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Apprenticeships & Traineeships


Contents What are Apprenticeships & Traineeships?

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Myth Buster

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Case Studies

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Colindale Campus Opens in September 2016

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Our Employer Partners

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Our Apprenticeships Courses

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Campus Locations

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A Word about Maths, English and ICT

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For further information please contact: info@barnetsouthgate.ac.uk or telephone 020 8266 4000


Apprenticeships are at the heart of everything we do as a College, which is working closely with employers and young people in the local community and across the region to improve skills and productivity. Apprenticeships are a great way for young people to shape their future careers; earning a wage whilst they train on the job and at the same time gain nationally recognised qualifications. We are exceptionally proud of the fact that we are committed to apprenticeships at the College and to date we have placed nearly 2,500 young people with employers. The scheme is of huge benefit to employers and students, especially when many apprentices go onto permanent full-time positions; apprenticeships really do deliver for both employers and the individual involved. David Byrne Barnet and Southgate College Principal

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What are Apprenticeships & Traineeships? Apprenticeships Apprenticeships are on-the-job training which leads to a nationally recognised qualification, developed by employers and industry experts. They provide an ideal stepping stone to your chosen career or to University and can be studied at various different levels Apprenticeships generally fall into one of four categories:

An Apprenticeship usually takes one to four years to complete (depending on the scheme and the ability of the Apprentice), an apprentice would usually spend 4 days per week at work, and one day at College. Barnet and Southgate College offer Apprenticeships in a number of sectors including: •  Accounting

•  Intermediate Apprenticeships equivalent to Level 2 (or GCSE level)

•  Brickwork, Carpentry, Plumbing

•  Advanced Apprenticeships equivalent to Level 3 (or A Levels)

•  Creative and Digital Media

•  Higher Apprenticeships – equivalent to Level 4/5 (or degree level)

•  Culinary Arts

•  Business Administration •  Childcare

•  Trailblazer Apprenticeships - standards developed by employers for specific job roles

•  Customer Service

Your training would normally include:

•  Dental Practice Management

•  A knowledge based element (Technical Certificate)

•  Dental Nursing

•  A competency based element (NVQ) •  Transferable or functional skills (such as: English, Maths, IT)

•  Cyber Intrusion

•  Electrical Installations •  Engineering •  Food and Beverage •  Health and Social Care

•  A module on employment rights and responsibilities

•  Housing & Property Management

•  A module on personal learning and thinking skills

•  IT •  IT Network Engineering •  IT Software Development •  Management •  Motor Vehicle Body & Paint •  Motor Vehicle Light Vehicle •  Motor Vehicle MET (mechanical, electrical trim) •  Team Leading

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For further information please contact: info@barnetsouthgate.ac.uk or telephone 020 8266 4000


Once you start your Apprenticeship you will be appointed an assessor who will work in partnership with you to make sure your training is going well. Your assessor will also update your employer on your progress and vice versa.

Apprenticeships simplified 3,4 days a week on the job

1 day a week in college

Traineeships Traineeships are training programmes to help students gain the skills needed to prepare for and secure an Apprenticeship, with the final aim of moving into long term employment. Employer feedback consistently reports that young people who apply for vacancies often lack work related skills and attitudes. Traineeships help develop skills through work preparation training, work placements, and by improving English and Maths.

Is a Traineeship for me? You must be: •  16-24 years old •  Not currently in a job and with little work experience - but still motivated, focused and willing to learn

Earn while you learn Get paid holidays

•  Qualified below Level 3

What takes place on a Traineeship? You will be trained in skills such as: •  CV writing •  Interview preparation •  Job searching •  Self-discipline and inter-personal skills A work placement will provide you with employment experience, developing your workplace skills and providing an opportunity for you to prove yourself to an employer. English and maths skills will also be taught if you have not achieved a GCSE Grade C or equivalent in these subjects.

For further information please contact: info@barnetsouthgate.ac.uk or telephone 020 8266 4000

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Myth Buster Myth: Apprenticeships are for those that can’t study GCSE or A Levels because of previous poor grades. Busted: Wrong, they are just another type of learning for those that want to get into employment rather than develop their career through study alone.

Myth: An Apprenticeship won’t help me get into University. Busted: Wrong, many students study a Level 3 Apprenticeship and then go into University once achieved.

Myth: I can’t study an apprenticeship because I’m a graduate. Busted: While you can’t start an apprenticeship scheme if you’re in full-time education, you can do one once you’ve graduated. However you won’t be eligible for government funding, so your employer has to pay your training costs.

Myth: Apprentices won’t earn as much longterm as those who take university route. Busted: The average Apprentice earns £257 per week, which works out at £13,364 annually. Considering that university students may graduate with debts and need to find a job, the earn while you learn Apprenticeships route has several advantages. Career progression is excellent for Apprentices, and over the course of their careers those with a level 3 Apprenticeship earn on average £100,000 more than those without.

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Myth: I won’t have a real job. Busted: Most apprenticeships are full-time regular jobs. In fact you must work at least 30 hours per week, and you will be paid accordingly.

Myth: I’ll be badly paid. Busted: The national minimum wage for apprentices starts at £3.30 (£3.40 from October 2016), which applies to apprentices aged 16 to 18. Apprentices aged 19 or over who have completed their first year get paid the national minimum way for 18-20 year olds which currently stands at £5.30 an hour.

Myth: It won’t help my job prospects. Busted: On completion of your apprenticeship, your job prospects will be good. Recent figures from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) show that more than a quarter of graduates were paid less than the £11.10 average for those on workbased training schemes last year.

Myth: I won’t get a qualification. Busted: All apprenticeships must include an element of training. They are designed to give you on- and off-the-job training, which will lead to a qualification. Sources: •  A Cost-Benefit Analysis of Apprenticeships and Other Vocational Qualifications,   University of Sheffield, 2007 •  Guardian Professional •  ONS •  https://successatschool.org •  www.telegraph.co.uk/education/educationnews/10578118/Graduates-  earning-less-than-those-on-apprenticeships.html

For further information please contact: info@barnetsouthgate.ac.uk or telephone 020 8266 4000


CONSTRUCTION IN NUMBERS* THERE ARE EXPECTED TO BE 10,139 CONSTRUCTION PROJECT MANAGERS   IN LONDON BY 2020

5.3% 30%

£35,256 P/A

of jobs in this sector are occupied by women


Case Studies

The Apprentice “I joined Barnet and Southgate College when I was 18 as a hairdressing apprentice. I’d been working in Hairdressing salons since I was 13, so when the opportunity came to do an apprenticeship I jumped at it as I knew I needed the official qualifications to go forward in my career. At the time I worked in a salon in Watford, called the Crown Academy, I was there most of the week and I came into Barnet and Southgate College one day a week, so I got real on the job training and I was being paid whilst I trained at the same time. The salon introduced me to the College as I’d left school without any qualifications and I needed a boost in that area. I studied for the NVQ Level 2 in hairdressing, my dream back then was to one

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day own my own chain of hairdressing salons or to move abroad and be a personal stylist. I really enjoyed the training at College and we had the opportunity to take part in a number of national competitions and focus on our interests, one of mine at the time was working on African Caribbean hair and I worked on this for one of my entries to a competition, where I chose the theme of the year 2000 and beyond, my inspiration was a Nubian sculpture, so I wanted to create a hair design and mood board that reflected this and it was really strong and bang on trend, so I incorporated neon jewellery and lace into the outfit, it was all about creating the total look so that included the fashion of my model. All of this training has been invaluable to me since then.

For further information please contact: info@barnetsouthgate.ac.uk or telephone 020 8266 4000


Whilst at College I also won the Apprentice of the Year Award at the student achievement awards, One College Many Stars. Since I’ve finished my course I’ve literally gone from strength to strength – working for celebrity clients and on national TV and my work has been featured in national magazines and the media. I still come into College to do master classes with the students and I was lucky enough to be recruited to go on tour with pop band and girl group the Sugababes – this was exciting and a great experience. I already work on a number of celebrity clients, including Sam Faiers from The Only Way is Essex I recently created a fairy tale-inspired style for her which was perfect for the ‘Prince and Princess’ theme of a party held to mark the end of the current season of the hit ITV2 reality show.

The Traineeship What do you do if you’re unsure which career path to follow but want to roll up your sleeves and get some practical experience? For Wilson Borromeo, this was a pressing concern as he’d been unhappy with the theoretical nature of his motor mechanic course and wondered if IT might suit him better. “I wanted to hit the ground running,” he said. He opted for a Traineeship with a view to applying for an apprenticeship once he’d picked up some skills and decided it was the right focus for him.

BEAUTY & HAIRDRESSING IN NUMBERS*

Sam wanted to look and feel like a princess; so I created body through the ends of the hair and added Beauty Works Clip-Ins for extra volume and thickness. Delighted with the results, Sam tweeted: ‘Loved my princess hair yesterday @HBJBOfficial thank u’. This was great! However what I am most proud of is the fact that I’m now only 20 years old and I’ve just opened up a brand new salon in Maida Vale!

THERE ARE EXPECTED TO BE 10,163 BEAUTICIANS IN LONDON BY 2020

10.6% 34%

Who knows maybe one day I will employ an apprentice that also comes to Barnet and Southgate College to train just like me.”

*Data sources: Economic Modelling Specialists International (2015), unless otherwise stated. National Careers Service (2012). Women’s Engineering Society (2014).

£17,784 P/A

of jobs in this sector are occupied by men

He was taken on by Nationwide Computer Services, a wellestablished company offering a range of IT services including repairs, virus removal and data recovery. Over a four month period, Wilson gained a string of qualifications and great first-hand experience working closely with IT technicians. The speed with which another computer firm snapped him up as an Advanced Apprentice immediately after his traineeship ended was the greatest proof of his success. His Traineeship boss Barry Tutty was delighted at the contribution that Wilson made in a short space of time: “He now has a sound general knowledge of what’s involved in computer repair; he’ll be easy to train as his basic skills are already developed.”

Wilson started his apprenticeship in Hardware and Networking with a newfound confidence. Alongside picking up relevant technical skills, he was surprised that the traineeship had given him the opportunity to improve on his presentation skills and this allowed him to stand out against other applicants for the apprenticeship.

For further information please contact: info@barnetsouthgate.ac.uk or telephone 020 8266 4000

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Colindale Campus Opens in September 2016

The brand new College campus will form part of a major regeneration scheme in Colindale. The new site will be a relocation of the existing Grahame Park Campus, on Grahame Park Way, to Lanacre Avenue, which is a short 5 minute walk from Colindale tube station. Its close proximity to Underground and excellent bus links ensures an easy to access, much improved experience for new and existing students and the local community. It forms part of a £550 million plan to regenerate the wider Grahame Park area; including 22,000 new residential dwellings. Building works began in February 2015 and the new campus will be ready for the start of the academic year in September 2016. The new modern facility brings education and training closer to the local community; with better facilities and a state of the art learning environment. This will include the Construction Technology Centre for the College’s brickwork, carpentry and joinery, plastering, wall and floor tiling, electrical and plumbing courses, but will also offer access to cutting edge facilities in line with industry advancements and will support skills

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development and progression through to higher level qualifications. The new Skills Centre will also include ‘The Wella Centre of Excellence’, a training and commercial hair salon open to the public featuring the College’s hairdressing and barbering courses and a wide range of beauty courses, from Beauty Therapy to Specialist Make-Up from our renowned beauty team. In addition, we will be offering a wide range of courses from many different in demand industries; from engineering to midwifery to IT Networking and marketing and sales. It is expected that Apprenticeship training in a variety of industries will take place at the brand new Colindale Campus. We’re proud of securing an investment that creates an outstanding College asset in the heart of this major regeneration development. This is great news for our students and good for the community as a whole. The move might only be about half a mile on the map, but it’s a world away in terms of the opportunities it offers for the future of the College. We have room to expand and can improve our facilities to deliver a real 21st Century learning experience. David Byrne Barnet and Southgate College Principal

For further information please contact: info@barnetsouthgate.ac.uk or telephone 020 8266 4000


Our Employer Partners

For further information please contact: info@barnetsouthgate.ac.uk or telephone 020 8266 4000

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Our Apprenticeship Courses Intermediate – Level 2 Equivalent to 5 GCSE A* to C

Advanced – Level 3 Equivalent to 2 A Levels

Title Site

Title Site

AAT Accounting

WS

AAT Accounting

WS

CD

Brickwork

CD

Business Administration

SG

Carpentry & Joinery

CD

Brickwork Business Administration Carpentry & Joinery Customer Service

WS/SG CD OS/SG

Childcare WS

Food & Beverage

HH

Dental Nursing (Trailblazer)

OS

Hairdressing

CD

Electrical Installation

CD

Health and Social Care

WS

Hairdressing

CD

Housing & Property Management (Trailblazer)

OS

Health & Social Care

ICT

SG

Hospitality, Supervision & Leadership

HH OS

SG & WS

Light Vehicle Maintenance

BR

Housing and Property Management (Trailblazer)

Motor Vehicle Body & Paint

BR

Management SG

Motor Vehicle Fast Fitting

BR

Motor Vehicle Maintenance

BR

Plumbing

CD

Motor Vehicle Body & Paint

BR

Professional Cookery

HH

Plumbing

CD

Scaffolding

CD

Professional Cookery

HH

Exercise and Fitness

SG

Scaffolding

CD

Team Leading

SG

Team Leading

SG

Higher – Level 4/5 Equivalent to Foundation Degree

N.B. Trailblazer means that the training and qualification is bespoke and can be developed to the level required.

Title Site Dental Practice Managers (Trailblazer)

OS

Health & Social Care

WS

Hairdressing

CD

IT

WS

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For further information please contact: info@barnetsouthgate.ac.uk or telephone 020 8266 4000


Campus Locations M25

M25

M25

Crews Hill

Turkey Street

Hadley Wood

WS

Gordon Hill

Barnet

Enfield Chase

High Barnet

New Barnet

Oakwood

Grange Park Oakleigh Park M1

Mill Hill East

Arnos Grove

Palmers Green

EG

Silver Street

Wood Green

M1

HH Hendon Central

Winchmore Hill

Bounds Green

Finchley Central

Hendon

Bush Hill Park

Bowes Park

West Finchley

CD

Colindale

Southbury

Edmonton Green

Woodside Park

Mill Hill Broadway

Burnt Oak

SG Southgate

Totteridge & Whetstone

BR Enfield Town

Enfield

Cockfosters

Alexandra Palace

Turnpike Lane

White Hart Lane

Bruce Grove

Hornsey

East Finchley

Location Code The College centre where the course takes place: BR SCBP, Unit 1, Baird Road, Enfield EN1 1SJ

OS Off Site which usually means in the work place

CD Bristol Avenue, London NW9

SG High Street, Southgate, London N14 6BS

HH Hospitality House, 11-59 High Road, East Finchley, London N2 8AB

WS Wood Street, High Barnet, Barnet EN5 4AZ

For further information please contact: info@barnetsouthgate.ac.uk or telephone 020 8266 4000

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A Word about Maths, English & ICT It is very important that as an apprentice you develop your skills in English and maths. These are crucial skills for employment in any industry. It is also a requirement that apprentices have qualifications to prove they have these skills. If you have GCSE A-C or Functional Skills L2 in English/maths you will not need to gain these qualifications. Some apprenticeships do require an ICT qualification. What is required for each apprenticeship pathway will be made very clear to you when you enquire or apply. If you do not have these GCSE/Functional Skills qualifications we will be able to help you. We will assess your skills and set you up with a fully interactive online course. This is easily logged onto on the internet from anywhere, at any time. You will get excellent teaching/learning support that will help your develop skills and pass the exams. We have proven success in making this work for apprentices.

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How do I apply? You can: •  Apply online by searching for your apprenticeship in the course search on the website and clicking on the apply or contact us button; you will then be invited into an assessment session. •  Alternatively you can apply using a paper based application form which you can collect from any campus. Assessment sessions are held on alternate Fridays at our Wood Street & Southgate Campuses and you will be required to bring your ID, NI number and certificates in order for us to check eligibility. The session lasts for up to 3 hours where you will be interviewed by our Admissions Team and asked to sit English, maths & ICT online assessments (regardless of existing qualifications) and offered initial advice and guidance.

If you have any questions please call Call: 020 8266 4000 Email: info@barnetsouthgate.ac.uk

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Apprenticeship Guide 2016  

A guide to Apprenticeships and Traineeships at Barnet and Southgate College in north London

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