Apprenticeship Information

Waltham Forest Chamber of Commerce Training Trust is a training provider based in Woodford Green, Essex. We offer a varied selection of Apprenticeships.

To start an apprenticeship, you’ll need to be:

  • 16 or over
  • living in England
  • not in full-time education

Apprenticeships are made up of technical and practical training at work and off the job in college. The apprentice will usually work 4 days a week with an employer and attend one day off the job technical training at college. Some of our courses have block release training for college.

Apprentices are supported by their tutor in college and will also have a dedicated Liaison Officer who will visit the apprentice at work once every 8 weeks to carry out reviews and check progress of their qualification.

An apprentice must have a contract of employment with their employer. Apprentices are entitled to holiday pay, and paid holiday of 20 days per annum.

As an apprentice you’ll:

  • be an employee earning a wage and getting holiday pay
  • work alongside experienced staff
  • gain job-specific skills
  • get time for training and study related to your role (at least 20% of your normal working hours)

Apprenticeships take 1 to 5 years to complete depending on their level.

Levels of apprenticeship

Apprenticeships have equivalent educational levels.

Level Equivalent educational level
Intermediate 2 GCSE
Advanced 3 A level
Higher 4,5,6 and 7 Foundation degree and above
Degree 6 and 7 Bachelor’s or master’s degree