We aim to help young people gain experience in their chosen profession, that’s why we work closely with employers to ensure our students get the most out of their experience. Our employers are looking for students with passion and an appetite to learn on the job, to help create an industry of young, employable professionals.
Our students are given unique opportunities to work with international brands, take part in major business events and receive training from industry leaders. Our facilities are industry standard, from our sports and leisure complex to purpose built training accommodation where students get hands-on experience in their chosen industry.
Apprenticeships are widely recognised as one of the most successful ways to start a vocational career, with recent figures from the Office of National Statistics showing that 85% of students who complete an apprenticeship stay in employment, and over half are still with the same employer they started the course with.
Apprenticeships combine practical on the job training with study.
As an apprentice you will:
Apprenticeships can take 1 year, and up to 4 years for an advanced qualification.
An apprenticeship has an equivalent education level and can be:
You can apply for an apprenticeship while you’re still at school. To start an apprenticeship, you’ll need to be:
Pupils can ask questions about courses, careers and the range of learning and financial support we offer. We can also focus talks on particular topics, which you are able to outline when requesting a visit.
We also have the National Careers Service working with us on Thursdays. They can see adults not currently enrolled in college and will support them with applications to the college for September.
Appointments can be made by coming into the Learning Exchange or ringing 0151 252 3607 – the direct number for the CAG team.
You can talk to careers advisers who will:
Monday to Friday: 9.00am – 4.30pm (alternate Mon/Wed evenings until 6.30pm)
Tuesday and Thursday: 9.00am – 4.30pm
Wednesday: 9.00am – 1.00pm
Please note: Opening hours may change during college holidays.
The tour is not only a chance for pupils to visit specialist facilities, but is also an opportunity to observe teaching and learning as it happens.
The college aims to provide a caring and supportive environment for all pupils whatever their ability and needs.
Our partnership in working with schools and the local community is outstanding, and any pupil successfully completing a course at the City of Liverpool College whilst at school will have the opportunity to progress to a full time programme post 16 with us.
The programme is delivered as part of a pupil’s normal school timetable. There are programmes offered in the following vocational areas:
Course programmes are designed to ensure pupils gain essential and core and career related skills in a different learning environment.
We can arrange for visits, talks and taster sessions that relate to particular topics, or around general learning opportunities at the College.
NB. All applications for a college course should only be made via the school in which the pupil attends, and made directly to the School Liaison Manager.
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Young people who want to learn how to cook at the highest level could become Michelin-star chefs of the future if they enrol on The Royal Academy of Culinary Arts (RACA) course at The City of Liverpool College.
The course offers students aged 16 – 19 an exclusive insight into premier chef training in Europe, whilst working alongside top professionals from the finest restaurants and hotels in the North West.
The course starts in September where hopeful chefs undergo an intensive culinary 12 week traineeship before they start paid employment in top kitchens around the North West and further afield, under the expert guidance of senior, highly regarded chefs. During this time, trainees attend The City of Liverpool College one day a week for formal training, practical work, culinary theory and assessments.
The curriculum is cutting-edge and combines culinary traditions with modern developments and an internationally-informed knowledge.
After successfully completing the course, the trainee chefs sit RACA’s industry-respected final exam and, if successful, are awarded the coveted Royal Academy of Culinary Arts Diploma, and are RACA graduates.
This RACA course is seen as very important to Liverpool and the North West for its highly skilled training of talented young chefs in the region.
The City of Liverpool College in the only college in the North and the third outside London and the South to be hand-picked to deliver this course.
These events are also an opportunity for you to bring friends and family along and take a tour of the specialist facilities at each city centre campus.
We are here to answer all your questions and help you make up your mind about college.
Please plan ahead to ensure you get the most from your visit.
We run a number of open day/evenings throughout the year – usually in October, March and June. Please check the website for time/day and campus information.
The Shadow a Student Programme is aimed at pupils who are undecided about their next step. It allows them to gain a useful insight into the course they’d like to study and the range of work covered. They also have a chance to experience what independent study really means.
These are a sample of the workshops/taster sessions offered, but we are happy to discuss your requirements and build a bespoke package that meets the needs of all your pupils.
As a partnership of 12 local Higher Education (HE) providers, Shaping Futures is committed to ensuring learners, parents, teachers and advisers are fully equipped to better understand the HE landscape, to access outreach locally and to support learners with the HE decision making process.
Funded by the Office for Students (OfS), Shaping Futures is part of the Uni Connect Programme and is dedicated to reducing the gap in HE participation between the most and least represented groups. To achieve this, we believe strongly in effective and impactful local collaboration with HE providers, schools, colleges, employers and other partners.
The Shaping Futures Hub provides a one stop shop for teachers and advisers to identify what outreach support is available across the Liverpool City Region. The Hub website offers secondary schools and colleges access to a range of HE appropriate information, useful links and handy materials.