Everyone is familiar with the word apprenticeships. Traditionally, an apprenticeship was the entry point for a young person in many skills based industries. Apprenticeships are now used by a wide variety of business to train new people in their organisations. Apprenticeships are also widely used to upskill existing staff and enable them to achieve nationally accredited qualifications.
Apprenticeship Standards have been developed to supersede the frameworks. Groups of employers from all sectors of the economy have come together to develop a new standard to meet the Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours (KSBs) requirements for their organisations / sectors.
All of our apprenticeships can be funded via the Apprenticeship Levy and Co-Investment Funding in England. Apprenticeship funding is governed by rules laid down by the Education & Skills Funding Agency, which detail the obligations for both employers and training providers.
End Point Assessment (EPA):
End Point Assessment is the final stage of an apprenticeship. Undertaken by an independent body, an End Point Assessment Organisation (EPAO), it is an assessment of whether an apprentice has developed the skills, knowledge and behaviours detailed in the Apprenticeship Standard.