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 2

What does the qualification cover?

This QCF qualification develops and accredits knowledge and skills needed to work in a business administration role. This qualification provides learners with a range of business and administrative skills such as collating and reporting data, organising business travel and accommodation and archiving information.

It consists of 6 mandatory units, 29 optional mandatory units, 13 other optional units and 11 optional knowledge units. Mandatory units:

  • Communication in a business environment (H/506/1893)
  • Understand employer organisations (A/506/1964)
  • Principles of providing administrative services (J/506/1899)
  • Principles of business document production and information management (T/506/1901)
  • Manage personal performance and development (L/506/1788)
  • Develop working relationships with colleagues (R/506/1789)

Who is it suitable for?

This qualification is designed for those who are already working in a business administration role. You will work with some degree of support and supervision. You will work as part of a team and ensure the provision of information and resources to others. It’s suitable for working across a wide variety of sectors including NHS trusts, educational institutions, government departments, charities and the private sector.

What are the entry requirements?

This qualification is designed for learners aged 16 and above who are working in or looking to work in a business administration role or similar.

How is it assessed?

Internally assessed and externally moderated portfolio of evidence

How long does it take to complete?

Guided Learning Hours are 229-351. Apprenticeships are required to be a minimum of a year and 1 day.

What does it cost?

This is available as an Apprenticeship.
Alternatively: £1400.00 or it can be paid in 12 monthly installments of £125.00.

What could this qualification lead to?

The qualification will accredit and develop your skills and knowledge in business administration. It will help you to secure long-term employment and to progress to the following job roles:

  • Administration Assistant
  • Business Support team member
  • Junior/Apprentice Secretary
  • Junior/Apprentice Personal Assistant.

What related qualifications can you progress to?

The qualification is designed for entry and progression within employment; however, it also offers progression onto the NCFE Level 3 Diploma in Business Administration.

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, managing an office facility and monitoring information systems.

It consists of 5 mandatory units, 33 optional units, 27 other optional units and 8 optional knowledge units. Mandatory units:

  • Principles of business (D/506/1942)
  • Principles of business communication and information (R/506/1940)
  • Communicate in a business environment (Y/506/1910)
  • Principles of administration (Y/506/1941)
  • Manage personal and professional development (T/506/2952)

Who is it suitable for?

This qualification is designed for those who are already working in a business administration or business support role. The qualification accredits your existing skills and knowledge while providing opportunities to develop these further. The qualification allows employers to see that you are capable of working to a recognised level and may help you to progress within your industry.

What are the entry requirements?

There are no specific prior requirements to taking this qualification; however, you may find it useful if you already hold a Level 2 qualification, particularly in a business administration-related discipline.

How is it assessed?

Internally assessed and externally moderated portfolio of evidence

How long does it take to complete?

Guided Learning Hours are 284-432. Apprenticeships are required to be a minimum of a year and 1 day.

What does it cost?

This is available as an Apprenticeship.
Alternatively: £2500.00 or it can be paid in 12 monthly installments of £216.00.

What could this qualification lead to?

The qualification will accredit and develop your skills and knowledge in business administration. It will help you to secure long-term employment and to progress to the following job roles:

  • Finance Officer
  • Secretary
  • Executive Assistant
  • Personal Assistant

What related qualifications can you progress to?

The qualification is designed for entry and progression within employment; however, it also offers progression onto the NCFE Level 4 NVQ Diploma in Business Administration.

Customer Service Level 2

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 skills and knowledge needed to deliver customer service, understand customers and employer organisations. Optional units in this qualification cover developing customer relationships, resolving customer complaints and providing reception services.

This qualification consists of the following mandatory units:

  • Deliver customer service
  • Understand customers
  • Principles of customer service
  • Understand employer organisations
  • Manage personal performance and development

 

 Who is it suitable for?
This qualification is ideal for people who have the scope to bring about permanent improvements in service delivery that benefits their organisation and its customers. Learners don’t necessarily have to be in a role where they’re directly responsible for people and will benefit those already working in, or seeking work in a customer related role.

What are the entry requirements?
This qualification is suitable for learners aged 16 and above. This qualification has no specific entry requirements.

How is it assessed?
Internally assessed and externally moderated portfolio of evidence.

How long does it take to complete? 

Guided Learning Hours are 247-304. Apprenticeships are required to be a minimum of a year and 1 day.

What could this qualification lead to?

  • Junior/apprentice customer service assistant
  • Junior/apprentice secretary
  • Junior/apprentice receptionist
  • Junior/apprentice personal assistant

What related qualifications can you progress to?
Learners completing this qualification can progress to:

  • Level 3 Diploma in Customer Service
  • Level 3 Diploma in Business Administration

Customer Service Level 3

What does the qualification cover?
Learners will understand what drives customer behaviour and what creates customer retention. Learners are also given the opportunity to explore excellence within customer service, dealing with more challenging scenarios such as complaints and stakeholder engagement. The objective of this qualification is to accredit and develop learners’ skills and knowledge so that they can operate in a wide range of customer service environments.

 

To gain this qualification the learner will need to:
Learners must achieve a minimum of 55 credits:

  • a total of 31 credits from Group A
  • a minimum of 15 credits from Group B
  • a maximum of 9 credits can come from Group C A minimum of 40 credits must be achieved at level 3 or above.

 

How long does it take to complete?
Guided Learning Hours are 289-375. Apprenticeships are required to be a minimum of a year and 1 day.

 

How is it assessed?
Assessments will be carried out with you throughout the course. These may consist of observations, discussions, questioning, witness statements, reflective learning journals and others. All assessments are planned with you beforehand.

 

Who is it suitable for?
This course is suitable for anyone who works regularly with customers and who will be delivering and managing services such as a sales team supervisors, customer service team leaders, senior sales assistants, department managers, buyer/merchandisers, managers (restaurant, bar, retail, office, warehouse). Candidates will be working without direct supervision, such as in a commercial customer service environment.

This qualification is designed for individuals currently working in a customer service role.

 

What are the entry requirements?
This qualification is suitable for learners aged 16 and above.

There are no specific recommended prior learning requirements for this qualification. However, learners may find it helpful if they’ve already achieved a Level 2 qualification.

 

What could this qualification lead to?
Learners can progress into various job roles in the following sectors:

  • Retail
  • Hospitality and Catering
  • Leisure, Travel and Tourism.

What related qualifications can you progress to?
Learners who achieve this qualification could progress to:

  • NCFE Level 3 Diploma in Management
  • NCFE Level 3 Diploma in Business Administration
  • NCFE Level 4 NVQ Diploma in Customer Service
  • NCFE Level 4 NVQ Diploma in Business Administration

Team Leading Level 2

What does the qualification cover?

This QCF qualification provides learners with a wide range of knowledge and skills 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, contributing to meetings in a business environment, and leading and managing a team. This qualification consists of the following mandatory units:

  • Manage personal performance and development (L/506/17880)
  • Communicate work-related information (T/506/1798)
  • Lead and manage a team (H/506/1800)
  • Principles of team leading (R/506/2294)
  • Understand business (R/506/2957)

This qualification also has a number of optional units

Who is it suitable for?

This qualification is designed for learners aged 16 and above who are working in or looking to work in a team leading role or similar.

What are the entry requirements?

There are no specific recommended prior learning requirements for this qualification.

How is it assessed?

The NCFE Level 2 Diploma in Team Leading is a combined knowledge and competence-based qualification.

How long does it take to complete?

Guided Learning Hours are 201-259. Apprenticeships are required to be a minimum of a year and 1 day.

What does it cost?

This is available as an Apprenticeship.
Alternatively: £1400.00 or it can be paid in 12 monthly installments of £125.00.

What could this qualification lead to?

This qualification could lead to a range of different job roles in the areas mentioned previously:

  • Team leader
  • Team manager
  • Supervisor.

What related qualifications can you progress to?

Learners completing this qualification can progress onto:

  • Level 3 Diploma in Management

Management Level 3

What does the qualification cover?

This QCF qualification provides learners with a wide range of knowledge and skills needed to work in a management or leadership role. The qualification provides learners with management and leadership skills, such as managing team performance, encouraging innovation and implementing change.

This is a qualification with the following mandatory units:

  • Manage team performance (A/506/1821)
  • Principles of people management (R/506/1937)
  • Principles of business (D/506/1942)
  • Principles of leadership and management (F/506/2596)
  • Manage personal and professional development (T/506/2952)

This qualification also has a number of optional units.

Who is it suitable for?

This qualification is suitable for learners aged 16 and above. This is a cross-sector qualification. This means that this qualification will be taken by team leaders and managers across a wide variety of areas. Level 3 learners can expect to be working as supervisors or first line managers.

What are the entry requirements?

This qualification is designed for learners who are working, or would like to work, in an entry level managerial role within any sector or industry. It’s ideal for those who are new to the managerial role or who’ve been working at that level for a short period of time. There are no specific recommended prior learning requirements for this qualification. However, learners may find it helpful if they’ve already achieved a Level 2 qualification.

How is it assessed?

The NCFE Level 2 Diploma in Team Leading is a combined knowledge and competence-based qualification.

How long does it take to complete?

Guided Learning Hours are 284-371. Apprenticeships are required to be a minimum of a year and 1 day.

What does it cost?

This is available as an Apprenticeship.
Alternatively: £2500.00 or it can be paid in 12 monthly installments of £216.00.

What could this qualification lead to?

This qualification could lead to a range of different job roles in the areas mentioned previously:

  • Team leader
  • Team manager
  • Process manager

What related qualifications can you progress to?

Learners completing this qualification can progress onto:

  • Level 4 NVQ Diploma in Management

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.

Playwork Diploma Level 3

What does the qualification cover?

This qualification provides in-depth information about the role of the Level 3 playworker when working with children and young people between the ages of 4 to 16. It provides an understanding of the management of play environments and the line management of other staff.  The Diploma covers the knowledge and skills needed when working unsupervised. It is also a must-have for all those undertaking the Level 3 Playwork Apprenticeship.

Who is it suitable for?

Experienced playworkers who have a wide knowledge and understanding of children and young people and an appreciation of playwork principles and practice.

What are the entry requirements?

This qualification is designed for learners aged 16 and above who are working or looking to work as a playworker

How is it assessed?

Internally assessed and externally moderated portfolio of evidence

How long does it take to complete?

Guided Learning Hours are 486-650. Apprenticeships are required to be a minimum of a year and 1 day.

What does it cost?

This is available as an Apprenticeship.
Alternatively: £2500.00

What could this qualification lead to?

This qualification will accredit and develop your skills and knowledge in Playwork. It will help you to secure long-term employment and to progress to the following job roles:

  • Playwork Development Officer
  • Adventure Centre Supervisor
  • Hospital Playworker
  • Manager of any Playwork Provisions

Playwork Diploma Level 2

What does the qualification cover?

This qualification is an introduction to the primary aspects of working with children and young people between the ages of 4 to 16 in play environments. It provides an understanding of Playwork values, and the importance of play and Playwork in children and young people’s lives.  The Diploma covers the knowledge and skills needed when working under supervision. It is a must-have for all those undertaking the Level 2 Playwork Apprenticeship.

Who is it suitable for?

Anyone who wishes to work in a supervised role in a wide range of playwork environments.

What are the entry requirements?

This qualification is designed for learners aged 16 and above who are working or looking to work as a playworker

How is it assessed?

Internally assessed and externally moderated portfolio of evidence

How long does it take to complete?

Guided Learning Hours are 437. Apprenticeships are required to be a minimum of a year and 1 day.

What does it cost?

This is available as an Apprenticeship.
Alternatively: £1500.00

What could this qualification lead to?

This qualification will accredit and develop your skills and knowledge in playwork. It will help you to secure long-term employment and to progress to the following job roles:

  • Hospital Playwork Assistant
  • Asssistant Playworker in a Children’s Holiday Club
  • After-School Club Playwork Assistant
  • Adventure Centre Assistant
  • Soft Play Area Assistant