At Apprenticeship Connect, we offer a wide range of job-specific apprenticeship courses that are geared towards maximising ability, increasing professional conduct and developing skill sets. There are currently two types of apprenticeship available: frameworks and standards. In 2017, apprenticeship standards were introduced by the UK Government to replace the framework structure with employer focussed apprenticeship courses. Standard courses have been developed with an increased focus on teaching new skills that are directly related to real-world job roles. This transition will be a gradual process of change; frameworks and standards will sit alongside each other until 2020, when apprenticeship frameworks will no longer be available for delivery. At Apprenticeship Connect, we are in the process of transitioning our existing frameworks to standards, as well as launching new standards in areas that are of benefit to our clients.
All our tutors have an employment background in teaching and real-world exposure to the teaching assistant job role requirements. As a business, we invest heavily in CPD and our tutors receive regular training to ensure we are continually improving our service. Our tutors are all certified, DBS checked and quality checked to ensure you receive the very best training and support throughout the programme.
We operate in London, Greater London, South England, Essex, The Midlands and the North West. Our course availability varies according to location, the courses in bold below are available in all regions we cover. For more information about which courses are available in your area please get in touch to speak to one of our Business Development Executives.
Please see below a list of all our courses:
Apprenticeship frameworks are programmes of study that are created by an awarding body and the framework outlines a series of knowledge and competency learning outcomes that an apprentice must demonstrate in order to achieve their qualification certificate. Frameworks aim to teach apprentices sector-wide knowledge and all assessment for framework courses is facilitated by your apprentice’s tutor throughout the duration of their course.
- Business & Administration Level 2
- Business & Professional Administration Level 4
- Childcare: Children & Young People’s Workforce Level 2
- Childcare: Early Years Workforce Level 3
- Management Level 3
- Management & Leadership Level 5
Apprenticeship standards are developed by trailblazer groups made up of a minimum of 10 employers as well as professional bodies and trade associations, ensuring you study a curriculum that is tailored to a real-world job role. All our courses are approved by the Institute of Apprenticeships and our curriculums are developed with consideration of industry-leading awarding body standards, guaranteeing you work towards an approved, professional certificate that is highly relevant in your chosen industry. Completing an apprenticeship will help you develop the knowledge and skills required to excel in your chosen career, providing a concrete foundation for future growth.
- Business Administrator Level 3
- Recruitment Resourcer Level 2
- Recruitment Consultant Level 3
- Team Leader/Supervisor Level 3
- Operations/Departmental Manager Level 5
- Assistant Accountant Level 3 (Standard) – Launching in London in April 2019
- Digital Marketer Level 3 (Standard) – Launching in London and the North West in March 2019
- Teaching Assistant Level 3 (Standard) – Launching in London in March 2019
Our industry specialist tutors are assigned to a learner upon enrolment based on their learning requirements, course and location. Our courses are delivered through a combination of face-to-face tuition at the learner’s place of work and virtual learning via online sessions. Some of our courses also include classroom delivery and group training. For more information on the delivery method for each course, please refer to the course guide.
20% off-the-job training
As part of every apprenticeship course, learners are required to spend 20% of their contracted working hours undertaking off-the-job training. Off-the-job training is training that is outside of usual workplace duties, but it may still be conducted at your place of work. All time spent studying will be recorded within your personal training diary and your progress will be frequently monitored to ensure you are on track. The time you will need to spend studying is calculated using the following formula:
Total hours required = (contracted working hours per week x programme duration (in weeks)) x 0.2
Here’s an example:
Contracted hours per week:
Weeks within programme:
Total study time:
Average study time per week:
APPRENTICESHIP ASSESSMENT METHODS
Throughout our courses, learner progress is assessed to determine knowledge and competency. Typical methods of gaining evidence to assess performance may include:
- On-the-job observations: your tutor will observe you carrying out day-to-day tasks, assessing your competency in the workplace
- Tasks: throughout the course, your tutor will set you a variety of tasks to be completed following your one-to-one sessions; these tasks will help you acquire the skills and knowledge required to complete the syllabus
- Witness testimonials: we will gather a variety of witness testimonials from your line manager to evidence your performance at work, demonstrating your ability
- Examinations: some of our courses also require learners to sit an examination to formally assess knowledge and competency. All apprenticeship standards contain mandatory End Point Assessments.
For more information on how each course is assessed please refer to the relevant course guide.