What is an Apprenticeship?
An Apprenticeship is a mix of real work and learning. Apprentices earn a wage and get experience whilst working towards a number of qualifications. The advantage of Apprenticeships is that they are mainly work-based, integrating training into the day-to-day work. So instead of losing hours to off-site study, employers can actively participate in the training process, whilst learners gain invaluable skills to apply to their work.
An Apprenticeship follows a Level 2 programme and can lead onto an Advanced Apprenticeship which is a Level 3 programme.
Apprenticeships are a proven way for businesses to train their workforce. Apprenticeships can make organisations more effective, productive and competitive by directly filling skills gaps.
Focus Training delivers training for Apprenticeships and Advanced Apprenticeships. There are a number of elements to each Apprenticeship and this is called the framework. Each Apprenticeship framework has three main strands:
• Competence based element (Referred to as an QCF)
• Technical element (Reffered to as a Technical Certificate)
• Skills element (Reffered to as Functional Skills)
The three strands are sometimes accompanied by additional qualifications to give the most relevant skills and knowledge required for the job.
Eligibility criteria apply to all of our programmes, but with work based learning there is something to suit everybody, please contact us for more information.
How long will it take?
This will vary depending on prior experience, for more information on how long it would take for you or your employees please get in touch. As a general guide, an Apprenticeship will take approximately 10 months and an Advanced Apprenticeship will take 13 months to complete.
Quick Guide To An Apprenticeship
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