The Community Learning Service is the council’s apprenticeship provider, delivering in house programmes to new and existing staff members to develop individuals careers in line with business needs. Programmes including business administration, customer service and a number of apprenticeships within health and social Care and school support roles.

We can provide apprenticeships to other levy paying employers and work with partners across the surrounding areas. Please contact us for more information

Find our current Apprenticeships vacancies on our careers portal.

There is also more information about apprenticeships, both for individuals and as an employer.

You can also view our last Ofsted Inspection report where we achieved a Grade 2 – Good.

Apprenticeships – our approach to subcontracting

The Community Learning Service work with a range of high quality providers to deliver outstanding apprenticeships to our staff.  We are also accredited on the Register of Apprenticeship Training Providers (ROATP) as a provider delivering to levy paying employers.

In our direct delivery it is not our normal policy to use sub contracted provision, however the council is committed to ensuring that our staff and local people receive the best training opportunities through apprenticeships at all times. In specialist circumstances, the council will consider partnerships to deliver specific standards identified through training needs analysis as key to business development. This is dealt with on a case by case review and led by the needs of the HR department of the council.

Since 2019 the Community Learning Service has not used any subcontracting partners for the delivery of apprenticeships as an internal provider.