Programmes we offer





Accountancy & Bookkeeping Apprentices study topics including double-entry bookkeeping, preparation of final accounts for the sole trader and partnership, costings, professional ethics, indirect tax and spreadsheets.  They can also then go on to develop knowledge and skills to help in their career as a trainee accounting technician, assistant accountant an accounts manager or an accounting technician.  


Business Administration

Business Administration Apprentices develop skills to handle the day-to-day tasks in an office to make sure organisations run smoothly. During this apprenticeship, they develop a range of transferable skills to use while working in your organisation to support a number of business functions.



Including: Children & Young People’s Workforce Apprenticeships

Childcare Apprentices develop the skills and knowledge needed for a career working with young people including that of a teaching assistant. They will make sure children are looked after, kept active, happy and nourished. You also help them develop social and practical skills. Apprentices can choose between 2 different apprenticeships either for working with 0-19 year olds or to specialise to work with 0-5 year olds. 


Computing & IT

Computing Apprentices learn how to use software or hardware for their job role and use artwork, imaging software, spreadsheets, databases, word processing, internet and intranet systems. They learn to help staff and customers solve faults/technical problems and support end users.


Customer Service

Customer Service Apprentices will develop the skills to provide excellent customer service which is key to the success of your business or organisation. This vital skill is needed everywhere and covers all the extras that make a client’s experience better.


Digital Marketing

Digital Marketing Apprentices will be involved in the development and implementation of marketing campaigns. They learn how to target and engage your audience using both digital and traditional methods. They cover the principles of Marketing, plus gain experience in a variety of online and digital platforms. They learn to create posts, put campaigns together, investigate campaign performance through analytics and learn basic coding.


Health & Social Care

Including Adult Care Worker & Lead Adult Care Worker

Health & Social Care Apprentices study how to help people with specific needs in their everyday lives including disabled or elderly people or those with learning disabilities. This type of care can include helping people complete their everyday lives through a number of tasks required in the workplace.  



Including: Horticulture & Landscape Operative, Golf Greenkeeper, Sports Turf Operative & Environmental Conservation.

Horticulture Apprentices study how to plan, create and maintain sports grounds, landscapes, parks and public gardens. They also study plant naming and hard landscaping as well as having the opportunity to gain two additional qualifications in First Aid and the Safe Use of Pesticides. 


Supporting Teaching & Learning (in Schools)

Supporting Teaching & Learning Apprentices learn the skills required by a Teaching Assistant, making sure pupils get the most out of their lessons. They will help to plan, carry out and evaluate a wide range of learning activities, working both alongside your existing teachers to support classroom activities, and alone with individuals or groups of students. Some learning support staff specialise in areas such as music or special needs. This course will help improve your employment prospects and enable you to work in a variety of childcare settings.


Leadership & Management

Shipley College is an approved centre for the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM), the UK’s leading specialist, and together we help individuals and organisations realise their full potential.

Whether you are an experienced manager or new to your role, we have Leadership & Management apprenticeships available at Levels 3 & 5 to help employees thrive and grow.  For more information, contact the Business Development Team.


For more information on all the apprenticeships available at Shipley College see our Apprentices page.





We also run a number of Traineeships which are designed to give those who are not yet ready for an apprenticeship but looking to develop their skills, confidence, and experience in order to move on to an apprenticeship in the future.

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