About Apprenticeships

Have you thought about an Apprenticeship?

The Apprenticeship, Foundation Apprenticeship and Higher Apprenticeship programmes, led by the Welsh Government, are supported by the European Social Fund.

Most people that come to college after their GCSEs either choose to take a full-time course or an Apprenticeship.

What is an Apprenticeship?

An Apprenticeship is different to studying a full-time course at College. On an Apprenticeship you work and learn at the same time. You start a job and develop skills each week ‘on-the-job’. Your employer then lets you come to College for usually for between one to three days per week to gain your required qualifications for that job. An Apprenticeship is often the best way to qualify for a particular career.  Click here to see a full list of apprenticeship options. 

What are the entry requirements for starting an Apprenticeship?

There are no set entry requirements to start an Apprenticeship. However, you need to gain employment in the subject area you wish to train and gain qualifications in and some employers do ask for certain qualifications to start an Apprenticeship with them.


How to apply for an apprenticeship?


Step 1:

Find an Employer -Apprenticeship vacancies are sometimes advertised in the job sections of newspapers. Careers Wales offices also hold lists of Apprenticeship vacancies (Apprenticeship Matching Service AMS) and you can contact them directly.

Find out more here.


Step 2:

Get in touch with us - Contact our Apprenticeships team to discuss if you are eligible for an apprenticeship programme.

Call 01446 748212 or email apprenticeships@cavc.ac.uk to apply for a CAVC Apprenticeship

run at a Cardiff and Vale College site.

You will be required to undertake an Initial Assessment interview ahead of Step 3.

Step 3:

The agreement - You, your employer and the College will agree an apprenticeship programme of learning.


Step 4:

Sign up and Enrol at CAVC – Complete the process by enrolling onto your apprenticeship

training programme and you’re all set.


If you have any questions please contact our Apprenticeships Team on T: 01446 748212 E: apprenticeships@cavc.ac.uk

These programmes are part financed by the European Social Fund through the Welsh Government. For more information on the funding available, please visit www.wefo.wales.gov.uk or  www.gov.wales/eu-funding.

New Apprenticeships

Cardiff and Vale College Apprenticeships is looking for young people interested in being apprentices in these roles:

  • Live Events and Promotions
  • Cultural Venue Operations

For more information, please see this Creative Apprenticeships flyer or contact apprenticeships@cavc.ac.uk

Creative Apprenticeships enjoy success in Wales.