Cultural Heritage, Level 2 Apprenticeship

Course end date:
30 Jun 2019

This Apprenticeship is aimed at those who provide support in the culture and heritage sector, for example warders, attendants, assistants, volunteers and part time staff. It gives the opportunity to have skills recognised and gives a thorough grounding in the heritage sector.

Next: What will I learn?

What will I learn?

The programme includes:

The care of cultural venue premises
Assisting with incidents and emergency procedures
Working with colleagues
Customer service, and promotion of the venue’s services
Supporting creative and cultural events or exhibitions
Supporting fund raising activity
Assisting customers, visitors and audiences in getting the best from their experience
Undertaking marketing activity in a creative and cultural context

Apprenticeships allow you to gain qualifications whilst working - you will normally study one day per week in College and spend the rest of the week at
work. In addition to your training at Kendal College, you will also be supported at work by your employer and by a college assessor. You will be assessed in the work-place at regular intervals on work based skills including: your ability to form good working
relationships; your awareness of general health and safety at work; and your awareness of the Creative Industries in general. By the end of the year, as long as you give 100%, you will be equipped with the skills to work in this
fast-paced industry.

Career Opportunities

Recognition of your qualifications by employers can lead to rapid career development in the workplace and successful completion of the apprenticeship programme can lead to an advanced apprenticeship programme.

Next: Entry requirements

Entry requirements

A willingness to learn and use that learning in the work place and the potential to complete the qualification is more important than minimum entry requirements. The ideal candidate will be motivated and demonstrate both enthusiasm and initiative to succeed within the industry. You will need to have good organisational and communication skills, work well in a team and be able to cope in busy conditions. You may also be willing to travel, work in shifts and outside office hours.

You must be employed for a minimum of 30 hours a week in the professional area that your Apprenticeship is in. Looking for Employment? See below for what to do next…

- Apply for this apprenticeship.  We can then support you to find employment and prepare your job application.

- Register your details with the National Apprenticeship Matching Service (NAS) and search online for vacancies at

- Check the College’s website page regularly (sometimes employers only want to recruit locally and so they advertise on our website and not the NAS website):

- Make sure your CV is up to date and is relevant to the job industry you are applying to.

Adult fees


Please note: If you are an adult student you may be entitled to financial support to cover the cost of your course, dependent on your circumstances. Please contact Student Services on for details. More about Student Finance.

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