An Apprenticeship is a job focused Standard of work-based training and learning that can be done to Apprenticeship (Level 2), Advanced Apprenticeship (Level 3) and Higher Apprenticeship (Level 4 and above) levels. All Apprenticeship programmes comprise an Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours, Functional Skills and could include other qualifications that measures an apprentice’s vocational knowledge and understanding.
All elements of an apprenticeship are based on national occupational standards that prescribe the level and breadth of performance that is expected of anyone working in the relevant vocational area covered by a specific Apprenticeship; training is usually delivered in the workplace.
Are there any starting requirements?
You do not have to pass a written exam or have any previous qualifications to be able to start many Apprenticeship programmes. However, you will be required to attain Functional Skills qualifications in English, Maths and possibly ICT and as an apprentice you will be supported by qualified tutors to develop your skills.
All apprentices need to be employed full time in a job role which is relevant to the apprenticeship standard being undertaken.
Current government funding regulations require all apprenticeship programmes to be of at least one year duration.
Is this the right Apprenticeship for me?
A 360 Recruitment Training Advisor will carry out an initial assessment of your past experience, current skills and possible support requirements and will look at your real work situation and job role before agreeing with you and your employer that this apprenticeship standard is suitable for you.
How will my chosen Apprenticeship help me with my career aims?
Achieving your chosen Apprenticeship can enable you to progress within your company; it can be a stepping stone to a higher level of Apprenticeship training to further develop your skills and enhance your career options.
A Guide to Apprenticeships
Find out what it’s like to be an apprentice – the opportunities, benefits and just how far an apprenticeship can take you in the future – download a guide to apprenticeships here
National Apprenticeship Service: https://www.gov.uk/topic/further-education-skills/apprenticeships
Education and Skills Funding Agency: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/skills-funding-agency
Digital Apprenticeship Service: https://sfadigital.blog.gov.uk/category/digital-apprenticeship-service/
ESFA Employer Rules for Levy paying Employers: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/605004/EMPLOYER_RULES_V2_FINAL.pdf
Food and Drink Training and Education Council: https://www.foodtraining.org.uk/
FDQ Awards: http://www.fdq.org.uk/
Skillsfirst Awards: http://skillsfirst.co.uk/home
National Careers Service: https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/