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Kent Training & Apprenticeships - Shepway

NEW - Community Learning & Skills 

Details of our apprenticeship vacancies are advertised on our website.

Apprenticeships must be of at least 366 days duration. The length of the programme will be accordance to this, guided learning requirements, prior achievement and individualised learning. The National Apprenticeship Wage rate will be paid by the employer.

The delivery model is individualised to the learner and the majority takes place in the work place. Employer engagement is paramount to support achievement. Dedicated Tutor/Assessors are allocated to each learner, undertake the delivery and assessment.  Functional Skill Tutors work with all learners to deliver learning to support achievement of Level 1 and or Level 2 Functional Skills in English, maths and ICT, where required as part of the framework. KT&A operate an e- portfolio system for all Apprenticeships.

NEW - Gateway Qualifications Employability Award

A flexible programme to support 16 – 18 year olds progression through personal self-development, motivation team building, English and maths learning and a work taster if appropriate. This programme is suitable for learners entering at E3 as it provides opportunity for the learner to be supported more directly

Work Ready Extra

Work Ready Extra is a personalised programme to help 16-18 year olds not in full time education or employment, get the skills and experience they need to progress in their career.

Being work-ready is all about having the right skills, knowledge and attitude. The Work Ready Extra programme gives you the opportunity to gain qualifications and practical experience to put on your CV. Many of our young people gain a job after completing the course because of the experience and qualifications they have gained in a working environment.


A traineeship is an education and training programme with work experience that unlocks the great potential of young people and prepares them for their future careers by helping them to become ‘work ready’.

Designed to help young people aged 16 to 24 who don’t yet have the appropriate skills or experience, traineeships provide the essential work preparation training, English, maths and work experience needed to secure an apprenticeship or employment.

Programmes of study and levels:

NEW - Community Learning & Skills 

Business Administration Level 2 & 3
Business & Professional Administration Level 4
Customer Service Level 2 & 3
Health and social Care  Level 2 & 3
Children and Young Peoples Workforce Level 2
Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools Level 2  & 3
Warehousing and Storage Level 2
Hospitality Services Level 2
Early Years Practitioner Level 3
Kitchen Services Level 2
Cleaning and Support Service Skills Level 2
Food Production and Cooking Level 2
Housekeeping Level 2

NEW - Gateway Qualifications Employability Award

This programme is suitable for learners entering at E3 as it provides opportunity for the learner to be supported more directly through a 20 week programme

 Work Ready Extra

You will study or join a course at one of our centres where you will work towards a City and Guilds NVQ (Level 1 or 2). In addition you may study Functional Skills or GCSE maths and English if required.

A work placement lasting for a minimum of 12 weeks will be arranged for you in the sector you eventually want to work. If you aren’t sure which career path to take, this will give you an invaluable insight into the reality of working life and help you make an informed decision about your future.

If you already have at least C grades in GCSE English and maths and can show that you are ready for work, you may be able to advance straight into work experience.


Traineeships can last up to a maximum of 6 months and will include:

  • work preparation training provided by the training organisation

  • English and maths support if required, provided by the training organisation

  • a high-quality work experience placement with an employer

Functional Skills maths and/or English Level 1 or Level 2 Functional Skills or GCSE maths and English 

Age Range:

NEW - 16 and above

NEW - Gateway Qualifications Employability Award 16-18

Work Ready Extra - 16-18 (up to 24 with EHCP)

Traineeship – 16-18 and 19-24

Who to contact

Contact Name
Sarah Reed
Contact Position
Engagement and Progression Officer
07795 151376

Where to go

Kent Training & Apprenticeships
The Creative Foundation, The Quarterhouse
Mill Bay
CT20 1BN

When is it on?

Session Information
Duration: 30+ weeks

Other Details

Age Range
Ages 16-18

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