Apprenticeships are real jobs for real people.

Are you itching to get out into the world of work and earn a living? With an apprenticeship, you can build valuable skills and start your career. An apprenticeship gives you practical on the job experience, essential learning tools and all important qualifications that will last you a lifetime. Apprenticeships combine practical training in a job with study.

As an apprentice you will:

  • work alongside experienced staff
  • gain job-specific skills
  • gain experience of the working environment
  • earn a wage and get holiday pay
  • study towards a related qualification

Level 3 Award Teaching Assistant – Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools (QCF)

 

Who is this course suitable for?

Anyone considering becoming a Teaching Assistant, who is not yet working or volunteering in a school.

What are the entry requirements?

There are no entry requirements for this qualification but learners need to be at least 16 years old.

How is it assessed?

One of our experienced Learning Consultants will be partnered with you for the duration of your qualification and they will help guide and support you through your learning. You will submit work online which will be assessed by your Learning Consultant who will give practical and constructive advice. As you work through the qualification you will be able to easily identify how far you have progressed so that you can pace your study accordingly. Your Learning Consultant will always be available by phone or email should you need assistance.

Do I need a workplace setting?

No you do not need a workplace setting to complete this award.

How long with it take to complete?

Typically this course will take approximately 6 months to complete.

Payment options?

Can be payable in instalments over 5 months of £59.95 (initial payment of £100.00 on enrolment)

How many credits is this qualification worth?

This qualification is worth 12 credits.

What further qualification can I progress to?

You could progress to the level 3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in schools or the Diploma in Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning in schools.

Level 3 Certificate Teaching Assistant – Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools (QCF)

Who is this course suitable for?

This course is suitable for those who would like to work in a supporting role such as a teaching assistant or learning support assistant.

What are the entry requirements?

There are no entry requirements for this qualification but learners need to be at least 16 years old.

How is it assessed?

One of our experienced Learning Consultants will be partnered with you for the duration of your qualification and they will help guide and support you through your learning. You will submit work online which will be assessed by your Learning Consultant who will give practical and constructive advice. As you work through the qualification you will be able to easily identify how far you have progressed so that you can pace your study accordingly. Your Learning Consultant will always be available by phone or email should you need assistance.

For the Level 3 Certificate your Learning Consultant  will make a whole day visit to your school setting to observe you in the workplace. This assessment day will take place towards the end of your qualification and will be carefully planned well in advance.

Do I need a workplace setting?

Yes you will need to be working or volunteering in a school setting. The number of hours you would need within the school would be approximately 3-6 per week.

If you need to find a placement we will provide you with a letter of introduction stating that you are studying for a qualification. You can then either take in or send to your local schools requesting a placement.

How long with it take to complete?

Typically this course will take approximately 12 months to complete.

Payment options?

You are able to pay for the course in one payment of £1400 or in 12 monthly repayments of £116.66 via a direct debit arrangement.

How many credits is this qualification worth?

This qualification is worth 32 credits.

What further qualification can I progress to?

You could progress to the level 3 Diploma in Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning in schools or a foundation teaching degree.

Level 3 Diploma Teaching Assistant – Specialist Learning & Support in Schools (QCF)

Who is this course suitable for?

This course is suitable for those who would like to become qualified as a teaching assistant or learning support assistant.

What are the entry requirements?

There are no entry requirements for this qualification but learners need to be at least 16 years old.

How is it assessed?

One of our experienced Learning Consultants will be partnered with you for the duration of your qualification and they will help guide and support you through your learning. You will submit work online which will be assessed by your Learning Consultant who will give practical and constructive advice. As you work through the qualification you will be able to easily identify how far you have progressed so that you can pace your study accordingly. Your Learning Consultant will always be available by phone or email should you need assistance.

For the Level 3 Diploma your Learning Consultant will make a whole day visit to your school setting to observe you in the workplace. This assessment day will take place towards the end of your qualification and will be carefully planned well in advance.

Do I need a workplace setting?

Yes you will need to be working or volunteering in a school setting. The number of hours you would need within the school would be around 7-10 hours each week.

If you need to find a placement we will provide you with a letter of introduction stating that you are studying for a qualification. You can then either take in or send to your local schools requesting a placement.

How long with it take to complete?

Typically this course will take 12 months to complete.

Payment options?

You can pay for the course in one payment of £1600.00 or in 12 monthly repayments of £185.41 via a direct debit arrangement.

How many credits is this qualification worth?

This qualification is worth 44 credits.

What further qualification can I progress to?

You could progress to completing a foundation stage degree in Education or move onto a teaching qualification

Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Workforce (Early Years Educator) – QCF

What does the qualification cover?

The Qualification is structured around four themes:

•  Theme 1: Health and well-being
•  Theme 2: Legislation, frameworks and professional practice
•  Theme 3: Play, development and learning for school readiness
•  Theme 4: Professional development

Who is it suitable for?

This qualification is suitable for a range of learners, either working or wishing to work in early years education and care.

What are the entry requirements?

You will need to be at least 16 years of age.

GCSE Grade C or above in English and Maths.

ICT Qualification to be gained by the end of the course.

How is it assessed?

To gain this qualification the learner will need to:
• Pass all units
• Complete longitudinal study
• Show competence in a real work environment
Do you need to be working to take the qualification?

Learners will need to be working, volunteering or on a practical placement as an important part of the assessment process involves evaluating skills in real working situations. CACHE recommends 350 hours across the age ranges.

How long does it take to complete?

This qualification will take 12-18 months to complete depending on experience.  Apprenticeships are required to be a minimum of a year and 1 day.

What could this qualification lead to?

Upon achievement of this qualification learners will gain their licence to practise and it is intended that learners will be able to enter the workforce as Early Years Educators.

Learners can progress into various job roles in the statutory, voluntary or private sectors such as:

•  Assistant in Children’s Centres
•  Practitioner in nursery schools
•  Practitioner in reception classes in primary schools
•  Pre-school worker

What related qualifications can you progress to?

This qualification allows progression on to Level 4 in Early Years Education.

Level 2 Certificate for the Children’s & Young People’s Workforce – QCF

What does the qualification cover?

This qualification is designed to help learners build the knowledge and skills needed when working under supervision with children and young people from birth to 19 years of age.

Who is it suitable for?

Anyone who wants to work, or has just started to work in the children and young people’s workforce.

What are the entry requirements?

You will need to be at least 16 years of age.

Functional Skills in English and Maths.

ICT Functional Skills Qualification to be gained by the end of the course.

How is it assessed?

It will be assessed by your tutor or assessor using a range of methods. This could include direct observation in the workplace, a portfolio of evidence, written assignments or a task set by us.

Do you need to be working to take the qualification?

Yes, you will need to be working, volunteering or on practical placement as you need to show competence in both knowledge and skills.

How long does it take to complete?

This qualification will take 12-18 months to complete.  Apprenticeships are required to be a minimum of a year and 1 day.

What could this qualification lead to?

This qualification provides you with the knowledge, understanding and skills to enter the workforce, working under supervision within early years settings, in a variety of roles such as:

  • Nursery assistant
  • Classroom assistant
  • Pre-school assistant

What related qualifications can you progress to?

This qualification allows progression on to the CACHE Level 3 Early Years Educator qualifications and other Level 3 qualifications relating to child care.

Business and Administration Level 3

What does the qualification cover?

This QCF qualification develops and accredits a wide range of knowledge and skills needed to work in a business administration role. It covers a range of business and administrative skills such as negotiating in a business environment and managing an office facility.

Skills

  • IT
  • Record and Document production
  • Decision making
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Communications
  • Quality
  • Planning and Organisation
  • Project Management

Knowledge

  • The organisation
  • Value of their skills
  • Stakeholders
  • Relevant Regulation
  • Policies
  • Business Fundamentals
  • Processes
  • External Environment Factors

Behaviours

  • Professionalism
  • Personal qualities
  • Managing performance
  • Adaptability
  • Responsibility

Who is it suitable for?

Role Profile – The role of the Business Administrator involves developing, implementing, maintaining and improving administration services. The Business Administrator supports and engages with different parts of the organisation and interacts with internal or external customers, utilising strong communication skills(both written and verbal), intuitive, time management, problem-solving skills, decision making and with the potential for people management responsibilities through mentoring or coaching others.

What are the entry requirements?

Where a business administrator has not already achieved a Level 2 English and maths, they must do so before taking the end-point assessment.

How is it assessed?

This apprenticeship will be internally assessed by Reach4Skills and externally assessed at the end of the programme. This has 3 modules of assessment: Multiple Choice Question Knowledge Test, Portfolio-based interview and a Project Presentation. This course is graded Pass, Merit or Distinction.

How long does it take to complete?

This apprenticeship will typically take between 12 and 18 months to complete

What does it cost?

This is available as an Apprenticeship.
Alternatively it can be privately funded: £5,000

What related qualifications can you progress to?

Once the Business Administrator (Level 3) is complete, the learning doesn’t stop. Reach4Skills offers a full suite of programmes designed to take your apprentice onward up the career ladder. Their next step is Associate Project Manager (Level 4) and the Operations/Departmental Manager (Level 5).

Customer Service Practitioner Level 2

One of the most popular Apprenticeships in the UK, the Customer Service industry covers many sectors and job roles. There are a wide variety of other job roles that are complemented by customer service skills at this level and a variety individuals in different job roles could benefit from choosing to undertake the Customer Service Apprenticeship.

What does the qualification cover?

This qualification provides learners with a wide range of knowledge and skills required to work in a customer service role. It provides learners with the Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours needed to deliver customer service

Knowledge

  • Knowing your customers
  • Understanding the Organisation
  • Meeting regulations and legislation
  • Systems and resources
  • Your role and responsibility
  • Customer experience
  • Product and service knowledge

Skills

  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Communication
  • Influencing skills
  • Personal organisation
  • Dealing with customer conflict and challenge

Behaviours

  • Developing self
  • Being open to feedback
  • Team working
  • Equality – Treating all customers as individuals
  • Presentation – Dress code, professional language
  • “Right First Time”

 Who is it suitable for?

Role Profile – Customer Service Practitioners ensure that the needs of customers are satisfied. Their aim is to provide excellent customer service and promote customer-centric behaviours throughout the organisation they work for. Regardless of the channel they work within – on the phone, social media, web chat or face-to-face with customers – customer service agents perform a vital role and keeping their skills sharp is essential for the agility of the organisation.

What are the entry requirements?
Apprentices will be required to have or achieve a level 1 English and Maths and to have taken level 2 English and Maths test prior to completion of their Apprenticeship

How is it assessed?
This apprenticeship will be internally assessed by Reach4Skills and externally assessed at the end of programme.This has 3 modules of assessment: The Apprenticeship Showcase, the Practical Observation and the Professional Discussion. Please note this course is graded Pass, Merit or Distinction

How long does it take to complete? 

The Apprenticeship will take a minimum of 12 months to complete

What related qualifications can you progress to?
Once the Customer Service Practitioner is complete, the learning doesn’t stop. Reach4Skills offers a full suite of programmes. Their next step is Team Leader/Supervisor (Level 3) and on to Operations?Departmental Manager (Level 5)

What does it cost?

This is available as an Apprenticeship.
Alternatively it can be a privately funded course: £3,500

Team Leading Level 3

What does the qualification cover?

This QCF qualification provides learners with a wide range of Skills, Knowledge and Behaviours needed to work in a Team Leading role. The qualification provides learners with a range of management and leadership skills, such as managing personal performance and development and contributing to meetings in a business environment.

Knowledge

  • Leading People
  • Managing People
  • Building Relationships
  • Communication
  • Operational Management
  • Project Management
  • Finance
  • Awareness of Self
  • Management of Self
  • Decision Making

Skills

  • Leading People
  • Managing People
  • Building Relationships
  • Communication
  • Operational Management
  • Project Management
  • Finance
  • Self-Awareness
  • Management of Self
  • Decision Making

Behaviours

  • Takes Responsibility
  • Inclusive
  • Agile
  • Professionalism

Who is it suitable for?

A Team Leader/Supervisor is a first line management role with operational/project responsibilities or responsibility for managing a team to deliver clearly defined outcomes. Key Responsibilities include: Supporting, managing and developing team members, planning and monitoring workloads and resources, delivering operational plans, resolving problems, and building relationships internally and externally.

What are the entry requirements?

The entry requirements for this apprenticeship will be decided by each employer, but may typically be 5 GCSE’s at Grade C or higher.

How is it assessed?

This apprenticeship will be assessed internally and externally. Thishas 4 methods of assessment: Multiple Choice Questions Knowledge Test, Competency Based Interview, Portfolio of Evidence and Professional Discussion relating to CPD activity.

How long does it take to complete?

Typically this apprenticeship will take 12-18 months

What does it cost?

This is available as an Apprenticeship.
Alternatively: £4,500 as privately funded

What related qualifications can you progress to?

Once the Level 3 Team Leader/Supervisor Apprenticeship is complete, the learning doesn’t stop. Reach4Skills offers a full suite of programmes designed to take your apprentice onward up the career ladder. Their next steps are Operations/Departmental Manager (Level 5) and Chartered Manager (Level 6)

TAQA Quality of Assessment (Assessor / IQA)

Assessing and Assuring the Quality of Assessment

Levels 3 and 4 Qualifications in Assessing and Assuring the Quality of Assessment are designed for people wanting to assess qualification s or carry out internal Quality Assurance.

These qualifications have replaced the previous qualifications the ‘Assessing and Verification Awards’ which, in turn replaced the original Training and Development Assessing and Verification qualifications (D32, 33,34 and 35).

If you would like to become an Assessor for QCF qualifications either assessing competence in the work environment, vocational achievement or both; or perhaps are already a qualified Assessor and wish to work in an Internal Quality Assurance role, or maybe you are working in Internal Quality Assurance and wish to lead the Internal Quality Assurance process and practice, then these are the qualifications that you need to take.

The Level 3 Award in Understanding the Principles and Practices of Assessment is a knowledge only qualification that is very useful if you wish to gain an understanding of the essential principles and practices of assessment without actually working as an assessor.

Practising Assessors, Moderators and Internal Verifiers who hold a different qualification and now wish to assess or quality assure the QCF qualifications must use the current criteria contained within these qualifications. It is imperative that these people refer to the ‘How to’ guide for CACHE QCF Qualifications’

Practising Assessors and Internal Quality Assurers who hold a recognised qualification as described in the ‘How to’ guide do not have to retake these current qualifications however they must show that they have updated their knowledge and practice to reflect the revised standards.

We are able to offer Level 3 and 4 TAQA qualifications:

• CACHE Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement (QCF) £750

• CACHE Level 4 Award in the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes & Practice (QCF)£750

• CACHE Level 4 Certificate in Leading the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes & Practice (QCF) £100 if taken alone. Free included as part of the above qualification.

Assessment Process:

Work-based observations and independent written work/tasks, professional discussions.

We use an online learning system that combines all the teaching, learning resources, e-portfolio and communication systems.

Learners can track their progress as they continue with their course, and can see the percentage they have achieved so far.

Tutors/assessors can mark work swiftly and give learners feedback immediately via the e-portfolio. Tutors and learners can also keep in contact using the email system.

Our courses particularly require a more personalised approach to learning, and our Tutors/assessors will make every effort to tailor the course to suit the learner. This is especially effective for any learners with additional needs.

There’s no need to take time out of your busy schedule to go to college as our Tutors/assessors will come to you for any observations you require. This means you can fit your training and qualification around you.