Apprenticeships

We are the leading provider of Apprenticeships in the area and have trained more than 1,500 Apprentices

Become an Apprentice

An Apprenticeship is a real job, with hands-on experience, a salary and the chance to train while you work. You’re treated just like all the other employees, with a contract of employment and holiday leave. You will undertake a study programme that includes training for your specific job role and you may also study maths, English and ICT.

Learners: Information & Current Vacancies

Recruit an apprentice

Whether you’re a large or small business you can develop the skilled staff you need by offering Apprenticeships. We can help you find the right Apprenticeship study programme for your business and help you recruit quality new Apprentices.

Employers: Information & Support

Programme Information

We offer Apprenticeship training in a wide range of sectors. For detailed information on the training we offer for particular job roles, check out our Study Programme information.

Key facts

Employment with training

Available to anyone over the age of 16

Offered in 1500 occupations

Train at Intermediate, Advanced & Higher Levels

Employer Partnerships

  • Cooperheat
  • Liverpool Women’s Hospital
  •  Southport & Ormskirk Hospital
  • Sefton Council
  • Lattimers
  • Fletchers
  • Dovehaven
  • Bliss
  • Formby Hall

What our Employers say

YMCA Sefton
YMCA Sefton

The YMCA Sefton Nursery has built a close relationship with Southport College over several years and we have had many successful work placement students plus several excellent apprentices. The College Assessors support both the students and the nursery and we work together to develop confident, experienced early years practitioners. Apprentices are an important part of our business, bringing with them a range of skills, and we are proud that two apprentices and one placement student have been employed by us after they have gained their qualification and are proving a real asset to the setting.

Artelier Hair
Artelier Hair

Artelier Hair Formby opened just over three years ago, we have been working with Southport College ever since and have found them to be a great training provider. Our Apprentices from the College have had a wonderful education and been trained to the highest of standards, and we are continuously impressed with the level of care and service our team have been shown by Nicola and the Southport College team. We strive to give our apprentices the very best training and the best start to their hairdressing career, and at Southport College that is exactly what they have received. It’s been a pleasure working with Southport College and we look forward to continuing to do so.

Fletchers Solicitors
Fletchers Solicitors

Southport College and Fletchers have a strong relationship which goes back many years. We have worked together on various opportunities, such as trialling a new online learning initiative and creating opportunities for college graduates looking for Apprenticeships and Qualifications, in areas from AAT to Business Administration and Management. Those who have undertaken one of these opportunities have communicated their praise and shared positive feedback about their respective programmes. From how they support us in developing our workforce, to meeting some brilliant people and building strong relationships, Southport College has been a wonderful asset to Fletchers.

Not quite ready for an Apprenticeship?

Not quite ready for an Apprenticeship?

Consider a Traineeship

Traineeships are an ideal opportunity for unemployed young people aged 16-24, who are motivated to get a job or Apprenticeship, but lack the skills and experience that employers are looking for. This will help to boost your confidence and career prospects through progression to an Apprenticeship, Further Education or employment.

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Keeping up to date

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Open Evening 23 May 2022

This is the our final open evening of the academic year and is the perfect way to discover all about us and find the right course for you. Whether you are an adult looking to re train or upskill, a school leaver looking for a 2022 course or year 9 or 10 student keen to plan early, you are all very welcome and we would be delighted to see you. There's free parking and complimentary refreshments too.


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Open Evening 7 March 2022

This is the our third open evening of the academic year and is the perfect way to discover all about us and find the right course for you. Whether you are an adult looking to re train or upskill, a school leaver looking for a 2022 course or year 9 or 10 student keen to plan early, you are all very welcome and we would be delighted to see you. There's free parking and complimentary refreshments too.


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