Apprenticeship training programmes enable you to continue your education and training at the same time as working and earning a wage. As the training programmes are vocationally specific, you will gain qualifications which are relevant to your work place and your job role.

You can start an Apprenticeship training programme any time after leaving school. Whether you are just starting a job or are well established in employment, you will get hands-on training whilst at the same time continuing to earn a wage and gain nationally recognised qualifications.

College staff will visit you in the workplace to support you to achieve your qualifications. Some vocational subjects may require day release at College.

After completing an Apprenticeship programme, there are many progression opportunities. These can take you all the way up to university level. You could then continue to study part-time and go on to graduate with a Foundation Degree or an Honours Degree.

Please take a moment to read the WAG Pathways to Apprenticeships information brochure

Coleg Llandrillo and Coleg Meirion-Dwyfor offer the following Apprenticeship training programmes. For more information please contact Craig Allman, Senior Training Advisor, on 01492 546 666 ext. 601 or email For enquiries in the Gwynedd area please contact Steven Adams, on 01758 701 385 or email

Gamekeeping Apprenticeships – First In Wales

Gamekeeping & Wildlife Management and Arboriculture (Trees & Timber) are the latest Apprenticeship programmes to be included in Coleg Llandrillo Cymru’s extensive portfolio of Apprenticeships in Wales. These land-based Apprenticeships have been developed as a result of the College’s partnership with LANTRA, the Sector Skills Council for Land-based operations.

Following the introduction of these land-based Apprenticeships, the College and LANTRA are working together to promote a range of opportunities for young people and, in response to a national need, to develop young people in this vocational area.

Learners on the Apprenticeship programmes gain a wide range of skills development and qualifications alongside work experience and support from their employers. Coleg Meirion-Dwyfor’s Glynllifon Campus, just outside Caernarvon, specialises in land-based and agricultural post-16 learning, so it provides an ideal base for the Apprentices to develop the specialist skills of their trade.

Sarah Gould, Lantra:
“Until recently, Game and Wildlife Apprenticeships were only available in England, so we are really pleased to be working with Coleg Llandrillo & Coleg Merion-Dwyfor and building on their portfolio of Land-based Apprenticeships.”

Alex Thomson-Painter – Bryn Y Pys Country Sports
“I enjoy being outside, it’s the way I’ve been brought up. I’ve been doing it all my life and couldn’t imagine doing anything else”. The Apprenticeship programme has taught me new organisational and communication skills.’

Jamie Appleby – Hanmer Shoot
“I really enjoy my job and being on the Apprenticeship scheme is helping me to get to where I want to be in the future. I have learned new skills such as rearing game birds and I have also obtained my gun licence.”

Lantra’s Sarah Gould, said: “Up until recently, game and wildlife Apprenticeships were only available in England so we are really pleased to be working with Coleg Llandrillo & Coleg Merion-Dwyfor and building on their portfolio of land-based Apprenticeships.”

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This programme is part financed
by the European Social Fund
through the Welsh Government