Apprenticeships

Apprenticeships

At its simplest, an apprenticeship is a work-based learning programme. It’s brilliant for people who do not want to return to full time classroom based learning and who would prefer to shape and practice their new skills whilst delivering their role, rather than just learning the theory. At the same time, apprentices also earn a salary whilst getting their qualification.

An apprentice trains ‘on the job’ and gains recognised qualifications, essential skills and a salary. Apprentices don’t pay for the training and Brighter Horizons will fully support employers to access the funding and incentive payments.

We can help people find an apprenticeship position or, if you’re already working, we can help you and your employer sign up to our apprentice programme so that you can get your qualification. If you are an employer, we can also help you advertise and recruit an apprentice alongside supporting you to access funding and incentive payments.

Find out more about how apprenticeships work by visiting the Education and Skills Funding Agency website.

What is an apprenticeship?

  • This is a great way to get a new qualification whilst also working and getting a salary.
  • You will have at least 20% of your time learning ‘off the job’ and undertaking training with Brighter Horizons.
  • This training (20% of your paid hours each week) can consist of day release support at the training centre, workshops, internal workplace training, being mentored or coached, online learning and study time.
  • The rest of your time is spent applying your knowledge and skills in the actual workplace, doing your job.
  • You train to be fully competent in your chosen occupation, working with your training organisation and your employer to prepare you for End Point Assessment (this is the point where you have completed your programme and are ready to move to accreditation).
  • You are a member of staff and as such, have the same rights and responsibilities as any other member of staff with a contract of employment.
  • You get valuable hands-on, practical work experience that will help you in developing your career.
  • There is no cost to you for the delivery of your apprenticeship training.

What is an apprenticeship?

  • This is a great way to get a new qualification whilst also working and getting a salary.
  • You will have at least 20% of your time learning ‘off the job’ and undertaking training with Brighter Horizons.
  • This training (20% of your paid hours each week) can consist of day release support at the training centre, workshops, internal workplace training, being mentored or coached, online learning and study time.
  • The rest of your time is spent applying your knowledge and skills in the actual workplace, doing your job.
  • You train to be fully competent in your chosen occupation, working with your training organisation and your employer to prepare you for End Point Assessment (this is the point where you have completed your programme and are ready to move to accreditation).
  • You are a member of staff and as such, have the same rights and responsibilities as any other member of staff with a contract of employment.
  • You get valuable hands-on, practical work experience that will help you in developing your career.
  • There is no cost to you for the delivery of your apprenticeship training.

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Why join our programme?

We pride ourselves in having a strong relationship with all of our apprentices, as well as the people who employ them. We have a tailored approach, which recognises that a single teaching style doesn’t suit everyone. Whether you need extra support and want extra online meetings, using our Zoom app for example, or if you are flying and need more challenges, we can help.

Our level 2 apprenticeship programme is so successful that a high number of our apprentices enrol straight onto level 3 programmes, once they’ve achieved the first qualification. We also have a high percentage of apprentices who move straight into Qualified Practitioner roles, demonstrating that their learning can really be put straight into practice.

We are delighted to be now seeing former student apprentices attend our leadership and management courses as their careers progress!