What is an Apprenticeship?
It is a work based training programme, designed around the needs of the employer and employee which develops the skills they need to do their job, and it will lead to a nationally recognised qualification. It is open to those who have low or no prior qualifications, or hold a higher level qualification not relevant to working in the voluntary and community sector. Examples of qualifications available are Customer Service, Youth Work, Administration, Health and Social Care.
The qualification is made up of the following:
- NVQ at level 2 (equivalent to 5 GCSEs @ grades A - C) or NVQ level 3 (Equivalent to 2 A levels)
- A relevant technical certificate
- Functional Skills in Maths and English
- In some qualifications further Functional Skills in ICT may be required
- The Apprentice will complete an employee's rights and responsibilities book
- The Apprentice will also cover Personal Learning and Thinking Skills
How does it work?
The Apprentice must be employed for your organisation for a minimum of 30 hours a week. You will support them by passing on your skills and knowledge. They will be assessed at work by an independent training provider or one of our own assessors who will support them to ensure they meet the standards required by the national curriculum. A small amount of time may be required for off job training such as sitting online knowledge tests.
What are the benefits?
- A chance to develop a young person for the future
- Upskilling and motivating your current employees
- The chance to achieve a nationally recognised qualification
- Support for the development of your organisation
- Meeting the Government Skills Pledge
Enable and Fair Train are working hard to secure funding for the delivery of Apprenticeships. This is a great opportunity to advance the skills in our sector and secure funding for the future. If you are considering taking someone on, contact Nick Taylor (Workforce Development Coordinator) on 0115 934 8495 or email firstname.lastname@example.org