Pathways Training (part of NPTC Group of Colleges) deliver personalised, industry-recognised qualifications across Mid and South-West Wales. All assessors have a vast amount of industry experience and knowledge to support learners with their qualifications and employers along their journeys.

How businesses can benefit by taking on an apprentice within their company…

We know from working with employers in a variety of different sectors that apprenticeships come with many benefits, not just for individuals but also businesses. Apprenticeships allow your business to build a talent pipeline, develop your current staff or introduce new individuals into your organisation. By offering apprenticeships, you’re able to train individuals to meet your businesses specific needs and requirements and fill potential skills gaps whilst your business grows, among many other benefits.

A few of these benefits are:

  • Boosting productivity and company image
  • Increasing diversity
  • Reduce skill gaps with apprentices and retain employees
  • Cost effective
  • Fresh ideas and a positive attitude

Apprenticeship programmes that are tailored to the specific needs of your business with the cost of training covered, there is only minimal outlay with an apprentice wage. Leaving you to expand your business, adding value to enhance the creative mix of your business, and providing qualified teams for present and future successes.

Apprenticeships are a great way to invest in your businesses’ future, whether you are upskilling existing employees or looking to take on new staff. To read more about the benefits for apprenticeships, whether as an individual or a business, please click here.

If full-time study isn’t for you, an apprenticeship may be the answer

Apprentices and trainees gain valuable work experience, achieving specific skills and qualifications while earning a wage. This can then continue onto level 4 then 5 and, in some sectors, Degree Apprenticeships.

Pathways will support you to develop work-related skills and qualifications, enabling successful navigation along your way to the chosen career destination. If you are aged over 16 years, want to earn a wage whilst receiving other employee benefits in a sector of your choice then.

Why take on an apprenticeship?
  • Earn while you learn – be paid a salary
  • Gain knowledge, skills, and qualifications
  • Supported commitment to meet new challenges
  • Obtain nationally recognised qualifications
  • Excellent progression opportunities
Pathways Training offer apprenticeships in a variety of different areas, including the below:



Agriculture Mechanics
Bodyshop Repair

Building: Services, Engineering, Technology and Project Management
Business Administration

Children’s Care, Learning and Development

Children’s Care, Play, Learning, and Development
Clinical Healthcare Support

Construction: Building, Civil Engineering, Management, Specialist and Technical
Customer Service

Engineering: Improving Operational Performance, Land- Based

Engineering Manufacture
Health: Clinical, Pathology, Social Care

Hospitality And Catering

Leadership And Management In Health and Social Care

Plumbing And Heating

Sport: Sports Development, Sporting Excellence
Supporting Learning And Teaching

Vehicle: Body And Paint, Fitting, Maintenance, and Repair


What levels are available?

Dependent on your current experience and qualifications you can opt for:

  • Level 2 Foundation Apprenticeship
  • Level 3 Apprenticeship
  • Level 4 Higher Apprenticeships – Equivalent to HNC
  • Level 5 Degree Apprenticeships – Equivalent to HND

For further information on apprenticeships, please click here .