About our Junior Apprenticeship programme
During Year 10 and 11 young people on a Junior Apprenticeship programme come to college, instead of school, five days a week during term-time.
On a Junior Apprenticeship you can develop knowledge, skills and gain industry qualifications for your chosen future career. Alongside this you will study English and Maths and continue to sit GCSE exams in these subjects which are important for any future career.
These unique programmes, jointly funded by Cardiff City Council, Cardiff schools and Cardiff and Vale College, offer a brand new route for young people to train for a future career. Our aim is to make you employable and ready to progress onto your next step – a higher level course or apprenticeship in your chosen career at the age of 16.
School link 14-19 pathways
We work with over 25 schools across Cardiff and the Vale and provide a range of innovative, stimulating Learning Pathways.
For more information about School Link contact the team: firstname.lastname@example.org
Catering and Hospitality
Customer Services, Hairdressing and Beauty
“The course is more hands on to what I was doing in School. We are in the workshops a lot, learning skills and making things. We made wine boxes before Christmas. In the future I want to go onto a Plumbing course and see where that can take me."
My favourite part of the course is the practical side but I also enjoy the theory side, learning about engines, suspension and different types of tyres. We get a lot of help with Maths and English too. I’m learning a lot and this will really help me in the future to work in professional garages.
We learn all about hairdressing and beauty treatments including nails, massage and facials. The best part for me is the hairdressing. I want to be a hairdresser in the future and my ambition is to own my own salon. The tutors are really nice and the facilities are great. I’m looking forward to learning more about cutting and colouring.
How can I apply?
To apply you must speak to your Head of Year in school or lead person where you are currently registered to learn. The College is unable to take direct applications for Junior Apprenticeships. All applicants must be referred through school or where you are currently registered to learn.