What is an Apprenticeship?

Apprenticeships are work-based training programmes designed around the needs of employers, which leads to a nationally recognised qualification. They are used to train new and existing employees and provide them with new skills. 

What makes up an Apprenticeship?

1. Competence-based Qualification

Formerly the NVQ, this qualification enables learners to demonstrate and improve their practical skills in their chosen sector while in a work-based environment.

2. Knowledge-based Qualification

Formerly the Technical Certificate, this qualification focuses on the theory behind the application of the subject.

 3. Functional Skills

Covering the fundamentals of operating effectively in the workplace Functional Skills are available in English, Maths and ICT.

4. Personal, Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS)

These are essentially behavioural skills that can be used to help apprentices excel in the workplace. The six outcomes are based around the skills needed for success and learning in life.

5. Employment Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)

This covers the rights and responsibilities that the apprentice will need to comply with at work. It helps learners understand the range of employer and employee statutory rights and responsibilities under employment law.

Further Information

Apprenticeships are offered at levels two and three, and normally take between one and two years to complete. You can be any age and there are no formal entry criteria or previous experience requirements needed. 

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