What is an Apprenticeship?
An Apprenticeship is a real job with training so you can earn while you learn and pick up recognised qualifications as you go. If you live in England, are over 16 and not in full-time education you can apply. Our programmes typically take around 12 months to complete and cover a wide range of job roles in a wide range of industries, from things like Facilities Management, Exercise and Fitness, Team Leading, Management, Customer Service and Business and Administration.
- Earn a salary
- Get paid holidays
- Receive training
- Gain qualifications
- Learn job-specific skills
An Apprenticeship is a combination of a job role undertaken with training toward a set of approved qualifications that have been developed by employers and standard setting bodies with accreditation from award winning organisations.
Most Apprenticeship frameworks currently follow a standard format that comprises:
- A National Vocational Qualification (e.g. Level 2 for Intermediate Level Apprenticeships, Level 3 for Advanced Level Apprenticeships)
- Knowledge based qualification
- Transferable Skills: English, Maths and for some, ICT
In some industries new employer developed, trailblazer Apprenticeship standards have been introduced and they contain their own unique requirements in terms of qualifications and assessment criteria. It is planned that by 2017-18 all Apprenticeship frameworks will be replaced by new employer-led standards.
We provide the knowledge and develop skills while the employer provides the practical experience to put those skills into practice. Training can be classroom based, in a workshop, in a workplace or through a combination of one to one tutorials and online learning, depending on the subject areas undertaken.