Why choose Nelson and Colne College for your Apprenticeship?

Our Apprenticeship success rates are among the best in the UK, we are the second college in the country for our 16-18 Apprenticeship success, and among the top Colleges in the country for overall Apprenticeship provision.

We have an excellent reputation with businesses across East Lancashire, who look to us to find their next star employee. If you decide that an Apprenticeship is the right route, you could be that employee!

We currently have over 500 Apprentices working in businesses both large and small, who go on to become real assets to their employers and regularly secure full-time employment with their employer after their Apprenticeship.

Our Apprentices are given the very best guidance and support throughout their Apprenticeship programme to help them to achieve their ambitions.

If you’re not quite ready for an Apprenticeship, we will work with you to offer individualised advice, guidance and support, industry specific qualifications and an opportunity to complete certain key skills essential for employment.


  • Accountancy Apprenticeship


    This Apprenticeship could find you working in an accounts department, helping a business or organisation manage their money properly. Running a business involves a lot...

  • Beauty Therapy Apprenticeship


    This Apprenticeship is about improving people’s wellbeing by making them look and feel better. Beauty Therapy covers a range of treatments, from simple facials and make-up jobs...

  • Business Administration Apprenticeship


    This Apprenticeship is about playing an important support role within a business or organisation. Administrators handle the day-to-day tasks in an office and make sure...

  • Catering Apprenticeship


    Working as a Chef is a highly skilled, practical career-path that is in demand all over the world. The catering industry as a whole contributes...

  • Childcare/Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship


    This Apprenticeship is about providing support in the classroom. After all, teachers aren’t the only ones who make a difference to learning in schools. Learning...

  • Contact Centre Operations Apprenticeship


    Contact centres – sometimes known as ‘call centres’ – provide a way for people to get in touch with businesses and organisations. The contact centres...

  • Customer Service Apprenticeship


    This Apprenticeship teaches you the skills to provide excellent customer service, and can be applied to hundreds of job roles across many different sectors, from government...

  • Engineering Apprenticeship


    Engineers design and build the things that make our world go round. Everything, from aeroplanes to buildings, comes back to engineering. This hugely diverse field...

  • Hairdressing and Barbering Apprenticeship


    Hairdressing Apprentice This Apprenticeship covers all the basics of hairdressing. As a Hairdressing Apprentice, you’ll work as a salon junior, assisting senior staff while training...

  • Health and Social Care Apprenticeship


    This Apprenticeship covers a wide range of job roles on two pathways: the adult social care pathway and the health care pathway. This could mean...

  • Hospitality Apprenticeship


    This Apprenticeship is all about customer service, whether this is making sure food is served on time or that a hotel room is ready to...

  • Information Technology Apprenticeship


    This Apprenticeship provides the Apprentice with the competence, skills and knowledge to work effectively and efficiently with IT systems, communication and productivity tools and software...

  • Leisure and Sport Apprenticeship


    It takes more than just coaches and trainers to run a leisure centre! This Apprenticeship is all about the operational roles that are vital to...

  • Manufacturing Apprenticeship


    This Intermediate Level Apprenticeship is a route to becoming a trained operator within the manufacturing sector. Manufacturing is one of the largest industries out there...

  • Marketing and Social Media Apprenticeship


    Marketing is a creative industry at the heart of business. It is concerned with finding the needs and wants of people, developing a product or...

  • Retail Apprenticeship


    Retail covers a host of businesses, from market stalls and independent shops to national chains and large superstores. Both the Intermediate Level Apprenticeship and Advanced...

  • Sales Apprenticeship


    Selling is a very important process – it is the lifeblood of most organisations. If they do not sell their products or services, companies can...

  • Team Leader and Management Apprenticeship


    This Apprenticeship teaches you the skills to be an effective leader and can be applied to hundreds of job roles across many different sectors, from...