Apprenticeships - What are they?

An apprenticeship is a paid job where the employee (apprentice) learns and gains valuable experiences.

Alongside on-the-job training, apprentices may spend at least 20% of their working hours completing classroom-based learning with a college, university or training provider.  This leads to a nationally recognised qualification. 

An Apprenticeship includes:

  • Paid employment with holiday entitlement
  • Hands on experience in a sector or role of interest
  • At least 20% off the job training
  • Formal assessment which leads to a nationally recognised qualification


The London School of Childcare Studies is an apprenticeship provider, meaning we will deliver all the off-the-job learning.  Support is available throughout the apprenticeship to ensure the requirements of the qualification are met.

Are you an individual looking to complete a Childcare Apprenticeship?

Please click on the button below to understand what an apprentice is and to register your interest with us!


Are you an employer with current vacancies and thinking about recruiting an apprentice?

Please click on the Employer link below to find further information about apprenticeships and to complete the information gathering form.