What is an Apprenticeship?
An apprentice has the opportunity to gain experience in a job role while earning an income and gaining a role specific qualification. Managers must ensure the apprentice’s job role allows the apprentice to gain wider employment experience as part of the apprenticeship.
An apprentice usually undertakes training in the workplace and with their training provider. Attendance is day, evening or block release, depending on the occupational area and sometimes learning is entirely in the workplace. The length of the programme ranges from 15 months to four years, depending on the type of apprenticeship taken and whether the contract is for all year round or term time only working.
Apprenticeships have been designed around the needs of employers, and they lead to recognised qualifications for the apprentice. Your school must ensure their apprentice is given opportunity to gain the knowledge, skills and behaviours needed to achieve their qualification.