A great idea for business
In an increasingly competitive environment, successful businesses know that, whatever their size, to continue thriving they must develop and maintain a skilled and motivated workforce.
You need staff with the right skills to suit your particular business requirements, and the inspiration to provide a real and relevant contribution.
That’s where the Apprenticeship programme can help. The following information for employers will assist you in better understanding the Apprenticeship programme.
Information for Employers
Designed by employers for employers, an Apprenticeship is a work based learning programme, through this programme you can train both your existing staff and any new employees that you are thinking of recruiting. All apprentices follow an ‘Apprenticeship Framework’.
This Apprenticeship Framework consists of the following:
• National Vocational Qualification or Diploma at Level 2 or 3 - The NVQ or Diploma is assessed in the workplace by carrying out observations, discussions and producing evidence to prove you are working to a high level within your job role.
• Key Skills address the personal development of an individual and cover three specific areas: Application of Number,Communication and ICT.
• A Technical Certificate at Level 2 or 3 - The Technical Certificate contains the essential, generic background knowledge and understanding for a range of common work roles and understanding of the personal and interpersonal skills reqiured to work effectively.
• ERR (Employee Rights and Responsibilities) - This covers vital legislation such as Health & Safety, data protection and discrimination,responsibilities and rights at work and other key policies and procedures to an Apprentices job role.
• PLTS (Personal Learning and Thinking Skills) - These are generic skills that are essential to life, learning and work. There are 6 PLTS: independent enquiry, creative thinking, reflective learning, team working, self-managing and effective participation.
There are 2 to 3 Levels of an Apprenticeship:
- Intermediate Level Apprenticeships (Level 2)
- Advanced Level Apprenticeships (Level 3)
- Higher Apprenticeships (Level 4)
Alliance Learning offers Apprenticeship training throughout Greater Manchester with a particular focus in the locaility of our two training centres (Bolton and Leigh), Apprenticeships are offered in Administration, Customer Service, Children’s Care Learning & Development, Health & Social Care, Electrical Engineering, Fabrication & Welding and Mechanical Engineering.
Further information for employees about the benefits of apprentices, your role as an employer and also some frequently asked questions can be found by accessing the options in the top left hand menu of this page.
There is also an information booklet below to advise on Employer Responsibilities under The Equality Act 2010.
If you would like more information about how to take on an apprentice or how to access Apprenticeship training in the Greater Manchester area, please contact our Recruitment Team on 0845 2575342 or email email@example.com.