Apprenticeships

What is an Apprenticeship?

An Apprenticeship framework is made up of a number of qualifications ,usually a knowledge qualification, a competence qualification and functional skills in English and Maths. The Sector Skills Council defines the make up of the apprenticeship framework. For example ,the apprenticeship framework for  Adult social care is defined by Skills for Care.

Apprenticeship Information Leaflet

What Apprenticeships are available?

We offer apprenticeships in:

  • Health & Social Care
  • Child Care
  • Management
  • Sales
  • Customer Service
  • Business Administration
  • Proficiency In Food
  • Hygiene and Cleaning Services

What does an Apprenticeship involve?

Each apprenticeship involves different elements, see below for details.

Level 2/3/5 Health & Social Care Apprenticeships/ Advance Apprenticeships/ Higher Apprenticeships

Learners must  achieve Level 2/3/5 Diploma In Health & Social Care, Level 2/3 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care, Employee Rights and Responsibilities and Functional Skills Level 1/2. Personal Learning and thinking skills are assessed throughout the programme.  Learners receive individual certificates for each qualification and an apprenticeship certificate from Skills for Care.

Level 3 Children and Young Peoples Advanced Apprenticeship

Learners must achieve  Level 3 Diploma in Children and Young People`s Workforce, Employee Rights and Responsibilities and Functional Skills Level 2. Personal Learning and thinking skills are assessed throughout the programme. Learners receive individual certificates for each qualification and an apprenticeship certificate from Skills for Care.

Level 3 Management Advanced Apprenticeship

Learners must achieve NVQ Level 3 Certificate in Management, Level 3 VRQ in Leadership and Management and Functional Skills Level 2.

Levels 2/3 Apprenticeship in Sales

Learners will achieve three separate but related awards within the apprentice framework – the full certificate in Sales, the technical certificate, which is the knowledge part of the programme, and the Functional skills certificate at levels 2 or 3, which are the accreditations for skills in numeracy and literacy.

Levels 2/3 Apprenticeship in Customer Service

Learners will achieve three separate but related awards within the apprentice framework – the full certificate in Customer Service , the technical certificate, which is the knowledge part of the programme, and the Functional skills certificate at levels 2 or 3, which are the accreditations for skills in numeracy and literacy.

Levels 2/3 Apprenticeship in Business Administration

Learners will achieve four separate but related awards in this apprentice framework – the full certificate in Business Administration, the technical certificate, which is the knowledge part of the programme, a certificate of competence in IT and theFunctional skills certificate at levels 2 or 3, which are the accreditations for skills in numeracy and literacy.

Levels 2/3 Apprenticeship in Proficiency in Food

Learners will achieve three separate but related awards within the apprentice framework – the full certificate in Food Proficiency , the technical certificate, which is the knowledge part of the programme, and the Functional skills certificate at levels 2 or 3, which are the accreditations for skills in numeracy and literacy.

Level 2 Apprenticeship in Hygiene and Cleaning Services

Learners will achieve three separate but related awards within the apprentice framework – the full certificate in Hygiene and Cleaning , the technical certificate, which is the knowledge part of the programme, and the Functional skills certificate at levels 2 or 3, which are the accreditations for skills in numeracy and literacy.

Who is eligible for funding for an Apprenticeship?

Anyone of working age who is in employment can undertake an apprenticeship. Learners must be 3 years UK resident or from an EU country, and must not hold qualifications at level 4 or above.