An apprenticeship is for people aged 16 and over and involves learning whilst working on the job.  An inclusive apprenticeship means that young people with a learning difficulty or disability are exempt from the regular Maths and English requirements.  This allows the apprentice to use an Entry Level 3 qualification in English or Maths to access a Level 2 intermediate apprenticeship.

They last between 12 months and 5 years depending on the academic level and were introduced so that young adults who were either disabled or who had an Education Health and Care Plan have an effective pathway into employment.

Below are a list of apprenticeship providers.  Each page links to their website where you can find detailed information on:

  • how to apply
  • age limits
  • entry requirements

ACL – Apprenticeships

ACL (Adult Community Learning) offer a range of apprenticeships in different areas, including: business early years education health and social … Read more

Who the service provides for

Aged 16 or over.

Operational locations: Essex

C2C – Connect to Care

Connect to Care (C2C) offers apprenticeships with health and social care and early years employers.  They believe that their apprenticeships … Read more

Who the service provides for

Aged 16 and over.

Email address: info@connect2care.net
Phone number: 0800 954 2803
Operational locations: Essex

Ginger Nut Training

Ginger Nut Training are both a training provider and employer.  They offer apprenticeship training across areas including: marketing business administration … Read more

Who the service provides for

Aged 16 and over.

Phone number: 0207 495 5110
Operational locations: Essex

HIT Training

HIT Training are a traineeship and apprenticeship provider who offer apprenticeships in the hospitality and catering  sectors, including: hotels and … Read more

Who the service provides for

Aged 16 and over.

Email address: info@hittraining.co.uk
Phone number: 0800 0935892
Operational locations: Chelmsford

Ixion

Ixion are a training organisation who offer apprenticeships in: construction logistics business administration health and social creative and digital Ixion … Read more

Who the service provides for

Aged 16 and over.

Phone number: 01245 505630
Operational locations: Chelmsford

JET Hairdressing Academy

JET Hairdressing Academy offers apprenticeships in the hairdressing and barbering sector.  Their training team are made up of experienced people … Read more

Who the service provides for

Aged 16 and over.

Email address: info@j-etraining.com
Phone number: 01268 286403
Operational locations: Basildon, Chelmsford

Key Training

Key Training are a training provider who help young people to find apprenticeships in: business and administration customer service sales … Read more

Who the service provides for

Aged 16 and over.

Phone number: 01473 233400
Operational locations: National

TheLightBulb

TheLightBulb work with the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) and the European Social Fund (ESF) to deliver apprenticeships across … Read more

Who the service provides for

Aged 16 and over.

Email address: info@thelightbulb.net
Phone number: 0845 031 0066
Operational locations: Essex

WS Training – Supported Learning Programme

WS Training offer a supported learning programme for young people aged 16 to 19, and up to 25 with an … Read more

Who the service provides for

16 to 19 year olds, and up to 25 with an EHCP.

Phone number: 01473 220230
Operational locations: Colchester, Ipswich