What is an Apprenticeship?
An Apprenticeship is a work-based training programme designed around the needs of employers, which leads to nationally recognized qualification for the apprentice.
This training is flexible and is predominantly 'on-the-job' so it takes place on your premises. This means you do not have to lose staff to training days external to your business. Learning providers such as LDT can help guide your employee(s) to successfully evidencing all that is required to meet the National Standards required. Am assessor will come to your business at pre-arranged times and work discreetly with your staff. You will be updated on progress at regular interviews, and be invited to attended regular review meetings with your assessor and Apprentice to ensure a strong 3 –way partnership.
An Apprenticeship will ensure that your apprentice is properly trained to perform the job you need them to do. Research suggests that Apprenticeships generate employees who are both efficient, and loyal to their company, ensuring everyone benefits from the programme.
Are there different levels of Apprenticeship?
There are three levels of Apprenticeship available: Intermediate (Level 2), Advanced (Level 3), and Higher (Level 4 to Level 7). An Apprenticeship programme lasts a minimum of one year. LDT can work with you to identify which level best suits your employees, and advise you of specific completion guidelines.
Please see the guide to Higher Apprenticeships below.
Who can be an Apprentice?
Anyone. Apprentices may be school-leavers looking to enter the workplace, to an existing employee who wants to progress, and gain knowledge, in their chosen career.
"One in five employers is hiring more apprentices to help them through the tough economic climate." - National Apprenticeship Service website
Who do I speak to for more information?
Please contact LDT via our contact form or call on 0207 998 3655 / 0208 616 2234. Our experienced team will be able to answer any questions you may have about the Apprenticeship framework, levels, delivery, and available funding.