There has never been a better time to start an apprenticeship.

If you want to learn the trade of your choice and earn as you go, an apprenticeship might just be the thing for you.

As a training development programme tied to a job role, you will work as a contracted employee with professional on-the-job training alongside experienced staff and gain nationally recognised qualifications – whilst earning a wage too!

Croydon College is one of South London’s leading providers of apprenticeships, and there has never been a better time to start an apprenticeship.

You can start an apprenticeship whether you’re starting your career, want a change or you’re upskilling in your current job. You can have a previous qualification like a degree and still start an apprenticeship.

  • Learn & train for a specific job
  • Get paid & receive holiday leave
  • Get hands-on experience
  • Study for at least 20% of your working hours at Croydon College
  • Complete assessments during & at the end of your apprenticeship
  • Be on a career path with lots of future potential


We have a number exciting opportunities available 

How to

Contact our Apprenticeships team

Listen on Croydon FM

Listen to Nicola Tarry, Head of Apprenticeships, talking about apprenticeships at Croydon College

What Apprenticeships are available?

At Croydon College we have a huge selection on offer with different employers, at different levels in a range of industries including the following:

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  • Assistant Accountant – Level 3
  • Associate Project Manager – Level 4
  • Building Services Engineering Installer – Level 2
  • Building Services Engineering Senior Technician – Level 4
  • Business Administrator – Level 3
  • Carpentry & Joinery – Level 2
  • Civil Engineering – Level 3
  • Construction Quantity Surveying – Level 4
  • Construction Site Supervisor – Level 4
  • Construction Support Technician – Level 3
  • Customer Service – Level 2
  • Customer Service Specialist – Level 3
  • Digital Marketer – Level 3 
  • HR Support – Level 3


  • Information Communication Technician – Level 3
  • NVQ Level 2/3 Plumbing FCR 
  • Maintenance and Operations Engineering Technician – Level 3
  • Operations/ Department Manager – Level 5
  • Pensions Administrator – Level 3
  • Plumbing and Domestic Heating – Level 3
  • Property Maintenance Operative – Level 2
  •   Public Relations and Communications Assistant – Level 4
  • Teaching Assistant – Level 3
  • Team Leader Supervisor – Level 3

Looking for something else?

We have many other courses we have the facilities to deliver, so please feel free to enquire with your details. We also have a talent pool which we can add you to, this will mean we can contact you when we have a vacancy which matches you needs.

Levels of apprenticeship

Apprenticeships are available at Intermediate, Advanced and Higher (degree) levels, covering more than 170 industries and 1,500 job roles. You can start an Apprenticeship at any level depending on your existing qualifications and experience. There are no tuition fees as training costs are funded by the government and your employer.

Depending on the level, some apprenticeships may:

require previous qualifications such as an English or maths GCSE

require extra training in the english or maths skills needed so you’re at the right level

At the end of your apprenticeship, you’ll achieve the equivalent education level. For example, if you complete a level 3 apprenticeship, you’ll achieve the equivalent of an A level.


During your apprenticeship, you’ll be assessed to make sure you’re achieving the knowledge, skills and behaviours needed for your chosen apprenticeship.

Apprenticeships also include an end-point assessment. It’s an assessment at the end of your apprenticeship to make sure you’re fully competent in your specific occupation. Your end-point assessment, known as an EPA, is carried out by an independent organisation known as an end-point assessment organisation (EPAO). It usually includes a practical demonstration of your skills as well as a discussion with an assessor that demonstrates your learning and your ability to do your chosen occupation.