What is an Apprenticeship?
An apprenticeship is a way for young people and adult learners alike to earn while they learn in employment, while gaining a vocational qualification and a real future. Hiring apprentices or training existing staff will help your business to grow your own talent by developing a motivated, skilled and qualified workforce.
An apprenticeship is a programme of learning and qualifications, completed in the workplace that provides employees with the skills, knowledge, confidence and competencies they need to progress in their chosen career or industry.
Apprenticeship programmes follow an approved ‘National Framework’ to allow employed learners to achieve their Qualification Credit Framework (QCF) at levels 2, 3, 4 and above with appropriate essential skills according to the identified level. As part of the framework you will also be required to complete two relevant assignments – Employment Rights and Responsibilities and Health & Safety.
Frameworks are now available across most occupational sectors throughout Wales. We offer frameworks across the following areas: