In today’s ever changing, highly competitive employment market, the right qualifications have never been more prized. That is why Apprenticeships are seen as the clear way ahead for both employers and employees.
What are Apprenticeships?
Apprenticeships are work-based training programmes designed around an employer’s needs which lead to nationally recognised qualifications for the apprentice. They offer high quality training for jobs across a range of industries.
Did you know: Over 80% of people are more likely to use a business if it offers Apprenticeships to young people? (Source: National Apprenticeship Service 2012)
Who runs them?
Apprenticeships are designed by the Sector Skills Councils (part of the Skills for Business network), while the National Apprenticeship Service helps to fund the training. We deliver the programmes shown here and develop an apprentice’s knowledge in the classroom or workshop while the employer provides practical experience to put what has been learnt into action.
An Apprenticeship can consist of components from different awarding organisations, and learners can also use recognition of prior learning. Once the training provider produces evidence that the all of the components have been completed, the apprentice will receive an Apprenticeship Completion Certificate. This certificate is currently issued by the relevant SSC (Sector Skills Council).
As Apprenticeships are work-based training programmes, most of the training is ‘on the job’ so the apprentice can earn as they learn and the employer has the opportunity to train their apprentice exactly as the business needs.