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Apprenticeship Journey & FAQ’s

      To speak to our course tutors, apprenticeship instructor-mentors and support staff, and to look at the facilities we have on offer, come along to one of our open days.

If you would prefer to discuss your aspirations in a private information, advice and guidance (IAG) meeting please contact us to arrange, please note that we cannot guarantee campus tours in private IAG meetings.

To find out about apprenticeships please read through our Apprenticeship guide which will answer many of the most Frequently Asked Questions. For more detailed information on specific Apprenticeships please see the Apprenticeship Course Directory.


To order a printed version of this guide please click HERE

Downloadable guides

The Apprenticeship Guide

How to write a CV

How to communicate with employers 

Case studies

Click on a logo to read POV’s from Apprentices, their mentors and employers.

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Life beyond an apprenticeship

After you have completed your apprenticeship a more advanced level apprenticeship may be available. Buxton & Leek College is part of the University of Derby who offer a range of Higher and Degree Apprenticeships allowing you to gain a degree without the fee, for more information see the University of Derby Apprenticeships webpage. 

If you are thinking of starting your own business after completing your apprenticeship there are several schemes that support Start-up businesses;

The Princes Trust 

MakeIt! Stoke & Staffordshire 

Start-up with Staffordshire Chambers 

Support in Derbyshire 

Staffordshire Moorlands Start-up loans 

There are also initiatives through the University of Derby;

SAIL programme information

UoD Help to Grow Management Invitation