What is an Apprenticeship?
Apprenticeships are real jobs with great training, designed around the needs of employers. They lead to nationally recognised qualifications.
Who are they for?
You can use Apprenticeships to train both new and existing employees.
Who runs Apprenticeships?
The National Apprenticeship Service has overall responsibility for Apprenticeships in England. Sector Skills Councils are responsible for setting training standards and for designing each Apprenticeship framework. They work with business representatives from the relevant industries to develop the content for the courses that form the bedrock of Apprenticeships. This way, you can be certain that training on offer will be relevant to your business.
Where do they take place?
Most training takes place on-site. You will be informed of specific details forthose Apprenticeships with requirements for off site attendance.
Are there any qualifications with entry requirements?
There are very few entry requirements for our qualifications as long as you are in a suitable working environment to gain the necessary evidence for the completion of your qualification. If there are any specific entry requirements for your chosen programme these are outlines on the overview which you can find on this website.
How long does it take to complete?
Each qualification has a varying duration which can be found in the overview on our website but those shown are only a rough guide as it is always up to the individual and their rate of completion as to how long a qualification will take.
How often will I be visited?
If you are completing a qualification within your premises your personal training adviser will visit you on a monthly basis as standard unless other requirements are identified by yourselves or the training adviser.
Do I have to do anything outside of work?
If you are completing an Oral Healthcare or Accounting qualification, you will need to attend workshops at one of our centres each week. For all qualifications some work require completion in your own time but this is dependant on several factors which will be discussed with you by the training adviser.
How is the manager of those taking the qualification involved?
For all those completing a full qualification at work, line managers will be involved through continual updates as to the progress of their learner as well as inclusion in feedback meetings and reviews. Our training advisers are always available to answer any further questions you or your line manager may have.
How can I find out about progression routes?
Details as to the progression pathways for qualifications are always available to you through discussion but to ensure you are aware of your options your training provider will discuss with you your next step as you near the completion of your qualification.
What do I do if I have any problems with my qualification?
PTP have several policies and procedures in place to ensure you always have someone to talk to should you be having any problems. If you require further support with a qualification you training adviser will be available to you. If you should be having problems with your training adviser, you will be notified at the start of your programme who you can contact to discuss these problems. A full induction booklet will outline all of the procedures to ensure you are informed as to your options throughout your learning journey.