Apprenticeship programmes provide you with a mixture of on and off the job training, with a diverse choice of career paths in all different sectors of industry and commerce. Your employers will benefit as a qualified workforce offer the opportunity to improve their business by having better trained and better motivated staff.
An Apprenticeship is not a qualification in itself but a collection of different qualifications that have been linked together to form a framework known as an Apprenticeship. They are work based programmes, which means that you will achieve your qualification while you are working, thereby learning while you are earning.
QCF Units: Learners must complete set mandatory units and choose optional units towards an overall credit value. Learners will be observed and provide written / spoken evidence such as example of their work to appraisals from their manager to demonstrate their competency in these areas.
Technical Certificates: The Technical Certificate is designed to provide additional industry knowledge based around legislation, concepts and theories . Technical Certificates are multiple choice onscreen assessments.
Functional Skills: Learners will compile a portfolio of evidence that demonstrates their competency in Maths, English & ICT and onscreen assessments must also be completed.
ERR National Outcomes You will further develop your knowledge and understanding of your Employee Rights and Responsibilities. This will include you understanding a range of employer and employee statutory rights and responsibilities under Employment Law and Health and Safety legislation, together with the responsibilities and duties of employers.
Personal Learning & Thinking Skills (PLTS) This will further develop your skills around the following 6 key categories; Creative Thinking which will encourage generating and exploring ideas; Independent Enquiry which is a process of evaluating information and making reasoned decisions; Reflective Learning which is about evaluating your own strengths and limitations; Team Working which is you working confidently with others; Self-Management which is about how you organise and prioritise yourself and Effective Participation which is how you actively engage with issues that affect you and those around you.