Frequently Asked Questions
How will my son/daughter be assessed?
Observations in the workplace by your son or daughter’s employer and assessor
Who pays for the training?
The government pays the full amount for 16-18s, or if they are aged over 19 it is expected that the employer will contribute to the cost of training.
What support will my son/daughter get?
The College takes full responsibility for your son or daughter’s off-the-job training. We will also appoint a tutor/assessor who will work with your son or daughter’s employer to make sure training is well-planned. The employer will provide on the job training and pay wages. The College maintains regular contact to make sure our apprentices succeed.
How often will my son/daughter come into college?
Usually one day a week, however some programmes are completed in the workplace and assessed by a workplace assessor.
How do Apprenticeships compare with GCSEs and A Levels?
We offer two levels of Apprenticeships:
Apprenticeships - equivalent to five good GSCEs
Advanced Apprenticeships - equivalent to two A Level passes
How do I find out about Apprenticeship opportunities?
The National Apprenticeship Service runs an Apprenticeship Vacancy Matching Service. This is an online system whereby employers and learning providers can advertise and manage vacancies, and potential apprentices can search, apply and then manage their applications for Apprenticeships and Advanced Apprenticeships opportunities. The service helps match young people to employers with an Apprenticeship vacancy. The Vacancy Matching Service is a great way to find the right Apprenticeship and we'll help with that too!
For more information visit: www.apprenticeships.org.uk