Investment in staff training is key for any successful organisation and apprenticeships offer a great opportunity to upskill your workforce. However, apprenticeship delivery is not without its challenges.
The Need for Flexibility
We have worked in partnership with Mindful Education to create a suite of flexible apprenticeships that combine online learning with face-to-face classroom sessions.
Our Online and On Campus apprenticeships have been designed with employers in mind – requiring less time in college than traditional delivery models and minimising disruption in the workplace. This flexible approach means that apprentices can choose how, when and where they want to study.
Online and On Campus – the best of both worlds
Online video lectures are available on demand, and can be viewed from a phone, tablet or computer. Lessons last for around 45 minutes and are accompanied by animations and motion graphics to bring concepts to life. Online study means that apprentices do not need to attend college as frequently as with traditional delivery models.
On campus apprentices benefit from regular college classes. Experienced college tutors will discuss and reinforce key learning points from online study and are on hand to provide guidance on progress and assessment. Time out of the workplace is reduced thanks to the online learning materials.
The Apprenticeship Levy
Employers with an annual wage bill of over £3 million are required to pay the levy at 0.5% each month. Your levy fund, plus additional government funding, can then be accessed for training and assessment on approved apprenticeship schemes.
Managing the 20% Off-the-job Training Requirement
All apprenticeships, regardless of how they are funded, require the apprentice to spend a minimum of 20% of their apprenticeship on training. But this does not have to mean that apprentices spend one day in every five out of the workplace.
The Online and On Campus apprenticeship model provides greater flexibility as apprentices can log in to study during quiet periods at work. All activity is recorded and counts towards the 20% off-the-job requirement.
Note regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19):
Due to the nature of our Online and On Campus courses, with key concepts being taught online through high-quality video lectures, students are able to continue their studies seamlessly with social distancing in place or if the college has to close. Regular ‘On Campus’ lessons are replaced by remote ‘virtual classroom’ sessions led by college tutors. This flexible approach can be easily adapted to suit government guidance and college policies.
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Intermediate Apprenticeship (Level 2) in Accounting
The aim of this Level 2 Accountancy apprenticeship is to introduce an apprentice to basic accounting and finance skills. You’ll develop your skills in finance administration: double-entry bookkeeping, basic costing principles and purchase, sales and general ledgers. It will provide the grounding for the higher levels of the AAT apprenticeship and support you with your first steps in your finance career. The apprenticeship is made up of qualifications and learning that will provide apprentices with the skills and knowledge required to become competent in their chosen job role.
The framework includes a balance of content in technical, business and interpersonal areas, designed to ensure apprentices have an appropriate set of skills to operate in today’s accounting job roles.Course DurationLevel 2Mode of Attendance
Advanced Apprenticeship (Level 3) in Assistant Accountant
An Assistant Accountant provides support to internal and external customers and will work predominately either as an Assistant Accountant within practice or alternatively within the finance function of an organisation. Part of their role will involve assisting in the day to day financial activities such as data entry to month-end management accounts and/or year-end financial statements. In addition, the Assistant Accountant may find themselves involved in regulatory financial requirements such as the completion of VAT returns or assisting in the preparation of tax computations.Course DurationLevel 3Mode of Attendance
CMI Level 3 Diploma in Principles of Management & Leadership
The qualification is aimed at practising or aspiring managers who supervise or manage a team, or project officer and shift manager to achieve clearly defined outcomes. They will set and monitor goals and objectives by providing instruction, direction and guidance. Day to day operational and project activities are a key part of their role. The college has expert tutors who can deliver and support professional learning that equips learners with the skills, knowledge and confidence to take their management career further. A management qualification is a great way to enrich your personal development and significantly boost employability.Course Duration 1 YearLevel 3Mode of Attendance Part Time
Advanced Apprenticeship (Level 3) in Team Leader / SupervisorA team leader/supervisor is a first line management role, with operational/ project responsibilities or responsibility for managing a team to deliver a clearly defined outcome. They provide direction, instructions and guidance to ensure the achievement of set goals. Working in the private, public or third sector and in all sizes of organisation, specific responsibilities will vary, but the knowledge, skills and behaviours needed will be the same whatever the role.Course DurationLevel 3Mode of Attendance
Higher Apprenticeship (Level 5) in Operations / Departmental ManagerThe Level 5 Operational / Departmental Manager Apprenticeship supports the progression and development of your aspiring leaders and mangers. It can also provide the opportunity to recruit new talent and inject fresh skills and enterprise into your organisation. Apprentices will be trained within the context of your organisation, meaning apprentices contribute to business productivity, while developing their own skills and abilities to lead, manage and inspire to drive better results, as well as using core management techniques to provide practical leadership and operational management skills. Our program is aligned to the CMI Level 5 Diploma in Management and Leadership and combines academic learning and on-the–job practical training with a strong focus on workplace performance.Course DurationLevel 5Mode of Attendance Make Enquiry
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