An Apprenticeship is a structured programme of training which combines theoretical learning with practical application. A well-trained Apprentice understands what they are doing, why they are doing it and how to do it well.
Recruiting a new member of staff and turning them into the trained person you need for the future of your business is a vitally important and specialist task. The Government has recognised the value of Apprenticeships for the development of the UK economy and provides funding to support the recruitment and development of new Apprentices.
The return on investment from recruiting a new Apprentice is often a significant contribution to the profitability of the businesses that employ them. Apprenticeships provide a structured training programme with training costs at least part-funded by the Government. They also offer the chance to choose the Apprentice that’s exactly right for your business. This makes Apprenticeships an excellent way to develop your workforce. To find out more about how Apprenticeships could work for your business, contact Skillnet today or register a vacancy.
VOCATIONAL COMPETENCE QUALIFICATIONS (VCQ'S, NVQ’s and SVQ’s)
Apprentices will achieve Nationally recognised competence qualifications through assessment and training in the workplace. These qualifications are accepted by employers and academic institutes.
People who complete an Apprenticeship usually gain a competence qualification at Level 2. Advanced Apprenticeships lead to a qualification at Level 3.
Maths, English and Information Communication Technologies (ICT)
All Apprentices are required to demonstrate their abilities in skills such as English language, number skills, and information technology. These skills are essential skills that underpin success in education, employment, lifelong learning and personal development and they are essential to compete effectively in the labour market, in any field.
VOCATIONALLY RELEVANT QUALIFICATIONS (also known as VRQ'S or Technical Certificates)
These qualifications focus on the knowledge and understanding that underpins an Apprentice’s ability to carry out their job role competently. They may also cover wider aspects of the chosen occupation or sector. They prove that every Apprentice understands the theory behind the job as well as being able to carry out the practical tasks.