How we work with you:

Apprenticeships are work-based learning programmes which incorporate several different qualifications into an overall framework, including Competence and Knowledge based elements to teach practical skills as well as developing knowledge and understanding of processes being used.

Our training advisors will come to your workplace, at a time agreed with you to ensure minimal disruption to your business, and your employee will attend Oldham Training Centre part-time to learn the theory underpinning their job.  As an employer, you will receive regular updates on how your member of staff is progressing on their programme.  Your employee will learn while working to build his or her knowledge and skills, gaining qualifications and experience.  Apart from the NVQ, he or she may also complete a technical certificate and functional skill qualifications.

There are different levels of Apprenticeship available but they all lead to nationally recognised qualifications tailored to meet industry standards.  Apprenticeships can now be taken at any age from 16+, meaning that they are available to all employees.

What are the entry requirements?


GCSEs grade A to D in Maths 
GCSEs grade A to D in English

Additional Science or I.T based  GCSEs at grades A to D are desirable.

Business Administration / Customer Service

GCSEs grade A to D in Maths 
GCSEs grade A to D in English

 OTC currently offers the following Apprenticeships:

:   :Engineering and Manufacture
Customer Services and Business Administration
IT User Apprentice
Warehousing and Distribution Apprenticeships::

Engineering & Manufacturing

Customer Services

Business Administration


New NUS Apprentice Card



OTC apprentices are now eligible to apply for the NUS Apprentice card which gives them unique access to a wide range of benefits and discounts in a number of shopping, entertainment stores and food outlets including Pizza Hut, McDonalds, Cineworld, Superdrug, Oasis, Coast to name a few.

The NUS Apprentice card has been launched in partnership with Group Training Association in which Alliance Learning is a member of along with 26 other providers / colleges across the country.

If you are an Apprentice with OTC you are eligible to apply for the card by logging onto:

For a full list of the benefits and discounts click on the file below, please email or telephone 0161 624 5360