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GET A JOB, GET PAID, GET QUALIFIED (Apprentice Information)

At City of Glasgow College, we offer a range of Modern Apprenticeship programmes from Hairdressing and Barbering to ICT and Creative and Digital Media (see full list below). 

Modern Apprenticeships are funded through Skills Development Scotland and are aimed at anyone over the age of 16, in employment and who wish to earn a wage while they learn. From day one you will have a real job, with real pay, whilst gaining skills, hands-on experience and working towards an industry recognised qualification. 

Here are just a few of the benefits:

  • Kick start your career in your chosen industry sector.
  • Ease the transition from education to work.
  • Real career prospects. 
  • Increase your confidence and skills. 

MAs can be delivered in a variety of different ways, however, at City of Glasgow College most will contain an element of on and off-the-job training and assessment. The qualification you will work towards is a Scottish Vocational Qualification (SVQ) at SCQF Level 5 or above and will relate directly to the job or industry sector you are working in - some frameworks also include enhancements such as HNC/HND. In addition, you will achieve core skills in Communication, Numeracy, Information Technology, Problem Solving and Working with Others.

How to Apply

The most common way to apply is to find an employer who is willing to employ you and support you through your apprenticeship programme - please visit Apprenticeship Scotland to assist you in your search for that perfect employer. 

Call us on 0141 375 5160/5166 to chat to one of our dedicated Workforce Development Team who will be happy to help, or alternatively, you can email us.

At City of Glasgow College we offer a range of Modern Apprenticeship programmes. These include:

  • Hairdressing and Barbering.
  • Procurement.
  • Creative and Digital Media.
  • Diploma in Community Arts.
  • ICT.
  • Maritime Operations.
  • Social Services and Healthcare.
  • Social Services (Children and Young People).
  • Healthcare Support.
  • Business and Administration.
  • Management.
  • Customer Service.

Apprenticeships are for everyone 

If you’re disabled or have learning difficulties, you might be eligible for additional support such as Access to Work grants. Find out about what’s available and where to get advice on My World of Work.

City of Glasgow College is committed to advancing equality, diversity, and inclusion for all.

Recognising that certain groups - such as men, women, disabled and ethnic minorities - are less likely to choose certain courses and perhaps even leave before the end, we want to do all we can to help you succeed.

This reflects our Equality, Diversity & Inclusion vision of a college where a diverse student body is welcomed, accommodated and encouraged to succeed.

We're leading the way in creating inspirational and pioneering learning spaces where students really benefit as they prepare for the global workplace.

After all, the only limit to achieving your dreams should be your imagination!

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