Apprenticeships starting soon
While most of our apprenticeships can start any time during the year to accommodate training needs of your organisation, some programmes have scheduled starts.
Please see below for the following apprenticeships commencing in April and May.
Information Communications Technician Level 3 - starts 17 April
Software Development Technician Level 3 - starts on 24 April
Property Maintenance Operative Level 2 - starts on 24 April
Groundworker Level 2 - started in May (date tbc)
Please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org or 0345 155 2020 if you would like a place for a member of staff on one of the programmes.
Whether you're a levy payer or not, employees aged 16-18 are fully funded by the government and you'll receive a £1,000 grant.
For levy payers:
All employers with a wage bill of over £3 million per annum are required to pay 0.5% of their total wage bill into the Apprenticeship Levy. The Levy can be used to train new and existing staff through Apprenticeship Training. At the end of the financial year, the levy resets - so use it or lose it.
For non-levy payers:
Non-levy payers can take advantage of Government funding with 95% of course costs funded. You'll only need to contribute 5% to the cost of apprenticeship training.
What is expected of me?
As a business owner or training leader, you'll enable the apprentice to access the tools available to learn the skills and complete their end-point assessment. This includes:
- Understanding the standard and setting realistic objectives for training.
- Attending regular catch ups every 10-12 weeks with the College and to review how the training is going and to ensure all parties are working to the agreed plan.
- Understanding how your apprentice will be assessed during their EPA to help prepare them.
You'll help retain staff and minimise any skills gaps in your business, future-proofing your business and saving time and money on recruiting new talent, making it an important and affordable training option for many companies.
What is expected of my staff?
The majority of professional service training is carried out and assessed within the workplace, also known as 'on-the-job training.' There are also optional masterclasses that you can attend, delivered in the college for specific industries.
During your training, you'll be working towards developing the skills and behaviours outlined in the Apprenticeship Standard for your end-point assessment. The final stage of our apprenticeship and will be led by an End-Point Assessor over a few weeks and carried out in your workplace.
You'll dedicate one day a week towards your training and have regular catch-ups with your Assessor Trainer, who will ensure you're on track and developing your skills, ready for the final assessment.