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1 Apprenticeship, Employability and Skills for the Future. Pam Ashworth – Illuminate Training Solutions / B&FC

2 What is an Apprenticeship? It is a job with an accompanying skills development programme designed by employers in the sector. It allows the apprentice to gain technical knowledge and real practical experience, along with functional and personal skills, required for their immediate job and future career.

3 What is an Apprenticeship continued……. On completion of an Apprenticeship, the apprentice must be able to undertake the full range of duties, in the range of circumstances appropriate to the job, confidently and competently to the standard set by the industry.

4 Elements to an Apprenticeship Include: Competence Based Qualification Technical / Knowledge Qualification Functional skills (Maths, English, ICT)

5 Frequently asked questions about Apprenticeship? What will I get paid? Will I have a contract of employment? How many hour can I work? How long will my Apprenticeship last? Do I get paid holidays? When will I attend college? Will my employer keep me after I have completed my Apprenticeship?

6 There are still many myths about Apprenticeships, so let's test our own knowledge…………..

7 What is an Apprenticeship? A: Real work B: The easy option C: Work and learn D: Not sure

8 What is an Apprenticeship? Answer: C An Apprenticeship involves working and learning. As an Apprentice you work in real work environment, learning a specific job role, as well as gaining a formal qualification relating to that industry.

9 What is a Traineeship? A: Full Time course B: Skills training C: Entry level course D: A different route to an Apprenticeship

10 What is a Traineeship? Answer: D A Traineeship is a different route to an apprenticeship, although it may lead onto an Apprenticeship. Numerous vocational areas. Get paid and gain valuable work experience with a local employer. Attend college.

11 How many different Apprenticeship do B&FC offer? A: 450 B: 200 C: 350 D: 250

12 How may different Apprenticeships do B&FC offer? Answer: A 450 different apprenticeships are on offer.

13 Care Workers Construction Project Managers Electricians IT Business Analysts Mechanical Engineers Nurses Programmers and software developers Teaching assistants (Primary) Train & Tram Drivers Wind Turbine Engineers Vehicle Damage Assessors Project Managers Exercise and Fitness Front of House Sales Team Leading Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools

14 What is the age limit for an apprentice? A: 19 B: 24 C: 45 D: There is no age limit

15 What is the age limit for an apprentice? Answer: D There is currently no age limit, although there are some eligibility criteria.

16 In which geographical location can Apprenticeships be offered? A: Anywhere B: Lancashire C: Scotland D: Wales

17 In which geographical location can Apprenticeships be offered? Answer: A Apprenticeships can be located anywhere. Whilst B&FC have a number of apprentices located within the local area, we also have some located in Coventry, Bridlington, and Grimsby.

18 What the highest Apprenticeship? A: Level 2 B: Level 3 C: Level 4 D: Level 5

19 What's the highest Apprenticeship? Answer: D B&FC offer up to level 5 Apprenticeship programmes.

20 Higher Apprenticeships on offer Include- Accountancy Management Business Leadership & Management Care, Leadership & Management Health & Social Care and Children and Young People Services

21 Can you use the Apprenticeship to progress on to a Higher level course? A: No B: Maybe C: Depends on the course D: Yes

22 Can you use the Apprenticeship to progress on to a Higher level course? Answer: D Yes, you may use the Apprenticeship to progress to a higher level Apprenticeship or a Higher level course.

23 An example of progression: An apprentice secures employment, and starts out as a Team Leader, they undertake the L2 Apprenticeship programme in Team Leading. They gain promotion within the company, and are now managing a larger team, so progress to an Advanced Apprenticeship at L3 in Management. After successfully completing this Apprenticeship, other options available include: Higher Apprenticeship In Management at L4 /L5 Higher Education routes such as a Foundation Degree in Management or an undergraduate programme.

24 An example of progression: An apprentice secures employment with an Accountancy Company, to initially complete a L2 Accountancy Apprenticeship. Following completion, and successfully gaining the L2 Accountancy qualification, the Employer decides to make the apprentice a permanent member of staff. Wanting to further progress, the L3 (Advanced) and L4(Higher) Accountancy are available via the Apprenticeship route. On completion of the Level 4, options available include: Foundation degree in Accountancy Degree programmes in Accountancy and Finance Chartered Accounting examinations CIMA / ACCA /CIFA

25 Case Study – Higher Apprenticeship 40 year old lady - studied to HNC Level (4) in Business with Personnel Management Currently in a job role where has been given greater responsibility. Line Manager suggested Higher Apprenticeship route as an alternative to Higher Education. Initial Thoughts – Apprenticeship is not for me Once explained – felt excitement and apprehension Qualification has enabled apprentice to – “I gain the knowledge and work experience that I valuably need for progression to Management and my employer is able to utilise me within the company so we can improve our services where we may have previously been unable to do this due to experience and manpower” Apprentice has to date - learnt new skills that they can implement within their job which is a distinct advantage to their employer to have a member of their team with an extended skill set. The Future: Apprentice is currently enjoying their Higher Apprenticeship in Management and Leadership and has thrived using their new found skills and knowledge within their work place. Their employer has also noticed these changes and is confident in their ability when being delegated extended tasks. Apprentice is currently enjoying developing their new found skills and knowledge and using these more and more within their current job role and as the Higher Apprenticeship continues they will be given further skills which will empower them to progress further within my current role.

26 What profession? A: Fitness B: Team Leader C: Retail D: Construction

27 What Profession? Answer: D - Construction

28 What profession? A: Engineer B: Waste Site Ops C: Painter D: Project Manager

29 What Profession? Answer: A – Engineer

30 Thank you Any Questions?

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