CCF  is a high quality training provider, specialising in the delivery of apprenticeships, traineeships, accredited courses and supporting people in to employment. We also offer a free recruitment service for employers.

Our staff have many years’ experience in their relevant training areas and have a friendly professional approach to training. They thrive on helping people to develop, learn new skills and fulfil their potential. Whether it’s an Apprenticeship or a Health & Safety training course, we have the complete training solution for you.

What is an Apprenticeship?

Apprenticeships are designed by sector skills councils and employers to ensure that they reflect the current market and industry needs, they offer a structured program that provides apprentices with the skills needed to do the job well. Apprentices will either attend college for day/block release or receive the practical training in your workplace; this depends on the course they are studying. They will work towards their apprenticeship framework by studying technical skills and carrying out practical assessments. 

Apprenticeship Grant for Employers (AGE)

Support for Employers Taking on Apprentices

What is the Apprenticeship Grant for Employers (AGE)?

The Apprenticeship Grant for Employers of 16- to 24- year-olds (AGE 16 to 24) is currently available to supports businesses that would not otherwise be in a position to do so, to recruit individuals aged 16 to 24 into employment through the Apprenticeship programme.

Traineeships unlock the great potential of young adults aged from 16 to 24 by providing the work preparation, training, maths, English and work experience needed to get an Apprenticeship or a job.

Apprenticeships: Are they good for business?

With employers ever increasingly being sent information on Apprenticeships and with government ramping up its commitment to funding and supporting the programme, the time to see if Apprenticeships are right for your business is now.  All the evidence shows that organisations offering Apprenticeships are seen as good places to work.


The Advantages

Research continues to show the benefits of hiring apprentices. Recent surveys of employers who had Apprenticeship schemes found that:

  • Planning for the future -  82% of employers said that they took on an apprentice to build the skills capacity in their organisation.
  • A more competitive business  - 66% said that their Apprenticeship programme made them more competitive in their industry.
  • Loyalty reduces recruitment costs  - 74% said that apprentices tended to be more loyal, remaining at their company longer than non- apprentices.
  • Customers value apprenticeships – 61% of customers would prefer to use an employer that employs apprentices.
  • A motivated, satisfied workforce - 92% of Apprenticeship employers say they lead to a satisfied and motivated workforce.
  • A productive efficient workforce – 80% of those that employ Apprentices say they make the workplace more productive.
  • A means to fulfilling social mobility - Engaging and promoting apprenticeships represents a real contribution to the local community.