With no upper age limit to becoming an apprentice, an increasing number of people aged over 16 are favouring apprenticeships as a way of studying towards a formal qualification while working.
We launched our Apprenticeship Qualification Academy in 2017 to improve the apprenticeship experience for our partners and provide practical hands-on support for apprentices and their managers from start to finish.
Our partner councils are all levy-paying employers, which means the cost of their employees apprenticeships are met by their employer’s contribution to the levy fund. We manage their statutory responsibilities on their behalf, including reporting and funding allocation.
Registered under the names of our partner councils, we are approved by the Education and Skills Funding Agency to deliver levy-funded apprenticeships. We are also accredited by a range of regulatory bodies including: Chartered Institute of Personnel Development, Ofsted, Care Quality Commission, Institute of Leadership & Management, City and Guilds and Pearson.
Support for apprentices
By working with employees and their managers, our dedicated training specialists help to find the right apprenticeship and are on-hand to answer any questions they have from start to finish.
We’ll source an appropriate training provider and work with them to give every apprentice a proper induction to the course, and explain what they can expect throughout their apprenticeship, including how much study time they’re eligible for.
Support for managers
We know managers are busy enough looking after their teams and services, so we make it a little easier for them when it comes to their team’s learning.
Our training specialists work with managers to identify apprenticeship that will benefit their employees individually as well as collectively benefiting their service by narrowing skills gaps and boosting competencies.
Where possible, we recommend managers consider recruiting apprentices for vacant positions and can support with advertising and recruitment, as well as on-the-job learning programmes.
Popular apprenticeships that we deliver
These are some of the most popular apprenticeships that we deliver.
Management and leadership:
Find an apprenticeship
Known as 'apprenticeship standards' there are 650+ subjects to choose from at varying levels, from GCSE to master's.View apprenticeships
The apprenticeship levy
See how apprenticeship funding affects employers - an overview of the apprenticeship levy from the Education and Skills Funding Agency.
Registered under the names of our partner councils, we are approved by the Education and Skills Funding Agency to deliver levy-funded apprenticeships. View registration