WBL & Apprenticeships Next Steps

Welcome to Work-based Learning (WBL) & Apprenticeships


Apprenticeships are work-based programmes designed by employers that are linked directly to job roles.

They give young people the chance to receive structured, high quality training in the workplace and the opportunity to work towards a nationally recognised qualification.

They are also a great way for businesses to develop a highly skilled workforce and boost productivity. 88% of employers who employ an apprentice believe that Apprenticeships lead to a more motivated and satisfied workforce.

We offer a wide range of Apprenticeships, including the following:

  • Adult Care Worker (Level 2)

  • Lead Adult Care Worker (Level 3)

  • Leader in Adult Care Level 5

  • Assistant Accountant – Level 3

  • Professional Accounting Tax Technician – Level 4

  • Associate Project Manager – Level 4

  • Business Administrator – Level 3

  • Customer Service Practitioner – Level 2

  • Customer Service Specialist – Level 3

  • Early Years Educator Practitioner Level 2 and Early Years Educator Level 3

  • Teaching Assistant – Level 3

  • Team Leader/Supervisor – Level 3

  • Operations/Departmental Manager – Level 5

Find out more on our main webpage : Apprenticeships


Traineeships are for those aged 16-24 and are an education and training programme with work experience that is focused on giving young people the skills and experience that employers are looking for.

Traineeships help unlock your great potential and set you up for your career journey.

Bucksinspired Traineeships include:

  • Employability skills workshops. These are fun, practical sessions lead by our youth work staff

  • Individual support and careers guidance from a youth worker throughout the programme

  • English and maths skills support from Buckinghamshire Adult Learning (if you do not have A*-C or 4-9 grade GCSE)

  • A Level 1 qualification in Employability Skills and Digital Skills

  • A high quality work experience placement with an employer, to provide real insight and experience into the world of work

Find out more on our main webpage : Traineeships

What learners say

Since starting this course eighteen months ago I have learnt a huge amount about myself and I have definitely changed as a result of doing the course, and becoming a team leader. I have become more confident, more organised and more responsible.

Taking this apprenticeship has given me options that weren’t previously available to me and most importantly, during an uncertain time in the national pandemic, it has given me a stable opportunity to support myself and continue to learn and grow in my role.

My assessor has been so helpful and supportive over the last 18 months. I am happy to have completed this course and I would recommend this course to others!

Where could WBL take you?

Buckinghamshire Adult Learning also offers:

Continue your learning with:

  • Buckinghamshire College Group based in Aylesbury, Amersham and Wycombe provides a range of full and part-time further and higher education courses, plus Apprenticeships and adult education courses. 0800 614016 www.buckscollegegroup.ac.uk

  • Buckinghamshire New University has three main campuses in High Wycombe, Uxbridge and Aylesbury. They offer university degree programmes: nursing, health and social care, cyber fraud detection, textiles and aviation. 01494 522 141 www.bucks.ac.uk

  • Milton Keynes College offers full time and part time courses from GCSEs to HNDs, as well as professional skills courses and apprenticeships. 01908 684444 www.mkcollege.ac.uk

  • East Berkshire College a Further Education college based in the south-east (Langley, Slough & Windsor) provides over 800 part-time and full-time courses. 01753 793000 www.eastberks.ac.uk

  • University of Hertfordshire offers a wide range of Undergraduate, Postgraduate, Professional and Short courses. 01707 284000 www.herts.ac.uk/

  • Open University offers over 180 courses for distance learning. 0300 303 5303 www.open.ac.uk/

  • Future Learn offer free online courses www.futurelearn.co.uk


If you are job-hunting, you could :


If you need support :

  • Bucks Mind support for people with mental health difficulties, call them on 01494 463364 www.bucksmind.org.uk

  • Samaritans Offers telephone support anytime about issues you are facing, call them free on 116123 www.samaritans.org/how-we-can-help-you

  • Better Health – Healthy food and activity tips for you and your child

  • Buckinghamshire Family Information service – Find out what's happening in Buckinghamshire for you and your family www.bucksfamilyinfo.org

  • Citizens Advice - Online free advice from Citizens Advice to help you find a way forward, whatever the problem www.citizensadvice.org.uk

  • Money Saving Expert Guides, tips articles and a forum about mortgages, credit cards, loans and money saving tips www.moneysavingexpert.com

  • The National Domestic Violence charity supports those experiencing violence at home 0808 2000247 https://www.nationaldahelpline.org.uk/