NPTC Pathways Training is a proud provider that delivers personalised, industry-recognised qualifications across Mid and South-West Wales, in sectors ranging from Healthcare to Motor Vehicle. All our assessors have a vast amount of industry experience and knowledge to support learners with their qualifications and employers along their journeys. We have established partnerships with leading Welsh employers such as Swansea Bay & Powys University Health Boards and Swansea City Football Club.

Studying full-time not for you? This could be what you are looking for!

If studying full-time is not for you, then work-based learning could be exactly what you are looking for. There are programmes to suit everyone! Work-based learning gives you the chance to gain experience in a real job, plus job-specific qualifications while earning money.

Opportunities vary depending on the programme.

The routes are:

  • Accountancy
  • Agriculture
  • Agricultural Mechanics
  • Care
  • Business Administration
  • Childcare & Playwork
  • Construction
  • Customer Service
  • Engineering
  • Hospitality & Catering
  • Motor Vehicle
  • Retail
  • Team Leading
  • Vehicle Body Repair
  • Management
Why become an apprentice?
  • Earn while you learn – be paid a salary
  • Gain skills, knowledge, experience and face new challenges
  • Gain a nationally recognised qualification
  • Excellent progression opportunities
What types of apprenticeships are there?

There are three types of apprenticeships you can apply for depending on current skills and qualifications:

  • Foundation Apprenticeship – Level 2
  • Apprenticeship – Level 3
  • Higher Apprenticeship – Level 4+

You will be on placement with an employer and possibly attend College for one day a week. You will be assessed in the workplace and helped to gather evidence for your portfolio. An apprenticeship is a work-based learning programme where you can earn a wage while you learn. If you live in Wales and are over 16 and not in full-time education, you can apply for an apprenticeship.

Degree Apprenticeships

NPTC Group of Colleges and Wrexham Glyndŵr University (WGU) have recently been awarded funding under the new Degree Apprenticeship Pilot Programme for Wales. Reflecting the skills needs of Wales, universities and other degree awarding institutions were asked to design a new suite of digital programmes to enable Welsh organisations to upskill their existing employees or recruit new talent in areas such as software engineering, cyber security and data science for the new Digital Degree Apprenticeships Framework.


If you are aged 16-18 years, then ‘Trainee’ ships offer learning-based programmes to support you in building work-related skills and identify career choices. There are different levels of traineeship available depending on individual needs. You will be paid whilst on the programme until you venture further along into your Apprentice, College, or Work journey. Areas include:

Engineering, Childcare, Playwork, Health and Social Care, Electrical Maintenance, Motor Vehicle Repair, Body Shop Repair, Panel Beating, Business Admin, Customer Service, Retail, Team Leading and Pathology.

A traineeship is a training programme focuses on giving you:
  • Employability skills
  • The opportunity to sample different job roles
  • Access to high quality work experience
What are the benefits of a traineeship engagement?
  • Weekly training allowance
  • Subsidised travel
  • Build vital experience with local and national employers
  • Opportunity to improve English and Maths skills
  • Build confidence
  • Improve your long-term prospects and learning potential
At the end of the traineeship you can:
  • Advance onto a Level 1 traineeship or apprenticeship
  • Advance to an academic course
  • Carry out voluntary work
  • Pursue an alternative career choice


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