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Higher Apprenticeship for Life Sciences & Chemical Science Professionals Delivery support from the Technical Apprenticeship Service
Key Features of the Higher Apprenticeship for Life Sciences & Chemical Science Professionals Choice of pathways: Chemical Science Life Sciences Food Science Process Development Packaging Development Healthcare Science Choice of qualifications: Work-based foundation degree through distance learning or day release with a University. Work-based HND/C Diplomas through a local FE College. Choice of Higher Apprenticeship Levels: Level 4 in 2 years Level 5 in 3 years Professional Recognition: Registered Science Technician Registered Scientists
L4L4 L5L5 L6L6 FdSc Chemical Science (MMU) or (Hull) or HND Diploma Chemical Science for Industry FdSc Applied Bioscience Technology (Kent) or HND Diploma Biological Sciences for Industry Any p/t BSc Chemical Science or Chemistry Any p/t BSc Life Sciences or Bioscience HNC Diploma Chemical Science for Industry or FD Science Subject plus LATA Level 4 Or HNC Applied Chemistry plus LATA Level 4 Life SciencesHealthcare Sc. Any p/t BSc Healthcare Science FdSci Healthcare Science (UWE) or HND Diploma Biological Sciences for Industry HNC Diploma Biological Sciences for Industry or FD Science Subject plus LATA Level 4 or HNC Applied Biology plus LATA Level 4 Chemical Science HNC Diploma Biological Sciences for Industry or FD Science Subject plus LATA Level 4 or HNC Applied Biology plus LATA Level 4 Process Dev. Any p/t BEng Chemical Engineering FD Plant & Process Engineering (Hull) HNC Diploma in Operations Engineering plus Level 4 NVQ Diploma in Process Industries Operations Packaging Dev. Any p/t BEng Mechanical Engineering FD Mechanical Engineering (Hull) Food Science Any p/t BSc Food Science FD Food Science & Technology (Nottingham Trent) Higher Apprenticeship for Life Sciences & Chemical Science Professionals All pathways include professional competences gained through Personal Learning & Thinking Skills, Employee Rights & Responsibilities and Functional Skills. Entry at level 4 or 5 minimum requirements: A Levels or a BTEC in STEM subjects or an Advanced Apprenticeship, for example: Laboratory and Science Technicians.
Delivering the Higher Apprenticeship for Life Sciences & Chemical Science Professionals It is different to most apprenticeships: It’s about high-level skills for new or existing workforce, aged 19+. Opportunity for HEI/FE partnerships. HEFCE funded HE qualifications. Tuition fees can be funded through a Student Loan. Sits outside SFA funding requirements. Supported by NAS vacancy matching service, national award schemes, national promotion of higher apprenticeships. It’s a COMMERCIAL OFFER.
Supporting the Foundation Degree Route HEI do not provide apprenticeships HEI deliver the foundation degree only How are the Higher Apprenticeship framework elements delivered? The TAS HA delivery support service HA Induction for HEI/employer/apprentice ERR PLTS embedded in Foundation Degrees Functional skills ACE registration ACE certification submission
TAS HA Delivery Support Service for HEI TAS confirm employer commitment to employ the higher apprentice TAS check capability of employer to provide full range of work based learning and assessment TAS confirm availability of course place with HEI Apprentice recruitment (internal or external candidate) TAS confirm apprentice details TAS confirm workplace mentor and inform HEI Apprentice enrols with HEI TAS confirm Apprenticeship Agreement is in place TAS register candidate on ACE system and pay the registration fee Recruitment & Enrolment HEI confirms apprentice meets course entry requirements
TAS HA Delivery Support Service for HEI Programme Delivery TAS arrange for candidate to complete the ERR checklist - cross referenced to their company induction for existing employees with sign off by their workplace mentor. The checklist is completed during first year of programme. TAS check candidate’s literacy, numeracy and IT qualifications against the SASE requirements to identify if they need to do the functional skills test. If functional skills test is required, TAS arrange with a suitable provider and agree the fee. TAS confirm arrangements in writing and issue contract to selected provider. The functional skills test certificate must be achieved within 3 years. Apprentice completes and achieves qualifications
TAS HA Delivery Support Service for HEI Apprentice Certification HEI completes GLH declaration statement TAS apply for ACE Certification and pay certification fee. TAS prepare suite of Cogent Apprenticeship Certification templates for the candidate to complete at the end of their apprenticeship. TAS support candidate to prepare the portfolio of evidence required for final certification. Qualification certificates Functional skills certificates ERR completion form GLH declaration Apprentice declaration of permission for TAS to apply for certification on their behalf. HEI issues qualification certificate Candidate completes apprenticeship
What are the Higher Apprenticeship costs? Professional Science Technicians Pilot is running during 2012/13. Employers participating in the 2012/13 pilot will be eligible for free TAS HA. Delivery Support Service for HEI. Employers will have to pay a fee to TAS for this service in subsequent years. Cost of Higher Apprenticeship post pilot will comprise: Tuition fees (apprentice may be eligible for student loan) TAS HEI support fee Apprentice salary.