What is an Apprenticeship?

An Apprenticeship is a type of training which gives you the opportunity to earn a wage whilst gaining a nationally-recognised qualification.


Apprenticeship Framework
An Apprenticeship is made up of different elements which are outlined below. This is often referred to as an Apprenticeship Framework.


NVQ - Competence Qualification
The NVQ is the main component of your Apprenticeship and focuses on your competence of practical skills within your chosen subject. You will be assessed by demonstrating hands-on skills against industry standards.


Technical Certificate - Knowledge Qualification
The technical certificate gives you the theoretical knowledge within your chosen subject. The actual qualification type is dependent upon your chosen Apprenticeship, your technical certificate might take the form of a BTEC or be incorporated into the NVQ.


English, Maths and ICT
A vital part of your Apprenticeship is helping you to achieve qualifications in English and Maths if you haven’t achieved a recent grade C in your GCSEs or equivalent. Depending upon the Apprenticeship you choose, you may also study ICT as part of your framework.

 

Employee Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)
You will learn about employee rights and responsibilities which will give you an awareness of your role within the workplace. As an Apprentice, you may have ittle experience within a real working environment. This element of the framework will give you an understanding of what is expected of you, and what you can expect from your employer.
 

 

Types of Apprenticeships Timescales of an Apprenticeship
We currently offer two levels of
Apprenticeships and the level
that you undertake will depend upon your previous qualifications
 and experience in the type
of industry you’d like to work in:

Level 2 – Intermediate
Apprenticeship
(equivalent to GCSEs)

Level 3 – Advanced
Apprenticeship
(equivalent to A Levels)

Level 4 – Coming soon!
An Apprenticeship will take between
1-3 years to complete depending
upon the level and subject you are
undertaking. 

You will spend the majority of your
time within the workplace gaining
hands on experience with your
 employer whilst learning the
underpinning skills either by coming
into College on day release or having
an Assessor visit you in your workplace.

This is determined by the type of
Apprenticeship and level that you study. You will have a review with
your Assessor every 8 weeks.


 

 


Apprenticeships at Dearne Valley College

 

Beauty Therapy
Beauty Therapy

For this framework you will study: NVQ Diploma in Beauty Therapy, Maths, English, and Employee Rights & Responsibilities

Business
Accountancy

For this framework you will study: Certificate in Accounting, Maths, English, and Employee Rights & Responsibilities
Business Administration
For this framework you will study: Diploma in Business Administration, Maths, English, ICT and Employee Rights & Responsibilities

 


Construction
Building Maintenance Operations
General Construction Operations
Decorative Finishing and Industrial Painting Operations
Plastering
Trowel Occupations
Wall and Floor Tiling
Wood Occupations

For the above frameworks you will study: NVQ L2, Diploma L2, Maths L1, English L1 and Employee Rights & Responsibilities

Glass and Glazing
For this framework you will study: NVQ Diploma in Fenestration Installation, Certificate in Glass Related Operations, Maths, English, and Employee Rights & Responsibilities

Customer Service
Customer Service

For this framework you will study: Diploma in Customer Service, Maths, English and Employee Rights & Responsibilities

 

Early Years and Childcare
Children and Young People’s Workforce

For this framework you will study: NVQ Certificate Children & Young People’s Workforce, Maths, English, ICT and Employee Rights & Responsibilities
Children’s Learning and Development (Early Years Educator)
For this framework you will study: NVQ Diploma for the Early Years Workforce, Maths, English, ICT and Employee Rights & Responsibilities
Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools
For this framework you will study: NVQ Certificate Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools, Maths, English, ICT and Employee Rights & Responsibilities
Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning in Schools
For this framework you will study: NVQ Diploma in Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning in Schools, Maths, English, ICT and Employee Rights & Responsibilities

Engineering
Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair

For this framework you will study: NVQ Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair, Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance Principles, Maths, English, ICT and Employee Rights & Responsibilities
Vehicle Accident Repair Body Competence
For this framework you will study: NVQ Diploma in Vehicle Accident Repair Body, Diploma in Vehicle Accident Repair Body Principles, Maths, English, ICT and Employee Rights & Responsibilities

Hairdressing
Hairdressing

For this framework you will study: NVQ Diploma in Hairdressing, Maths, English, and Employee Rights & Responsibilities


Health and Social Care
Health and Social Care (Adults) for England

For this framework you will study: NVQ Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults), Maths, English, and Employee Rights & Responsibilities


Hospitality and Catering
Food Production and Cooking

For this framework you will study: NVQ Diploma in Food Production & Cooking, Certificate in Hospitality & Catering Principles, Maths, English, and Employee Rights & Responsibilities (other route available - Professional Cookery)
Front of House Reception
For this framework you will study: NVQ Diploma in Hospitality Services, Certificate in Hospitality & Catering Principles, Maths, English, and Employee Rights & Responsibilities (other routes available – Housekeeping, Front of House and Food & Beverage Service)
Professional Cookery
For this framework you will study: NVQ Diploma in Professional Cookery, Maths, English, and Employee Rights & Responsibilities



IT and Computing
ICT Professional Competence

For this framework you will study: Diploma in Professional Competence for IT & Telecoms Professionals, Certificate in ICT Systems and Principles, Maths, English, ICT and Employee Rights & Responsibilities


Sport and Physical Recreation
Activity Leadership

For this framework you will study: NVQ Certificate in Activity Leadership, knowledge qualification, Maths, English and Employee Rights & Responsibilities
Instructing Exercise and Fitness
For this framework you will study: NVQ Diploma in Instructing Exercise and Fitness, Certificate in Fitness Instructing, Maths, English, and Employee Rights & Responsibilities
Personal Training
For this framework you will study: NVQ Diploma in Personal Training, Diploma in Personal Training and Instruction, Maths, English and Employee Rights & Responsibilities

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