Apprenticeships with Middlesbrough Council

Apprenticeships combine practical training in a job with study. As an apprentice you’ll work alongside experienced staff, gain job-specific skills, earn a wage and get holiday pay, and study towards a related qualification.

Our apprenticeships

Middlesbrough Community Learning offers two levels of apprenticeships - intermediate (level 2) and advanced (level 3).

What's involved

Competence/knowledge qualification - shows your ability to perform a skill, and develops your knowledge and understanding of the area being studied

Functional Skills - shows you have the maths, English and ICT skills needed in our everyday lives

All apprentices undergo a maths and English assessment prior to commencement of their training programme.

Who are they for?

  • Anyone aged 16 and over, subject to eligibility
  • Apprentices must be employed for a minimum of 30 hours per week.

The training agreement

An employer is required to enter into an agreement with Middlesbrough Community Learning and the apprentice to confirm their commitment to the apprentice and their programme of learning.


An apprentice is required to attend the training centre to cover the knowledge requirements of their programme. Assessment in the workplace is required to confirm skills and knowledge, and forms an integral part of the qualification.

Progress review visits/monitoring

Review visits will be carried out on a regular basis to monitor progress, set personal goals and targets, and offer support.

Other visits

Representatives from the Skills Funding Agency or OFSTED may visit during your apprenticeship. Prior notice of all visits will be given.

For further information

To register your interest please complete the online apprenticeship application form.

Telephone: 01642 811412