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Apprentice training

Earn while you learn

Get a job, then go to school

An apprenticeship is a two-way agreement between you and your employer/sponsor to provide you with appropriate opportunities to become fully competent in the trade of your choice. Your on-the-job training is supplemented with technical training in a classroom or shop setting.

Two ways to get started in Trades

Technical training for registered apprentices

If you are currently employed as an apprentice, you can get your required technical training at Camosun. Depending on which trade you've chosen, you'll be in school for five to 10 weeks in each year of your apprenticeship.

Our instructors are certified and experienced in their fields and are passionate about sharing that knowledge. While at Camosun you will develop your skills in communication, critical-thinking, problem-solving, mathematics, and safe work practices.

Camosun offers apprenticeship training in a wide variety of trades, including 12 trades with the Interprovincial Red Seal endorsement. Successful completion of all levels leads to the BC Certificate of Qualification.

Foundation & pre-employment programs

Foundation and pre-employment certificate programs combine in-class learning with hands-on practical skills, making you well-positioned to begin an apprenticeship.

When you graduate you'll also receive equivalent credit for Level 1 technical training as well as some of the required work-based training hours.


BC Certificate of Qualification (and/or Red Seal Endorsementl)
5-10 weeks per year, depending on the trade
Study Options
full-time or online depending on the trade
Work Experience
80% of your year in the workplace
Apprenticeship schedule
Foundation & pre-employment schedule
Trades & Technology
Contact Us
Camosun College Lansdowne
3100 Foul Bay Rd
Victoria BC V8P 5J2
Camosun College Interurban
4461 Interurban Rd
Victoria BC V9E 2C1
  • 250–370–3000
  • 1–877–554–7555 (toll-free)

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