If youâ€™re looking for an Apprenticeship or are already in employment and want to improve your skills or develop new ones, The Skills Partnership can provide you with quality, on-the-job training. You can download our further information on the programmes that we cover by clicking Â here.
What’s in it for you?
- Youâ€™ll receive a nationally recognised, valued and respected qualification.
- One on one support throughout your training
- Flexible learning at work at a time that suits you
- New skills
- Enhanced career prospects
- A real chance to progress at work
- A great sense of achievement!
- Increased respect from your managers
The Learner pathway
Although the Skills Partnership provides a wide range of different courses including Apprenticeships with Certificate or Diploma (NVQâ€™s) the underpinning learner journey remains the same, the key elements of this pathway to success are shown in this diagram.
What you can achieve
A full Apprenticeship will give you the following qualifications:
- Certificate or Diploma (NVQ) â€“ a nationally recognised qualification where you will develop and use your skills and knowledge at work to show that you can meet national standards in your sector.
- Technical Certificates â€“ These certificates assess specific occupational underpinning knowledge and understanding.
- Key Skills â€“ These are qualifications for Skills required in the world of work. You will achieve key skills qualifications at level 1 or 2 in â€œcommunicationâ€, â€œapplication of numberâ€ and in some programmes of study “ICT”.
- If a full Apprenticeship is not appropriate for you, you may decide to access a stand alone qualification (e.g. a technical certificate or NVQ).
How long will it take?
This will depend on a learnerâ€™s experience, ability and their employerâ€™s requirements. Intermedidate (level 2) Apprenticeships are usually able to be delivered across a 12 month period, with Advanced (level 3) Apprenticeships across 12-18 Â months. These are supported through regular tutor contacts/visits and reviews, training workshops and on-line or hard copy learning resources. Training workshops are usually provided through a series of full day sessions that can be accessed monthly during the programme.
Who can take part?
For Apprenticeships, funding is available to support new entrants and suitable employees aged 16-24 and 25+ who are not already in full time education and who do not hold a Higher Education award (a degree, HNC/HND or similar vocational NVQ at level 4 or above etc).
The Skills Partnership will help to advise you directly on your funding eligibility. Contact us today, and take your next step!