Apprenticeships – What Are They
They are work-based training programmes, which usually take 12 to 18 months to complete. Most of the training can be ‘on the job’ at your business. They are a cost effective and time efficient means of training your staff in the workplace. Look at them as free work based training. You can use them for existing employees and don’t have to take any new staff on to qualify for the funding. We specialise in the delivery of level 4 and 5 management apprenticeships.
How Much Will It Cost
As the employer, you decide what to pay your apprentice; there is a National Minimum Wage national minimum wage for apprentices. The training is , subject to eligibility criteria, free to both the employer and the learner. Apprenticeships are fully funded by the National Apprenticeship Service in England and the Welsh Government in Wales.
Aims and Objectives of the Apprenticeship
To provide employers in Wales across all sectors with high quality, nationally recognised qualifications, which will not just attract new talent into management, but also upskill the existing workforce, which in turn will benefit from making businesses more productive, efficient and profitable.
The main objectives of the programme are to:-
- Build a competent management workforce
- Provide individuals with the essential skills, knowledge and experience needed to undertake Team Leading and Management roles
- Allow individuals the opportunity to develop their skills, knowledge and experience needed to progress to higher level roles within the organisation
There are three levels of Apprenticeship available:
1 – Foundation (equivalent to five GCSEs, grade A-C)
Apprentices work towards work-based learning qualifications such as a Level 2 Competence Qualification, Functional Skills and, in most cases, a relevant knowledge-based qualification.
Level 1 – Equivalent to GCSE D-G
Level 2 – Equivalent to GCSE A-C
2 – Apprenticeships (equivalent to two A Level passes)
Level 3 – Equivalent to two A /AS level
Apprentices work towards work-based learning such as a Level 3 Competence Qualification, Functional Skills and, in most cases, a relevant knowledge-based qualification.
3 – Higher Apprenticeships (equivalent to two A Level passes)
Level 4 – Equivalent to HNC
Level 5 – Equivalent to a Foundation degree
Apprentices undertake a framework at Level 4 and above which will include a competence based qualification, Functional Skills and in some cases a broader vocationally related qualification which could be a Foundation degree.
Apprenticeships Available with Call of the Wild
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The Apprenticeship, Traineeship and Jobs Growth Wales Programmes, led by the Welsh Government, are supported by the European Social Fund