What are Apprenticeships?

An Apprenticeship programme is a work-based learning programme that is delivered via a blend of on and off-the-job training, whereby people can apply their skills in real work contexts. There are several elements that make up an Apprenticeship: competency elements are assessed on-the-job in the work place, and theory elements units are generally taught in an off-the-job setting on a day-release or block-release model.

Our College offer

At Waltham Forest College we currently offer Apprenticeships in the following areas:

  • Bricklaying
  • Business Administration
  • Butchery
  • Carpentry
  • Customer Services
  • Electrical Installation
  • Fashion & Textiles
  • Flooring
  • Food & Beverages Services
  • Hairdressing
  • Health & Social Care
  • Maintenance Operations
  • Management
  • Painting & Decorating
  • Plumbing
  • Professional Cookery
  • Railway Engineering
  • Team Leading


The College’s Commercial and Business Development Team may be able to help you in sourcing an employer to undertake your apprenticeship. Please note this will depend on the current apprenticeship offer by the College. If you are already in employment and wish to undertake an apprenticeship, a Business Advisor from Commercial and Business Development Team will be able to assist your query.

How to Apply

Applications can be made via the National Apprenticeship Service website by clicking apply next to any of the vacancies shown above.

You will need to register your details (or log in if you've previously registered).

Alternatively you can also send your CV to

When emailing us, please include the reference number for the vacancy you are interested in (see listing above).

Types of Apprenticeships

Apprenticeships are available for those aged 16 and over at intermediate, advanced, higher and degree levels. The levels of apprenticeships offered at Waltham Forest College are:

Intermediate Apprenticeships (equivalent to five good GCSE passes). Intermediate apprentices work towards a Level 2 qualification and normally runs for 12 months. Achievement of this may allow entry to an Advanced Apprenticeship.

Advanced Apprenticeships (equivalent to two A Level passes). Advanced apprentices work towards a Level 3 qualification, and the duration can from 18 to 24 months. To start this programme you should have five GCSEs at Grades C or above or have completed an Intermediate Apprenticeship

Contact Us

Apprenticeship team
707 Forest Road
London E17 4JB
020 8501 8074

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