How do apprenticeships work?

Duration of the courses are from 12-24 months, during this period Learners are required to complete 20% “off the job” training which will include them attending a number of high quality training workshops, either at our training centre in the heart of Norwich, or in another suitable location depending on the employer and course requirements.

Training will include a comprehensive Induction process, study skills sessions and fully interactive sessions with experienced tutor and peers.

Training also includes self-study, one to one and remote support sessions, projects and assignments based on tasks set in conjunction with the employer to meet personal and business needs and practical skill development.

Embedding and practical application of training in to own practice in the work place.

The National Apprentice Service has produced two useful guides to help you determine whether an activity counts as off-the-job training and the myths and fact of off-the-job training.

How are Apprenticeships assessed?

The Apprenticeship Diplomas are assessed throughout, using a range of assessment methods to confirm knowledge and skills at each stage of the qualification. This would include: Tests, projects, assignments, set scenarios, professional discussion and question and answer sessions, observation and witness testimony.

The final Apprenticeship standard assessment is the EPA (End Point Assessment) which is carried out when the Employer, Learner and provider agree that the learner is ready, after a minimum of 12 months. This is carried out by an independent EPA organisation and includes a Knowledge test, a Structured Competency-based interview, a Submission of portfolio evidence and a Professional discussion of CPD activity/presentation.

On completion and passing of the EPA the learner will receive their certificates for the Apprenticeship, the Diploma in Management, functional skills (where appropriate) and associate membership of the ILM.

What are the Entry requirements?

  • Applicants must be employed in a suitable role in order to be able to fulfil the requirements of the qualification.
  • 5 GCSE’s or equivalent A-C
  • Must be over 16 years old
  • Applicants cannot hold an equivalent Management or leadership qualification at level 3 or above
  • Must be working a minimum of 30 hours per week
  • Applicants must meet the apprenticeship funding criteria eligibility check

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