To apply for this apprenticeship you will need to be of school leaver age and no longer in full-time education (including School, College, University or on another Apprenticeship). There is no upper age limit, however, if you are aged above 20 years old you must have been within your current role no longer than 12 months.
If you have achieved a Foundation or Degree, NVQ 4 or higher, this apprenticeship is not for you, just contact our friendly team to discuss.
Essential Skills are a mandatory part of the apprenticeship programme in Wales, Maths and English will therefore be included in the delivery of the programme; unless you have achieved Grade A-C or 4-9 at GCSE level, or up to a Level 2 Essential Skills qualification.
Essential Skills are taken at Level 1 and at Level 2, Level 1 is taken as part of the Level 2 apprenticeship programme and Level 2 I undertaken as part of the Level 3 apprenticeship programme.
These are split into Communication and Application of Number and within each, there is a Control Task and Confirmatory Test. The Control task is a controlled assessment undertaken in exam conditions in short periods of time across an 8-week time frame. The Confirmatory Test is a multiply choice paper of 30 questions.
You would be prepared for both elements of the Essential Skills by your Trainer-Coach.
You will be regularly assessed in the workplace by your Trainer- Coaches with testimonies from your Employer/Trainer. Case studies, pictures/videos and some written assignments/workbooks may also be used by your Assessor to check your knowledge and understanding.