Many employers recognise that their future lies in quality Apprenticeships. Hartlepool College of Further Education believes this too, and we're one of the biggest provider of Apprenticeships in the Tees Valley and County Durham, supporting over 700 Apprentices.
Apprenticeships are a programme of structured learning and work experience encompassing almost all vocational areas. They offer trainees a broad spectrum of work and not just individual skills. Apprentices learn through a combination of on and off the job education and training. Apprentices gain experience working alongside other employees in their workplace, while the College delivers additional skills and studies.
Thousands of businesses in our region have recognised that Apprenticeships can make organisations more effective, productive and competitive by addressing the skills gaps directly and ensuring that employees get the skills that employers value and need. As well as school leavers, those who may have been previously employed are also eligible, and prior experience can be taken into consideration when assigning places.
All Apprenticeships include the following elements, known as the "Apprenticeship Framework":
- Knowledge-based Qualifications
- Competency-based Qualifications
- Functional Skills or GCSE
- Employment Rights & Responsibilities
- Personal Thinking & Learning Skills
All elements must be completed, and the pattern of college/employment attendance will vary depending on the Apprenticeship and type of employment. You can get more information online at: www.apprenticeships.org.uk
"Outstanding" employer connections
Hartlepool College has cultivated many important partnerships that benefit our students, such as arranging work experience, educational visits and even Apprenticeship opportunities with some of the biggest business names out there. Rolls-Royce, Babcock Defence Services, the Armed Forces, Wella Hair Products, Heerema, Caterpillar, Darchem Engineering, Gestamp Tallent, Huntsman, the NHS, the Police and Fire Services and Airbus Industrie are just some of the many partners who work with the College in a variety of roles, with new partnerships being forged on a regular basis.
Students on some courses also have the chance to travel, with recent destinations including China, Spain, France and the Gambia.
HIGHER APPRENTICESHIPS (Level 5)
Hartlepool College of Further Education offers Higher Apprenticeship in the following areas :
Building Services Engineering
Up to £3,250* in grants available for employers. Ideal for those working towards or in a supervisory/management position. The Higher Apprenticeship will include a Higher National Diploma and a NVQ Level 5 in Construction Management.
- Earn while you learn
- University level learning
- Progression to degree
- Excellent career prospects
- Professional institute recognition
- High level technical knowledge
- Professional institute recognition
- Industry relevant qualifications
- Highly skilled employees
- Future proof your business
*T&C apply. Contact Student Services on 01429 295000 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
New Apprenticeship Grant for Employers - 16 to 24yr olds
The Apprenticeship Grant for Employers of 16 to 24 year olds (AGE 16 to 24) aims to support businesses to grow by providing incentives to assist in offering young people employment through the Apprenticeship programme.
The grant targets employers who are new to Apprenticeships and recruiting their first apprentice, and also supports employers who have not been in a position within the previous twelve months to commit to employing an apprentice again. The National Apprenticeship Service will provide up to 40,000 Apprenticeship grants to employers with up to 1000 employees recruiting 16 to 24 year olds with a value of £1,500 to encourage employers to take on new apprentices.
The £1,500 is in addition to the training costs of the Apprenticeship framework which are met in full for young people aged 16 to 18 and 50% for those aged 19 to 24.
If you require more information please view and download the FACT SHEET or alternatively phone Lorraine Thornton on 01429 857105 or email : LThornton@hartlepoolfe.ac.uk