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Apprenticeships

Policing, Law and Protective Services

If you've ever thought about getting a job in the Protective Services you'll know how important an industry it is.


Our Public Services apprenticeships will give you the opportunity to earn while you learn. You'll work in industry with a business that's the right fit for you, meaning you'll build a strong foundation for an exciting career in this vital and fulfilling industry. 

At college, you'll work with tutors who have first-hand experience of working in Public Services too. 

So if you've ever thought about how you can turn your passion for helping others into a career, or want the opportunity to make a real change, why not start your apprenticeship journey with us. 

Apprenticeship Areas

Senior Leadership Degree Apprenticeship (SLDA)

Want to gain a Senior Management Degree apprenticeship, underpinned with a Masters degree? Then look no further!

Length: 3 years
Study: Part-Time
Start date: 4th January 2021
Location: Employer Based

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Assistant Accountant Apprenticeship

On this apprenticeship you will learn financial IT systems and processes, accounting ethical standards, financial accounting and reporting and management accounting.

Length: 2 years
Study: Full-Time
Start date: 20th September 2021
Location: Rye Hill Campus

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Business Administrator Apprenticeship

You will learn how to manage priorities and your own time, problem-solving skills, decision-making and the potential for people management responsibilities through mentoring or coaching others. 

Length: 2 years
Study: Full-Time
Start date: 20th September 2021
Location: Rye Hill Campus

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Digital Marketer Advanced Apprenticeship

Fancy turning your love of social media into a paying career? This Digital Marketer apprenticeship is for you.

Length: 1 year
Study: Full-Time
Start date: 4th January 2021
Location: Employer Based

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HR Support Apprenticeship

On this HR Support apprenticeship you will build on the skills you already have in HR, learning how to handle day to day queries and provide HR advice on a range of transactional and complex HR processes from recruitment through to retirement.

Length: 2 years
Study: Full-Time
Start date: 4th January 2021
Location: Employer Based

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Motor Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technician (Light Vehicle) Apprenticeship

Looking for a way to earn as you learn while gaining skills in automotive principles? Study an Automotive Apprenticeship!

Length: 3 years
Study: Full-Time
Start date: 4th January 2021
Location: Employer Based

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Team Leader/Supervisor Apprenticeship

With this apprenticeship, you will learn how to give direction, instructions and guidance to make sure a business achieves its goals.

Length: 2 years
Study: Full-Time
Start date: 4th January 2021
Location: Employer Based

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Software Development Technician Advanced Apprenticeship

Fancy an exciting and in-demand career working in IT? This apprenticeship provides the ideal first step.

Length: 1 year
Study: Full-Time
Start date: 4th January 2021
Location: Employer Based

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Accounts/ Finance Assistant Apprenticeship

The Finance/Accounts Assistant apprenticeship is an ideal starting point for a career in finance, offering you the chance to build a foundation of accounting knowledge and gain the skills needed to progress to employment or to further study.

Length: 1 year
Study: Full-Time
Start date: 20th September 2021
Location: Rye Hill Campus

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Maintenance and Operations Engineering Technician Apprenticeship

Have you ever thought about a career in the Energy industry and not known where to start? This Maintenance and Operations Engineering Technician apprenticeship is for you.

Length: 3 years
Study: Full-Time
Start date: 4th January 2021
Location: Employer Based

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Autocare Technician Apprenticeship

Are you looking for a challenge in the motor industry? Are you interested in working on vehicles? This apprenticeship will give you valuable knowledge for basic vehicle maintenance, develop your communication skills and teaches you the know-how to run a busy workshop. 

Length: 2 years
Study: Full-Time
Start date: 4th January 2021
Location: Employer Based

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Dental Nurse Apprenticeship

Looking for a career in Dental Nursing? This apprenticeship is for you.

Length: 2 years
Study: Full-Time
Start date: 4th January 2021
Location: Employer Based

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Accident Repair Technician Apprenticeship

Always had a love for cars and not sure where to start? Well fire up the engines and put your career in first gear with an Accident Repair Technician apprenticeship with Newcastle College. 

Length: 2 years
Study: Full-Time
Start date: 4th January 2021
Location: Employer Based

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Carpentry and Joinery Advanced Apprenticeship

If you’re looking to establish yourself as a competent and skilled Joiner, this Level 3 apprenticeship is for you.

Length: 1 year
Study: Full-Time
Start date: 4th January 2021
Location: Employer Based

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Bricklaying Apprenticeship

Are you looking for a practical, hands-on and exciting career in an in-demand industry? If so, this Bricklayer apprenticeship could be for you.

Length: 3 years
Study: Full-Time
Start date: 4th January 2021
Location: Employer Based

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Customer Service Specialist Apprenticeship

Looking to become qualified as a customer service specialist? On the Customer Service Specialist apprenticeship you will learn to be an advocate of Customer Service.

Length: 18 months
Study: Full-Time
Start date: 4th January 2021
Location: Employer Based

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Rail Engineering Technician Apprenticeship

Do you have a passion for the railway and always wondered how you could make a career out of it? Steam ahead with the Rail Engineering Technician apprenticeship! 

Length: 2 years
Study: Full-Time
Start date: 4th January 2021
Location: Employer Based

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Apprenticeship Standard in Vehicle Damage Mechanical, Electrical and Trim (MET) Technician

Vehicle Damage Technicians typically work on repairing vehicles that have been involved in accidents or similar incidents.

Length: 3 years
Study: Part-Time
Start date: 4th January 2021
Location: Rye Hill Campus

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Vehicle Damage Paint Technician Apprenticeship

Have you got a passion for cars? Do you see a future in car repair? If you like combining cars with being creative then the Vehicle Damage Paint Technician apprenticeship is for you.       

Length: 3 years
Study: Part-Time
Start date: 4th January 2021
Location: Employer Based

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Vehicle Damage Panel Technician Apprenticeship

Are you a methodical thinker who’s fast at fixing things? Do you fancy starting a career in the Automotive industry? If you like working with cars then the Vehicle Damage Panel Technician apprenticeship is for you.  

Length: 1 year
Study: Part-Time
Start date: 4th January 2021
Location: Employer Based

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Civil Engineering Technician Apprenticeship

If you’re looking for an exciting career in civil engineering, this apprenticeship is for you! 

Length: 2 years
Study: Full-Time
Start date: 4th January 2021
Location: Employer Based

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General Welder Apprenticeship

If you’re looking to earn while you learn, becoming a General Welder apprentice will set you up for an exciting career in industry.

Length: 2 years
Study: Full-Time
Start date: 4th January 2021
Location: Employer Based

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Painter and Decorator Apprenticeship

Do you want to brush up your skills and paint a creative and exciting future? If you want to earn while you learn, gain a trade and get into industry, this Painter and Decorator apprenticeship is for you.

Length: 2 years
Study: Full-Time
Start date: 4th January 2021
Location: Employer Based

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Plasterer Apprenticeship

If you’re looking to make a smooth start to your career in construction, this Plastering apprenticeship is for you.

Length: 3 years
Study: Full-Time
Start date: 4th January 2021
Location: Employer Based

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Plumbing and Domestic Heating Technician Apprenticeship

Do you want to learn a practical and in-demand trade? If so, this Plumbing apprenticeship is for you.

Length: 3 years
Study: Full-Time
Start date: 4th January 2021
Location: Employer Based

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Roofing Apprenticeship

If you’re looking to wipe the slate clean or get an insight into this in-demand industry, the Level 2 Roofing apprenticeship could be for you.

Length: 2 years
Study: Full-Time
Start date: 4th January 2021
Location: Employer Based

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Chartered Management Degree Apprenticeship (CDMA)

Want to gain a Chartered Management Apprenticeship, underpinned with a Degree in Business Management in Practice? Apply now.

Length: 4 years
Study: Full-Time
Start date: 4th January 2021
Location: Employer Based

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Human Resources (HR) Consultant Apprenticeship

On this apprenticeship you will learn how to use your HR expertise to develop and deliver HR solutions to business challenges, and provide tailored advice to the business in a number of HR areas, typically to mid-level and senior managers.

Length: 2 years
Study: Full-Time
Start date: 4th January 2021
Location: Rye Hill Campus

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Professional Accounting Taxation Technician Higher Apprenticeship

As a Professional Accounting/Tax Technician apprentice you will learn all of the skills you need to take on the role, including creating, verifying and reviewing accurate and timely financial information.

Length: 2 years
Study: Full-Time
Start date: 6th September 2021
Location: Rye Hill Campus

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Operations/Departmental Manager Apprenticeship

Do you want to be recognised as an exemplary manager? Undertake a Senior Manager apprenticeship at  Newcastle College.

Length: 3 years
Study: Full-Time
Start date: 4th January 2021
Location: Employer Based

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Customer Service Practitioner Apprenticeship

This Customer Service Practitioner apprenticeship will support you in delivering high quality service to customers, including one-off or routine contacts, dealing with orders, payments, offering advice, guidance and support, meet-and-greet, sales, fixing problems, aftercare, service recovery and gaining insight through measuring customer satisfaction.

Length: 2 years
Study: Full-Time
Start date: 4th January 2021
Location: Employer Based

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Hair Professionals Intermediate Apprenticeship

Do you want to be a cut above in this exciting and creative industry? On the Hair Professional apprenticeship you will learn skills to carry out this exciting hairdressing salon role.

Length: 2 years
Study: Full-Time
Start date: 4th January 2021
Location: Employer Based

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Laboratory Scientist Degree Apprenticeship

The Laboratory Scientist apprenticeship is an excellent opportunity to upskill and get the career you want.

Length: 4 years
Study: Full-Time
Start date: 4th January 2021
Location: Employer Based

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Infrastructure Technician Advanced Apprenticeship

Have you thought about a career in IT? The Infrastructure Technician apprenticeship is a great route into a career in IT.

Length: 2 years
Study: Full-Time
Start date: 4th January 2021
Location: Employer Based

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What can I do with an Policing, Law and Criminal Justice qualification?

Daily tasks:

  • Plans, directs and administers aid to civilian authorities as requested or when faced with civil disorder, natural disaster or other emergency.
  • Supervises the operation of military units and monitors the activities of junior officers, NCOs and other ranks.
  • Plans, directs and co-ordinates military training and manoeuvres.
  • Advises and provides information on military aspects of defence policy.

Median Salary

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Daily tasks:

  • Directs and co-ordinates the operation of record keeping systems and the preparation of reports.
  • Establishes contacts and sources of information concerning crimes planned or committed.
  • Directs and monitors the work of subordinate officers.
  • Plans, directs and co-ordinates general policing for an area or functional unit.
  • Liaises with senior officers to determine staff, financial and other short- and long-term needs.

Median Salary

£53,068 View more

Daily tasks:

  • Revenue and customs, excise and immigration officers advise on the interpretation of regulations concerning taxes, duties and immigration requirements and enforce these regulations through monitoring of premises, examining goods entering the country to ensure correct duty is paid and establishing that passengers have the necessary authorisation for crossing national borders.
  • Prison officers interview prisoners on arrival and discharge/departure, receive reports on disciplinary problems and decide on appropriate action, make periodic checks on internal and external security, and provide care and support to prisoners in custody.
  • Ambulance officers plan, organise, direct and co-ordinate the activities of ambulance personnel and control room assistants, for the provision of ambulance services for emergency and non-emergency cases.
  • Fire officers plan, direct and co-ordinate an operational plan for one or more fire stations, attend fires and other emergencies to minimise danger to property and people, arrange for the salvaging of goods, immediate temporary repairs and security measures for fire damaged premises as necessary.
  • Advises on the recruitment, training and monitoring of staff.
  • Prepares reports for insurance companies, the Home Office, Scottish Home and Health Department, and other bodies as necessary.
  • Liaises with other senior officials and/or government departments to determine staffing, financial and other short- and long-term needs.

Median Salary

£42,207 View more

Daily tasks:

  • Briefs other medical staff when handing over the patient, and completes patient report forms describing the patient.
  • Transports and accompanies patients who either require or potentially require skilled treatment whilst travelling.
  • Resuscitates and/or stabilises patient using relevant techniques, equipment and drugs.
  • Assesses the nature of injuries, provides first aid treatment and ascertains appropriate method of conveying patient.
  • Drives ambulance or accompanies driver to respond to calls for assistance at accidents, emergencies and other incidents.

Median Salary

£40,516 View more

Daily tasks:

  • Gives evidence in court cases.
  • Works on station reception desk and or in communications room.
  • Prepares briefs or reports for senior officers.
  • Attends accidents.
  • Interviews suspects, takes statements from witnesses and stops, searches and/or arrests suspects.
  • Investigates complaints, crimes, accidents, any suspicious activities or other incidents.
  • Directs and controls traffic or crowds at demonstrations and large public events.
  • Receives instructions from senior officers and patrols an assigned area on foot, horseback, motorcycle, motor car or boat to check security and enforce regulations.

Median Salary

£41,877 View more

Daily tasks:

  • Supervises a watch.
  • Advises on fire safety measures in new buildings.
  • Attends and deals with bomb alerts and accidents involving spillage of hazardous substances.
  • Removes goods from fire damaged premises, clears excess water, makes safe any structural hazards and takes any other necessary steps to reduce damage to property.
  • Rescues people or animals trapped by fire and administers first aid.
  • Operates hose pipes, ladders, chemical, foam, gas or powder fire extinguishing appliances.
  • Travels to fire or other emergency by vehicle and locates water mains if necessary.
  • Arranges fire drills and tests alarm systems and equipment.
  • Inspects premises to identify potential fire hazards and to check that fire fighting equipment is available and in working order and that statutory fire safety regulations are met.

Median Salary

£32,382 View more

Daily tasks:

  • Reports on prisoners.
  • Trains and supervises prison staff.
  • Provides care and support to prisoners in custody including prevention of self harm.
  • Runs prisoner rehabilitation and support programmes.
  • Escorts prisoners transferred from one institution to another.
  • Investigates disturbances or any other unusual occurrences.
  • Guards entrances and perimeter walls.
  • Watches for any infringements of regulations and searches prisoners and cells for weapons, drugs and other contraband items.
  • Escorts prisoners to and from cells and supervises them during meals, recreation and visiting periods.

Median Salary

£29,414 View more

Daily tasks:

  • Writes, edits and arranges for the distribution of press releases and other public relations material, addresses target groups through meetings, presentations, the media and other events to enhance the public image of the organisation, and monitors and evaluates its effectiveness.
  • Discusses business strategy, products, services and target client base with management to identify public relations requirements.
  • Advises the public or companies on general tax problems and arranges for the issue, receipt and examination of tax forms, assessment of PAYE codes and the computation of tax arrears and rebates.
  • Undertakes supervisory duties specific to the operation of Revenue and Customs offices, Job Centres, Benefits Agency offices and other local offices of national government.
  • Authorises the payment of social security benefits, assesses the financial circumstances of claimants and investigates any state insurance contribution problems.
  • Organises resources for the acceptance and recording of vacancy details, the selection of suitable applicants and other Job Centre activities.
  • Supervises a variety of administrative functions in government departments such as recruitment and training, the negotiation and arrangement of contracts, building and capital management, monitoring and authorising department expenditure etc..
  • Assists senior government officers with policy work, external liaison or general administrative work.
  • Manages the activities of government office staff, assigns tasks and responsibilities and makes changes in procedures to deal with variations in workload.

Median Salary

£34,621 View more

Daily tasks:

  • Replenishes medical supplies in ambulance as necessary.
  • Cleans and disinfects ambulance after use and carries out routine care of ambulance equipment.
  • Ascertains nature of injuries and provides first aid treatment.
  • Drives ambulance or accompanies driver to transport patients to hospitals or other treatment centres and homes.
  • Helps patients into and out of ambulance.

Median Salary

£25,197 View more

Daily tasks:

  • Conducts trials according to rules of procedure, announces the verdict and passes sentence and/or awards costs and damages.
  • Hears, reads and evaluates evidence, and instructs or advises the jury on points of law or procedure.
  • Drafts pleadings and questions in preparation for court cases, appears in court to present evidence to the judge and jury, cross examines witnesses and sums up why the court should decide in their client.
  • Advises client on the basis of legal knowledge, research and past precedent as to whether to proceed with legal action.
  • Becomes acquainted with the facts of a case through reading statements, law reports, and consulting with clients or other professionals.

Median Salary

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