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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”:
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
Listen to our Principal, Darren Hankey in an interview with Alan Robson (TFM, Nightowls) about Apprenticeships: