telemetry systems.

Note: Successful completion of this apprenticeship will be accepted by the Institution of Agricultural Engineers (IAgrE) as meeting the Engineering Councils requirements for Engineering Technician (EngTech) registration

Approx. duration: 18 - 24 months

Start Date: Anytime

Attendance: All assessment and training is undertaken in the workplace

Entry requirements: GCSE's grade A-E or 9-3 and a commitment to achieving English and Maths Level 2 (if required)

On-programme learning: Leisure Team Member, A IQL Level 2 Award in Pool Lifeguarding. One of the following: A Swim England Level 2 in Teaching Swimming or A STA level 2 Certificate in Teaching Swimming. A Level 2 Certificate in Fitness or Gym Instruction awarded by; 1st4sport qualifications, Active IQ, Innovate Awarding, NCFE, VCTC or YMCA Awards. A Level 3 certificate in First Aid (to be taken either as a stand-alone qualification or as a separate part of the IQL Level 2 Award in Pool Lifeguarding).

End-point assessment: Delivered by Active IQ

Progression: Progress onto higher level apprenticeship

Course Summary: The role of the leisure team member is to support, enhance and deliver the day-to-day operations and services of a leisure / fitness facility. Working as part of a team, it is the responsibility of the leisure team member to undertake a range of operational duties such as assisting with the opening and closing of the facility, undertaking routine maintenance of equipment and maintaining the cleanliness and safety of the environment. Alongside these operational functions, they ensure programmed activities and services are available for customers, they act as a Lifeguard, Swimming Teacher, Gym Instructor and Group Activity Leader. The role requires empathy, professionalism and an ability to work flexibly. The apprentice will complete an End point Assessment to demonstrate that they can perform knowledge, skills and behaviours in their occupation.

Note: On successful completion of this apprenticeship the Leisure Team member will be eligible to become an affiliate member of the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA

Approx. duration: 18 Months

Start Date: Anytime

Attendance: All assessment and training is undertaken in the workplace

Entry requirements: Entry onto the apprenticeship is subject to thorough initial assessment to clarify course suitability. You may be required to come into an interview and assessment. Entry onto the apprenticeship is subject to 4 GCSE’s including Maths & English 9-4 or equivalent. Apprentices need to be employed for minimum of 30 hours a week, and have a contract of employment.

On-programme learning: Leisure Duty Manager Standard, First Aid at Work, and Pool Plant Operator

End-point assessment: ActiveIQ

Progression: Completion of this apprenticeship will enable progression in the leisure industry to a more senior management role such as Centre Manager.

Course Summary: The role of a Leisure Duty Manager is to manage the effective day to day ‘front line’ operation of a leisure facility. These facilities will vary in size and the services available such as swimming pools, multi-functional sports hall, fitness suites, crèche, children’s soft play, health suites, climbing walls and outdoor sports tracks.

Note: On successful completion of this apprenticeship the Leisure Duty Manager will be eligible to become a Member of the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA)

Approx. duration: 12 - 18 Months

Start Date: Anytime

Attendance: All assessment and training is undertaken in the workplace

Entry requirements: Entry onto the apprenticeship is subject to thorough initial assessment to clarify course suitability. You may be required to come into an interview and assessment. Entry onto the apprenticeship is subject to 4 GCSE’s including Maths & English 9-3 or equivalent. Apprentices need to be employed for minimum of 30 hours a week, and have a contract of employment.

On-programme learning: • Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Operational Services

• Level 2 Certificate in Leisure Operations

• Level 1/2 Functional Skills in English and Mathematics

• Level 2 Award in Employer Awareness in Active Leisure

• Personal Learning and Thinking Skills

Progression: Apprentices successfully completing the Intermediate Apprenticeship have opportunities to progress within the industry by developing a career with an Advanced Apprenticeship, including Leisure Management or Sport Development.

Course Summary: The Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship in Leisure Operations is designed for those individuals who are already employed in the Sport, Fitness or Leisure sector and wish to gain new knowledge and skills. The framework is also suitable for those wishing to change career after having worked in a different sector. An interest in the sector is beneficial.

Approx. duration: 18 - 24 months

Start Date: Anytime

Attendance: Assessment and training is undertaken in the workplace

Entry requirements: Entry onto the apprenticeship is subject to thorough initial assessment to clarify course suitability. You may be required to come into an interview and assessment. Entry onto the apprenticeship is subject to 4 GCSE’s including Maths & English 9-4 or equivalent. Apprentices need to be employed for minimum of 30 hours a week, and have a contract of employment.

On-programme learning: • Level 3 Diploma in Leisure Management

• Level 3 Certificate in Leisure Management

• Level 2 Functional Skills in English and Mathematics

• Personal Learning and Thinking Skills.

Progression: Apprentices successfully completing the Advanced Apprenticeship have opportunities to progress within the industry by developing a career in Personal Training or Leisure Management and/or progressing on to a Higher Apprenticeship in Management.

Course Summary: The Advanced Apprenticeship in Leisure Management is designed for those who already work in the Sport, Fitness or Leisure industry and wish to gain new knowledge and skills to continue their professional development. The Advanced Apprenticeship in Leisure Management is also for those who wish to enter the sector in a supervisory/managerial role. It is however recommended that the apprentice has experience in a role at a similar level of responsibility.

Approx. duration: 36 months

Start Date: Anytime

Attendance: One day a week at college

Entry requirements: Entry onto the apprenticeship is subject to thorough initial assessment to clarify course suitability. You may be required to come into an interview and assessment. Entry onto the apprenticeship is subject to 4 GCSE’s including Maths & English 9-4 or equivalent. Apprentices need to be employed for minimum of 30 hours a week, and have a contract of employment.

On-programme learning: Light Vehicle Service Maintenance Technician, English and Maths (if required) to achieve Level 2.

End-point assessment: Delivered by IMI

Progression: A maintenance technician services and repairs light vehicles such as cars and vans and works either in dealerships which focus on a particular manufacturer, or in an independent garage which deals with many different makes of vehicles.

Course Summary: The technician must be able to work independently but also operate as an effective team member and have good customer service skills. The technician will work on all the systems found within the vehicle, the day-to-day work ranges from replacing simple parts through to solving complex faults with the use of diagnostic methods and equipment. The tasks faced are constantly changing, driven by the introduction of ever more complex technologies and diagnostic techniques. The apprentice will complete an End Point Assessment to demonstrate that they can perform knowledge, skills and behaviours in their occupation.

Notes: This standard has been designed to be recognised by relevant Professional Engineering Institutions and successful apprentices can apply for the appropriate level of professional registration (EngTech).

Approx. duration: 30 Months

Start Date: Anytime

Attendance: All assessment and training is undertaken in the workplace

Entry requirements: Entry onto the apprenticeship is subject to a thorough initial assessment to clarify course suitability. Entry onto the apprenticeship is subject to 4 GCSE’s including Maths & English 9-4 or equivalent. Apprentices need to be employed for minimum of 30 hours a week in the industry with a contract of employment and in a suitable role with the required duties.

On-programme learning: Operations/Departmental Manager and ILM Diploma for Leaders and Managers

End-point assessment: City & Guilds

Progression: Information, advice and guidance will be given on next career steps upon completion of the qualification and apprenticeship

Course Summary: An operations/departmental manager is someone who manages teams and/or projects, and achieving operational or departmental goals and objectives, as part of the delivery of the organisations strategy. They are accountable to a more senior manager or business owner. Working in the private, public or third sector and in all sizes of organisation, specific responsibilities and job titles will vary, but the knowledge, skills and behaviours needed will be the same. Key responsibilities may include creating and delivering operational plans, managing projects, leading and managing teams, managing change, financial and resource management, talent management, coaching and mentoring.

Note: On completion, apprentices can register as full members with The Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM).

Approx. duration: 24 months

Start date: Anytime

Attendance: One day a week at Ipswich Campus

Entry Requirements: GCSE's grade A-E or 9-3 and a commitment to achieving English and Maths Level 2 (if required)

Progression: Painter and decorator, Industrial painter, progress onto Level 3 apprenticeship

Course Summary: This programme is designed for workers who are currently in or are about to start working as a Painter and Decorator for a minimum of 30 hours employment per week.

You will be provided with bespoke learning that meets the needs of you and your employer. You will develop knowledge and skills in erecting and dismantling working platforms, prepare and apply paint by roller and brush, to ceilings and walls, produce decorative finishes and work safely and efficiently.

Approx. duration: 15-18 months

Start Date: Anytime

Attendance: Assessment and training is undertaken in the workplace

Entry requirements: Entry onto the apprenticeship is subject to thorough initial assessment to clarify course suitability. You may be required to come into an interview and assessment. Entry onto the apprenticeship is subject to 4 GCSE’s including Maths & English 9-4 or equivalent. Apprentices need to be employed for minimum of 30 hours a week, and have a contract of employment.

On-programme learning: • Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training (REPS)

• Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training (REPS)

• Level 2 Functional Skills in English and Mathematics

• Level 3 Award in Employer Awareness in Active Leisure

• Personal Learning and Thinking Skills

End-point assessment: Delivered by Active IQ

Progression: Apprentices successfully completing the Advanced Apprenticeship have opportunities to progress within the industry by developing a career in Personal Training or Leisure Management.

Course Summary: In this apprenticeship, the role of a Personal Trainer is to coach clients (on a one to one and small group basis) towards their health and fitness goals through design and provision of creative and personalised exercise programmes and instruction, nutritional advice and overall lifestyle management. They will motivate clients to positively change their behaviour and improve their overall wellbeing by providing specialist advice, being aware of when to refer clients to relevant appropriate professionals for specialist information and guidance. They will also develop a comprehensive understanding of business, finance, sales and marketing which is essential to enable the Personal Trainer to build and retain a stable client base. The apprentice will complete an End point Assessment to demonstrate that they can perform knowledge, skills and behaviours in their occupation.

Approx. duration: 24 months

Start Date: Anytime

Attendance: One day a week at the Suffolk Rural Campus

Entry requirements: 5 GCSE's at Grade C/4 or above, including Science and English, Maths or the commitment to achieve Level 2.

Progression: Advanced Level 3 Apprenticeship or Plumber employed or self employed.

Course Summary: Apprenticeships are work-based training programmes designed around the need of both the Apprentice and their employer. The Apprentice is equipped with theoretical knowledge combined with practical hands-on experience that leads to a nationally recognised qualification. An apprenticeship in Plumbing will give you the skills, experience and qualifications which enables you to work under minimal supervision to complete a range of task including, installation and maintenance of domestic hot water, cold water, sanitation, drainage, rainwater systems, central heating systems and components. You will learn the theory and practical at college, and will gain understanding of Health and Safety, creative thinking and team working to prepare you for the working environment. You will also have the opportunity to participate in competitions and go on trips and visits.

Approx. duration: 24 months

Start date: Anytime

Attendance: One day a week at the Ipswich Campus

Entry Requirements: Level 2 Plumbing and Heating, 5 GCSE's at Grade C/4 or above, including Science, English and Maths or the commitment to achieve Level 2.

Progression: Project Manager, Gas Engineer, Site Supervisor or progress onto higher level apprenticeship

Course Summary: Apprenticeships are work-based training programmes designed around the need of both the Apprentice and their employer. Plumbing and Domestic Heating Technicians plan, select, install, service, commission and maintain all aspects of plumbing and heating systems, they can find themselves working inside or outside a property. Customer service skills and being tidy and respectful are important qualities as they can often find themselves working in customers’ homes as well as on building sites. Plumbing and Domestic Heating Technicians are also at the forefront of installing new and exciting environmental technologies like heat pumps, solar thermal systems, biomass boilers and water recycling systems The apprentice will complete an End point Assessment to demonstrate that they can perform knowledge, skills and behaviours in their occupation.

Approx. duration: 12 - 18 months

Start Date: Anytime

Attendance: Assessment and training is undertaken in the workplace

Entry requirements: Entry onto the apprenticeship is subject to thorough initial assessment to clarify course suitability. You may be required to come into an interview and assessment. Entry onto the apprenticeship is subject to 4 GCSE’s including Maths & English 9-4 or equivalent. Apprentices need to be employed for minimum of 30 hours a week, and have a contract of employment.

On-programme learning: • Level 3 Diploma in School Sport

• Level 3 Award in Employment Awareness

• Level 2 Functional Skills in English and Mathematics

• Personal Learning and Thinking Skills.

Progression: Apprentices successfully completing the Advanced Apprenticeship have opportunities to progress within the industry by developing a career in delivering curriculum Physical Education, delivering extra curriculum sport, Higher Level Teaching Assistant or embark on a degree level programme at university in Sport and/or Teaching.

Course Summary: Apprenticeships are work-based training programmes designed around the need of both the Apprentice and their employer. This advanced Apprenticeship is designed to provide a vocational pathway into the provision of children physical activity and development, giving experience working in a school environment. They will plan, deliver, assess and evaluate out of school activities, lunchtime and playtime activities and curriculum PE/physical activity in partnership with the school sports leads.

Approx. duration: 18 to 24 months

Start Date: Anytime

Attendance: Assessment and training is undertaken in the workplace

Entry requirements: Entry onto the apprenticeship is subject to thorough initial assessment to clarify course suitability. You may be required to come into an interview and assessment. Entry onto the apprenticeship is subject to 4 GCSE’s including Maths & English 9-4 or equivalent. Apprentices need to be employed for minimum of 30 hours a week, and have a contract of employment.

On-programme learning: • Level 3 Diploma in Sport Development

• Level 3 Certificate in Managing Sport Volunteers

• Level 2 Functional Skills in English and Mathematics

• Level 3 Employment Awareness in Active Leisure

• Personal Learning and Thinking Skills.

Progression: Apprentices successfully completing the Advanced Apprenticeship have opportunities to progress within the industry by developing a career in Personal Training or Leisure Management and/or progressing on to a Higher Apprenticeship in Sport or Management.

Course Summary: The Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in Sport Development is designed for those who already work in the Sport, Fitness and Leisure industry and wish to gain new knowledge and skills to continue their professional development. The Advanced Apprenticeship in Sport Development is also for those who wish to enter the sector in a supervisory, development or managerial role. It is however recommended that the apprentice has experience in a role at a similar level of responsibility.

Approx. duration: 18-24 months

Start date: Anytime

Attendance: One evening at college per week

Entry Requirements: 5 GCSE's at Grade C/4 or above, including Science, English and Maths or the commitment to achieve Level 2 and a DBS check.

On-programme learning: English and Maths (if required) to achieve Level 2.

End-point assessment: Delivered by CACHE

Progression: Higher Level Apprenticeship Teaching assistant, Learning support assistant.

Course Summary: Apprenticeships are work-based training programmes designed around the need of both the Apprentice and their employer. Teaching Assistants work in Primary, Special and Secondary education across all age ranges encompassing special educational needs and emotional vulnerabilities. The primary role of the Teaching Assistant is to support the class teacher to enhance pupils’ learning, in groups or individually, ensuring pupils understand the work set, know their learning objectives and stay on task in order to make progress. The apprentice will complete an End point Assessment to demonstrate that they can perform knowledge, skills and behaviours in their occupation.

Approx. duration: 24 months

Start Date: Anytime

Attendance: One day a week at the Ipswich Campus

Entry Requirements: GCSE's grade A-E or 9-3 and commitment to achieving English and Maths Level 2 (if required) and Level 1 ICT.

Progression: Advanced Level Apprenticeship or Light vehicle service technician.

Course Summary: Apprenticeships are work-based training programmes designed around the need of both the Apprentice and their employer. This apprenticeship covers the demands of today’s vehicle accident repair industry; it provides the essential skills and knowledge for technicians working on vehicles in vehicle body shops. Apprentices study both the theory, practical and competence aspects of the subject through completion of specialist units. Apprentices also gain a broad knowledge and understanding of the health and safety, assess the level of damage on the vehicle, make decisions on whether the vehicle is repairable, remove damaged panels, and repair damaged panels and chassis. They will also inform customers of work carried out and any additional work required.

Approx. duration: 24 months

Start date: Anytime

Attendance: One day a week at the Ipswich Campus

Entry Requirements: 5 GCSE's at Grade C/4 or above, including Science, English and Maths or the commitment to achieve Level 2.

Progression: Senior Paint Technician, Senior, higher level apprenticeship.

Course Summary: Apprenticeships are work-based training programmes designed around the need of both the Apprentice and their employer. This apprenticeship covers the demands of today’s vehicle accident repair industry. It provides the essential skills and knowledge for technicians working on vehicles in vehicle body shops. Apprentices study both the theory, practical and competence aspects of the subject through completion of specialist units. Apprentices also gain a broad knowledge and understanding of the health and safety, and other skills associated with working in the industry, including Identifying, removing and refitting damaged mechanical and electrical components on vehicles, using welding and soldering equipment and ensuring the vehicle is in working order.

Approx. duration: 24 months

Start Date: Anytime

Attendance: One day a week at the Ipswich Campus

Entry requirements: GCSE's grade A-E or 9-3 and commitment to achieving English and Maths Level 2 (if required)

Progression: Mechanical & Electrical Trim Technician, Body building Technician progress onto Level 3 apprenticeship.

Course Summary: Apprenticeships are work-based training programmes designed around the needs of both the Apprentice and their employer. This apprenticeship covers the demands of today’s vehicle accident repair industry. It provides the essential skills and knowledge for technicians working on vehicles in vehicle body shops. In this apprenticeship, you will learn to Identify removing and refitting damaged mechanical and electrical components on vehicles, using welding and soldering equipment and ensuring the vehicle is in working order.

Approx. duration: 24 months

Start date: Anytime

Attendance: One day a week at the Ipswich Campus

Entry Requirements: Relevant Level 2 qualification, 5 GCSE's at Grade C/4 or above, including Science, English and Maths or the commitment to achieve Level 2.

Course Summary: Apprenticeships are work-based training programmes designed around the need of both the Apprentice and their employer. This advanced apprenticeship covers the demands of today’s vehicle accident repair industry. It provides the essential skills and knowledge for technicians working on vehicles in vehicle body shops. Apprentices study both the theory, practical and competence aspects of the subject through completion of specialist units. Apprentices also gain a broad knowledge and understanding of the health and safety, and other skills associated with working in the industry, including Identifying, removing and refitting damaged mechanical and electrical components on vehicles, using welding and soldering equipment and ensuring the vehicle is in working order and supporting other technicians who do not have as much experience.

Approx. duration: 24 months

Start Date: Anytime

Attendance: One day a week at the Ipswich Campus

Entry requirements: GCSE's grade A-E or 9-3 and commitment to achieving English and Maths Level 2 (if required)

Progression: Mechanical & Electrical Trim Technician, Body building Technician progress onto Level 3 apprenticeship.

Course Summary: Apprenticeships are work-based training programmes designed around the needs of both the Apprentice and their employer. This apprenticeship covers the demands of today’s vehicle accident repair industry. It provides the essential skills and knowledge for technicians working on vehicles in vehicle body shops. In this apprenticeship your will preparing vehicles to be painted after damage has occurred, ensuring all parts have been stripped from the vehicle, sanding down relevant areas, adjoining areas for blending, masking, etching and priming areas to be treated and selecting, matching and mixing colour.

Approx. duration: 24 months

Start date: Anytime

Attendance: One day a week at the Ipswich Campus

Entry Requirements: Relevant Level 2 qualification, 5 GCSE's at Grade C/4 or above, including Science, English and Maths or the commitment to achieve Level 2.

Progression: Senior Paint Technician, Senior, higher level apprenticeship.

Course Summary: Apprenticeships are work-based training programmes designed around the needs of both the Apprentice and their employer. This apprenticeship covers the demands of today’s vehicle accident repair industry. It provides the essential skills and knowledge for technicians working on vehicles in vehicle body shops. In this apprenticeship your will learn to supervise the preparation of vehicles to be painted after damage has occurred, ensure all parts have been stripped from the vehicle, sand down relevant areas, adjoining areas for blending, masking, etching and priming areas to be treated and selecting, matching and mixing colour.