An apprenticeship is a genuine job with an accompanying assessment and skills development programme. It is a way for individuals to earn while they learn, gaining valuable skills, competence and knowledge in a specific job role. Throughout the apprentice learner journey you will gain all skills, competence and knowledge via a blended learning approach. The approach includes a wide mix of learning experiences in the workplace, formal off-the-job training and through practising there new skills in a real-time work environment.
Standards are occupation-focused; they are not generally qualification-led. Learning takes place throughout the apprenticeship and the apprentice is assessed through an independent End Point Assessment process. At End Point Assessment apprentices must demonstrate that they are competent to carry out all aspects of their job.