4 What We Do All Ages, Levels and Sectors Nurseries Workplace Learning AcademiesOffender LearningPost-16 Sixth FormsNEET and Programmes for the UnemployedAdult LearningHigher EducationAll Ages, Levels and Sectors
5 Why We Do It To increase participation To raise aspirations To improve achievement and skill levelsTo improve progression
6 Q. What is an Apprenticeship? A. It’s a job with trainingOffered at 3 LevelsIntermediate Apprenticeship - Level 2Advanced Apprenticeship - Level 3Higher Apprenticeship - Level 4Offered for 3 age groups16-18 years old19-2425+
7 Q. Where are Apprenticeship jobs found? A. NAS, or the college, can signpost opportunitiesNational Apprenticeship ServiceJob matching services
8 Q. What does Apprenticeship training consist of? An Apprenticeship Framework includesAn NVQ competence based qualificationA theory/knowledge based qualificationA cluster of Functional SkillsEmployment Rights and Responsibilities inputPersonal Learning & Thinking Skills
9 Q. How is an Apprenticeship delivered? A. That all depends…ProviderLearnerEmployerAgree & develop a delivery model & plan to best fit the learner/employer needs.
10 Q. What are elements of best practice? Focus on workplace delivery – not college attendanceEnglish and Maths delivered in an integrated mannerEmployers fully involved in the assessment processInvolvement of workplace MentorsOn-job and any off-job training fully integratedAssessors fully involved in recruitment and selection of apprentices
11 Q. What does an Apprenticeship cost? A. Age is important!No cost to employers19+ Contribution usually necessaryOtherwise,salary cost of employee,BUT, some subsidies are available
12 Q. What Apprenticeships does The Manchester College offer? A. It’s an expanding offer but at the moment…ConstructionBusiness AdministrationAutomotiveHairdressing & Beauty TherapyHealth and Social CarePrintingHospitalityManagementITSportsFloristryHorticultureAccountingCreative and CulturalFacilities ManagementSustainable Resource ManagementCommunity and Social Housing
13 PS. We also employ Apprentices… …around 40 per year across the College inAdministration, Estates, Catering, Sport, Accounts, ITBecausePart of the Culture and Values of the OrganisationMinimises recruitment costs, improves succession planningOur Apprentices are valued and make a valuable contribution
14 How you could get involved Employ an ApprenticePrepare those not ready yet for an ApprenticeshipUse the college’s Apprenticeships as a destination for existing learnersDeliver part or all of a Framework with the college
15 Q. Who can I talk to? For Apprenticeships Riccy Longden (Assistant Principal)For “Third Sector” linksJonathan Putt (Assistant Principal)
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