Apprenticeships

Apprenticeships

At its simplest, an Apprenticeship is a work-based learning programme. It’s brilliant for people who don’t want classroom-based learning, who want to work in a team and practice their new skills, rather than just learning the theory. And, at the same time, earn a salary whilst getting the 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 are happy to speak to employers about how the funding works.

We can help you find an apprenticeship position or, if you’re already working in childcare, we can help you and your employer sign up to our apprentice programme so that you can get your qualification.

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

What is an apprenticeship?

  • You get paid and train at the same time, with at least 20% of your time spent in off the job training, with a training provider
  • 20% off the job training can consist of day release, workshops, internal workplace training, being mentored or coached, online learning and study time in the workplace
  • 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
  • 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?

  • You get paid and train at the same time, with at least 20% of your time spent in off the job training, with a training provider
  • 20% off the job training can consist of day release, workshops, internal workplace training, being mentored or coached, online learning and study time in the workplace
  • 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
  • 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!

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!