Apprenticeships are one of the most popular types of qualification achievable through Elmfield Training’s learning programmes.
With training delivered in the workplace, learners from the practical 'on the job' experience that is relevant to their role and enhances their skills through a combination of training modules and exercises.
Elmfield Apprenticeships consist the following elements which are tailored to suit the needs of the learner and their role:
QCF at level 2 or level 3
Key/Functional Skills - essential literacy and numeracy skills
Technical Certificate - which provides the underpinning knowledge required to do the job
- other qualifications or requirements - as specified by the particular occupation
Full Apprenticeships are available to learners who are 16 to 25, while over 25s can access QCF qualifications.
There are two levels of Apprenticeships:
Apprenticeships (L2) – equivalent to four to five GCSEs at Grades A to C
Advanced Apprenticeships (L3) – equivalent to at least two A levels
Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF)
The QCF is a system for recognising skills and qualifications. It does this by awarding credit for qualifications and units (small steps of learning). Each unit has a credit value. This value specifies the number of credits gained by learners who complete that unit. The flexibility of the system allows learners to gain qualifications at their own pace along routes that suit them best.
Key Skills / Functional Skills
These skills are essential skills underpinning success in education, employment, lifelong learning and personal development. They are vital to compete in the employment marketplace today.
All apprentices have the opportunity to improve their communication, numeracy, team work, problem solving and IT skills. The difference with Elmfield Training is that this training is carried out in the context of the business the learner is employed by, not in a generic format. This brings this type of learning to life and makes it more relevant to the learner’s job role.
Technical Certificates focus on the knowledge and understanding that underpins the competencies of a QCF proving that an apprentice understands the theory behind their job, as well as being able to carry out practical tasks. They may also cover wider aspects of the chosen occupation or sector. They often include BTEC or City & Guilds qualifications.