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16-19 (24) KCC / YPLA Strategy & Funding Briefing Developing Apprenticeships. Lucy-Ann Bett. What is an Apprenticeship?. Apprenticeships are recognised as a gold standard for work based training designed around the needs of employers Designed by Sector Skills Councils

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What is an Apprenticeship?

  • Apprenticeships are recognised as a gold standard for work based training designed around the needs of employers
  • Designed by Sector Skills Councils
  • Training is relevant to industry
  • Funding is available towards the training
  • Chance for young people to gain hands on experience
  • Opportunity for young people to earn whilst they learn
  • Employed for a minimum of 30 hours per week
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Apprenticeship Framework

Work Based Qualification

Assesses the practical side of the job.

Technical Certificate

Assesses the underpinning knowledge specific to the sector

Functional Skills

Assesses other skills such as Communication, Application of number, Working with Others and IT

Employment Rights and Responsibilities

Understand rights and responsibilities of young people in the work place

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Who can do Apprenticeships?

  • Candidates must be:
  • Over 16
  • Not in full or part time education
  • Eligible to work in England
  • Work ready and have the right skill levels
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Apprenticeship Skill Sectors

  • Business Administration
  • Customer Service
  • Supporting Teaching and Learning
  • ICT
  • Catering
  • Maintenance
  • Childcare
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Levels of Apprenticeships?

There are three levels of Apprenticeship available:

1 - Intermediate Level Apprenticeships

The Apprentice works towards a level 2 qualification

2 - Advanced Level Apprenticeships 

The Apprentice works towards a level 3 Qualification

3 - Higher Apprenticeships

The Apprentice works towards a Level 4 Qualification or in some cases, a knowledge-based qualification such as a Foundation degree.

In some cases apprentices can also progress to higher education, including university degrees.

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Apprenticeship Funding

16-18 year old Apprentices

Employers only pay the salary. The Government will fund their training.

19-24 year old Apprentices

Employers may be asked to fund up to 50% of the training costs. This cost will depend on the skill area, length of apprenticeship and training provider

25+ Apprentices

The employer may only get a contribution depending on the sector and area in which you operate.

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Apprentice Minimum Wage

The National Minimum Wage for apprentices is £2.60 per hour

This applies to time working, plus time spent training

The wage applies to all apprentices aged under 19

The wage applies to apprentices aged 19 or over in the

first year of their Apprenticeship.

Employers can pay above the minimum wage and many do so

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Apprenticeship benefits to schools

  • By recruiting an apprentice you can:
  • Ensure your staff have the practical skills and qualifications your school needs now and for the future
  • Provide a source of continuing professional development for new and existing staff
  • Improve staff retention
  • Motivate the workforce
  • Improve morale of staff
  • Bring in fresh ideas and new ways of thinking
  • Provide local people the chance to learn and earn
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Benefits to the Apprentice

  • Opportunity to
  • Take control of their career
  • Get paid to get qualified
  • Get real skills from real employers
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How can schools recruit apprentices?

Step 1

Get in touch with Kent Apprenticeships

Step 2

Meet the Team

Step 3

Hire your apprentice

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Promoting Apprenticeships to

your students

  • Through the “Apprenticeship Ambassador Network” in partnership with KATO, KEFEC and NAS Kent Apprenticeships can support you by
  • Delivering Apprenticeships talks at assemblies
  • Attending careers events
  • Apprenticeship workshops
  • 1:1 Information, advice and guidance sessions
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For more information

Visit

www.apprenticeships.org.uk

www.kentapprenticeships.com

Call

0800 09808825

Email

Info@kentapprenticeships.com