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About this provider

Craven College strongly believe that apprenticeships are an invaluable first step into a career. They are an excellent opportunity for local businesses to grow and develop their own employees and create a highly skilled workforce who can contribute to their future success. If you are a small business, you may be looking for just one individual to join your team and grow with you, whereas larger employers may be looking at using apprenticeship programmes to maintain a flow of new talent for their business development and succession strategies. In either instance, Craven College has many years of experience in offering high quality apprenticeship services to employers big or small.

What employers are saying

Based on 34 reviews from employers that work with this training provider.

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Overall rating from October 2018 to now

  • Excellent 16 out of 34 reviews
  • Good 18 out of 34 reviews
  • Poor 0 out of 34 reviews
  • Very poor 0 out of 34 reviews


  • Communication with employers (20)
  • Adapting to my needs (11)
  • Reporting on progress of apprentices (11)
  • Working with small numbers of apprentices (10)
  • Improving apprentice skills (8)
  • Initial assessment of apprentices (8)
  • Training facilities (8)
  • Getting new apprentices started (7)
  • Providing the right training at the right time (2)

Things to improve

  • Communication with employers (6)
  • Reporting on progress of apprentices (4)
  • Adapting to my needs (3)
  • Initial assessment of apprentices (3)
  • Providing the right training at the right time (3)
  • Training facilities (3)
  • Improving apprentice skills (1)

22 Apprenticeships offered

Apprenticeship Type Level View details
Advanced Carpentry and Joinery Standard 3 Details
Assistant accountant Standard 3 Details
Beauty Therapist Standard 2 Details
Bricklayer Standard 2 Details
Business Administrator Standard 3 Details
Carpentry and Joinery Standard 2 Details
Commis chef Standard 2 Details
Hair Professional Standard 2 Details
Heavy vehicle service and maintenance technician Standard 3 Details
Horticulture and Landscape Operative Standard 2 Details
Hospitality team member Standard 2 Details
Infrastructure technician Standard 3 Details
IT Solution Technician Standard 3 Details
Land-based service engineering technician Standard 3 Details
Motor vehicle service and maintenance technician (light vehicle) Standard 3 Details
Painter and Decorator Standard 2 Details
Plasterer Standard 3 Details
Professional accounting / taxation technician Standard 4 Details
Property maintenance operative Standard 2 Details
Software Development Technician Standard 3 Details

Contact details

Phone number:
01756 791411

Annual survey results

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Source: FE Choices

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Explain levels

Apprenticeships are set at different levels of difficulty from the equivalent of GCSE (level 2) up to postgraduate (level 7)

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