What is an Apprenticeship? • An Apprenticeship is a work-based programme that combines on- and off-the-job training • Apprentices earns a wage and get experience whilst working towards a number of qualifications
Higher Apprenticeship Structure Apprenticeships include the following elements: • Competency qualification • Knowledge qualification • Functional skills – literacy, numeracy and ICT skills • Additional qualifications relevant to the job
What is a Higher Apprenticeship? All levels will work towards work-based learning qualifications, Functional Skills and, in most cases, a relevant-knowledge based qualification.
How long does it take? • The length of an Apprenticeship varies depending on prior skills levels of the Apprentice, the qualification being obtained and industry sector. • Generally Apprenticeships take between one and four years to complete.
Activity 1 • Write down what you think the benefits of completing a Higher Apprenticeships are
Benefits of Higher Apprenticeship • Provide an alternative route to high-skills roles in exciting organisations and sectors. • Gain a nationally recognised qualification equivalent to the first stages of higher education. • Gain work experience and get paid at the same time as studying.
Benefits of Higher Apprenticeship • Provides a strong foundation on which you can build through Higher Education and studying towards professionally qualified status. • Develop transferable skills, which help you progress to high-skilled careers in the professions.
Who can apply? • Anyone living in England not in full time education over the age of 18 years old. • You will need to meet academic entry requirements. • Demonstrate you are passionate about the role and have the skills required.
Employer contact If you've found an Apprenticeship within a organisation that interests you it's a good idea to check the company's website as answers to the most common questions will probably be on there.
National Apprenticeship Service The National Apprenticeship Service (NAS) (www.apprenticeships.org.uk) look after Apprenticeships in England.. . Search for vacancies onlineYou can search for Apprenticeship vacancies by postcode, keyword, occupation type, job role, or learning provider. Click on the ‘Search for vacancies’ link to see what’s available. NAS helplineCall the NAS helpline (T: 08000 150 600) for support using the online vacancy matching service. An advisor will also be able to give you general advice on applications and the call is free.