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SERCO FOREWORD Have you finished school and are wondering what career path to follow, or currently in a job where you want to gain further skills and qualifications? Taking the next step in your education can feel like a daunting prospect. But it doesn’t have to be. Apprenticeships give you the flexibility and opportunity to learn real job skills in any career you are interested in through a program that is tailored to you. And you can do all of this while you earn a wage for the job you’re learning to do. Employers want to help to develop you as an individual by investing in your future and you, in turn, will help them to achieve their goals of growing their companies by having the people with the right skills working for them. As one of those employers, Serco understands the challenges that you face, especially given the current economic climate. That’s why we’re working hard to make sure that our own people have access to Apprenticeships; both to provide support to the local communities and so that we have the ability to recruit people with the right skills for our Business. We hope you find this What Apprenticeship booklet useful for considering your future career options. Whatever direction you decide to take whether an Apprenticeship or something else, Serco wishes you well for your future. Lesley Watson, Head of Apprenticeships

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Welcome to the 2013/14 edition of What Apprenticeship? This handbook contains everything you need to decide whether an Apprenticeship is right for you and, more importantly, what Apprenticeship is right for you. We’re Open Doors Media (we produce the brilliant Careers World magazine and website, which you may have seen in school or college) and we probably know everything there is to know about Apprenticeships and careers in general; that’s why we are the only publisher to be endorsed by the Career Mark. We have made this fantastic little handbook to give you the vital info about Apprenticeships, which are a great way for school leavers to take their first steps in to the ‘world of work’ and earn while they learn. We have made this handbook super easy to use. We’ll tell you about the Apprenticeships out there, the job roles and units involved, as well as where they can take you. Over the next couple of pages, you will find the contents section, which lists all the different sectors you can do Apprenticeships in and a full list of every Apprenticeship available is listed in the simple index at the back. Our aim is to help you make the right choice. So, let’s get started. Turn the page and find out What Apprenticeship could be right for you..... The Open Doors Media Team

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APPRENTICESHIPS Apprenticeships are perfect for those who want a more practical route into their career. This usually happens by working for an employer while studying part time (one or two days a week) and allows students to gain valuable work experience that they don’t get with studying in a classroom. On top of this, apprentices are paid a wage and are treated like a regular member of staff. There are now over 200 different Apprenticeships in a variety of different industries, such as hospitality, nursing, chemical engineering and even things you might not have thought of, like nuclear working or playwork. In this book we cover:

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INTERMEDIATE APPRENTICESHIPS

Intermediate Apprenticeships are usually undertaken upon leaving school at 16. They are the equivalent to 5 GCSEs Grade (A*-C) and usually don’t require much in the way of entry requirements.

ADVANCED APPRENTICESHIPS

Advanced Apprenticeships are the equivalent of two A-Level passes and are usually undertaken once the Intermediate Apprenticeship has been completed. They are also commonly taken by people already in employment who are looking to further their skills.

HIGHER APPRENTICESHIPS

Higher Apprenticeships are a great alternative to higher education and allow you to specialise in a certain area. They go right up to Level 7 (which is the equivalent of a Masters Degree) and are usually taken by those already in employment but for whatever reason don’t wish to study at university full time. www.whatapprenticeship.co.uk


EXPERIENCE

SO WHY STUDY AN APPRENTICESHIP?

Apprentices gain valuable experience in their workplace. A recent study has stated that a fully qualified Apprenticeship graduate is just as desirable to an employer as a university graduate. This is because the apprentice has firsthand experience of working in their chosen field and experience is something employers value highly.

MONEY

From October 1st 2013, the law states that apprentices over the age of 16-18 have to be paid a minimum of £2.68 an hour. This might be more depending on your employer and will increase as your skills improve. The average weekly take home for an apprentice is £170, plus you get holidays and pension contributions just like a regular employee. As a bonus, as long as you are between the ages of 16-18 years old, your studies are government funded, so your wage goes on whatever you like!

CAREER PROGRESSION

As you become increasingly more skilled, you will find yourself being given more and more responsibility and as a result, your earnings and benefits will increase too. A recent study shows that an apprentice’s lifetimes earnings are over £100,000 more than those who didn’t complete an Apprenticeship. As mentioned above, an Apprenticeship is now recognised by UCAS as a way into university and grants UCAS points as a result.

FOLLOW THESE STEPS TO APPLY:

APPLYING FOR APPRENTICESHIPS So, you’ve decided that an Apprenticeship is for you, but how exactly do you go about applying for one? And which one is right for you? Well, if you have a career in mind, then you can flip to the relevant sector (they’re colour coded so it’s easier to find them) and look through the different frameworks for one that suits you. You’ll see that each framework has some job roles listed that the Apprenticeship can lead to and in some cases, special pathways you can take for more refined careers.

Go to www.apprenticeships.org.uk and click the ‘search for vacancies’ button. Before you search, register an account (it’s free) and you’ll get your own homepage so that you can track your applications and progress. You can search for Apprenticeships by keywords, job roles, locations or learning providers. Be sure to check back regularly as new vacancies are popping up all the time! When you decide on the Apprenticeship you want, you can apply through the site. You’ll fill in your personal details, answer questions and talk about yourself. Be sure to save as you go along just to be sure. That’s it! It’s worth knowing that you can apply for up to ten vacancies at any time, so it’s a good idea to have back up options. If you are successful, you will be invited for an interview or assessment.

Disclaimer: All frameworks come directly from the listed Sector Skills Councils, and are subect to change. Information accurate up to 31 JUL 2013

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CONTENTS As you can see, we’ve colour coded the sectors so that you can skip straight to the industry you are looking for. At the very back of this handbook, you’ll find two indexes, one listing all the frameworks and one listing all of the job roles, so if you are looking for a particular career or Apprenticeship, then you can find it easily via these pages. Aren’t we good to you?

AGRICULTURE, HORTICULTURE & ANIMAL CARE Agriculture, Animal Care, Environmental Conservation, Veterinary Nursing etc.

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Accounting, Customer Service, Enterprise, Marketing etc.

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ARTS, MEDIA & PUBLISHING Community Arts, Design, Photo Imaging, Technical Theatre etc.

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Engineering Construction, Electrotechnical, Nuclear Working, Vehicle Maintenance etc.

HEALTH, PUBLIC SERVICES & CARE Health & Social Care, HM Forces, Policing, Youth Work etc.

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An engineering apprenticeship with a John Deere dealership is your stepping stone to a rewarding career. Do you want to work with the latest John Deere equipment in a fast-developing, high-tech industry? Get to grips with satellite navigation systems, cutting edge Formula 1 technology, computerised controls and advanced fuel-efficient engines? Manage sophisticated parts and service support? To find out more about the John Deere Ag Tech, Turf Tech and Parts Tech engineering apprenticeships, please contact us: Email: jdrecruitment@babcock.co.uk Phone: 0870 013 0325 Website: www.babcocktraining.co.uk/info/landbased


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THE SECTOR This sector covers all things land based; from caring for animals and the environment to looking after gardens and the countryside. Agriculture is an important sector in the UK, as it’s responsible for providing us with food to eat (from both crops and animals), as well as making sure our green areas are kept safe and clean. You might find yourself working on a farm, in a forest or even at the zoo! This is certainly a sector for the outdoor types; many of the job roles are based in areas which require you to spend long periods of time outside, especially with Apprenticeships relating to conservation and farming. Many roles are practical and require hands on work; don’t be afraid to roll up your sleeves and get a little dirty! So, if you’re a fan of animals, an environmentalist or simply a lover of the outdoors, then you’ll really dig a career in this sector!

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CASE STUDY Phil Elliston, agricultural service technician at Burden Bros Agri Ltd in Framfield, East Sussex A Saturday job driving a tractor on his uncle’s dairy farm prompted Phil Elliston to consider a career in agriculture. “I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do when I left school. University was one option, but I thought something more practical would suit me, ideally something with a clear career path. I did some work experience with an independent engineer and he encouraged me to apply for an ‘Ag-Tech’ Apprenticeship with John Deere dealership Burden Bros Agri Ltd. It was a good move.

but also thinking about your own safety and dealing with the customer.

The main thing for me is the variety, every day really is different, and I get to meet a lot of people. It’s about the customers as much as the machines and it’s a great feeling knowing I’m now a qualified technician, working mainly that you’ve helped somebody.” on tractors, Gator utility vehicles and combine www.babcocktraining.co.uk/info/ harvesters. It’s a high tech industry that uses landbased the latest diagnostic equipment – my laptop is an important tool - but the Apprenticeship 0870 013 0325 gave me a good grounding in the skills and jdrecruitment@babcock.co.uk expertise I need for the job. The work is challenging; it’s down to me to diagnose the fault and then fix it but it’s very satisfying when you solve the problem and it only adds to my experience. I also like the level of independence as well as the responsibility. When you’re out in the field working on a machine, you’ve got to make the right decisions not only in servicing the machine

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AGRICULTURE Ever considered working with farm animals or with high tech machinery? How about just working in the great outdoors?

Agriculture is a hugely important part of how we live; it’s vital to producing the food we eat, and in this line of work, you could find yourself working in a variety of places such as a dairy facility, a company that makes farm machinery or even on the farm itself.

INTERMEDIATE APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: There aren’t any specific entry requirements needed for the Intermediate Apprenticeship, although it will help if you have worked in the industry or have GCSEs or A-Levels. Job Roles: Farm Worker, Tractor Driver, Stock Person, Pig Technician, Hatchery Staff Mandatory Knowledge Units: • Monitoring and maintaining health and safety • Maintain and develop personal performance • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others Optional Units As well as mandatory units, you will also have to complete units specific to the area of agriculture you want to go into. These are varied and can range from ‘Maintain the healthy growth of crops’ to ‘Prepare feed and water supplies for livestock’. These options are split between Crop Production, Livestock Production, Mixed Farming and Poultry Production.

ADVANCED APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: For Advanced Level entry, you will need the Intermediate Apprenticeship, an alternative and relevant Level 2 agriculture qualification, practical experience in the industry or 3 GCSEs (A*-C). Job Roles: Agricultural Machinery Operator, Assistant Herds Person, Livestock Technician, Hatchery Supervisor/Charge Hand (Poultry), Shepherd Mandatory Units • Promote, monitor and maintain health, safety and security of the workplace • Communicate information within the workplace • Maintain and store records within the workplace Optional Units As well as the mandatory units you undertake, you will need to complete units specific to the particular area of agriculture you’re working in. These range from ‘Monitoring and caring for animals during birth’ to ‘Transporting physical resources within the work area’ and are divided between Crop Production, Livestock Production, Mixed Farming and Poultry Production.

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AGRICULTURE HIGHER APPRENTICESHIP

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Entry Requirements: There are no specific academic requirements other than those listed on the Advanced Apprenticeship. Applicants will need to show enough competencies to prove they can finish the course and as such most candidates only go on to the Higher Apprenticeship after completing the Advanced Apprenticeship.

PATHWAY 1: AGRICULTURAL UNIT MANAGEMENT Job Roles: Herds Person, Unit Manager Mandatory Units • Develop and implement plans for the storage, utilisation and disposal of organic by-products • Develop and implement plans for the storage and disposal of inorganic waste • Plan, manage and evaluate site hygiene and bio security • Plant nutrients and fertiliser planning • Plan and manage the harvesting, transportation and storage of crops • Plan and manage the control of weeds, pests and diseases • Farm environmental planning, management and monitoring • Plan, manage and monitor the operation and performance of the enterprise • Plan, monitor and evaluate the management of crops • Manage emergencies and incidents in the landbased sector

PATHWAY 2: AGRICULTURAL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT Job Roles: Assistant Farm Manager, Unit Manager, Farm Manager Mandatory Units • Develop and implement plans for the storage, utilisation and disposal of organic by-products • Develop and implement plans for the storage and disposal of inorganic waste • Plan and monitor the movement of animals • Manage grassland and forage crops for livestock production systems • Plan and manage forage conservation and storage • Produce, monitor and manage forage plans including grazing • Plan, monitor and evaluate the nutrition of production ruminants • Plan, manage and evaluate breeding programmes • Plan and manage the health and welfare of livestock • Plan and maintain the provision of livestock replacements • Plan, manage and evaluate site hygiene and bio security • Plan, monitor and evaluate the nutrition of mono-gastrics • Plant nutrients and fertiliser planning • Manage the transportation of animals • Farm environmental planning, management and monitoring • Plan, manage and monitor the operation and performance of the enterprise • Manage emergencies and incidents in the landbased sector

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO FURTHER YOURSELF AFTER YOU FINISH? The majority of people go in to one of the listed job roles upon completion of the Apprenticeship, but there are further qualifications you can obtain such as a Foundation Degree/ Higher National Diploma in Agriculture, Agriculture with Countryside Conservation, Animal Science or Business Studies.

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ANIMAL CARE If you’re an animal lover, look no further than the animal care industry!

Animal care is exactly what the title suggests – it’s about the welfare of domestic and wild animals. You might be based in a zoo, a veterinary surgery or a pet shop in a wide variety of roles. There are over 13,000 animal care businesses in the UK – so there’s no shortage of opportunities!

INTERMEDIATE APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: None, but entry can be from work experience or a Level 1 qualification in a relevant subject. Job Roles: Animal/Dog Groomer, Pet Shop Assistant, Animal Care Assistant, Dog Handler, Animal Boarding Assistant Mandatory Units: • Maintain and develop personal performance • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others • Promote and maintain the health and well-being of animals • Deliver basic treatments to animals

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Select and prepare accommodation for animals Maintain animal accommodation Control and restrain animals Moving animals between locations Make sure your own actions reduce risks to health and safety

Optional Units As well as the units listed above, you will also have to choose one optional unit, of which there are sixteen different groups, so there’s plenty of choice! These range from ‘Handling animals to enable them to work effectively’ to ‘Providing information and advice to customers in a retail environment’.

ADVANCED APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: For the Advanced Apprenticeship, you will need to have either the Intermediate Apprenticeship, a relevant Level 2 animal care qualification, work/practical experience in the industry or 3 GCSEs (A*-C). Job Roles: Zoo/Animal Keeper, Dog Groomer, Animal/Dog Trainer, Dog Warden, Animal Management Technician Mandatory Units: • Implement, monitor and evaluate plans for the health and welfare of animals • Promote, monitor and maintain health, safety

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and security of the workplace Plan the handling and restrain of animals Plan, supervise and control the movement of animals.

Optional Units As well as the 4 mandatory units, you need to do one optional unit; there are 22 different sections of optional units, so you’re spoilt for choice! These range from ‘Planning and preparing to release native animals into natural habitats’ to ‘Managing the care of young animals’.

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO FURTHER YOURSELF AFTER YOU FINISH? There are plenty of options available here; you could continue in one of the above job roles, or study for a higher education qualification such as a Foundation Degree in Animal Management or even an Honours Degree in Animal Science.

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ANIMAL TECHNOLOGY Have you ever considered the science behind animals? If you love animals and have a technical mind-set, this could be the Apprenticeship for you...

This framework is designed for new entrants to the industry who have a genuine interest in animals and their welfare, coupled with an interest in scientific and bio-medical research. It involves working with a wide variety of animals to create new cures for animals and humans alike.

INTERMEDIATE APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: There are no specific entry requirements for the Intermediate Apprenticeship, but entry can be from GCSEs, voluntary work in the animal industry, work experience or current employment. Candidates must also have a strong interest in Science and working with animals. Job Role: Animal Technician Mandatory Units • Nutrition for laboratory animals • Maintaining laboratory animal health and husbandry • Housing and routines for laboratory animals • Monitoring and maintaining health and safety • Maintain and develop personal performance • Promote and maintain the health and well-being of animals

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO FURTHER YOURSELF AFTER YOU FINISH? If you don’t wish to continue in the above job role, there are ways you can continue studying to increase your skill set. You could progress on to the Advanced Animal Care Apprenticeship, or branch out in to other science and laboratory based industries.

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ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION If you ever wanted to save the environment or research global warming, this is the Apprenticeship you need to know about!

The environment is a hot topic at the moment and there are so many different factors to it. It ranges from the oceans to the countryside, from animals to plants and there are many varied job roles. This Apprenticeship is all about promoting awareness of how we are treating our environment. Employers range from small, charitable firms to huge multinational corporations.

INTERMEDIATE APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: There are no specific entry requirements to enter at the Intermediate Level, but a Level 1 qualification in a relevant subject, GCSEs, A-Levels or work experience will help.

PATHWAY 1: ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION Job Roles: Estate Worker, Ranger, Recycling Officer, Conservation Officer Core Mandatory Units • Monitoring and maintaining health and safety • Maintain and develop personal performance • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others Mandatory Units – Environmental Conservation • Communicate with the public and others • Promote responsible public use of the environment Optional Units As well as the core mandatory units, there are also some optional units, which range from ‘Interpreting surveys and reporting on findings’ to ‘Working within local coastal environments’.

PATHWAY 2: DRY STONE WALLING Job Role: Dry Stone Waller Mandatory Units • Prepare to build a dry stone wall • Build and pack dry stone walls • Using copestones • Building a cheekend to a dry stone wall

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ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION ADVANCED APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: You can enter from the Intermediate Apprenticeship, or if you have a relevant Level 2 qualification, work experience, 3 GCSEs (A*-C) or A-Levels.

PATHWAY 1: ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION Job Roles: Access/Recreation Officer, Ecologist, Senior Ranger, Education/Interpretation Officer, Senior Estate Worker, Environmental Management Officer Core Mandatory Unit • Promote, monitor and maintain health, safety and security of the workplace Further Mandatory and Optional Units This depends on which part of the industry you want to specialise in, for example in ‘Flood Risk Management’, there are 17 different options! There are also a range of optional units for each, such as ‘Chainsaw maintenance’ and ‘Resolving customer service problems’.

PATHWAY 2: DRY STONE WALLING Job Role: Dry Stone Waller Mandatory Units • Prepare to build a dry stone wall • Building a cheekend to a dry stone wall • Building a retaining dry stone wall • Building a curved dry stone wall Optional Units • Building a dry stone wall on sloping ground • Building a high dry stone wall • Incorporating a lunkie hole into a dry stone wall

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO FURTHER YOURSELF AFTER YOU FINISH? Degrees in Environmental Conservation or Wildlife Management are available at both Foundation and Honours (it’s a BSc) level if you don’t fancy going in to one of the above roles straight away.

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EQUINE If horses are your thing, then this Apprenticeship will suit you down to the ground!

There are more areas of work involving horses than you might think; you could find yourself working at a stable, a racing yard, a horse-riding school or even at a Police stable! This Apprenticeship provides you with the training to control, care for, and ride horses.

INTERMEDIATE APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: This Apprenticeship doesn’t require any formal qualifications to enter, but some experience in working or looking after horses will definitely be of use, as well as any relevant vocational qualifications you might have.

PATHWAY 1: HORSE CARE

Job Roles: Assistant Groom (Non-ride), Supporting Harness Horse Trainer, Assistant Groom (Agriculture)

Job Roles: Assistant Groom (Non-ride), Assistant Groom (Ride), Assistant Stud Groom/Hand, Trek Assistant Mandatory Units • Clean and maintain stables • Provide feed and water to horses • Carry out routine care and monitor the health and well-being of horses • Restrain horses using specific methods • Monitoring and maintaining health and safety • Maintain and develop personal performance • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others

PATHWAY 2: RACEHORSE CARE Job Roles: Assistant Stud Groom/Hand, Assistant Groom (Non-ride), Assistant Groom (Ride), Apprentice Jockey, Conditional Jockey Mandatory Units • Clean and maintain stables • Provide feed and water to horses

Carry out routine care and monitor the health and well-being of horses Clean and groom horses for appearance

PATHWAY 3: HARNESS HORSE CARE

Mandatory Units • Care for a harness horse after use • Assist the driver of a horse drawn vehicle • Clean, maintain and store harnesses after use • Harness up a single harness horse and unharness after use • Clean and prepare harness to a standard suitable for use • Clean, maintain and store a horse drawn vehicle or implement after use • Assist with preparing and maintaining a horse drawn vehicle or implement for use • Assist with putting-to and taking-out using single horse drawn vehicles • Clean, maintain and store harness horse driving related equipment Optional Units Each pathway requires the completion of optional units, of which there are many to choose from. Examples include ‘Planting crops’, ‘Assisting with introducing selected items of harness to a driving horse in training’ and ‘Fitting and removing horse clothing’.

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO FURTHER YOURSELF AFTER YOU FINISH? A Foundation Degree or HND is available in Equine Management if you wish to further your skills, or you can follow one of the job roles mentioned above.

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FARRIERY Farriery is a highly specialised profession, but if you love horses and have craft skills then it could be for you!

Farriery is the practise of making shoes for horses, donkeys and ponies. You’ll have to learn to spot defects and injuries in legs and feet, and how to fit and maintain the shoes correctly. It’s a highly skilled and specialised trade and only people with the qualification can legally call themselves a Farrier.

ADVANCED APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: Because of the specialised nature of this industry, there are some specific requirements for getting into this line of work. You will need at least 4 GCSEs Grade C and above, a Forging Certificate, an NVQ/Work based Diploma at Level 2 or a BTEC First Diploma in a related subject, such as Equine Studies or Animal Care. You will of course have to show that you have a passion and desire to work with horses in a variety of environments. Be aware that this is not a course that you apply for directly; you have to be recommended by an Approved Training Farrier who will employ and sponsor you for the duration of the Apprenticeship. Job Roles: Approved Training Farrier, Apprentice Farrier, Registered Farrier Mandatory Units • Monitor and maintain health and safety in farriery • Produce horseshoe making tools by hand • Prepare, light and maintain the forge fire • Handle and control equines to provide foot care • Assess the overall condition and foot care requirements of the equine • Determine the foot care plan for the equine • Remove horseshoes and assess wear • Trim and dress hooves • Make horseshoes • Fit horseshoes • Attach horseshoes and finish the shoeing process • Prepare and check manual metal arc welding equipment for farriery use • Fabricate horseshoes and tools for farriery use

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO FURTHER YOURSELF AFTER YOU FINISH? If you don’t want to continue in one of the above job roles, there are a number of further education and career progression options. On completing the Advanced Apprenticeship, you will be registered with the Farriers Registration Council and will be able to set up a new business or work with other farriers. You can also study to become an Approved Training Farrier. www.whatapprenticeship.co.uk

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FENCING Ever wanted to work in the great outdoors using practical skills and knowledge? A career in fencing could take you from beautiful countryside to a dense urban landscape.

This industry is more varied than you think; from domestic fencing for gardens and houses, to electric gates and access barriers at security firms, your work could take you all over the country. It’s a trade that requires a high level of skill to master, as everything must work correctly and safely.

INTERMEDIATE APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: There are no specific entry requirements to speak of, but if you have a Level 1 qualification in land-based operations, work experience, GCSEs or A-Levels, it would be an advantage. Job Roles: General Fence Installer, Lead Fence Installer, Agricultural Fencing Contractor, Vehicle Safety Fence Installer Mandatory Units • Locate and identify services • Establish lines and levels on site • Prepare and operate power tools and attachments

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Receive, handle and store materials on-site Reinstate defective fencing Monitoring and maintaining health and safety

Core Units • Excavate foundations for fencing • Place and fix fence posts • Place and fix fencing components Vehicle Safety Units • Excavate, prepare and form foundations for vehicle restraint system • Place and fix vehicle restraint systems • Cast reinforced concrete for fence installation

ADVANCED APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: A lot of people go straight on to Level 3 after completing the Intermediate Apprenticeship, but you can also apply if you have completed A-Levels or if you have work experience or volunteer experience in the fencing industry. Job Roles: Contract Supervisor, Lead Installer Mandatory Units • Manage the establishment of lines and levels • Monitor and maintain the installation of fences

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Monitor the quality of fence installation Organising the fencing site Control the deployment of materials and components Control resources in support of fence installation Inspect fencing to identify defects and repair options Promote, monitor and maintain health, safety and security of the workplace Maintain and enhance productive working relationships

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO FURTHER YOURSELF AFTER YOU FINISH? You might want to progress in one of the careers above, or move on and do a Foundation Degree in Land Based Engineering or Environmental Conservation.

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FISH HUSBANDRY & FISHERIES MANAGEMENT If you have an avid interest in fishing, then this Apprenticeship is sure to get you hooked...

Fish husbandry involves the maintenance of the natural habitats of freshwater fish. From maintaining aquariums to research biology, it’s a varied sector and one that gets you working both indoors and outdoors. Almost 100% of workers in this industry are over the age of 45, so there’s an increasing demand to employ a younger generation.

INTERMEDIATE APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: There are no specific academic entry requirements for this Apprenticeship, but entry may be from voluntary work experience, current employment, GCSEs or Foundation Learning. Job Roles: Aquatics Assistant, Fishery Assistant, Water Bailiff Core Units • Work safely in an aquatic environment • Collect fish samples to monitor the condition of an aquatic environment • Maintain and develop personal performance • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others Mandatory Units • Prepare to stock fish into an aquatic environment • Stock fish into an aquatic environment • Monitor fish habitats • Maintain and improve fish habitats • Prepare to and catch fish from an aquatic environment • Prepare to and feed fish • Prepare for the transport of live fish Optional Units As well as the above mandatory units, there are also optional units to complete. These range from ‘Operating work boats’ to ‘Transporting live fish’.

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO FURTHER YOURSELF AFTER YOU FINISH? If you don’t fancy staying on in one of the above job roles, there are qualifications you can study to further boost your skill set. For example, you could study a Level 3 qualification in Countryside Management or undertake a qualification provided by the Institute of Fisheries Management.

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FLORISTRY Enjoy working with plants and fauna? Then the Floristry Apprenticeship could be for you!

Floristry is all about being creative with flowers and other plants – be it in beautiful bouquets or in arrangements for big functions such as weddings, christenings or funerals. This Apprenticeship will provide you will the skills to back up your current job role, or to help start your career in floristry.

INTERMEDIATE APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: There aren’t any specific qualifications required to begin the Intermediate Apprenticeship, but some work or volunteer experience would help. Job Roles: Junior Florist, Senior Florist Mandatory Units • Identify, check and monitor the quality of incoming cut materials • Plan, prepare and construct funeral designs • Plan, prepare and construct floral arrangements • Plan, prepare and construct tied floristry designs

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Monitoring and maintaining health and safety Display stock to promote sales to customers in a retail environment Maintain and develop personal performance Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others

Optional Units As well as the 7 mandatory units, there are 17 optional units to choose from. Examples include ‘Preparing and transporting plants and resources’ to ‘Customer care in ICT’.

ADVANCED APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: The floristry industry request that applicants for the Advanced Apprenticeship have one of the following qualifications – an Intermediate Apprenticeship in Floristry, an industry relevant Level 2 qualification, at least 3 GCSEs (A*-C), A-Levels or practical experience within the floristry industry. Job Roles: Senior Florist, Florist Manager Mandatory Units • Negotiate and agree terms and conditions for the sale of floristry products and services • Plan, assemble and evaluate diverse floral designs • Plan, assemble and evaluate diverse tied floristry designs

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Plan, assemble and evaluate diverse floral designs for weddings Plan, assemble and evaluate diverse funeral designs Promote, monitor and maintain health, safety and security of the workplace Manage your own resources

Optional Units As well as the 7 mandatory units, you must also choose one optional unit; there are 8 different choices, ranging from ‘Promoting continuous improvement’ to ‘Organising the delivery of reliable customer service’.

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO FURTHER YOURSELF AFTER YOU FINISH? Having completed the course, you have plenty of options. You could further specialise by completing other vocational courses or going on to study a higher education qualification such as a Foundation Degree or HND in Floristry.

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GAME & WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT The hunt is on! Could a career in Game and Wildlife Management be for you?

This industry is all about managing and protecting the habitats of game animals, allowing them to thrive. Game includes partridge, grouse, pheasant and deer.

INTERMEDIATE APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: There aren’t any specific requirements to undertake the Intermediate Apprenticeship, but a relevant Level 1 qualification, GCSEs, A-Levels or work experience would definitely help. Job Roles: Under-keeper/Beat keeper, Game Farm Worker, Under-Stalker/Ghillie Core Mandatory Units • Monitor game populations and habitat • Assist with the management of public relations and access to a sporting estate • Monitoring and maintaining health and safety Further Mandatory and Optional Units As well as the core mandatory units, there are mandatory units depending on which area you wish to specialise in. There are also optional units, which range from ‘Supporting heather control activities’ to ‘Control vertebrate pests and predators by shooting’.

ADVANCED APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: You can begin this Apprenticeship if you completed the Intermediate Apprenticeship, if you have a relevant Level 2 qualification, A-Levels or 3 GCSEs at C or above. Job Roles: Single Handed Gamekeeper/Head Keeper, Game Farm Manager, Head Stalker Core Mandatory Units • Develop good public relations for a sporting estate • Manage the production of dead game for human consumption • Promote, monitor and maintain health, safety and security of the workplace • Plan the construction and maintenance of structures and surfaces Further Mandatory and Optional Units As well as the core units above, there are mandatory units for different areas, such as Game-Keeping, Deer and Game Rearing. Optional units are also available, such as ‘Managing wild game populations’ and ‘Developing an estates sporting plan’.

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO FURTHER YOURSELF AFTER YOU FINISH? There are further education courses available for you to enhance your skills, such as a Foundation Degree or a BSc in Environmental Conservation if you do not want to pursue one of the careers above.

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The Garden Centre Group offers the largest garden centre apprenticeship programme in the UK working with Pershore College of Horticulture. The programme offers national apprenticeships with day release to college for masterclass days covering horticulture and retail topics. Apprentices begin with a Level 2 work based diploma with the opportunity of progressing to Level 3 and then management training. For more information visit www.thegardencentregroup.co.uk/careers

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HORTICULTURE If you like getting your hands dirty, why not make a career out of it? Horticulture is a broad and varied industry which covers 4 main areas: landscaping (gardens, fields etc), production (fruit, vegetables, flowers, plants and crops), sports turf, green-keeping and maintaining parks, green spaces and private gardens.

INTERMEDIATE APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: There are no specific entry requirements for the Intermediate Apprenticeship, but entry can be from a Level 1 award in a relevant subject (such as Land Based Operations or Agriculture), GCSEs, Foundation Learning, work experience or current employment. Job Roles: Gardener, Landscaper, Nursery Worker, Fruit and Vegetable Production Worker, Machinery (Farm/Land Based) Operator, Greenkeeper, Groundsperson, Gravedigger

Mandatory Units • Monitoring health and safety • Maintain and develop personal performance • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others • Preparing ground for seeding and planting • Establishing plants or seeds in soil Further Mandatory and Optional Units As well as the core units, there are more mandatory units for you to complete depending on which area of Horticulture you wish to go into. Examples include ‘Selecting and preparing interior displays’ and ‘Installing drainage systems’.

ADVANCED APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: You can enter this Apprenticeship after completing the Intermediate Apprenticeship or if you have a relevant Level 2 qualification, 3 GCSEs above C grade or if you have relevant skills and work experience in the industry.

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Job Roles: Horticultural Technician, Deputy-head Green-keeper, Deputy-head Groundsman, Garden Designer, Senior Gardener, Gardener (Historic and Botanic), Parks Officer

Further Mandatory and Optional Units As well as the core units above, there are further mandatory units depending on what you want to specialise in, such as Landscaping and Sports Turf. Examples of these units include ‘Planning and setting out sports areas’ and ‘Safe use and application of pesticides’.

Core Mandatory Units • Promote, monitor and maintain health, safety and security of the workplace • Estimate and programme resource requirements

Manage your own resources Provide nutrients to plants or crops Plan and manage the control of pests, diseases and disorders Monitor the development of crops and plants

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO FURTHER YOURSELF AFTER YOU FINISH? You can continue in one of the job roles listed above, or go into further education to improve your skills with a Foundation Degree or a full time BSc Degree in Horticulture.

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LAND BASED ENGINEERING If you are good at working with and repairing machinery, parts and tools, then an Apprenticeship in Land Based Engineering could be for you!

Land Based Engineering is all about the machinery used in the main areas of this industry; agricultural machinery such as tractors, harvesters and cultivators; ground-care machinery such as lawnmowers and painters; forestry machinery such as chainsaws and wood chippers and finally fixed machinery such as milking equipment and crop processors.

INTERMEDIATE APPRENTICESHIP Entry requirements: There aren’t any specific academic requirements needed to enter the Intermediate Apprenticeship, but a relevant Level 1 qualification, GCSEs, A-Levels or work experience will all help. Job Roles: Sports/Ground-care Technician, Service Technician Mandatory Units • Monitor and maintain health and safety in a land-based engineering work area • Land-based engineering operations - applying mechanical principles • Land-based engineering operations - understanding how to use, service and maintain tools and equipment • Land-based engineering operations - material preparation, shaping and assembling land-based equipment • Land-based engineering operations - carry out servicing and maintenance on land-based equipment • Land-based engineering operations - perform thermal joining and cutting processes • Service and repair electrical systems on land-based equipment • Service and repair hydraulic systems and components on land-based equipment • Maintain and develop personal performance • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others Further Mandatory and Optional Units As well as the above mandatory units there are also specialised mandatory units depending on which area of land-based engineering you want to go into. Examples include ‘Service and repair mechanical transmissions on land-based equipment’ and ‘Servicing and repairing land-based cutting and mowing equipment’.

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LAND BASED ENGINEERING ADVANCED APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: You can enter the Advanced Apprenticeship if you have completed the Intermediate framework, or if you have a relevant Level 2 qualification, 3 GCSEs (A*-C), A-Levels or with relevant work experience in the industry. Job Roles: Demonstrator, Independent Technician, Workshop Supervisor Mandatory Units • Recognise and reduce risks in the land based engineering work area • Understand and follow organisational procedures within land based engineering establishments • Provide customer care within land-based engineering operations • Land-based engineering operations – use calculations • Land-based engineering operations – service and repair engines and components • Maintain electronic control and monitoring systems on land-based equipment • Service and repair hydraulic systems and components on land-based equipment • Service and repair powershift, hydrostatic and CVT transmissions on land-based equipment • Inspect and test land-based machinery and equipment Further Mandatory and Optional Units As well as the mandatory units above, you will need to undertake mandatory units for the area you wish to specialise in, such as Floristry or Arboriculture. There are also optional units, which range from ‘Monitoring the handover and installation of land-based equipment’ to ‘Refrigerant handling’.

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO FURTHER YOURSELF AFTER YOU FINISH? If the job roles above aren’t for you, you can enhance your skills by studying for a Foundation or BSc Degree in Engineering or Agricultural Engineering.

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NURSING ASSISTANTS IN A VETERINARY ENVIRONMENT Do you want a career working with and caring for sick animals? This Apprenticeship could be the start of a career in veterinary nursing!

This framework has been created to allow those who aren’t student veterinary nurses or trainee vets to be trained how to care for animals. This will usually be domestic animals such as dogs, cats and rabbits, but more exotic animals such as reptiles and birds are becoming more popular as pets, and training will cover these eventualities. A nursing assistant will assist a vet in the care, treatment and upkeep of animals in their jurisdiction and might operate out of a veterinary surgery or an animal shelter.

INTERMEDIATE APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: There are no specific academic entry requirements for this Apprenticeship but experience of working with animals would be of use. Entry may be from GCSEs, A-Levels, a Level 1 qualification (Diploma, Certificate or NVQ) in Animal Care, Foundation Learning or from current employment in the animal care sector. Job Roles: Veterinary Care Assistant, Animal Nursing Assistant Mandatory Units • Principles and practices of animal handling and care in the veterinary environment • Principles and practices of assisting with care in the veterinary environment • Principles and practices of administrative duties in the veterinary care environment

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO FURTHER YOURSELF AFTER YOU FINISH? If you wish to carry on studying to a higher level, then there are a number of options you can choose from. Certain colleges may accept you onto a student veterinary nursing programme, but there are also Advanced Apprenticeships in Animal Care for both small and equine animals.

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TREES & TIMBER Could you branch out in the field of Trees and Timber? This industry plays a massive role in shaping the agricultural world and can be split into two large groups – arboriculture and forestry. Although both areas involve work with trees, the outcome and machinery used is different. Forestry focuses more on the conservation of forest areas, whereas arboriculture is all about the care of individual or groups of trees for amenity purposes (i.e. the trees you may see in your town centre).

INTERMEDIATE APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: There are no specific qualifications needed to enter the Intermediate Apprenticeship, but GCSEs, A-Levels and work experience in the industry will help. Job Roles: Coppice and Craft Worker, Forest Worker, Forest Ranger, General Worker, Base Level Arborist

Further Mandatory Units As well as the core mandatory units there are mandatory units to undertake for the two main areas; Arboriculture and Forestry. There are also optional units for each area, which range from ‘Clearing sites for planting’ to ‘Extracting timber using a horse’.

Core Mandatory Units • Identify tree species and associated plants • Control pollution incidents • Monitoring and maintaining health and safety

ADVANCED APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: You can move on to the Advanced Apprenticeship straight from the Intermediate framework, or you can also get on if you have 3 GCSEs (A*-C), A-Levels or relevant work experience. Job Roles: Coppice and (Greenwood) Craft Manager, Assistant Arboricultural Officer, Assistant Head Forester, Contractor (Harvesting and/or Establishment), Social Forester, Woodland Manager, Team Leader/Supervisor Core Mandatory Units • Understanding and carrying out identification, planting and establishment of trees for forestry and arboriculture

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Understanding and carrying out tree and shrub planting, aftercare and protection for forestry and arboriculture Undertaking advanced arboricultural practices Understanding woodland management Understanding and carrying out forest and woodland skills Measuring trees and carrying out woodland sampling Understanding the principles and identifying the signs of pests and diseases of trees Undertaking tree and shrub pruning and maintenance. Undertaking tree surveys and inspections and analyzing the data Understanding the principles of tree-felling and chainsaw use

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO FURTHER YOURSELF AFTER YOU FINISH? You might fancy going in to one of the career roles mentioned above; if not, then you can continue your studies with a Foundation Degree or BSc Honours Degree in Forest Sciences or Conservation.

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VETERINARY NURSING Ever wanted to help sick animals through special treatments and operations? Then this Apprenticeship could be the one for you! Veterinary nurses assist vets in the treatment of a wide variety of sick and injured animals – these could be animals in the wild, pets, exotic animals or equine animals such as horses and ponies.

ADVANCED APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: Due to the industry being highly regulated and specialised, you must have at least 5 GCSEs (A*-C) in English, Maths, a Science (Chemistry, Physics, Biology) and two others. If you don’t have these, equivalent but relevant qualifications may also be accepted. The reason for the high entry level is to ensure that you can cope with the amount of learning involved to qualify, which is a lot of stuff! Core Units • Understanding the operational requirements of a veterinary practice • Comparative functional anatomy for veterinary nursing practice • Professional relationships and communication for veterinary nursing practice • Applied animal welfare, health and husbandry for veterinary nurses • Infection control in veterinary practice • Essentials of practical veterinary nursing care for hospitalised animals • Supporting the supply of veterinary medicines • Veterinary nursing support of diagnostic imaging • Veterinary nursing support of laboratory diagnostics • Supporting veterinary operating theatre practice • Understanding the essentials of veterinary nursing care for hospitalised animals • Principles of supporting veterinary anaesthesia • Preparing for professional registration

PATHWAY 1: SMALL ANIMALS Job Roles: Veterinary Nurse (Small Animal), Head Veterinary Nurse Small Animal Units • Principles of peri-operative veterinary nursing support for small animals • Principles of veterinary nursing support for small animal patients • Principles of small animal veterinary nursing emergency and critical care • Practical monitoring of small animal veterinary anaesthesia • Practical peri-operative veterinary nursing support for small animals • Practical veterinary nursing support of small animal patients

PATHWAY 2: EQUINE Job Roles: Veterinary Nurse (Equine), Head Equine Veterinary Nurse Equine Units • Principles of peri-operative veterinary nursing support for horses • Principles of veterinary nursing support for equine patients • Principles of equine veterinary nursing emergency and critical care • Equine neonatal care • Practical peri-operative veterinary nursing support for horses • Practical veterinary nursing support of equine patients

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO FURTHER YOURSELF AFTER YOU FINISH? You can continue in one of the above job roles or if you wish to study further, you can do a Foundation Degree or BSc in Veterinary Nursing.

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WOOD & TIMBER PROCESSING & MERCHANTS INDUSTRY Fancy a technical or practical role within the wood industry?

The manufacture of wood products traditionally involved skilled crafts. Although now becoming increasingly automated, it still classes more than a quarter of its workforce as being employed in these traditional ‘skilled trades’.

INTERMEDIATE APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: There are no specific entry requirements for the Intermediate Apprenticeship, but entry can be from GCSEs, voluntary work in the wood and timber industry, work experience or current employment. GCSEs in Maths, English and Science are preferred.

PATHWAY 1: SAWMILLING Job Roles: Wood Processor, Sawyer, Saw Operator/ONC Machinist, Wood Machinist Mandatory Units • Make sure your actions reduce risks to health and safety within your workplace • Contribute to the effectiveness of work in a commercial setting Optional Units • Drying of timber • Identify, sort, stack and package timber based products • Prepare and convert round timber • Move and handle round timber • Process and sort by-products • Sharpen and maintain tooling in the workplace • Move and handle sawn, planed or profiled timber • Maintaining machinery and equipment in the workplace • Preparing timber for treatment • Drying and storing treated timber in the workplace • Preparing timber treatment chemicals in the workplace • Move and handle treated timber • Abrasive wheel operations • Use machinery to produce sawn wood • Produce machine finished timber based products

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WOOD & TIMBER PROCESSING & MERCHANTS INDUSTRY PATHWAY 2: TIMBER MERCHANTING

PATHWAY 3: TOOLING TECHNOLOGY (SAW DOCTORING)

Job Roles: Trade Counter, Estimator, Yard/ Warehouse Operative, Sales Representative

Job Roles: Wood Processor, Sawyer

Mandatory Units • Contribute to the effectiveness of work in a commercial setting • Make sure your actions reduce risks to health and safety within your workplace • Timber and panel products and their uses Optional Units • Purchasing timber and timber based products in a commercial environment • Selling timber and timber based products in a commercial environment • Carrying out operations in a timber and timber based products commercial environment • Communicate using customer service language • Follow the rules to deliver customer service • Promote additional services or products to customers • Assemble orders for dispatch in logistics operations • Deliver reliable customer service • Keep stock at required levels in logistics operations • Pick goods in logistics operations • Place goods in storage in logistics operations • Process orders for customers in logistics operations • Process returned goods in logistics operations • Promote continuous improvement • Receive goods in logistics operations • Wrap and pack goods in logistics operations • Use customer service as a competitive tool • Give customers a positive impression of yourself and your organisation

Mandatory Units • Contribute to the effectiveness of work in a commercial setting • Abrasive wheel operations • Make sure your actions reduce risks to health and safety within your workplace Optional Units • Servicing wide band saw blades • Servicing knives in tooling technologies • Servicing polycrystalline diamond tipped tools • Servicing solid cutters • Servicing circular saw blades • Using computer controlled technology in servicing cutters and saw blades • Service router cutters • Servicing narrow band saw blades

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO FURTHER YOURSELF AFTER YOU FINISH? If you don’t wish to continue in the above job roles, there are ways you can continue studying to increase your skill set. You could progress on to an Advanced Apprenticeship in Manufacturing and Product Design, Construction and the Built Environment or Creative and Media.

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THE SECTOR Imagination, innovation and creativity; these are just some of the attributes that are encouraged in this rapidly expanding sector! Media is something we often take for granted; it encompasses a lot of different mediums, including newspapers, television, and the internet. We rely on these as a source of news, information and entertainment, so if you’re going to be working in this industry you’ll need to know your target audience and subject matter well! As mentioned, if you’re going to be working in this sector, you’ll need to be very creative! You’ll often need to meet ever-changing deadlines, as well as be able to work on different projects at once. Organisation is also very important, as you’ll need to be able to keep track of what needs doing and what you’ve already completed. This is especially important in areas such as events management, where you’ll be working on many tasks at the same time. So, if you think you have enough of a creative spark to go far in this industry, turn the page to find out how you can get started!

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CASE STUDY Pamela Weymouth, 21, creative and digital media apprentice, Hurricane Media, Bristol Pamela Weymouth had always known she wanted to work in the creative industries but wasn’t sure which route to take. She completed her A levels but realised that higher education wasn’t for her. She was keen to start work and applied for a variety of jobs in the creative sector. “I was sending out emails to every company in Bristol and the surrounding areas but got no reply,” said Pamela. “However, as soon as I saw the creative and digital media Apprenticeship position at Hurricane Media on Creative Skillset’s website, I knew it was exactly what I was looking for.”

Pamela is in no doubt that she made the best choice in following the Apprenticeship route and is quick to recommend Apprenticeships to young people. “It’s a great way to get the best training by professionals and still have the social side of college or university with training days once a week. My Apprenticeship has proved to be innovative, productive and very rewarding.”

www.creativeskillset.org Pamela knows first-hand how challenging www.hurricanemedia.co.uk it is to get into the creative industries. “The creative industries are such a competitive field to get into and an Apprenticeship was the best option to get my foot in the door.” Since starting her Apprenticeship with Hurricane Media as a Production and Graphics assistant, Pamela has learnt many skills such as camera work, pre-post production techniques, briefs and pitching. In addition, she has developed her interpersonal skills including communication and team work.

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ADVERTISING & MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS If you have plenty of creativity and business know-how, then it sounds like you could get ahead in Advertising and Marketing!

This industry employs over 250,000 people across 13,000 different companies, from small, privately owned businesses right up to multinational corporations. As advertising is all about persuading people to buy products and services, an applicant will need to demonstrate the skills required to thrive in such an environment.

HIGHER APPRENTICESHIP

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Entry Requirements: Entry may be from an Advanced Apprenticeship in the creative industry, such as Digital Media, Advertising or Marketing. Entry may also be from GCSEs, A-Levels, extensive work experience or Level 3 qualifications such as Certificates, Diplomas and QCF awards.

Job Roles: Creative, Creative Service, Client Service, Advertising Account Executive

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Mandatory Units • Awareness of employment in the creative media sector • Awareness of health and safety in the creative media sector • Theories, practice and standards in marketing communications (advertising) • Understanding own marketing communications - advertising employers and its market • Identifying clients’ operating contexts, portfolios and current marketing communications (advertising) • Understanding clients’ needs and priorities for marketing communications (advertising) • Collaborative working within marketing communications (advertising) Optional Units • Identifying and understanding target audiences for marketing communications (advertising) • Producing creative marketing communications and advertising concepts and solutions for clients • Producing copy for use in marketing communications (advertising)

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Producing visual design for use in marketing communications (advertising) Quality assuring marketing communications (advertising content) Using digital channels, platforms and social networks to deliver marketing communications (advertising) Planning channel and platform use Buying channel and platform space and time Presenting marketing communications (advertising solutions) Designing and developing a web site Designing and developing procedural computer programs Designing and developing object-oriented computer programs Design development, creativity and business development Leadership and people management in the design and creative industries Intellectual property management in the design and creative industries Design project management for creative practitioners Doing business globally Communicating using digital marketing/sales channels Imaging software Database software Develop and extend critical and creative thinking skills Website software

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO FURTHER YOURSELF AFTER YOU FINISH? If you don’t wish to go into the above job roles, then there are a number of options available to you. For example, you could study a Foundation or Undergraduate Honours Degree in Advertising or Marketing, or study for a HND if you prefer a more practical route of studying.

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BROADCAST FRAMEWORKTECHNOLOGY If it’s your dream to work in television, then this Apprenticeship can really help you get there! The UK broadcasting industry is widely considered to be the best in the world, generating employment in areas such as make-up and design, visual effects and lighting and rigging. Creative industries have customarily relied on graduates, but a new approach to recruitment and skills training is being used across the industry, bringing about the introduction of the first Higher Apprenticeships to the sector in 2012.

HIGHER APPRENTICESHIP (HONOURS DEGREE)

LEVEL 6

Entry Requirements: There are no specific academic entry requirements for this framework, but applicants will have to be at least 18 and able to complete the BBC selection process. A-Levels generating 300 UCAS points are preferred, but entry might be from an equivalent qualification such as an Advanced Apprenticeship in a relevant subject. Job Role: Trainee Broadcast Engineer Mandatory Units • Introduction to audio and video systems • Introduction to software programming • Devices and circuits • Computer networking basics • Advanced audio and video systems • Introduction to databases • Digital electronics • Networks and IP distribution • A/V systems integration • Computer graphics • Linear broadcast transmission systems • IP quality of service

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO FURTHER YOURSELF AFTER YOU FINISH? From this Apprenticeship, you can go into self employment or start a career with a major broadcaster. Masters Degrees are available in all sorts of broadcasting disciplines, such as scriptwriting or photography and video.

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COMMUNITY ARTS If you have a creative side that’s desperate to get out, then why not use it to help the community? Read on to find out how…

Community Arts can help to enrich the lives of local communities by planning, promoting and running participatory events, exhibitions and projects to engage individuals and groups of all ages. You could be directing a play, holding an art exhibition or holding film launches for local producers.

INTERMEDIATE APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: It isn’t mandatory for you to have any qualifications to do the Intermediate Apprenticeship as the training provider will assess you in the interview, but if you have a portfolio of work or any relevant community work it will help. Job Role: Community Arts Administration Assistant Mandatory Units • Understand features of the creative and cultural industry • Principles of developing creative and cultural ideas • Principles of keeping up to date with trends and developments within the arts Optional Units • Delivery of effective customer service • Principles of providing administrative services

ADVANCED APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: To enter the Advanced Apprenticeship, you must have completed the Intermediate Apprenticeship, or have a relevant Level 2 creative or arts qualification, or practical work experience in the community arts. Job Role: Community Arts Administrator Mandatory Units • Understand the creative and cultural industry • Principles of personal responsibilities and how to develop and evaluate own performance at work • Keep up to date with developments in the arts Optional Units • Principles of working with and supervising others in a business environment • Principles of project management • Principles of customer service delivery

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO FURTHER YOURSELF AFTER YOU FINISH? You can go ahead in one of the job roles above, but many go on to study in various creative and arts degrees at both Foundation and Honours Level.

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COSTUME & WARDROBE Want to make a career working with props and costumes? It’s all in a day’s work if you choose this Apprenticeship! This line of work is all about selecting the right costumes for the right actors and creating a database of costumes for others to choose from. You could also be in charge of props and scenery and where they are placed on set.

INTERMEDIATE APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: There aren’t any specific entry requirements for the Intermediate Apprenticeship, but it would help if you had some relevant work experience or a vocational arts qualification. Job Role: Costume and Wardrobe Assistant Mandatory Units • Keeping up to date with technical and production developments in the live arts • Cleaning up own work area • Give customers a positive impression of yourself and your organisation. • Contribute to good working relationships • Awareness of health and safety in the creative and cultural sector

Optional Units • Sourcing costumes, materials and equipment • Carry out alterations to costumes • Carry out maintenance to costumes and equipment • Dressing performers • Assist the organisation of the wardrobe • Manual handling and lifting loads • Understanding the core knowledge needed by those who work with children and young people • Manage and market own freelance services • Understanding the core knowledge needed by those who work with children and young people, and its impact

ADVANCED APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: To enter the Advanced Apprenticeship you will need to have completed the Intermediate Apprenticeship or a relevant Level 2 qualification related to the media or arts industry. Job Role: Assistant Costume/Wardrobe Manager Mandatory Units • Understanding the creative and cultural industry • Principles of personal responsibilities and how to develop and evaluate own performance at work • Principles of planning costumes for a production

Optional Units • Principles of working with and supervising others in a business environment • Principles of project management • Awareness of health and safety in the creative and cultural sector • Keeping up to date with developments in the arts • Principles of technical and production developments in the live arts

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO FURTHER YOURSELF AFTER YOU FINISH? If you don’t fancy following the job roles listed above, you can study for further qualifications such as a Foundation Degree or a HNC/D in Costume Construction or Theatre Arts.

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CREATIVE & DIGITAL MEDIA If it’s your dream to work in TV, film or radio, then a career in Creative and Digital Media could be for you!

This Apprenticeship covers many different types of media, such as TV, archiving, animation, interactive media, film, photo imaging and radio and is a great way to get into a tough sector. This Apprenticeship also covers the wider world of media, such as audiences, the public sphere and the future of technology.

ADVANCED APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: To enter the Advanced Apprenticeship you will need to have completed a relevant Level 2 Apprenticeship, a qualification related to the media or arts industry, GCSEs or A-Levels in media or creative related subjects.

Job Roles: Production Runner/Assistant, Post Production Runner, Broadcast Assistant, Archive Assistant, Animation Assistant, Assistant to the Camera Crew, Junior Designer, Junior Researcher, Web Coordinator, Trainee/Assistant Photographer, Digital Assistant, Production Secretary, Radio Broadcast Assistant

Mandatory Units • Contribute to good working relationships • Ensure your own actions reduce risks to health and safety

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Awareness of employment in the creative media sector Communicating and presenting ideas in the creative media sector Awareness of converging digital technology in the creative media sector Professional behaviour in the creative media sector

Optional Units You’re spoilt for choice here; there are over 100 different optional units to choose from depending on which part of the industry you wish to go into. Examples of these include ‘Operating a radio studio’, ‘Capturing pictures and sound for non linear editing’ and ‘Producing music radio’.

HIGHER APPRENTICESHIP

LEVEL 4

Entry Requirements: Entry to the Higher Apprenticeship can be from the Advanced Apprenticeship, a relevant Advanced Apprenticeship in the creative industry or from GCSEs, A-Levels (preferably in IT/Media) or a relevant Level 3 qualification such as an NVQ, BTEC or Higher Diploma. Job Roles: Online Community Manager, User Experience Coordinator, Junior Interactive Product Designer, Junior Interactive Product Developer

Mandatory Units • Awareness of employment in the creative media sector • Awareness of health and safety in the creative media sector • Work in interactive media Optional Units There are also optional units to complete as well as the mandatory units above. Examples include ‘Doing business globally’ and ‘Optimising web pages for search engines’.

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO FURTHER YOURSELF AFTER YOU FINISH? The usual path after completing this Apprenticeship is to move into the field you have chosen. However, you can continue into further education and study for a Foundation Degree or HNC/D in Media, Photo Imaging and Media Production.

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CULTURAL & HERITAGE VENUE OPERATIONS If caring for our historical treasures is something you feel passionate about, then look no further!

This Apprenticeship revolves around our museums, art galleries, stately homes and our parks and forests; it’s not just knowing about them but knowing how to preserve and care for them so that the public can enjoy them.

INTERMEDIATE APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: There aren’t any specific requirements for entering at the Intermediate Level, however if you have studied Arts and Humanities (History, English etc) or have relevant work experience it will help.

PATHWAY 1: CULTURAL HERITAGE Job Roles: Conservation Assistant, Exhibition Guide/Demonstrator, Front of House Support Staff Mandatory Units • Delivery of effective customer service • Awareness of health and safety in the creative and cultural sector • Understand the features of the creative and cultural industry

PATHWAY 2: CULTURAL AND HERITAGE VENUE OPERATIONS Job Roles: Front of House Staff, Visitor Services Assistant Mandatory Units • Delivery of effective customer service • Awareness of health and safety in the creative and cultural sector • Understand the features of the creative and cultural industry Optional Units • Principles of providing administrative services • Delivery of effective customer service

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CULTURAL & HERITAGE VENUE OPERATIONS ADVANCED APPRENTICESHIP Entry Level Requirements: To enter the Advanced Apprenticeship you will need the Intermediate Apprenticeship, a relevant Level 2 Apprenticeship in the creative sector, or a relevant qualification in the field of creative industries.

PATHWAY 1: CULTURAL HERITAGE Job Roles: Assistant Archivist, Assistant Exhibition Organiser, Museum Assistant, Assistant Museum/Art Gallery Curator Mandatory Units • Taking responsibility for work in a creative and cultural context • Maintain competence and undertake work-related learning in the creative and cultural sector • Work effectively with other people in a creative and cultural context • Ensure responsibility for actions to reduce risks to health and safety Optional Units There are many different groups of optional units to choose from on top of the mandatory units. Examples of these include ‘Raising funds for a creative and cultural organisation’ and ‘Monitoring the security and environment of cultural heritage objects’.

PATHWAY 2: CULTURAL AND HERITAGE VENUE OPERATIONS Job Roles: Front of House Staff, Visitor Services Assistant Mandatory Units • Understand the creative and cultural industry • Principles of personal responsibilities and how to develop and evaluate own performance at work • Principles of customer service delivery Optional Units • Principles of working and supervising others • Principles of project management

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO FURTHER YOURSELF AFTER YOU FINISH? If you do not wish to continue into the job roles listed above, you could move into further education with a HNC/D or Foundation Degree in a range of creative and cultural studies.

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DESIGN This Apprenticeship allows you to flex your creative muscles and is a great way to get into the design sector…

The UK design industry employs over 200,000 people across three main areas: product and industrial design, stage and set design and communications. A designer’s skills are so unique that they are valued highly by both UK and foreign employers.

INTERMEDIATE APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: There aren’t any specific entry requirements, but any relevant qualifications in the creative industry or some design work experience would help. Job Roles: Design Assistant/Trainee, Trainee Technical Illustrator, Trainee Technical Graphic Design Assistant, Junior Artworker Mandatory Units • Develop design principles and techniques and processes for designing products • Understanding the design brief • How to follow a design process • Assist in following a design process • Application of techniques for the design of products • Research, test and apply techniques for the design of products • Working in a team • Create visual designs Optional Units • Assist with marketing activities • Deliver a presentation • How the design industry works • Applying research on the history and theory of design to design activities • Assist in the production of prototypes, models, mock-ups, artwork, samples or test pieces • Explore the use of colour in a creative environment • Provide written information in relation to design work • Develop and extend critical and creative thinking skills • Principles and implementation of relevant legislation in design

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DESIGN ADVANCED APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: You will need the Intermediate Apprenticeship, an alternative Level 2 qualification or a GCSE in Design Technology. Job Roles: Desktop Publishing Assistant, Technical Illustrator, Junior Graphic Designer, Junior Product Designer, Assistant Copywriter Mandatory Units • Research a design concept • Write a design brief • Interpret a design brief and follow the design process • Understand the concept and techniques used in branding • Develop and extend critical and creative thinking skills • Collaborate in a creative process • Understand market research • Develop a presentation • Deliver a presentation • Working with costs and budgets Optional Units As well as the mandatory units above, there are 27 different optional units to choose from, which cover both design and business. Examples include ‘Undertaking market research’ and ‘Balancing business needs and personal life’.

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO FURTHER YOURSELF AFTER YOU FINISH? You might want to continue in one of the job roles listed above, however, you can also undertake further qualifications to increase your skill range, such as a Foundation Degree in Art and Design or even a BA Honours Degree in Product Design.

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JOURNALISM Think you’ve got what it takes to write an exciting news article? Then you should consider a career in Journalism...

Journalism covers a large range of different media outlets, such as newspapers, magazines and websites. Journalists need to be able to take down large amounts of information in a short space of time, usually via a method known as shorthand. They also need to be able to ask key questions and filter out important information from large portions of text.

ADVANCED APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: Entry to the Advanced Apprenticeship can be from GCSEs, A-Levels, university, a media related Level 2 qualification, extensive work experience or current employment. Candidates should also have a portfolio of work to show the level of work they are capable of. Job Role: Junior Journalist Mandatory Units • News reporting • Essential media law for journalists • Media law court reporting • Essential public affairs for journalists • Teeline shorthand for journalists

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO FURTHER YOURSELF AFTER YOU FINISH? If you don’t fancy staying on in a journalism role, there are other options you can undertake. The best route is through an NCTJ Level 3 Diploma in Journalism, which would then allow you to take the NQJ. You could also study a Degree in Journalism at university.

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LIVE EVENTS & PROMOTION Like the idea of organising a whole music festival or putting on a national show? Then this could be the career for you….

Events are varied in their types; they range from tours and gigs to whole festivals and weekends. You’ll have a lot of responsibility, from organising staff and areas to planning your budget and advertising. This career is certainly for those with good organisational skills!

INTERMEDIATE APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: There are no specific entry requirements to this Apprenticeship, but if you have any work experience or relevant vocational qualifications it will help. Job Roles: Venue and Stage Crew Support, Event Promotion Support Staff, Booking Agents Assistant Mandatory Units • Provide administrative support to the planning of a live event • Understand how to support the planning of live events

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Support the planning of a live event Work effectively with other people in a creative and cultural context

Optional Units There are loads of optional units to choose from, which you must complete in addition to the mandatory units. Examples include ‘Preparing and maintaining a budget for a live event’ and ‘Managing changes to a live event schedule’.

ADVANCED APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: You will need to have completed the Intermediate Apprenticeship or have an alternative and relevant Level 2 qualification. Job Roles: Venue and Stage Crew, Music/Events Promotions Assistant, Events Assistant, Events/ Entertainment Officer, Production Assistant Mandatory Units • Assist in the identification of funding streams for live events • Undertake activities to secure funding for a live event

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Work effectively with other people in a creative and cultural context Prepare and maintain a budget for a live event Ensure responsibility for actions to reduce risks to health and safety

Optional Units As well as completing the mandatory units, there are optional units to choose from too; these range from ‘Managing and marketing your own freelance services’ to ‘Contributing to the advancing of tours, shows and events’.

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO FURTHER YOURSELF AFTER YOU FINISH? The usual path after completing this Apprenticeship is to move into the field you have chosen. However, you can continue with further education and study for a Foundation Degree in Management or in another section of the creative industry.

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MUSIC BUSINESS Enjoy everything music related? Fancy working in a recording studio or managing a band? Look no further…..

This is all about the managerial, promotional and agency related side of the music industry. There are nearly 8000 music businesses in the UK, all offering different roles, so you’ll need to think carefully about which aspect of the music industry you want to go into.

INTERMEDIATE APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: There are no specific entry requirements to this Apprenticeship, but if you have any work experience or relevant vocational qualifications it will help. Job Roles: Marketing/Promotions Assistant, Assistant Publicist Mandatory Units • Understand the marketing and promotion of music products • Understand and keep up to date with the music industry

Understand the impact of emerging technology on the music industry

Optional Units There are around 23 optional units to choose from as well as the mandatory units above. Examples include ‘Utilising social networking and social media to promote music’ and ‘Supporting marketing campaigns in the music industry’.

ADVANCED APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: You will need to have completed the Intermediate Apprenticeship or have an alternative and relevant Level 2 qualification.

Job Roles: A&R (Artists and Repertoire), Music Publishing Assistant, Radio Plugger, Marketing/ Promotions Assistant, Assistant Publicist

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Identify and recommend music with commercial potential Understand the impact of emerging technology on the music industry Understand record label identity and branding Monitor music press coverage

Optional Units As well as completing the mandatory units, there are 34 optional units to choose from; these range from ‘Identifying development and repertoire opportunities for artists’ to ‘Undertaking the plugging of music’.

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO FURTHER YOURSELF AFTER YOU FINISH? If you don’t fancy one of the above career roles, you can move into further education with a Foundation Degree in Music Business, or a Level 4 or 5 qualification in business or management.

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PHOTO IMAGING Do you have an eye for the perfect photo?

Photo Imaging is the third largest sector of all the creative media industries and it is continually expanding. It requires a good eye for detail, a large amount of creativity and a desire to succeed. There are a lot of different areas you could work in, from school and staff photography to working on a cruise ship or even in the police as a crime scene photographer.

ADVANCED APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: If you have a solid enough portfolio of work, then a formal qualification may not be required. However, you can also apply with an A-Level in Photography, or a Level 2 or 3 photo imaging qualification. Job Roles: Trainee/Assistant Photographer, Trainee/Assistant Staff Photographer, Trainee Investigative/Crime Scene Photographer, Junior Minilab Printer, Junior Digital Imaging Technican, Picture Library Keyworder Mandatory Units – Non-Photography • Understand legal and ethical requirements relating to photo imaging • Contribute to good working relationships • Ensure your own actions reduce risks to health and safety • Agree the photo imaging brief • Undertake colour management procedures Mandatory Units – Photography • Understand legal and ethical requirements relating to photo imaging • Contribute to good working relationships • Ensure your own actions reduce risks to health and safety • Undertake the photographic assignment • Agree the photo imaging brief • Undertake colour management procedures Optional Units As well as the mandatory units above, there are plenty of optional units for both photography and nonphotography job roles. These include ‘Processing scanned images’, ‘Sending and receiving data digitally’ and ‘Editing audiovisual journalistic material’.

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO FURTHER YOURSELF AFTER YOU FINISH? If you don’t fancy one of the above career roles, you can move into further education with a Foundation Degree in Photography, or a Level 4 Diploma in Photo Imaging.

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SET CRAFTS Want to get hands on in the TV and film industry? Read on…

Set Crafts is all about creating sets for television, film and theatre. The industry employs a wide range of people, such as carpenters, painters and plasterers. Your work could be seen on TV or even in a Hollywood blockbuster!

ADVANCED APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: There aren’t any academic requirements to enter this Apprenticeship, but having work experience in one of the pathway fields or in the creative sector would help.

PATHWAY 1: PLASTERING Job Role: Set Plasterer Mandatory Units • Ensure your own actions reduce risks to health and safety • Confirming work activities and resources for an occupational work area in the workplace • Contribute to good working relationships • Confirming the occupational method of work in the workplace • Producing and installing glass reinforced plastic components in the workplace • Producing complex plasterwork moulds in the workplace • Repairing complex fibrous plaster components in the workplace • Producing specialised plasterer’s surfaces in the workplace • Installing complex fibrous plaster components in the workplace

PATHWAY 2: CARPENTRY Job Role: Set Carpenter Mandatory Units • Manufacturing routine bench joinery products in the workplace • Producing setting out details for routine bench joinery products in the workplace • Manufacturing complex shaped wheel righting products in the workplace • Producing complex shaped bespoke bench joinery product details in the workplace

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO FURTHER YOURSELF AFTER YOU FINISH? If you don’t fancy one of the above careers, you can do further qualifications such as a Level 4 qualification in Construction Management.

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SOCIAL MEDIA & DIGITAL MARKETING Are you a terrific tweeter? A fantastic facebooker? If so, then you should consider making a career out of it!

The importance of social media, for both networking and marketing purposes has grown significantly over the last few years. Sites such as Twitter, Facebook and Google+ are all becoming vital to business expansion strategy as the world becomes more connected than ever before.

ADVANCED APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: Entry to the Advanced Apprenticeship can be from GCSEs, A-Levels, 14-19 Diplomas/Certificates/Awards, an IT or Marketing Apprenticeship, work experience or current employment.

PATHWAY 1: SOCIAL MEDIA Job Roles: Social Media Assistant, Social Media Consultant, Social Media Analyst, Digital Account Assistant, Digital Marketing Assistant, Digital Communications Officer, Community Engagement Officer Mandatory Unit • Content management system website creation Optional Units • Communicating using digital marketing/sales channels • Creating and optimising content for the web • Use digital and social media in marketing campaigns • Principles of mobile social media for a business • Principles of social media advertising and promotion

PATHWAY 2: DIGITAL MARKETING Job Roles: Search Engine Optimisation Assistant, Acquisition Assistant, Email Campaign Assistant, Online Marketing Coordinator, Search Marketing Assistant, Display Marketing Assistant, Content Marketing Assistant, eCommerce Assistant, Mobile Marketing Assistant, Web Site Content Manager, Web Design Assistant, Video Marketing Production Assistant Mandatory Units • Understanding the business environment • Understanding legal, regulatory and ethical requirements in sales or marketing • Using collaborative technologies • Principles of marketing and evaluation • Develop own professionalism • Digital marketing metrics and analytics Optional Units • Principles of social media advertising and promotion • Search engine marketing • Content marketing • Marketing on mobile devices • Online display advertising • E-mail marketing

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO FURTHER YOURSELF AFTER YOU FINISH? If you don’t fancy continuing in one of the above roles, you can study further to build up your skill set. For example, you could undertake a Higher Apprenticeship in Advertising and Marketing Communications, or a Foundation Degree in Social Media.

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TECHNICAL THEATRE: LIGHTING, SOUND & STAGE If you’re not much of a performer, but would love to work in the theatre industry, then this might be the Apprenticeship for you!

This is a very skilled and specialised area that employs more than 100,000 people in the UK. The sector is growing too; by 2017 the industry will require 30,000 back-stage and off-stage technical roles.

INTERMEDIATE APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: There are no specific entry requirements to this Apprenticeship, but if you have any work experience or relevant vocational qualifications it will help.

PATHWAY 2: SOUND Job Role: Assistant Sound Technician

Mandatory Units (for all pathway choices) • Keeping up to date with technical and production developments in the live arts • Cleaning up own work area • Give customers a positive impression of yourself and your organisation • Contribute to good working relationships • Awareness of health and safety in the creative and cultural sector

Example Pathway Units • Manual handling and lifting loads • Contribute to safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults • Contribute to the development of a sound brief in live performances • Contribute to the planning of the sound requirements for a production • Set up and check sound equipment • Rehearse sound requirements

PATHWAY 1: LIGHTING

PATHWAY 3: STAGE

Job Roles: Assistant Electrician, Board/Console Operator, Followspot Operator, Maintenance Technician

Job Roles: Stage Technician, Flyman

Example Pathway Units • Setting up lighting • Getting in, setting up equipment, and getting out in technical theatre • Identifying and resolving common faults in stage and lighting equipment in theatre and live performance • Operating lighting control systems • Operating a follow spot for a live performance

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Example Pathway Units • Contribute to the technical production of a live performance • Selecting and using safe systems for working at height • Using tools and equipment for construction and maintenance • Getting in, setting up equipment, and getting out in technical theatre • Contribute to the interpreting of designs for sets and props • Prepare flying equipment and components for use during a live performance • Prepare special effects for a live performance

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TECHNICAL THEATRE: LIGHTING, SOUND & STAGE ADVANCED APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: You will need to have completed the Intermediate Apprenticeship in order to progress or you can have an alternative and relevant Level 2 qualification. Mandatory Units (for all pathway choices) • Develop effective working relationships with colleagues in a theatre setting • Ensure responsibility for actions to reduce risks to health and safety • Keeping up to date with technical and production developments in the live arts

PATHWAY 1: LIGHTING Job Roles: Lighting Technician or Lead Lighting Technician, Senior Electrician/Deputy Head of Electrics, Board/Console Operator, Maintenance Supervisor/Manager Example Pathway Units • Operating a follow spot for a live performance • Supervising getting in and getting out in technical theatre • Supervising the reporting of common faults in stage and lighting equipment in theatre and live performance • Supervising the operation of lighting control systems • Evaluating lighting plans for a live performance

PATHWAY 2: SOUND Job Role: Senior Sound Technician Example Pathway Units • Develop and refine ideas for sound requirements in live performance • Plan sound requirements for a live performance • Source sound equipment • Set up and check sound equipment • Co-ordinate the sound requirements for a rehearsal • Record sound for a live performance

PATHWAY 3: STAGE Job Roles: Senior Stage Technician, Head Flyman Example Pathway Units • Manage live performance tours • Interpret designs for sets and props • Research and develop ideas for a live production • Supervise the set up and operation of special effects for live performances • Assist with the running of a live performance • Assist with the running of an ongoing production • Maintain production items and equipment

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO FURTHER YOURSELF AFTER YOU FINISH? You might want to progress in one of the above career paths, but if not you can move into further education with a HND/HNC in Theatre Electrics or a Level 4 or 5 qualification in management.

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HIGHER APPRENTICESHIP IN ASSURANCE/AUDIT YOUR ROUTE TO A REWARDING CAREER

the higher Apprenticeship in Assurance/Audit is your opportunity to earn while you learn. you’ll gain work experience, business skills, a salary and an internationally recognised certificate-level qualification in finance, accounting and business to kick-start your career. Start your journey. Visit icaew.com/higherapprenticeships

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THE SECTOR These frameworks cover multiple sectors, each one calling for a particular set of skills that vary from needing a head for numbers to being able to maintain business relationships. The world of business covers a great deal of roles, varying from business development to telesales. We often think of ‘business’ as being sat in an office but many business people travel the world, negotiating deals and contracts and spend a lot of time networking with potential customers. Working within law is just as varied, from serving in defence or prosecution councils to working with the government. Working in both law and business demands a high level of social interaction, a critical way of thinking and the ability to detach personally from situations. An important part of any business is it’s administration, which supports businesses by collecting and organising information and is vital to the smooth running of any business. This is a sector that rewards hard work and dedication, so if this sounds like you, then a dream career could await you in this area.

USEFUL LINKS FOR BUSINESS, ADMINISTRATION & LAW www.skillsforjustice.com www.careersworld.co.uk www.apprenticeships.org.uk

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CASE STUDY ICAEW Higher Apprenticeships When I thought about what I was going to do after school, I was told that university was the only option for further learning. When I started to look into the options for myself, I found that Higher Level Apprenticeships were being offered in a variety of different industries. The opportunity to gain real work experience, a highly respected qualification and get paid while doing so was far too tempting to let pass me by. When I joined BDO as a school leaver in September 2012 I was placed on a one month training course, which taught me about accounting, assurance and other aspects of auditing. Immediately after finishing this training course, I was given my first job. I was instantly able to put my knowledge and skills into practice; analysing my client’s financial statements, gaining assurance over the figures and ensuring they gave a true and fair view of the company’s financial position. The experience was exactly what I wanted – after all, accountancy offers one of the best insights into how businesses really work. You get to see everything from the basic operational systems right through to what the most senior staff do on a daily basis with their future targets and strategies. From the multiple clients that I have worked with, I have already built up a portfolio of industry experience, ranging from manufacturing to real estate, and not-forprofit to well-known high street retailers. The best part of my job is the opportunity to instantly take the knowledge I have gained and put it into practice in a real life situation, tailoring it to each clients’ needs and seeing

the results and impact of my work. No two days are the same and what makes my work interesting is that each client and business is unique. Having the opportunity to experience this first hand has been really valuable; ultimately I will have the knowledge and ability to set up my own business one day if I want to! I couldn’t disagree more with the stereotype that says accountancy is boring, it gives you the best insight into business that you could have, and now it is even more accessible for school leavers. I would recommend a Higher Apprenticeship to anyone - they are definitely one of the most exciting and worthwhile training opportunities out there today! www.icaew.com/higherapprenticeships higherapprenticeships@icaew.com

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ACCOUNTING It’s all about the money here! Find out if a career in Accountancy adds up for you…

Accountants keep track of people’s finances; nearly all companies have a designated accountant, from a corner shop to a multinational corporation. In both personal and commercial accountancy, you will have to forecast profits, sort out taxes and if necessary, sort out wages for employees.

INTERMEDIATE APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: There aren’t any specific entry requirements, but some employers may ask to see proof of Maths skills and provide you with a test. GCSEs, Diplomas or vocational courses will also help. Job Roles: Accounts Assistant, Accounts Clerk, Cashier, Credit Control Clerk, Finance Assistant, Purchase Ledge Clerk, Sales Ledger Clerk Mandatory Units: • Provide basic cost and revenue information • Basic principles of costing • Banking procedures • Principles of recording and processing financial transactions • Processing ledger transactions and extracting a trial balance

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Preparing and recording financial documentation Maintaining control accounts Maintaining and reconciling the cashbook Maintaining petty cash records Maintaining the journal Work effectively in accounting and finance Computerised accounting software

Additional Optional Unit • Professional ethics in accounting and finance

ADVANCED APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: You can go straight into this from the Intermediate Apprenticeship or with an alternative but relevant Level 2 qualification, GCSEs or A-Levels.

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Mandatory Units • Prepare accounts for partnerships • Providing cost and revenue information • Prepare final accounts for sole traders • Principles of VAT • Preparing and completing VAT returns

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Professional ethics in accounting and finance Cash management Principles of accounts preparation Extending the trial balance using accounting adjustments Principles of costing Principles of cash management Accounting of fixed assets Spreadsheet software

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ACCOUNTING FRAMEWORK HIGHER APPRENTICESHIP

LEVEL 4

Entry Requirements: It is advised that you enter having completed the Advanced Apprenticeship, but entry can also be from GCSEs (A*-C in Maths), A-Levels, college or a relevant Level 3 qualification. Job Roles: Accounts Manager, Accounting Technician Mandatory Units • Drafting budgets • Principles of internal control • Principles of managing financial performance • Evaluating accounting systems • Measuring financial performance • Principles of drafting financial statements • Drafting financial statements • Principles of budgeting Optional Units (Choose two from the following) • Principles of credit management • Control of debt and credit • Principles of personal tax • Calculating personal tax • Principles of business tax • Calculating business tax • Auditing financial statements • Principles of external audit

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO FURTHER YOURSELF AFTER YOU FINISH? If you don’t fancy continuing in one of the above job roles, you can study further to enhance your skills. A Foundation Degree in Accounting is available as well as full Undergraduate Degrees in Accounting and Finance.

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BANKING Have you got a head for figures along with great people skills? Sounds like you should be working in banking!

This Apprenticeship leads on from the Intermediate and Advanced Apprenticeships in Providing Financial Services. It’s designed to train those working in branches and building societies, or working as customer/commercial relationship managers in a bank.

HIGHER APPRENTICESHIP

LEVEL 4

Entry Requirements: There are no fixed academic requirements to enter the Higher Apprenticeship, but candidates will need to show desire and a willingness to work with people of different backgrounds in a financial environment. GCSE attainment is also preferable but not essential. Work experience will be of great help if academic qualifications are lacking. Job Roles: Branch Manager, Business/Commercial Relationship Manager Mandatory Units (Branch Manager) • Managing your own performance, personal development and banking industry awareness • Maximising business opportunities within a financial services environment • Engaging with your team in progressing business development opportunities in a financial services environment • Provide leadership and direction for own area of responsibility • Build, support and manage a team Mandatory Units (Business and Commercial/Customer Relationship Management) • Managing your own performance, personal development and banking industry awareness • Maximising business opportunities within a financial services environment • Developing commercial relationships as a trusted adviser to financial services customers • Managing risk for financial services customers within your area of responsibility Optional Units As well as the above mandatory units, there are also optional units to be completed for both job roles. These range from ‘Managing conflict in a team’ to ‘Managing the achievements of customer satisfaction’.

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO FURTHER YOURSELF AFTER YOU FINISH? Having completed this Apprenticeship you may wish to progress in one of the above job roles. However, if you want to further build up your skills, then there are plenty of qualifications you can undertake. For example, there are various Diplomas from the Chartered Banker Institute you can study for, as well as a BSc Honours Degree in Banking Practice and Management.

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BOOKKEEPING This is all about detail and precision with numbers. If this sounds like you, read on…

Bookkeepers keep track of all the transactions a company makes. Whether it’s money coming in or going out, a bookkeeper has to log everything accurately and properly, ensuring there are no mistakes.

INTERMEDIATE APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: There aren’t any specific entry requirements, but GCSEs, Diplomas or vocational courses will also help. Job Role: Bookkeeping Assistant Mandatory Units • Banking procedures • Principles of recording and processing financial transactions • Professional values and basic business legislation • Principles of VAT • Preparing and recording financial documentation • Maintaining and reconciling the cashbook • Maintaining the journal • Processing ledger transactions and extracting a trial balance • Maintaining control accounts • Maintaining petty cash records Additional Optional Units • Setting up accounting software to manage accounting information • Process routine payments and receipts using a computerised system • Carry out stock control processes using a computerised system • Work effectively in accounting and finance • Introduction to bookkeeping

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BOOKKEEPING ADVANCED APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: You can go straight into this from the Intermediate Apprenticeship or with an alternative but relevant Level 2 qualification, GCSEs or A-Levels. Job Role: Bookkeeper Mandatory Units • Work effectively in accounting and finance • Principles of double entry bookkeeping • Principles of preparing financial statements for a sole trader • Fundamentals of incomplete records • Fundamentals of bookkeeping and accounting for partnerships • Principles of VAT • Principles of accounting for not for profit organisations • Record transactions and make accounting adjustments • Prepare financial statements for a sole trader • Prepare financial statements for a partnership • Prepare financial statements from incomplete records • Preparing and completing VAT returns • Prepare financial statements for a not for profit organisation Additional Optional Unit • Managing a computerised accounts system to provide management information

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO FURTHER YOURSELF AFTER YOU FINISH? If you don’t fancy continuing in one of the above job roles, you can study further to enhance your skills. For example, you could study for a Level 4 Diploma in Financial Management or if you prefer you can do a Foundation Degree in Accountancy.

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BUSINESS & ADMINISTRATION Want to get yourself on the business ladder? Then this could be the Apprenticeship for you!

Business and Administration is a sector that employs over 4.5 million people and that number is set to increase – by 2014 there will be a demand for around 1.2 million new workers in the administration sector. This Apprenticeship is a great way to get into the business world and will provide you with valuable experience working in a professional office environment.

INTERMEDIATE APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: There aren’t any specific entry requirements, but entry can be from work experience, GCSEs, Diplomas or vocational courses.

PATHWAY 1: BUSINESS & ADMINISTRATION Job Roles: Administrator/Business Support Office, Office Junior, Receptionist Mandatory Units • Manage own performance in a business environment • Improve own performance in a business environment • Work in a business environment • Communicate in a business environment Optional Units There are over 70 different optional units to choose from and you must study one as well as the mandatory units.

PATHWAY 2: LEGAL ADMINISTRATION Job Role: Junior Legal Secretary Mandatory Units • Legal word processing • Working in the legal environment • Proof-reading in the legal environment

PATHWAY 3: MEDICAL ADMINISTRATION Job Roles: Junior Medical Secretary, Medical Receptionist Mandatory Units • Medical terminology • Medical principles for the administrator • Administration skills in a medical environment • Communication skills in a medical environment Optional Units There are a number of optional units you can study for this pathway, examples of which include ‘Database software’, ‘Working in the NHS’ and ‘Work experience in a medical environment’.

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BUSINESS & ADMINISTRATION ADVANCED APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: You can go straight into this from the Intermediate Apprenticeship or with an alternative but relevant Level 2 qualification, 3 GCSEs (C and above) or A-Levels.

PATHWAY 1: BUSINESS AND ADMINISTRATION Job Role: Administration Officer Mandatory Units • Manage own performance in a business environment • Improve own performance in a business environment • Work in a business environment • Communicate in a business environment Optional Units As well as the mandatory units you will need to complete one optional unit and there are 70 different ones to choose from. Examples include ‘Preparing text from shorthand’, ‘Supporting the organisation of an event’ and ‘Using a diary system’.

PATHWAY 2: LEGAL ADMINISTRATION Job Role: Legal Secretary Mandatory Units • Proof-reading in the legal department • Business skills in the legal department • Legal word processing

PATHWAY 3: MEDICAL ADMINISTRATION Job Role: Medical Secretary Mandatory Units • Medical principles for the administrator • Medical administration • Managing communication in a medical environment • Medical word processing and audio transcription • Medical terminology Optional Units As well as the mandatory units above, you must also complete one optional unit. There are plenty to choose from and examples include ‘Spreadsheet software’ and ‘Legal aspects of medical administration’.

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BUSINESS & ADMINISTRATION HIGHER APPRENTICESHIP

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Entry Requirements: There are no specific academic entry requirements for this Apprenticeship, but candidates will need to have a significant amount of experience in working in a business environment. Many applicants to this Apprenticeship have already completed the Advanced Apprenticeship in Business and Administration, but entry can be from GCSEs or A-Levels in Maths and Business Studies. Job Roles: Office Manager, Administration Team Leader, Personal Assistant, Business Development Executive Mandatory Units • Manage and be accountable for own performance in a business environment • Evaluate and improve own performance in a business environment • Support the purpose and values of an organisation • Support sustainability in a business environment • Assess, manage and monitor risk in a business environment • Communicate in a business environment Optional Units As well as the mandatory units above, there are also optional units to complete. These range from ‘Agreeing a budget’ to ‘Contributing to innovation in a business environment’.

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO FURTHER YOURSELF AFTER YOU FINISH? You might want to continue and progress your career in one of the above job roles after finishing this Apprenticeship, but you can also do further qualifications should you choose. There are a variety of business and management qualifications at a higher level, or you could study for a Foundation or Honours Degree in Business or Business Management. www.whatapprenticeship.co.uk

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BUSINESS INNOVATION & GROWTH If you have the skills to help a business move in a new direction, then you should give this Apprenticeship a try!

There is an established evidence base which documents the contribution of innovation to productivity and economic competitiveness in the UK, as well as in the majority of other developed market economies. Innovation is not only important in terms of research and development activity in hightechnology and high added value sectors, but also through enabling new and different forms of business activity to take place.

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Entry Requirements: There are no specific academic requirements for this framework. Employers will look for applicants who have good business knowledge and show a driven, energetic, can-do attitude. Entry may be from a relevant Level 3 Apprenticeship, or from A-Levels (Business Studies will help here), a 14-19 Diploma or from applicants in current employment who are seeking to further themselves. Job Roles: Product Development Executive/Manager, Innovation Scout, Business Development Executive/ Manager, Project Executive/Manager Mandatory Units • Innovation and growth in organisations • Use of financial information for planning innovation and growth • The innovative mind set • Principles of researching and testing innovative ideas • Developing innovative business cases • Innovation in action • Change management for innovation and growth • Management decision making for innovation and growth • Developing an innovative idea • Implementing an innovative idea Optional Units • Leading, managing and developing people for innovation and growth • Strategic planning and management • Managing quality for innovation and growth • Marketing innovative ideas • Using customer relationship management to support innovation and growth • How technology contributes to innovation and growth • Contribute to fostering a culture for innovation and growth • Financial planning to support business cases • Background to business

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO FURTHER YOURSELF AFTER YOU FINISH? If you don’t fancy continuing in one of the above job roles, you can study further to enhance your skills. Level 6 qualifications in enterprise and other professional qualifications are available, or you can undertake higher education such as an Honours Degree or Masters Degree in Enterprise, Management and Leadership, Business and Business Management.

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CAMPAIGNING If you have a voice that needs to be heard, then you might want to consider a career in Campaigning!

Campaigning is all about highlighting the key issues; be it saving the environment, advocating a political figure or simply helping somebody in the local community. This Apprenticeship will give you all the skills you need to become an accomplished campaigner and make a difference to your chosen cause.

ADVANCED APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: You don’t need any specific qualifications, but you must show an active interest in working with charities, volunteer organisations and pressure groups. Experience here will aid your cause but Level 2 qualifications, GCSEs and A-Levels will also help. Job Roles: Advocacy Officer, Campaigns and Communications Officer, Campaigns and Information Officer, Campaigns Coordinator/Campaigns Organiser, Policy and Campaigns Officer, Public Affairs and Campaigns Officer Mandatory Units • Identify and prioritise issues on which to campaign • Conduct research to support a campaign • Understand campaign strategies • Develop a campaign work-plan • Develop communications for a campaign • Introduction to campaigning • Monitor and evaluate a campaign • Understand the nature and governance of the voluntary sector • Understand effective partnership working between organisations • Understand sustainability in voluntary sector organisations Optional Units On top of the mandatory units listed above, you are required to complete 2 additional optional units. Examples include ‘Managing resources for a campaign’ and ‘Coordinating materials and products for a campaign’.

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO FURTHER YOURSELF AFTER YOU FINISH? If you don’t fancy continuing in one of the above job roles, you can study further to enhance your skills. A Level 4 or 5 qualification in leadership and management would be suitable after completing this Apprenticeship.

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CONTACT CENTRE OPERATIONS If you enjoy working with people and have a good phone personality, this is the Apprenticeship for you!

This is one of the fastest growing sectors in the UK; as technology advances, there are more and more ways for people to get support and help with their problems. You could be working in a variety of areas of expertise, such as internet support, commercial solutions or even providing directions straight to somebody’s car!

INTERMEDIATE APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: There aren’t any specific entry requirements, but work experience, GCSEs, Diplomas or vocational courses will also help. Job Roles: Trainee Agent, Contact Centre Agent, Help Desk Operative, Sales Advisor, Customer Service Advisor, Outbound Sales Agent, Inbound Sales Agent, Outbound Customer Service Agent, Inbound Customer Service Agent, Telephone Banking Advisor, Telesales Operator Mandatory Units • Principles of personal effectiveness in a contact centre • Principles of health and safety in a contact centre • Principles of personal responsibilities and working in a business environment Optional Units As well as the mandatory units, you will have to complete optional units from 2 main groups which contain 37 different choices! Examples of these include ‘Principles of selling in a contact centre’ and ‘Principles of handling incidents through a contact centre’.

ADVANCED APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: You can go straight into this from the Intermediate Apprenticeship or with an alternative but relevant Level 2 qualification, GCSEs or A-Levels. Practical work experience will also be of use to your application. Job Roles: Sales Team Leader, Customer Service Team Leader, Contact Centre Team Leader, Product Specialist, Supervisor, Support Analyst, Contact Centre Manager Mandatory Units • Comply with health and safety procedures in a contact centre • Develop personal and organisational effectiveness in a contact centre Optional Units In addition to the two mandatory units above, you will have to do a further 2 optional units from a choice of 40 different ones. These range from ‘Managing customer service delivery in a contact centre’ to ‘Negotiating handling objections and closing sales’.

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Entry Requirements: While there are no specific academic entry requirements, this Apprenticeship will be attractive to candidates who have just completed A-Levels (or the equivalent of A-Levels), have just finished the Advanced Apprenticeship or have been working in the industry and wish to progress. Job Roles: Resource Scheduling Manager, Senior Planner, Team Manager, Key Account Manager, Senior Contact Centre Manager Mandatory Units • Comply with health and safety procedures in a contact centre • Improve organisational effectiveness and personal development in a contact centre Optional Units As well as the above mandatory units, a number of optional units must also be completed to help further and refine your skills. These range from ‘Maintaining customer support operations in a call centre’ to ‘Preparing for and supporting quality audits’.

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO FURTHER YOURSELF AFTER YOU FINISH? If you don’t wish to continue in one of the above job roles, then you can go on to study any number of customer service qualifications. If you want to go to university, then this Apprenticeship is an ideal platform for a Degree in Business Management.

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CUSTOMER SERVICE If you get a kick out of helping people with problems, then you should consider a career in Customer Service!

Customer satisfaction is always the top priority in business; it can be the difference between making money and coming up short. This is a very broad sector and would qualify you to work in a range of different environments, from a call centre offering technical support to a high street shop helping customers face to face.

INTERMEDIATE APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: There aren’t any specific entry requirements, but work experience, GCSEs, Diplomas or vocational courses will also help. A determined attitude is essential in this Apprenticeship. Job Roles: Customer Service Trainee, Assistant, Representative or Agent; any job role where customer service skills are utilised Mandatory Units • Communicate using customer service language • Follow the rules to deliver customer service Optional Units As well as the mandatory units, you will have to complete one optional unit from 4 main groups, titled ‘Impression and Image’, ‘Delivery’ ‘Handling Problems’ and ‘Development and Improvement’.

ADVANCED APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: You can go straight into this from the Intermediate Apprenticeship or with an alternative but relevant Level 2 qualification, GCSEs or A-Levels. Practical work experience will also be of use to your application. Job Roles: Customer Relationship Manager, Customer Service Co-ordinator, Customer Service Team Leader Mandatory Units • Demonstrate understanding of customer service • Demonstrate understanding of the rules that impact on improvements in customer service Optional Units In addition to the two mandatory units above, you will have to complete 1 optional unit from a choice of 4 different groups. These are titled ‘Impression and Image’, ‘Delivery’, ‘Handling Problems’ and ‘Development and Improvement’.

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO FURTHER YOURSELF AFTER YOU FINISH? If you do not wish to progress in one of the above job roles, there are a variety of options to choose from to further build up your skills. You could do a Level 4 Apprenticeship in Leadership and Management, a Level 4 Diploma in Customer Service Management or a Foundation Degree in Retail Management.

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ENTERPRISE If you want to start up your own business, then this Apprenticeship can teach you how!

Enterprise is all about determination and a will to succeed. If you see yourself as your own boss, or perhaps want to go into business with somebody else, then this is a good starting point. You will need a range of skills, including problem solving, taking the initiative, negotiation and persuasion.

ADVANCED APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: There are no specific academic requirements for this framework, but you will need to show determination, passion and a desire to succeed. Level 2 qualifications, GCSEs and A-Levels (particularly in Business Studies or Economics) would really help. Job Roles: Trainee Business Development Consultant/Junior Enterprise Consultant/Team Member, Business Development Assistant/Business Development Executive/Enterprise Consultant Mandatory Units • Project Management • Leadership and teamwork • Developing the mindset and skills required for enterprise • Developing the innovative entrepreneur • Planning and pitching a new business opportunity • Business organisation, behaviour and communication • Using enterprise skills in the workplace • The business environment

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO FURTHER YOURSELF AFTER YOU FINISH? If the above job roles don’t suit you, you can do further qualifications to build on your skills, such as a Higher Level Apprenticeship in Business and Professional Administration or Leadership and Management. There are also Level 4 sector specific qualifications.

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FUNDRAISING Are you passionate about a cause or charity? If so, then this Apprenticeship can teach you all you need to know about Fundraising!

With cuts to funding, charities and voluntary organisations need fundraisers more than ever. This Apprenticeship teaches you how to develop and implement a fundraising plan and how to monitor and sustain relationships with donors.

ADVANCED APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: There are no specific academic requirements for this framework, but you will need to show determination and a passion for fundraising and charity work. Level 2 qualifications, GCSEs, A-Levels (particularly in Business Studies or Economics) and probably most importantly, work experience would really help. Job Roles: Fundraiser, Fundraising Officer, Fundraising Coordinator, Fundraising Support Officer Mandatory Units • Develop a plan for fundraising activities • Implement a plan for fundraising activities • Maintain and enhance relationships with supporters of your cause • Budgeting for the business • Introduction to fundraising • Understand the nature and governance of the voluntary sector • Understand values, ethics and safeguarding in the voluntary sector • Understand effective partnership working between organisations • Understand sustainability in voluntary sector organisations

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO FURTHER YOURSELF AFTER YOU FINISH? If the above job roles don’t suit you, you can do further qualifications to build on your skills, such as a Higher Level Apprenticeship in Leadership and Management. There are also Level 4 sector specific qualifications.

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HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT If you have great man management skills, then you should be working in Human Resources!

According to the 2007 Labour Force Survey, there are just over 300,000 human resources professionals in the UK. Developing a high performing HR department that understands both the needs of their organisation and how to effectively use human resources practices to meet those needs is critical to enabling organisations to grow in a sustainable way.

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Entry Requirements: There are no specific academic entry requirements to this framework, but the applicant must be at least 18 years old, due to the level of maturity required to manage sensitive HR issues the candidate might encounter. The applicant must also demonstrate that they have the right nature for the job, which will be assessed during the application process. Job Roles: HR Executive, HR Officer, Assistant HR Manager, Assistant HR Advisor Mandatory Units • Developing professional practice in human resources • Understanding the business context of human resources • Using a research approach in human resources • Understanding the contemporary human resources function • Understanding employment law Optional Units As well as the above mandatory units, there are also optional units to complete, which are chosen from two different groups. These range from ‘Understanding reward management’ to ‘Contributing to improving organisational performance’.

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO FURTHER YOURSELF AFTER YOU FINISH? If you don’t want to pursue one of the above job roles, then you can study further to build up your skills. You can progress on to an Undergraduate Degree in Human Resources Management, a Level 7 CIPD Diploma in Human Resources Management or membership of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. www.whatapprenticeship.co.uk

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INSURANCE If you’re good with numbers and can problem solve, then you should consider a career in Insurance!

Insurance provides people with peace of mind. It is a payment given to people in various unfortunate circumstances and comes in many shapes and forms such as home, building, car, contents and even life insurance. This Apprenticeship provides the skills to not only offer the right advice and packages to the right people, but also explains the mechanics of both the applying and claiming processes.

HIGHER APPRENTICESHIP

LEVEL 4

Entry Requirements: Applicants will need to show a proven commitment to working with people, perhaps through community work or work experience. GCSEs or their equivalent will also be required as well as evidence of an interest in providing financial services. Job Roles: Claims Technician, Broking Technician, Underwriting Technician, Supervisors in the aforementioned areas Mandatory Unit • Managing your own performance, personal development and insurance industry awareness Optional Units As well as the above mandatory unit, there are a huge range of optional units to complete, including a set of units for supervisory and management roles. Examples include ‘Managing the achievement of customer satisfaction’ and ‘Processing complex insurance renewals’.

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO FURTHER YOURSELF AFTER YOU FINISH? If you don’t wish to continue in one of the above job roles, then there are plenty of academic pathways you can take to further hone your skills. For example, you could study a Level 6 Advanced Diploma in Insurance.

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LEGAL ADVICE Could you provide people with important advice on a range of subjects? Then you should consider a career in Legal Advice!

Legal Advice is all about helping those who are unsure of their next move. You’ll be working in a fully functioning legal environment, helping people from all sorts of backgrounds with a whole range of problems. Despite being primarily a voluntary sector in the past, the legal advice industry is looking to take on more permanent staff members as the demand for legal advice grows.

INTERMEDIATE APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: There are no specific academic entry requirements for this Apprenticeship, but many employers generally look for a good standard of Literacy and Numeracy (such as GCSEs A*-C). Entry may be from current employment, work experience or volunteer work.

Job Role: Legal Signposting Adviser

Optional Units • Providing legal information and advice using the telephone • Give customers a positive impression of yourself and your organisation. • Contributing to effective team working

Mandatory Units • Communicating with legal advice clients • Supporting clients to make use of the legal advice service • Enabling legal advice clients to access signposting and referral opportunities

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Evaluating own practice in a legal advice context Recognise diversity when delivering customer service Obtaining and providing legal information materials

ADVANCED APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: There are no specific academic entry requirements, but entry can be from GCSEs, A-Levels, college, work experience or current employment.

Optional Units In addition to the mandatory units, there are also optional units to complete. Examples of these are provided below.

Job Role: Generalist Legal Adviser/Caseworker

Mandatory Units • Supporting legal advice clients to plan, implement and review action • Providing legal advice to clients • Managing interviews with legal advice clients • Using electronic means to research legal information and advice • Evaluating own practice in a legal advice context

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Providing continuing support to legal advice clients Supporting legal advice clients to act on their own behalf Providing and receiving referrals on behalf of legal advice clients Negotiating on behalf of legal advice clients Facilitating legal advice using an interpreter Liaising with other services Preparing cases for representation in formal proceedings

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO FURTHER YOURSELF AFTER YOU FINISH? If you don’t fancy progressing in one of the above job roles, there are other options available which could boost your skill set further. For example, you could do a Higher Apprenticeship in Legal Services, or a Level 4 Diploma in Providing Specialist Legal Advice.

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LEGAL SERVICES If you want to make a difference in the legal world, then this might be the career path for you…

There is a rapidly growing group of occupations delivering legal services in the public, private and notfor-profit sectors, so there’s a diverse range of specialisations to choose from. You will be spending a lot of time face to face with new people in professional environments so make sure you are comfortable in those situations.

ADVANCED APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: There aren’t any specific academic qualifications you need to enter the Advanced Apprenticeship, but most employers look for a high standard of Maths and English, such as GCSEs (A*-C) in those subjects or A-Levels in a related subject. You can also enter with a relevant Intermediate Apprenticeship, such as Business and Administration. Job Roles: Paralegal Officer, Paralegal Assistant Mandatory Units • Equality and diversity • Manage own professional development within an organisation • Prepare case files and case progression • Supporting court processes and outcomes • Casework management

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LEGAL SERVICES HIGHER APPRENTICESHIP

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Entry Requirements: There are no specific academic entry requirements for this Apprenticeship and entry is usually from candidates who have just completed the Advanced Apprenticeship. Many employers will expect evidence that work can be carried out to an acceptable standard; this might be shown through qualifications such as GCSEs or A-Levels, a portfolio of work or extended experience in the industry.

PATHWAY 1: COMMERCIAL LITIGATION Job Roles: Senior Paralegal, Senior Legal Officer, Fee Earner, Litigation Executive (Commercial Litigation) Mandatory Units • Client care skills • Legal research skills • Law of tort • Contract law • Resolving a commercial dispute in England and Wales • Tactics and costs in commercial litigation

PATHWAY 3: PERSONAL INJURY Job Roles: Senior Claims Handler, Fee Earner, Litigation Specialist (Defendant or Claimant), Personal Injury Specialist Mandatory Units • Client care skills • Legal research skills • Law of tort • Introductory considerations for personal injury lawyers • Preparations for personal injury trials • Damages, settlement and costs in personal injury cases Optional Units • The law relating to road traffic accidents • The law relating to tripping, slipping and occupier’s liability • The law relating to employers’ liability

PATHWAY 2: DEBT RECOVERY AND INSOLVENCY Job Roles: Senior Paralegal, Senior Legal Officer, Fee Earner, Litigation Executive (Debt Recovery and Insolvency) Mandatory Units • Client care skills • Legal research skills • Contract law • Personal insolvency • Corporate insolvency

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO FURTHER YOURSELF AFTER YOU FINISH? If you don’t fancy continuing in one of the above job roles, you can study further to enhance your skills. There is a Level 5 Paralegal Apprenticeship under development, or you could do a Level 4 qualification in Management.

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MANAGEMENT If you are a natural, inspirational leader who has an eye for the top, then Management could be for you!

The UK economy is crying out for qualified managers, so you won’t struggle to find work with this qualification. Every company has managers and team leaders, so your line of work could determine not only what you do, but also where in the country (or world) you work.

INTERMEDIATE APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: There aren’t any specific entry requirements, but entry can be from GCSEs, work experience, Diplomas or vocational courses.

PATHWAY 1: TEAM LEADING Job Roles: Team Leader, Section Leader, Floor Manager, Helpdesk Manager, Trainee Supervisor, Team Coordinator Mandatory Units • Manage personal development • Develop working relationships with colleagues • Communicate information and knowledge Optional Units You will need to do 2 optional units as well as the mandatory units above. These include ‘Making effective decisions’ and ‘Procuring supplies’.

PATHWAY 2: TEAM LEADING (CONSTRUCTION) Job Role: Team Leader (Construction) Mandatory Units • Know how to carry out safe working practices in construction • Carry out safe working practices in construction • Knowledge of information, quantities and communicating with others • Information, quantities and communicating with others • Knowledge of building methods and construction technology • Building methods and construction technology • Know how to locate and protect utility apparatus and sub-structures • Know how to carry out pre pour inspection and testing of concrete • Construct scaffolding • Locate and protect utility apparatus and sub-structures • Carry out pre pour inspection and testing concrete • Manufacture and install internal non load-bearing structures • Set out rectangular bricklaying and concreting structures • Support development of self and team members

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MANAGEMENT ADVANCED APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: You can go straight into this from the Intermediate Apprenticeship or with an alternative but relevant Level 2 qualification, practical work experience in a job role, GCSEs or A-Levels. Job Roles: Section Manager, First Line Manager, Assistant Manager, Trainee Manager, Senior Supervisor, Junior Non-commissioned Officer Mandatory Units • Manage own professional development within an organisation • Set objectives and provide support for team members • Plan, allocate and monitor work of a team Optional Units As well as the mandatory units listed above, you must also complete optional units, of which there are 37 to choose from. Examples include ‘Managing conflict in a team’ and ‘Recruiting staff in your own area of responsibility’.

HIGHER APPRENTICESHIP

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Entry Requirements: There are no specific academic requirements for this framework, but it is strongly advised that the applicant has completed an Advanced Apprenticeship in retail, commercial or business disciplines. Alternatively, entry can be from other Level 3 qualifications, GCSEs or A-Levels. Job Roles: Manager, Head of Function, Area Manager Mandatory Units • Manage own professional development within an organisation • Develop working relationships with colleagues and stakeholders • Plan, allocate and monitor work in own area of responsibility • Provide leadership and direction for own area of responsibility Optional Units As well as the above mandatory units, there are optional units to complete as well. These range from ‘Managing budgets’ to ‘Managing conflict in a team’.

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Entry Requirements: There are no specific academic entry requirements for this Apprenticeship, but candidates will require at least middle management experience in order to cope with the level of knowledge covered. Because of this, it’s advised that entry to this framework is from a previous Management Apprenticeship or from current employment in a managerial role. Job Roles: Manager, Senior Manager, Head of Department, Director Mandatory Unit • Principles of management and leadership Optional Units • Personal development • Leadership in your organisation • Financial awareness for managers • Management of change • Management activities • Managing projects • Developing successful business teams • Managing staff performance • Quality management in an organisation • Managing budgets • Managing innovation in an organisation • Marketing principles for managers • Principles of strategic management • Managing communications at work • Recruitment and selection • Management decision making • Customer relationship management

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO FURTHER YOURSELF AFTER YOU FINISH? If you don’t fancy continuing in one of the above job roles, you can study further to enhance your skills. There are a variety of business and management qualifications at Level 5 and above, as well as Undergraduate Degrees in a variety of business disciplines.

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MARKETING Join one of the busiest and most rewarding sectors in the UK with an Apprenticeship in Marketing!

Marketing is a fundamental part of most businesses – half a million people are employed in the marketing sector in the UK and they help market and promote a range of goods and services in a variety of ways.

INTERMEDIATE APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: Employers are looking to hire apprentices who show an aptitude for communication, design, creativity and problem solving. This aside, there aren’t any specific academic requirements to enter the Intermediate Apprenticeship. Job Roles: Event Management Assistant, Junior Marketing Executive, Market Researcher Mandatory Units • Collect and organise market research data • Contribute to measuring the marketing response

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Work with other people in a business environment Improve own performance in a business environment

Optional Units As well as the mandatory units there are also 19 optional ones. They include ‘Analysing competitor activity’ and ‘Using digital and social media in marketing campaigns’.

ADVANCED APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: You can go straight into this from the Intermediate Apprenticeship or with an alternative but relevant Level 2 qualification, practical work experience, GCSEs or A-Levels.

Job Roles: Advertising Account Executive, Marketing Assistant, Marketing Co-ordinator, Marketing Officer, Marketing manager, Market Research Executive, PR Officer

Optional Units As well as the mandatory units there are a whopping 38 optional units too. They include ‘Implementing a marketing plan’ to ‘Using digital technology for marketing purposes’.

Mandatory Units • Analyse competitor activity • Contribute to the development of a marketing plan

Evaluate and improve own performance in a business environment Work with other people in a business environment

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO FURTHER YOURSELF AFTER YOU FINISH? If you don’t fancy continuing in one of the above job roles, you can study further to enhance your skills. A Higher Apprenticeship is available in Business and Administration or you could enter an undergraduate programme in marketing or management.

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PAYROLL If you are good at working with numbers and money, then this could be the career for you…

Payroll is about paying the various staff that make up a business. This is tougher than it sounds, as factors such as tax codes, deductions and loans have to be taken into account. This is an ageing sector and is in need of a younger workforce, so it’s a great way for young people to get into the business world.

INTERMEDIATE APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: Apprentices must show a strong aptitude for problem solving, number crunching and lateral thinking. There aren’t any specific academic entry requirements, but GCSEs, Diplomas or vocational courses will help. Job Roles: Payroll Assistant, Payroll Clerk, Payroll Administration Mandatory Units • Work effectively in accounting and finance • Fundamentals of employment legislation for payroll • Composition of an employee payroll record • Elements of gross pay

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Statutory and non-statutory payments and additions Termination of employment Creating an employee payroll record Calculate gross pay Payroll processing Processing leavers Computerised payroll theory Computerised payroll skills

Additional Units • Statutory and non-statutory reporting of payroll data • Spreadsheet software

ADVANCED APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: You can go straight into this from the Intermediate Apprenticeship or with an alternative but relevant Level 2 qualification, GCSEs or A-Levels. Job Roles: Payroll Supervisor, Assistant Payroll Manager, Payroll Team Leader Mandatory Units • Work effectively in accounting and finance • Employment legislation for payroll • Statutory and non-statutory reporting of payroll data

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PAYE, income tax and national insurance contributions Theory of termination of employment Determining gross pay Payroll processing Period end processing Termination of employment Payroll verification and reconciliation Computerised payroll administration

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO FURTHER YOURSELF AFTER YOU FINISH? If you don’t fancy continuing in one of the above job roles, you can study further to enhance your skills. For example, you could study for a Foundation Degree or Advanced Diploma in Payroll Management.

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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR WORK BASED LEARNING PRACTITIONERS Want to help people get the very best out of their careers? Then give this Apprenticeship a try!

The work based learning industry employs over 30,000 staff across the UK and aids people in getting the best training so that they can progress further in their careers. The environment you’ll be working in depends on your area of expertise; it could be any of the frameworks in this handbook!

HIGHER APPRENTICESHIP

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Entry Requirements: There are no specific academic entry requirements for this Apprenticeship; the Apprenticeship is open to anybody who is employed in the work based learning sector and can demonstrate they have the aptitude to complete this framework. Applicants will also be subject to a CRB check. Job Roles: Trainer, Tutor, Teacher, Instructor, Learning Advisor, Assessor, Internal Verifier, External Verifier, Head of Quality Assurance, Lead Assessor, Functional Skills Tutor, Reviewer, Careers Guidance Counsellor, Supervisor, Manager, Mentor, Coach

Mandatory Units • Recognising learning from experience • Personal learning and thinking skills • Understanding learning at work • Developing and implementing contextualised blended learning Optional Units • Mentoring and guidance skills • Introducing assessment methods • Fundamental technical and professional skills • Work based studies

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Entry Requirements: There are no specific entry requirements for this framework, but entry may be upon the completion of the Level 4 Apprenticeship in Work Based Learning Practitioners, from an alternative Level 4 Apprenticeship, GCSEs or A-Levels, a Foundation or Higher Diploma within a relevant sector or from an equivalent teaching qualification, such as a PTLLS, CTTLS or DTLLS.

Mandatory Units • Recognising learning from skills (PLTS) • Understanding learning at work • Developing and implementing contextualised blended learning • Recognising learning from experience • Facilitating and supporting learning at work

Job Roles: Trainer, Tutor, Teacher, Instructor, Learning Advisor, Assessor, Curriculum Manager, Centre Manager, Internal/External Verifier, Head of Quality Assurance, Lead Assessor, Curriculum Manager, Functional Skills Tutor, Reviewer, Career Guidance Counsellor, Supervisor, Manager, Mentor, Coach

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO FURTHER YOURSELF AFTER YOU FINISH? If you don’t wish to continue in one of the above job roles, you can continue studying to further build up your skill set. There are Foundation and full Undergraduate Degrees in Professional Development for Work Based Learning Practitioners (BA).

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PROFESSIONAL SERVICES Every industry has its professionals; you could be one of them with this Apprenticeship! Professional Services involves providing training to ensure that specialised workforces, such as taxation technicians, management consultants and chartered accountants are staffed by fully qualified people.

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Entry Requirements: There are no specific academic requirements for this framework, but applicants generally enter from an Advanced Apprenticeship in a related subject, or from A-Levels (generally 160-260 UCAS points). It is strongly advised that the applicant also has solid IT skills, good communication and a desire to progress in a professional career.

PATHWAY 1: AUDIT Job Roles: External/Internal Audit Trainee, Assistant or Junior Mandatory Units • Working in teams • Planning and delivering business communication activities • Remaining up to date with current audit or assurance regulatory, professional and technical information • Managing time effectively • Evaluate and improve own performance in a business environment • Spreadsheet software • Presentation software • Deliver a presentation • Organising and facilitating meetings and workshops • Developing commercial awareness • Managing personal obligations in engagement economics and internal financial management • Preparing to work at a client’s site • Applying own employer’s audit or assurance methodology

PATHWAY 2: TAX Job Role: Tax Trainee, Assistant or Junior Mandatory Units • Working in teams • Organising and facilitating meetings and workshops • Developing commercial awareness • Managing personal obligations in engagement economics and internal financial management • Planning and delivering business communication activities • Applying own employer’s approaches to and methodologies for tax work • Remaining up to date with current tax regulatory, professional and technical information • Managing time effectively • Evaluate and improve own performance in a business environment • Spreadsheet software • Presentation software • Deliver a presentation

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PROFESSIONAL SERVICES PATHWAY 3: MANAGEMENT CONSULTANTS Job Roles: Junior Consultant, Account Executive, Business Development Assistant Mandatory Units • Organising and facilitating meetings and workshops • Managing personal obligations in engagement economics and internal financial management • Preparing to work at a client’s site • Planning and delivering business communication activities • Analysing organisations using business analysis tools • Applying consulting methodologies to resolve client issues • Supporting the consulting sales process • Managing time effectively • Deliver a presentation • Creating effective teams • Work productively with colleagues and stakeholders • Develop, maintain and review personal networks • Make decisions in a business environment • Analyse and report data • Carry out research and prepare a report • Plan and manage a project • Assess, manage and monitor risk in a business environment • Evaluate and improve own performance in a business environment • Spreadsheet software • Presentation software

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PROFESSIONAL SERVICES HIGHER APPRENTICESHIP

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Entry Requirements: Applicants are preferred to have at least 5 GCSEs (A*-C) including English and Maths, but other qualifications are encouraged to ensure fairness to those with learning disabilities or to those who chose a different career path. Entry may be from the Level 4 Apprenticeship, A-Levels or current employment in the industry.

PATHWAY 1: ACCOUNTANCY Job Role: Accountant Senior Trainee Mandatory Units • Maintaining financial records • Adjustments to accounting records and financial statements • Preparing financial statements

PATHWAY 2: AUDIT Job Role: External/Internal Senior Audit Trainee Mandatory Units • Legal and other professional regulations, ethics and current issues • Accepting and managing engagements • Planning engagements • Concluding and reporting on engagements

PATHWAY 3: TAX Job Role: Tax Senior Trainee Mandatory Units • Objectives, types of tax and ethics • Administration of taxation • Income tax and national insurance contributions • Capital gains tax and chargeable gains for companies • Corporation tax • VAT

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO FURTHER YOURSELF AFTER YOU FINISH? If you don’t fancy continuing in one of the above job roles, you can study further to enhance your skills. Completion of this Apprenticeship opens up a route into further education via university, either at Foundation or full Undergraduate Degree Level in a variety of subjects such as Business and Finance.

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PROJECT MANAGEMENT If you’re a natural leader who has innovative ideas and a desire to succeed, this could be the Apprenticeship for you!

Project Management is imperative to the success of any business; it involves budgeting, forward thinking and problem solving to ensure the product at the end of the project is of the best possible quality. It’s a sector that’s in demand and particularly suits those who can demonstrate great leadership skills.

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Entry Requirements: There are no specific academic requirements for this framework, but applicants will need to show competency in Literacy, Numeracy and IT. Entry may also be from school or college (where a position of responsibility was held), a 14-19 qualification (such as a Diploma, BTEC or NVQ) or from applicants who are already employed in the industry but wish to enhance their skills. Job Roles: Project Manager, Project Co-ordinator, Project Executive, Project Support Officer Mandatory Units • Principles of project management • Project stakeholder management • Project communications Optional Units • Business case, project structure and progress monitoring • Managing project scope • Managing project schedule • Managing project finances • Managing project risk • Managing project quality • Managing project resources • Managing project contracts • Provide leadership and direction for own area of responsibility • Plan, allocate and monitor work in own area of responsibility

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO FURTHER YOURSELF AFTER YOU FINISH? If you don’t fancy continuing in one of the above job roles, you can study further to enhance your skills. There are plenty of project management courses available at Level 5, as well as Undergraduate or Postgraduate Degrees in the subject.

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PROVIDING FINANCIAL ADVICE Do you have a head for number crunching, but want to work closely with members of the public? Then you should be giving people financial advice! Everybody, whether it’s a young married couple or a business, requires financial advice at some point. Whether it’s preparation for a large purchase like a house or something as simple as sorting out personal funds, financial advice is vital to help people get the most from their money.

INTERMEDIATE APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: There aren’t any specific entry requirements, but GCSEs, Diplomas or vocational courses will help. Mandatory Units (across all pathways) • Complying with regulations within the financial services environment • Improving and maintaining workplace competence in a financial services environment • Planning and organising work in a financial services environment Additional Optional Units • Setting up accounting software to manage accounting information • Process routine payments and receipts using a computerised system • Carry out stock control processes using a computerised system • Work effectively in accounting and finance • Introduction to bookkeeping

PATHWAY 4: FINANCING AND CREDIT Job Roles: Administrator, Customer Service Advisor, Advisor

PATHWAY 5: ADMINISTRATION OR MORTGAGE AND/ OR FINANCIAL PLANNING INTERMEDIARIES Job Roles: Financial Advice Administrator, Mortgage Administrator

PATHWAY 6: INVESTMENT OPERATIONS Job Roles: Trade Processor, Investment Information Administrator, Account Reconciliation Administrator

PATHWAY 7: CUSTOMER PAYMENTS FOR FINANCIAL PRODUCTS AND SERVICES Job Roles: Financial Administrator, Reconciliation Administrator

PATHWAY 1: GENERAL INSURANCE Job Roles: Processing Administrator, Underwriting Administrator, Claims Handling Administrator

PATHWAY 8: DEBT COLLECTIONS Job Roles: Credit Co-ordinator, Finance Coordinator

PATHWAY 2: RETAIL BANKING Jobs Roles: Cashier, Customer Advisor

PATHWAY 3: LIFE, PENSIONS AND INVESTMENTS Job Roles: Claims Handler, Processing Administrator

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PROVIDING FINANCIAL ADVICE ADVANCED APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: You can go straight into this from the Intermediate Apprenticeship or with an alternative but relevant Level 2 qualification, GCSEs or A-Levels. Mandatory Units • Complying with regulations within the financial services environment • Improving and maintaining workplace competence in a financial services environment • Developing productive working relationships with colleagues

PATHWAY 4: FINANCING AND CREDIT Job Roles: Advisor, Supervisor, Customer Service Advisor

PATHWAY 5: ADMINISTRATION OR MORTGAGE AND/ OR FINANCIAL PLANNING INTERMEDIARIES Job Roles: Financial Advice Administrator, Financial Manager

Optional Units There are further optional units for this framework, which range from ‘Operating credit control procedures’ to ‘Dealing with customers using bespoke software’. There are also specific unit groups for each individual pathway – these develop skills relevant to the line of work you want to go into.

PATHWAY 6: INVESTMENT OPERATIONS

PATHWAY 1: GENERAL INSURANCE

Job Roles: Pensions Team Leader, Pensions Administrator, Pensions Manager

Job Roles: Underwriter, Broker, Claims Officer

Job Roles: Corporate Actions Administrator, Settlements Administrator, Investments Performance Administrator, Supervisors

PATHWAY 7: PENSIONS ADMINISTRATION

PATHWAY 8: DEBT COLLECTION

PATHWAY 2: RETAIL BANKING Job Roles: Senior Cashiers, Senior Customer Advisors, Foreign Currency Advisors, Administration Supervisors

Job Roles: Credit and Risk Manager, Credit Control Team Leader, Credit Manager

PATHWAY 3: LIFE, PENSIONS AND INVESTMENTS

PATHWAY 9: CUSTOMER PAYMENTS FOR FINANCIAL PRODUCTS AND SERVICES

Job Roles: Claims Handler, Underwriter

Job Roles: Customer Advisor, Senior Advisor

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PROVIDING FINANCIAL ADVICE HIGHER APPRENTICESHIP

LEVEL 4

Entry Requirements: There are no specific academic requirements for this framework, but applicants will need to show competency in Literacy and Numeracy, as well as an interest in working with financial services. Entry may also be from school or college (GCSEs or equivalent), a 14-19 qualification (such as a Diploma, BTEC or NVQ) or from applicants who are already employed in the industry but wish to enhance their skills. Job Roles: Restricted Retail Investment Advisor, Independent Retail Investment Advisor Mandatory Units • Engaging the client for financial advice and/or planning • Implementing financial solutions following financial advice and/or planning • Gathering and validating financial information for financial advice and/or planning • Researching and selecting appropriate solutions to inform recommendations for financial advice and/or planning • Reviewing and responding to the client’s changing financial needs and circumstances for financial advice and/or planning • Analysing the client’s financial circumstances for financial advice and/or planning • Advising on appropriate financial solutions and agreeing the next steps for financial advice and/or planning • Maintaining professional development and financial services industry awareness for financial advice and/ or planning

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO FURTHER YOURSELF AFTER YOU FINISH? If you don’t fancy continuing in one of the above job roles, you can study further to enhance your skills. There are Foundation Degrees, Undergraduate and Postgraduate Degrees available in Financial Services, as well as a CII Level 6 Advanced Diploma in Financial Planning.

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PROVIDING MORTGAGE ADVICE Could you help people obtain their dream home? If you are good with finance and number crunching, this could be the career for you!

Buying a house is a long process which requires a lot of planning and help. Mortgage advisors help people plan out their finances and make sure that they get the right plan to suit their situation. It’s a sector that is desperate for a younger workforce, so there are plenty of opportunities across the country.

ADVANCED APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: You will require an Intermediate Apprenticeship (such as Providing Financial Advice) to enter at this level. Level 2 qualifications, GCSEs and A-Levels (particularly in Business Studies or Economics) would also really help. Job Role: Mortgage Advisor Mandatory Units • Introduction to the financial services environment and products • UK financial services and regulation • Mortgage law, policy, practice & markets • Mortgage applications • Mortgage payment methods and products • Mortgage arrears and post-completion issues • Assessment of mortgage advice knowledge

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO FURTHER YOURSELF AFTER YOU FINISH? The natural progression after completing this award is to go into the above job role. Alternatively, you can move on to the Level 4 Apprenticeship in Providing Financial Services or a Foundation Degree in Financial Services.

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PUBLIC RELATIONS If you are friendly, approachable and creative, then PR is the industry for you!

Public Relations, or PR, can make or break an organisation, so it’s important to have the right people employed as the face of your company. PR not only promotes and advertises; it builds networks with potential customers and other companies as well as helping maintain the internal structure of the business.

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Entry Requirements: There are no specific academic requirements for this framework, but applicants are expected to have some knowledge of the PR industry prior to commencing employment. Entry may be from candidates with GCSEs or A-Levels, a 14-19 Diploma, a Level 3 qualification or previous, extensive work experience. Job Roles: PR Assistant, Account Executive/Account Coordinator, Press Officer, Digital Communications Officer Mandatory Units • Principles of personal responsibilities and how to develop and evaluate own performance at work • Understanding public relations • Understanding the use of the written word for public relations • Understanding the creative process to generate ideas • Understanding the media landscape • Understanding public relations campaign planning • Communicating effectively in public relations • Pitching public relations stories to the media • Delivering and evaluating public relations campaigns • Delivering professional presentations • Plan and manage your own workload • Researching and analysing data for public relations • Develop working relationships with colleagues and stakeholders • Career development Optional Units As well as the above mandatory units, there are also a range of optional units to complete in this framework. These range from ‘Understanding the media landscape’ to ‘Delivering professional presentations’.

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO FURTHER YOURSELF AFTER YOU FINISH? If you don’t fancy continuing in one of the above job roles, you can study further to enhance your skills. There are Foundation Degrees, Undergraduate and Postgraduate Degrees available in PR, as well membership of professional bodies such as the Public Relations Consultants Association (PRCA) and the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR). www.whatapprenticeship.co.uk

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RECRUITMENT Could you find the right people for the right job? If so, you should consider a career in Recruitment!

Recruitment is vital to any business; finding the right person for a job can often be a difficult, frustrating and time consuming process. Through this framework, you can learn the skills necessary for attracting the best person for the role and equally importantly, keeping hold of prized employees who are targets for other companies.

ADVANCED APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: There are no mandatory entry requirements for this framework, but employers will be looking for applicants with a ‘can do’ attitude and basic Numeracy, Literacy and Communication skills. Other suitable entry criteria include GCSEs, 14-19 Diplomas, Duke of Edinburgh Awards or Intermediate Apprenticeships in Sales/Telesales, Marketing, Customer Service or Business Administration. Job Roles: Trainee/Junior Recruitment Consultant, In-house Resourcer, Account Representative Mandatory Units • Principles of personal responsibilities and how to develop and evaluate own performance at work • Understanding public relations • Understanding the use of the written word for public relations • Understanding the creative process to generate ideas • Understanding the media landscape • Understanding public relations campaign planning • Communicating effectively in public relations • Pitching public relations stories to the media • Delivering and evaluating public relations campaigns • Delivering professional presentations • Plan and manage your own workload • Researching and analysing data for public relations • Develop working relationships with colleagues and stakeholders • Career development Optional Units As well as the above mandatory units, there are also a range of optional units to complete; these range from ‘Managing budgets’ to ‘Negotiation and influencing’.

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RECRUITMENT HIGHER APPRENTICESHIP

LEVEL 4

Entry Requirements: There are no specific academic requirements for this framework, but entry could be from the Advanced Apprenticeship or from an existing career whereby an applicant wishes to extend their knowledge and progress in their career path. Job Roles: Recruitment Consultant, Senior/Principal/Lead Consultant, Account Manager Mandatory Units • Develop resourcing plan for recruitment services • Identify client recruitment requirements • Carry out candidate debriefing • Pre-select candidates • Carry out candidate assessment • Coach and support candidates • Match and present candidates to employers • Market for potential candidates • Build and sustain strategic relationships with clients • Analyse the market in which your organisation operates • Buyer behaviour in sales situations • Negotiating, handling objections and closing sales • Develop, maintain and review personal networks Optional Units • Advise clients on strategic recruitment planning • Co-ordinate flexible workers • Conduct market research • Monitoring and managing sales team performance • Developing sales proposals • Manage budgets • Preparing and delivering a sales presentation

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO FURTHER YOURSELF AFTER YOU FINISH? If you don’t fancy continuing in one of the above job roles, you can study further to enhance your skills. Following on from this Apprenticeship, you could apply for an Undergraduate Degree or progress on to a further qualification such as a Diploma or NVQ.

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SALES & TELESALES If you are good at talking to people over the phone and have a knack for selling, then read on…

Sales is a very diverse sector; the type of work you are doing will depend on what your product is. This is also a career in which you can find yourself in the money very quickly, as you will earn commission on whatever you sell on top of your basic pay. You will need to have a strong pitch and plenty of confidence to take you forward in this role.

INTERMEDIATE APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: There aren’t any specific academic requirements to enter the Intermediate Apprenticeship, but you will require very good communication skills and a clear voice. GCSEs, Diplomas, vocational qualifications and work experience will aid your application. Job Roles: Trainee Sales Advisor, Telesales Operator, Junior Sales Executive

Mandatory Units • Time planning in sales • Complying with legal, regulatory and ethical requirements in a sales or marketing role • Deliver reliable customer service Optional Units As well as the mandatory units above, you must also complete at least 2 optional units, of which there are 19 to choose from. Examples include ‘Processing sales orders’ and ‘Managing personal development’.

ADVANCED APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: You will require an Intermediate Apprenticeship (such as Providing Financial Advice) to enter at this level. Level 2 qualifications, GCSEs and A-Levels (particularly in Business Studies or Economics) would also really help. Job Roles: Sales Consultant/Supervisor, Sales Manager, Telesales Professional, Salesperson Mandatory Units • Understanding legal, regulatory and ethical requirements in sales and marketing • Understanding the sales environment

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Optional Units On top of the mandatory units, there are 27 different optional units to choose from, of which you must complete at least 2. These range from ‘The principles of online selling’ to ‘Competitor analysis in the sales environment’.

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO FURTHER YOURSELF AFTER YOU FINISH? If you don’t fancy one of the job roles above, then you can do further qualifications, such as a Level 4 Apprenticeship in Business and Administration or a professional sales qualification.

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VOLUNTEER MANAGEMENT If you have a passion for helping others, this could be the career path for you!

Volunteers are essential to charities and other various organisations and a volunteer manager makes sure that all the resources available are utilised in the best possible ways. This is a sector that always needs new people, so this is a great place to start a career.

ADVANCED APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: Work experience will be a big factor here, but you will also need to show a passion for volunteer and team work. You can enter the Advanced Apprenticeship if you have completed your GCSEs, A-Levels, an Intermediate Apprenticeship or a Level 2 qualification such as a Diploma, NVQ or BTEC. Job Roles: Volunteer Manager, Volunteer Support Officer, Volunteer Team Leader, Volunteer Coordinator Mandatory Units • Supervise and support volunteers • Promote volunteering within your organisation and to volunteers • Set objectives and provide support for team members • Encourage and motivate volunteers • Manage risk in relation to volunteers • Introduction to managing volunteers • Understand effective partnership working between organisations • Managing volunteer agreements Optional Units As well as the above mandatory units, there are also 22 different optional units to choose from, of which you must complete at least 2. These range from ‘Speaking and listening skills’ to ‘Managing conflict in a team.’

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO FURTHER YOURSELF AFTER YOU FINISH? The natural progression after completing this award is to go in to one of the above job roles. Alternatively, you can move on to do a Level 4 qualification in leadership management or coaching and mentoring.

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Exceptional Training Prosperous Future Lovell apprentices receive high quality teaching in exceptional facilities, and support on site from experienced professionals. There is no better apprenticeship. •

Bricklaying

Fitted Interiors

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Gas Services

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Electrical

Maintenance Operations

Plumbing

Check our website for further details on all our apprenticeships and to see what current Lovell apprentices say about their experiences both at college and on site. You can also download an application form online.

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CONSTRUCTION, PLANNING & THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT

BUILD YOURSELF A CAREER THAT TOWERS ABOVE ALL THE OTHERS...

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THE SECTOR Construction is big business in the UK; we’re always building, modifying and demolishing structures and with hundreds of new projects getting underway up and down the country, there’s never been a better time to join the industry! There’s more to construction than working on a building site; from the design and blueprint stage right through to safety checks on a finished project, this sector has a wide variety of job roles in many different working environments. Construction isn’t just about bricks and mortar; there are hundreds of job roles, including pipe-fitters, roofers, tillers, plasterers, cabinet makers, welders, civil engineers, surveyors and many other job roles you might not even have considered! It goes without saying that you’ll need a methodical and logical thought process to work in this industry, but it’s also suited to those who have a great attention for detail. This sector also has a wide variety of working environments, from working building sites to design studios and green sites. So, if you think you can build a career in Construction, Planning and the Built Environment, turn the page and get started!

USEFUL LINKS FOR CONSTRUCTION, PLANNING & THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT www.cskills.org www.careersworld.co.uk www.apprenticeships.org.uk

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CASE STUDY Mark Rimmer Our staff are integral to the success of our business and we reward loyal and committed employees with significant investments in their careers, as evidenced by the progress of North West employee, Mark Rimmer. Mark joined Lovell in 2002 as an apprentice joiner, following in the footsteps of his father, uncle and brother who all work in the construction industry. Mark applied for an Apprenticeship with Lovell whilst we were undertaking refurbishments locally, near to where he lived in Liverpool. During his time as an apprentice Mark worked on new build and refurbishment projects in Liverpool and across the North West. This included landmark project The Way, in Beswick, East Manchester, where he was part of our award winning site team, building 550 new homes using a structural Insulated Panel system, the largest scheme of its kind at the time. Following attainment of an NVQ Level 3 in Carpentry and Joinery, Mark was selected for Lovell’s Management Trainee Programme. The Lovell Management Development Academy helps talented individuals to identify where their strengths lie by giving them a comprehensive introduction to the construction industry. This allows them to gain a greater understanding of some of the tasks they may be undertaking in the future.

tenure scheme in inner City Liverpool and was promoted to Trainee Quantity Surveyor. Mark’s success has continued with a further promotion to Assistant quantity and, in 2012, to Quantity Surveyor; the year he celebrated 10 years service with Lovell. He has most recently achieved his membership to the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors. Mark is continuing to develop new skills whilst working for Lovell, working on a range of projects including a 22-unit housing scheme for Knowsley Housing Trust at Penmann Crescent, Halewood, Knowsley. “Our commitment to training and developing our staff and in particular the Management Development Academy enables us to identify and nurture individuals who we believe can take our business forward in the future,” says Lovell regional director Nigel Yates. “Mark was identified as one of our stars since joining Lovell 10 years ago and continues to be a great asset to the business.” www.lovell.co.uk

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BUILDING ENERGY MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS If you are someone who enjoys working with their hands in a variety of environments, you should check out Building Energy Management Systems!

As we move into a new technological age, we require new ways to run our heating and electrical systems. This sector is quite specialised and is ever changing, so employees need to keep up to date with new and evolving systems and energy sources.

ADVANCED APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: While there aren’t any specific academic entry requirements for this Apprenticeship, you will need to show an aptitude for technical subjects and problem solving, while showing an interest in technology. Entry may also come from an Intermediate Apprenticeship, a Level 2 vocational qualification or relevant GCSEs (A*-C). Job Roles: Maintenance Technician, Commissioning Technician, Installation Technician Core Units • Applying health and safety legislation and working practices - installing and maintaining electrotechnical systems and equipment • Applying environmental legislation, working practices and the principles of environmental technology systems • Overseeing and organising the work environment - electrical installation • Understanding health and safety legislation, practices and procedure - installing and maintaining electrotechnical systems and equipment • Understanding environmental legislation, working practices and the principles of environmental technology systems • Understanding the practices and procedures for overseeing and organising the work environment - electrical installation Occupational/Knowledge and Understanding Units • Plan and prepare for the installation of building energy management systems

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Installing electrical services of building energy management systems Prepare for and construct control panels for building energy management systems Inspect, test and commission building energy management systems and equipment in buildings, and structures Diagnose and correct electrical faults in building energy management systems and components in buildings and structures Building energy management systems – occupational competence Understanding the practices and procedures for the planning and preparation for the installation of building energy management systems Understanding the practices and procedures for the installation of building energy management systems Understanding the practices & procedures for the construction of building energy management system control panels Understanding the principles, practices and procedures for the inspection, testing and commissioning of building energy management systems and equipment in buildings and structures Understanding the principles, practices & procedures used to diagnose & correct electrical faults in building energy management systems, equipment and components installed in buildings and structures Understanding the electrical principles associated with the design, building, installation and maintenance of electrical equipment and systems

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO FURTHER YOURSELF AFTER YOU FINISH? If you don’t want to continue in one of the job roles listed above after completing this Apprenticeship, then you could enhance your skills by doing a Level 4 or 5 qualification in building energy management.

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BUILDING PRODUCTS INDUSTRY OCCUPATIONS Would you be able to order the right construction materials for the right job? If so, then this Apprenticeship could be for you!

This sector is imperative to the construction industry – it involves knowing which materials are needed for the task in hand. Whether it’s pipes for a new water system, concrete blocks for a skyscraper or simply new tiles for a bathroom, it’s all about getting the right amount of the right materials. This includes ceramic, glass, concrete, brick, abrasive and other non metallic materials, so you’ll gain a wide range of knowledge across the industry.

INTERMEDIATE APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: You can enter the Intermediate Apprenticeship through the following methods: a 14-19 Diploma in Construction, any Level 2 Awards/Diplomas or Certificates, GCSEs in Maths, English and Science or relevant work experience in the sector.

PATHWAY 1: PRODUCTION OPERATIONS – MULTI-SKILLED (CLAY) Job Roles: Extruder Operator, Press Operator, Forming Process Operator, Setter, De-hacker Mandatory Units • Comply with company regulations and statutory health and safety requirements when performing building products operations • Contribute to achieving product quality when performing building products operations • How to comply with company regulations and statutory health and safety requirements when performing building products operations • How to contribute to achieving product quality when performing building products operations • Contribute to the maintenance of environmental good practice at work when performing building products operations • How to contribute to the maintenance of environmental good practice at work when performing building products operations • Assist with the specified materials processing activity • Complex materials processing to specification • Receive, store and handle materials for processing • Carry out routine maintenance on plant and equipment • Run and control the operations of complex processing plant

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BUILDING PRODUCTS INDUSTRY OCCUPATIONS PATHWAY 2: STOCKYARD OPERATIONS (CLAY) Job Role: Stockyard Operative Mandatory Units • Comply with company regulations and statutory health and safety requirements when performing building products operations • Contribute to achieving product quality when performing building products operations • How to comply with company regulations and statutory health and safety requirements when performing building products operations • How to contribute to achieving product quality when performing building products operations • Contribute to the maintenance of environmental good practice at work when performing building products operations • How to contribute to the maintenance of environmental good practice at work when performing building products operations • Prepare plant or machinery for operational performance • Preparing and operating industrial counterbalanced forklifts to lift and transfer loads in the workplace • Conform to efficient working practices in the workplace

PATHWAY 3: PRE-CAST AND PRE-STRESSED UNIT OPERATIONS (CONCRETE) Job Roles: Pre-Cast Unit Operative, Pre-Stressed Unit Operative Mandatory Units • Maintain health and safety within the precast concrete operations working environment • Handle materials in precast concrete operations • How to maintain health and safety within the precast concrete operations working environment • Contribute to the work of others in precast concrete operations • How to contribute to the work of others in precast concrete operations • Contribute to sustainability in precast concrete operations • How to contribute to sustainability in precast concrete operations • Prepare and operate equipment/machinery/tools in precast concrete operations • How to set up equipment for operations in precast concrete operations • How to handle materials in precast concrete operations • Set up equipment for operations in precast concrete operations

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BUILDING PRODUCTS INDUSTRY OCCUPATIONS PATHWAY 4: STOCKYARD OPERATIONS (CONCRETE) Job Role: Stockyard Operative Mandatory Units • Maintain health and safety within the precast concrete operations working environment • How to maintain health and safety within the precast concrete operations working environment • Contribute to the work of others in precast concrete operations • How to contribute to the work of others in precast concrete operations • Prepare plant or machinery for operational performance • Preparing and operating plant attachments and ancillary equipment in the workplace • Preparing and operating industrial counterbalanced forklifts to lift and transfer loads in the workplace Optional Units All of the above pathways require the completion of optional units, of which are there many for each area. Options include ‘Handling materials in pre-cast concrete operations’ and ‘Packing products by machines within a packing environment’.

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO FURTHER YOURSELF AFTER YOU FINISH? If you don’t want to move in to one of the job roles listed above after completing this Apprenticeship, then you could continue building up your skills by doing a Level 3 or 4 qualification in engineering or construction areas.

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CONSTRUCTION BUILDING If you would like to work in the building trade, then this is the perfect place to start your career!

The construction sector is rapidly growing; it already employs nearly 2 million people. By 2015, it is estimated that more than 38,000 new recruits will be needed in a variety of roles such as bricklaying, painting, decorating and maintenance.

INTERMEDIATE APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: You can enter the Intermediate Apprenticeship through the following methods: a Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment, Functional Skills qualifications, Foundation Learning, A-Levels and GCSEs, schemes such as STEP into Construction or a Young Apprenticeship.

PATHWAY 1: DECORATIVE FINISHING AND INDUSTRIAL PAINTING Job Roles: Painter, Industrial Painter Mandatory Units • Erecting and dismantling access/working platforms in the workplace • Preparing surfaces for painting/decorating in the workplace • Applying paint systems by brush and roller in the workplace • Conforming to general health, safety and welfare in the workplace • Conforming to productive working practices in the workplace • Moving, handling and storing resources in the workplace

PATHWAY 2: MAINTENANCE OPERATIONS Job Role: Maintenance Operative Mandatory Units • Confirming work activities and resources for an occupational work area in the workplace • Conforming to general health, safety and welfare in the workplace • Conforming to productive working practices in the workplace • Moving, handling and storing resources in the workplace

PATHWAY 3: TROWEL OCCUPATIONS Job Roles: Royal Engineer (Bricklayer and Concrete Specialist), Bricklayer, Craft Mason Mandatory Units • Erecting masonry structures in the workplace • Setting out masonry structures in the workplace • Conforming to general health, safety and welfare in the workplace • Conforming to productive working practices in the workplace • Moving, handling and storing resources in the workplace

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CONSTRUCTION BUILDING PATHWAY 4: WOOD OCCUPATIONS Job Roles: Site Carpenter, Bench Joiner, Shopfitter (Bench Joiner), Royal Engineer (Carpenter and Joiner) Mandatory Units • Conforming to general health, safety and welfare in the workplace • Conforming to productive working practices in the workplace • Moving, handling and storing resources in the workplace

PATHWAY 5: WOODMACHINING Job Role: Woodmachinist Mandatory Units • Producing sawn wood and wood-based products in the workplace • Conforming to general health, safety and welfare in the workplace • Conforming to productive working practices in the workplace • Moving, handling and storing resources in the workplace Optional Units All of the above pathways require the completion of optional units, of which are there many for each area. These range from ‘Producing sanded wood and wood-based products in the Workplace’ to ‘Dealing with product enquiries in the workplace’.

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CONSTRUCTION BUILDING ADVANCED APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: There are loads of ways to get on to this Apprenticeship, such as: the Intermediate Apprenticeship in Construction Building, work experience in the industry, a Construction and the Built Environment Diploma, Functional Skills qualifications, Foundation Learning, A-Levels and GCSEs.

PATHWAY 1: TROWEL OCCUPATIONS Job Role: Bricklayer Mandatory Units • Confirming work activities and resources for an occupational work area in the workplace • Developing and maintaining good occupational working relationships in the workplace • Confirming the occupational method of work in the workplace • Erecting masonry structures in the workplace • Setting out masonry structures in the workplace • Setting out complex masonry structures in the workplace • Erecting complex masonry structures in the workplace • Conforming to general health, safety and welfare in the workplace

PATHWAY 3: DECORATIVE FINISHING Job Role: Painter and Decorator Mandatory Units • Confirming work activities and resources for an occupational work area in the workplace • Developing and maintaining good occupational working relationships in the workplace • Confirming the occupational method of work in the workplace • Erecting and dismantling access/working platforms in the workplace • Conforming to general health, safety and welfare in the workplace • Preparing surfaces for painting/decorating in the workplace • Applying paint systems to complex surfaces by brush in the workplace Optional Units All of the above pathways require you to complete optional units depending on which area you want to specialise in. These include ‘Hanging wide-width vinyls in the workplace’ and ‘Producing marbling effects in the workplace’.

PATHWAY 2: WOOD OCCUPATIONS Job Roles: Site Carpenter, Bench Joiner, Shopfitter Mandatory Units • Confirming work activities and resources for an occupational work area in the workplace • Developing and maintaining good occupational working relationships in the workplace • Confirming the occupational method of work in the workplace • Conforming to general health, safety and welfare in the workplace

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO FURTHER YOURSELF AFTER YOU FINISH? If you don’t want to move in to one of the job roles listed above after completing this Apprenticeship, then you could continue building up your skills by doing a Level 6 Diploma in Construction Site Management.

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CONSTRUCTION CIVIL ENGINEERING Want to mix the practical and design side of construction? Read on to find out how you can make a career within Construction Civil Engineering!

This is a sector that is always recruiting; last year around 1,400 people were taken on. It’s all about designing, maintaining and constructing buildings so you will be learning a broad range of skills through this Apprenticeship.

INTERMEDIATE APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: You can enter the Intermediate Apprenticeship through the following methods: a Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment, Functional Skills qualifications, Foundation Learning, A-Levels, GCSEs and schemes such as STEP into Construction or a Young Apprenticeship. Work experience in the industry would also help.

PATHWAY 1: CONSTRUCTION OPERATIONS

PATHWAY 3: HIGHWAYS MAINTENANCE Job Role: Highways Maintenance Operative Mandatory Units • Conforming to general health, safety and welfare in the workplace • Conforming to productive working practices in the workplace

PATHWAY 4: PLANT MAINTENANCE

Job Role: Construction Operative Mandatory Units • Conforming to general health, safety and welfare in the workplace • Conforming to productive working practices in the workplace

PATHWAY 2: FORMWORK OCCUPATIONS Job Role: Formworker Mandatory Units • Fabricating and maintaining timber and proprietary formwork systems in the workplace • Erecting and striking timber and proprietary formwork in the workplace • Conforming to general health, safety and welfare in the workplace • Conforming to productive working practices in the workplace • Moving, handling and storing resources in the workplace

Job Role: Plant Mechanic Mandatory Units • Carrying out the servicing and maintenance of plant and equipment in the workplace • Removing and replacing plant and equipment components in the workplace • Dismantling and assembling plant and equipment components in the workplace • Maintaining the work area for plant maintenance and repair activities in the workplace • Carrying out routine inspections on plant and equipment to ensure operational serviceability in the workplace • Diagnosing faults in plant or equipment systems and components in the workplace

PATHWAY 5: PLANT OPERATIONS Job Role: Plant Operator Mandatory Units • Conforming to general health, safety and welfare in the workplace • Conforming to productive working practices in the workplace

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CONSTRUCTION CIVIL ENGINEERING PATHWAY 6: TUNNELLING OPERATIONS

PATHWAY 8: ROAD BUILDING

Job Roles: Sprayed Concrete Operative, Tunnelling Operative

Job Role: Surface Dressing and Marking Operative

Mandatory Units • Conforming to general health, safety and welfare in the workplace • Conforming to productive working practices in the workplace • Moving, handling and storing resources in the workplace • Support the forming of tunnels using specialist skills in the workplace

PATHWAY 7: SPECIALIST CONCRETE OPERATIONS

Mandatory Units • Conforming to general health, safety and welfare in the workplace • Conforming to productive working practices in the workplace Optional Units As well as mandatory units there are optional units to choose from too, which you will choose depending on which area you wish to specialise in. These include ‘Setting out secondary dimensional work control in the work place’ and ‘Manually applying specialist road surfacing in the workplace’.

Job Role: Sprayed Concrete Operative Mandatory Units • Conforming to general health, safety and welfare in the workplace • Conforming to productive working practices in the workplace • Moving, handling and storing resources in the workplace • Establishing work area protection and safety in the workplace

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CONSTRUCTION CIVIL ENGINEERING ADVANCED APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: There are loads of ways to get on to this Apprenticeship, including: the Intermediate Apprenticeship in Construction Civil Engineering, work experience in the industry, a Construction and the Built Environment Diploma, Functional Skills qualifications, Foundation Learning, A-Levels and GCSEs.

PATHWAY 1: PLANT MAINTENANCE Job Role: Plant Mechanic Mandatory Units • Servicing, maintaining and adjusting components on plant and equipment in the workplace • Repairing and/or overhauling plant or equipment to return to operational use in the workplace • Conducting tests and analysing results on plant and equipment following repairs in the workplace • Diagnosing and determining the cause of faults and problems on plant and equipment in the workplace • Controlling the use of allocated resources for plant maintenance and repair activities in the workplace Optional Units This framework contains optional units which vary depending on which area of construction building you wish to specialise in. These range from ‘Installing plant or equipment for operational activities in the workplace’ to ‘Contributing to the coordination of plant maintenance activities in the workplace’.

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO FURTHER YOURSELF AFTER YOU FINISH? If you don’t want to continue in one of the job roles listed above after completing this Apprenticeship, then you could continue building up your skills by doing a Level 6 Diploma in Construction Site Management.

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CONSTRUCTION SPECIALIST For those who want to specialise within the construction industry, look no further!

There are so many roles in the construction industry, from plasterers to stonemasons and this framework is all about finding the right role for you.

INTERMEDIATE APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: You can enter the Intermediate Apprenticeship through the following methods: a Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment, Functional Skills qualifications, Foundation Learning, A-Levels and GCSEs and schemes such as STEP into Construction or a Young Apprenticeship. Work experience in the industry would also help.

PATHWAY 1: ACCESSING AND RIGGING Job Roles: Scaffolder, Steeple Jack, Lightning Conductor Engineer Mandatory Units • Utilising provision of fall protection systems and/ or equipment in the workplace • Conforming to general health, safety and welfare in the workplace • Conforming to productive working practices in the workplace • Moving, handling and storing resources in the workplace

PATHWAY 2: APPLIED WATERPROOF MEMBRANES Job Role: Built up Felt Roofer Mandatory Units • Conforming to general health, safety and welfare in the workplace • Conforming to productive working practices in the workplace • Moving, handling and storing resources in the workplace

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PATHWAY 3: CLADDING OCCUPATIONS Job Role: Roof Sheeter and Cladder Mandatory Units • Conforming to general health, safety and welfare in the workplace • Conforming to productive working practices in the workplace • Moving, handling and storing resources in the workplace

PATHWAY 4: WALL AND FLOOR TILING Job Role: Wall and Floor Tiler Mandatory Units • Preparing backgrounds to receive wall and/or floor tiling in the workplace • Tiling wall and floor surfaces in the workplace • Conforming to general health, safety and welfare in the workplace • Conforming to productive working practices in the workplace • Moving, handling and storing resources in the workplace

PATHWAY 5: FITTED INTERIORS Job Role: Kitchen/Bathroom Fitter Mandatory Units • Installing fitted furniture in the workplace • Conforming to general health, safety and welfare in the workplace • Conforming to productive working practices in the workplace • Moving, handling and storing resources in the workplace

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CONSTRUCTION SPECIALIST PATHWAY 6: FLOORCOVERING

PATHWAY 9: PLASTERING

Job Role: Floor Layer

Job Roles: Solid Plasterer, Fibrous Plasterer

Mandatory Units • Setting out for laying floorcoverings in the workplace • Preparing surfaces to receive floorcoverings in the workplace • Developing customer relationships in a floorcovering working environment • Conforming to general health, safety and welfare in the workplace • Conforming to productive working practices in the workplace • Moving, handling and storing resources in the workplace

Mandatory Units • Conforming to general health, safety and welfare in the workplace • Conforming to productive working practices in the workplace • Moving, handling and storing resources in the workplace

PATHWAY 7: INTERIOR SYSTEMS Job Roles: Dry Liner, Ceiling Fixer, Partitioner, Access Floorer Mandatory Units • Conforming to general health, safety and welfare in the workplace • Conforming to productive working practices in the workplace • Moving, handling and storing resources in the workplace

PATHWAY 8: MASTIC ASPHALTING Job Role: Mastic Asphalter Mandatory Units • Preparing resources for mastic asphalt in the workplace • Preparing backgrounds for mastic asphalt in the workplace • Applying mastic asphalt in the workplace • Repairing and maintaining mastic asphalt coverings in the workplace • Conforming to general health, safety and welfare in the workplace • Conforming to productive working practices in the workplace • Moving, handling and storing resources in the workplace

PATHWAY 10: ROOFING OCCUPATIONS Job Roles: Roof Slater and Tiler, Thatcher Mandatory Units • Conforming to general health, safety and welfare in the workplace • Conforming to productive working practices in the workplace • Moving, handling and storing resources in the workplace

PATHWAY 11: STONEMASONRY Job Roles: Stone Cladding Mason, Banker Mason, Fixer Mason, Memorial Mason Mandatory Units • Conforming to general health, safety and welfare in the workplace • Conforming to productive working practices in the workplace • Moving, handling and storing resources in the workplace

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CONSTRUCTION SPECIALIST PATHWAY 12: INSULATION AND BUILDING TREATMENTS

PATHWAY 14: HERITAGE SKILLS

Job Role: Insulation and Building Treatments Installer

Mandatory Units • Erecting and dismantling access/working platforms in the workplace • Conforming to general health, safety and welfare in the workplace • Conforming to productive working practices in the workplace

Job Roles: Thatcher, Stonemason

Mandatory Units • Conforming to general health, safety and welfare in the workplace • Conforming to productive working practices in the workplace • Moving, handling and storing resources in the workplace • Installing cavity wall insulation in the workplace

PATHWAY 13: THERMAL INSULATION Job Role: Thermal Insulation Installer

Optional Units As well as mandatory units there are optional units to choose from too, which you will choose depending on which area you wish to specialise in. These include ‘Fitting sheet metal insulation protection in the work place’ to ‘Erecting and dismantling access/ working platforms in the workplace.’

Mandatory Units • Applying insulation and finishes to cylindrical and flat surfaces in the workplace • Conforming to general health, safety and welfare in the workplace • Conforming to productive working practices in the workplace • Moving, handling and storing resources in the workplace

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CONSTRUCTION SPECIALIST ADVANCED APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: There are loads of ways to get on to this Apprenticeship, such as: the Intermediate Apprenticeship in Construction Specialist, work experience in the industry, a Construction and the Built Environment Diploma, Functional Skills qualifications, Foundation Learning, A-Levels and GCSEs grade A-C. Mandatory Units (Pathways 1-3) • Confirming work activities and resources for an occupational work area in the workplace • Developing and maintaining good occupational working relationships in the workplace • Confirming the occupational method of work in the workplace • Conforming to general health, safety and welfare in the workplace

PATHWAY 1: PLASTERING Job Roles: Solid Plasterer, Fibrous Plasterer

PATHWAY 2: ROOFING OPERATIONS Job Role: Roof Slater and Tiler

PATHWAY 4: WALL AND FLOORTILING Job Role: Wall and Floor Tiler Mandatory Units • Preparing backgrounds to receive wall and/or floor tiling in the workplace • Tiling wall and floor surfaces in the workplace • Confirming work activities and resources for an occupational work area in the workplace • Developing and maintaining good occupational working relationships in the workplace • Confirming the occupational method of work in the workplace • Conforming to general health, safety and welfare in the workplace • Producing tiled, mosaic and stone surface finishes in the workplace Optional Units This framework contains optional units which vary depending on which area of construction you wish to specialise in. These range from ‘Installing plant or equipment for operational activities in the workplace’ to ‘Contributing to the coordination of plant maintenance activities in the workplace’.

PATHWAY 3: STONEMASONRY Job Roles: Banker Mason, Fixer Mason, Memorial Mason

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO FURTHER YOURSELF AFTER YOU FINISH? If you don’t want to continue in one of the job roles listed above after completing this Apprenticeship, then you could continue building up your skills by doing a Foundation Degree in Construction Management and Civil Engineering.

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CONSTRUCTION TECHNICAL & PROFESSIONAL Have you got the skills to run a construction site? Then why not put them to use through this Apprenticeship!

Supervisors and managers oversee the safety and running of sites, which is imperative to getting the job done. You’ll need good team leadership and a wide understanding of your profession so that people can come to you in confidence if they have a problem. This industry employs around 3,200 managers a year, so this Apprenticeship is a great way to get ahead!

ADVANCED APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: You can enter the Advanced Apprenticeship through the following methods: an Intermediate Apprenticeship in Construction Building/Construction Civil Engineering/Construction Specialist, a Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment, Functional Skills qualifications, Foundation Learning, A-Levels and GCSEs and schemes such as STEP into Construction or a Young Apprenticeship. Work experience in the industry would also help.

PATHWAY 1: BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN Job Role: Site Technician Mandatory Units • Maintain professional relationships and practice in built environment design • Recommend detailed design solutions in the built environment • Produce detailed design solutions in the built environment

PATHWAY 2: CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTING OPERATIONS Job Role: Site Technician Mandatory Units • Operate health, safety and welfare systems in construction • Prepare programmes and schedules of work in construction • Develop and maintain working relationships of personal development in construction

PATHWAY 3: CONSTRUCTION SITE SUPERVISION Job Role: Site Technician Mandatory Units • Maintaining systems for health, safety, welfare and environmental protection in the workplace • Assessing and recommending work methods for carrying out site operations in the workplace • Planning activities and resources to meet work requirements in the workplace • Coordinating and organising the control of work in the workplace • Controlling work progress against agreed programmes in the workplace • Allocating and monitoring the use of plant, equipment or machinery in the workplace

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CONSTRUCTION TECHNICAL & PROFESSIONAL PATHWAY 4: CIVIL ENGINEERING FOR TECHNICIANS Job Role: Civil Engineering Technician Mandatory Units • Techniques, procedures and methods for civil engineering tasks • Develop and finalise civil engineering solutions • Management and leadership in civil engineering • Independent judgement and responsibility in civil engineering • Commercial awareness in civil engineering • Health, safety and welfare for civil engineers • Sustainable development in civil engineering • Interpersonal skills and communication in civil engineering • Professional commitment for civil engineers

PATHWAY 5: OCCUPATIONAL WORK SUPERVISION Job Role: Work Supervisor Mandatory Units • Confirming work activities and resources for an occupational work area in the workplace • Developing and maintaining good occupational working relationships in the workplace • Confirming the occupational method of work in the workplace • Implementing and maintaining health, safety and welfare in the workplace • Co-ordinating and organising work operations in the workplace

PATHWAY 6: BUILDING CONTROL Job Role: Building Control Technician Mandatory Units • Mathematics in construction and the built environment • Health, safety and welfare in construction and the built environment • Sustainable construction • Science and materials in construction and the built environment

PATHWAY 7: GEOMATICS DATA ANALYSIS Job Role: Geomatic Data Analyst Mandatory Units • Establish and operate spatial and operational information systems in geomatics and site surveying • Manage communications and personal and interpersonal skills in geomatics and site surveying • Ensure your own actions reduce risks to health and safety in geomatics and site surveying

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CONSTRUCTION TECHNICAL & PROFESSIONAL PATHWAY 8: TOWN PLANNING TECHNICAL SUPPORT Job Role: Town Planning Technical Support Officer Mandatory Units • Health, safety and welfare in construction and the built environment • Sustainable construction • Town planning framework and processes • Employment framework in the built environment • Information and communication technology for construction and the built environment • Business communication • Construction technology and design in construction and civil engineering • Graphical detailing in construction and the built environment • Building regulations and control in construction • Town planning policy and implementation • Topographic surveying in construction and civil engineering • Personal and professional development in the built environment Optional Units The majority of the above pathways also have optional units that you have to complete. Examples include ‘Preparing, observing and recording survey data in geometrics and site surveying’ and ‘Property law in construction’.

HIGHER APPRENTICESHIP

LEVEL 4

Entry Requirements: Progression on to this Apprenticeship is mostly from applicants who have completed the Advanced Apprenticeship. Candidates will also need to show sufficient experience in their chosen field, backed up with a willingness to learn plenty of new skills. Job Roles: Site Manager, Project Manager, Site Engineer Mandatory Units • Maintaining systems for health, safety, welfare and environmental protection in the workplace • Monitoring quality standards in construction and built environment • Monitoring environmental factors and sustainability in construction and the built environment • Managing the progress of projects in construction and built environment Core Pathway Units (Construction and the Built Environment) • Planning and organising construction activities in the workplace • Planning maintenance or remedial activities in the built environment • Allocating and monitoring the use of plant, equipment or machinery in the workplace • Allocating work and checking people’s performance in the workplace • Developing and maintaining good occupational working relationships in the workplace Core Pathway Units (Building Services Engineering) • Building management systems for building services engineering • Designing sustainable building services engineering systems • Energy utilisation and efficiency for building services engineering

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CONSTRUCTION TECHNICAL & PROFESSIONAL HIGHER APPRENTICESHIP

LEVEL 5

Entry Requirements: Entry for this Apprenticeship is usually from the Level 4 Apprenticeship, or can be from A-Levels, 14-19 Diplomas or current employment/extensive work experience.

PATHWAY 1: FOUNDATION DEGREE IN PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE IN CONSTRUCTION OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT Job Role: Construction Operations Management Mandatory Units • Personal learning and thinking skills • Project management • Law and contracts • Construction technologies • Environmental technologies Optional Units • Facilities management for construction managers • History of architecture • Advanced materials • Learning from professional courses 2 • Review of learning (APEL)

PATHWAY 2: SUSTAINABLE BUILT ENVIRONMENT Job Roles: Building and Surveying Technician, Building Services Engineering Technician, Civil Engineering Technician Mandatory Units • Design principles and application for construction and the built environment • Group project in the construction industry • Health, safety and welfare for construction and the built environment • Applied mathematics for construction and the built environment • Management principles and application for construction and the built environment • Science and materials for construction and the built environment Optional Units As well as the above mandatory units, there are also a range of optional units to complete. Examples include ‘Technology of complex buildings’ and ‘Environmental impact of construction’.

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO FURTHER YOURSELF AFTER YOU FINISH? You might want to progress your career in one of the above job roles, but if not you there are higher qualifications you can study, such as an Honours Degree in Construction Management and Civil Engineering.

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ENERGY ASSESSMENT & ADVICE Could you offer advice on the best ways for buildings to be environmentally friendly? If so, this could be the Apprenticeship for you!

This Apprenticeship is all about working with the government’s new Green Deal policy. Through this framework, apprentices will learn key skills in three main areas; energy assessment, advice on technical skills and the financial aspects of the Green Deal.

ADVANCED APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: Employers will generally look for those who have good customer service skills, or have worked in a relevant field such as building services or construction. Entry can be from A-Levels, an Intermediate Apprenticeship in a relevant field (such as Construction or Property Services), vocational qualifications, work experience or current employment. Be aware that this framework isn’t suitable for those aged 18 and under because of the high level of skill requirements needed. A drivers licence would also be preferred. Job Role: Domestic Green Deal Assessor/Advisor Mandatory Units • Provide information to customers on the principles, financing and operation of the Green Deal • Undertake occupancy assessments and give advice • Prepare and issue domestic Green Deal advice reports • Conduct energy assessments in a safe, effective and professional manner • Prepare for energy assessments of domestic property • Undertake energy inspections • Explain the Green Deal advice report to the domestic customer • Produce and explain energy performance certificates relating to domestic property

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO FURTHER YOURSELF AFTER YOU FINISH? If you don’t wish to continue in the above job role, you could continue studying a higher qualification. For example, you could undertake a Higher Apprenticeship in Sustainable Resource Management.

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LOCKSMITHING This Apprenticeship could really unlock doors in your future!

Locksmithing currently has around 3000 professionals working in various roles, from 24 hour call out services to specialists who work with locks for banks and secure locations. Before this framework, there weren’t any formal qualifications that led to a career within locksmithing, but a study showed that there was enough demand to bring in a formal qualification and an Apprenticeship.

INTERMEDIATE APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: There are no formal academic entry requirements for this Apprenticeship, but it is mandatory for employers to interview potential apprentices to ascertain Numeracy and Literacy skills. Customer service and attitude to the work place will also be noted. Entry may be from vocational qualifications, Foundation Learning or from work experience in the industry. Job Role: Locksmith Mandatory Units • Reducing the risks to health and safety at work • Communicate effectively with others • Conduct dynamic risk assessments during locksmith activities • Key system design and lock assembly • Cut and provide keys Optional Units • Prepare and maintain equipment and machines • Meet customers’ needs for locksmith information and advice • Maintain security of customers’ keys and records during locksmith activities • Provide a complex quotation for security devices and door hardware • Provide a simple quotation for security devices and door hardware • Survey sites to collect information for the specification, installation and maintenance of security devices and door hardware • Diagnose and rectify faults on security devices and door hardware • Open security devices to gain access to property and equipment • Install security devices and door hardware

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO FURTHER YOURSELF AFTER YOU FINISH? There are plans to bring in an Advanced Apprenticeship in Locksmithing in the near future. If you want to go down a different career path, then there are Advanced Apprenticeships available in security related services, or you could build on your skills with a qualification in customer service.

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PLUMBING & HEATING If you enjoy working in a domestic environment, this could be the job for you…

Plumbers will always be needed and there is currently a high demand for them in the workplace. The majority become self employed (or join one of the bigger companies such as British Gas) after completing their Apprenticeship and therefore get to work their own hours, build up better relationships with clients and decide what to charge customers for their work. It’s a great way to be your own boss!

INTERMEDIATE APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: There are no fixed academic entry requirements to enter this Apprenticeship, but good knowledge of technical subjects will certainly help you. Additionally, you can enter with GCSEs (A*-D), vocational Level 1 Awards or work experience in the sector.

Job Role: Plumber

Mandatory Units • Understand and carry out safe working practices in building services engineering • Understand how to communicate with others within building services engineering • Understand how to apply environmental protection measures within BSE • Understand how to apply scientific principles within MES

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Understand and carry out site preparation, and pipework fabrication techniques for domestic plumbing and heating systems Understand and apply domestic cold water system installation and maintenance techniques Understand and apply domestic hot water system installation and maintenance techniques Understand and apply domestic central heating system installation and maintenance techniques Understand and apply domestic rainwater system installation and maintenance techniques Understand and apply domestic above ground drainage system installation and maintenance techniques Apply safe working practices in building services engineering working environment Install and maintain domestic plumbing and heating systems

ADVANCED APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: You can go straight into this from the Intermediate Apprenticeship or with an alternative but relevant Level 2 qualification, GCSEs (A*-C) or A-Levels.

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PATHWAY 1: DOMESTIC PLUMBING AND HEATING (OIL FIRED, SOLID FUEL OR ENVIRONMENTAL)

Job Role: Advanced Plumber

Mandatory Units • Understand how to organise resources within BSE • Understand and apply domestic cold water system installation, commissioning, service and maintenance techniques

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Understand and apply domestic hot water system installation, commissioning, service and maintenance techniques Understand and apply domestic central heating system installation, commissioning, service and maintenance techniques Understand and carry out electrical work on domestic plumbing and heating systems and components Understand and apply domestic sanitation system installation, commissioning, service and maintenance techniques Install, commission, service and maintain domestic plumbing and heating systems

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PLUMBING & HEATING PATHWAY 2: DOMESTIC PLUMBING AND HEATING (GAS-FIRED WARM AIR APPLIANCES) Job Role: Advanced Plumber (Gas Fired Warm Air) Mandatory Units • Understand how to organise resources within BSE • Understand and carry out electrical work on domestic plumbing and heating systems and components • Understand and apply domestic cold water system installation, commissioning, service and maintenance techniques • Understand and apply domestic hot water system installation, commissioning, service and maintenance techniques • Understand and apply domestic central heating system installation, commissioning, service and maintenance techniques • Understand and apply domestic sanitation system installation, commissioning, service and maintenance techniques • Install, commission, service and maintain domestic plumbing and heating systems • Install, commission and de-commission gas pipework up to 35mm 1¼ diameter in domestic and small commercial premises • Specific core installation & maintenance • Understand core gas safety principles for natural gas within domestic building services engineering • Maintain gas warm air central heating systems and appliances • Install domestic gas warm air central heating appliances • Tightness test, purge, commission and decommission gas pipework up to 35mm 1¼ diameter in small natural gas installations

PATHWAY 3: DOMESTIC PLUMBING AND HEATING (GAS FIRED WATER AND CENTRAL HEATING APPLIANCES) Job Role: Advanced Plumber (Gas Fired Water and Central Heating) Mandatory Units • Understand how to organise resources within BSE • Understand and carry out electrical work on domestic plumbing and heating systems and components • Understand and apply domestic cold water system installation, commissioning, service and maintenance techniques • Understand and apply domestic hot water system installation, commissioning, service and maintenance techniques • Understand and apply domestic central heating system installation, commissioning, service and maintenance techniques • Understand and apply domestic sanitation system installation, commissioning, service and maintenance techniques • Install, commission, service and maintain domestic plumbing and heating systems • Install, commission and de-commission gas pipework up to 35mm 1¼ diameter in domestic and small commercial premises • Maintain gas water heating and wet central heating appliances • Install domestic gas water heaters and wet central heating appliances • Specific core installation & maintenance • Understand core gas safety principles for natural gas within domestic building services engineering • Tightness test, purge, commission and decommission gas pipework up to 35mm 1¼ diameter in small natural gas installations

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO FURTHER YOURSELF AFTER YOU FINISH? The common pathway upon completing this is for plumbers to either join a larger company or become self employed. If this doesn’t sound like it’s for you, then you can study Level 4 or 5 courses in building energy management or a Foundation Degree in Engineering.

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SURVEYING If you have an eye for detail and want to work in a sector that involves both creativity and practicality, then a career in surveying might be for you!

Surveyors give advice on buildings regarding structure, design, construction and maintenance. You could be planning a whole new complex or deciding if a building should be torn down. There are more than 56,000 chartered surveyors in the UK and with new projects starting all the time, there’s plenty of work for you!

ADVANCED APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: You will require an Intermediate Apprenticeship (preferably in the construction area) to enter at this level. Level 2 qualifications such as a Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment, GCSEs and A-Levels would also really help.

PATHWAY 1: MAINTENANCE MANAGEMENT Job Role: Maintenance Surveyor Technician Mandatory Units • Manage self and relationships and service standards within a surveying environment • Manage your own work within a surveying environment • Ensure that your own actions reduce risks to health and safety within a surveying environment • Contribute to assessing of the condition of property within a surveying environment • Plan, implement and monitor the maintenance of property within a surveying environment

PATHWAY 2: QUANTITY SURVEYING Job Role: Quantity Surveyor Technician Mandatory Units • Manage self and relationships and service standards within a surveying environment • Manage your own work within a surveying environment • Ensure that your own actions reduce risks to health and safety within a surveying environment • Measure and draft bills of quantities within a surveying environment • Manage contract cost control within a surveying environment

PATHWAY 3: GENERAL PRACTICE Job Role: General Practice Surveyor Technician Mandatory Units • Manage self and relationships and service standards within a surveying environment • Manage your own work within a surveying environment • Ensure that your own actions reduce risks to health and safety within a surveying environment • Contribute to assessing of the condition of property within a surveying environment • Contribute to and process property agreements within a surveying environment

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SURVEYING PATHWAY 4: BUILDING SURVEYING Job Role: Building Surveyor Technician Mandatory Units • Manage self and relationships and service standards within a surveying environment • Manage your own work within a surveying environment • Ensure that your own actions reduce risks to health and safety within a surveying environment • Contribute to assessing of the condition of property within a surveying environment • Monitor works within a surveying environment

PATHWAY 5: VALUATION SURVEYING Job Role: Valuation Surveyor Technician Mandatory Units • Manage self and relationships and service standards within a surveying environment • Manage your own work within a surveying environment • Ensure that your own actions reduce risks to health and safety within a surveying environment • Contribute to assessing of the condition of property within a surveying environment • Contribute to the appraisal and valuation of property within a surveying environment Optional Units There are lots of optional units for each pathway depending on which area of surveying you wish to specialise in. These range from ‘Progressing property disposals within a surveying environment’ to ‘Monitoring works within a working environment’.

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO FURTHER YOURSELF AFTER YOU FINISH? Upon completion of this award some people go into the above job roles, however to get ahead in this industry you may need to gain more qualifications, such as a Level 6 NVQ Diploma in Surveying, Property and Maintenance Management or a Foundation Degree in Building Surveying.

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ENGINEERING & MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGIES

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THE SECTOR Engineering and manufacturing shapes the world around us; from the tiny parts in your watch to the satellites orbiting the Earth! This sector is at the forefront of technological advancement and product creation. Nearly every product we see started out as raw materials, before being researched, developed and made into something we can use! Engineering is an industry that can be broken down into four main branches; chemical (the use of chemical processes to create commercial products), civil (the design and construction of structures such as bridges, sky-scrapers and railways), electrical (designing electrical systems for both public and private use) and mechanical (creating powerful systems such as engines, wind turbines and weaponry). You could be working on the restoration of a listed building, designing a new microchip or even working on military projects! Manufacturing is more to do with creating products we use in everyday life, such as food and drink, glass and paper. As with engineering, manufacturing is a process driven sector that covers many different job roles, from the assembly line to the design studio. It’s well suited to those with a methodical mind and people who can recognise and improve problems. If you think that engineering and manufacturing is something you could build a career out of, read on to find out what kind of Apprenticeship you could study to get started!

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CASE STUDY Nottingham apprentice takes top spot at national awards Remit works with almost 7,000 young people across the country, and its awards ceremony, which takes place on the 20th December at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Nottingham, is there to celebrate the individuals who have excelled. David Price joined the Surf Blue Garage in Giltbrook as an apprentice Vehicle Technician in 2009. He has a real passion for Minis, having converted one at the age of 15, and was delighted to secure a position with the local Mini specialist. But it was two years into his Apprenticeship that everything changed and David was presented with an opportunity he couldn’t turn down. He said: “I’d really enjoyed working at the garage and the owner was ready to sell up and retire, so he gave me and the others an opportunity to buy the garage, before it went on the open market. I wanted to keep the business going and carry on with restoring these old Minis.

“Not many people get to do their hobby as their job, but I do and I’m so glad I took on my Apprenticeship. Winning this award is a fantastic honour; I hope I can inspire other young people to follow their dreams.” Remit currently has dozens of Apprenticeship vacancies across the country. Those young people who are interested should contact the recruitment team on 01623 410 020 or visit the www.remit.co.uk

“Remit were fantastic and gave me a gap year in my Apprenticeship to allow me to set up the business.

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ADVANCED ENGINEERING CONSTRUCTION Are you skilled in practical work? Perhaps you enjoy the science of building and construction? Then this Apprenticeship will interest you…

Engineering and construction is worth £16 billion to the UK economy and employs over 80,000 people (making up 80% of the total global workforce for this industry). It is a highly skilled sector which means lots of specialised training to ensure everybody can work to the highest possible standard.

ADVANCED APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: You can enter the Advanced Apprenticeship if you have completed the Intermediate Construction Engineering Apprenticeship, an alternative Level 2 Engineering qualification, practical experience in the industry or 3 GCSEs (A*-C).

PATHWAY 1: PIPEFITTING Job Role: Pipefitter Mandatory Units • Shape engineering construction pipe work components by manually applied pressure • Shape engineering construction pipe work components by material removal using hand tools • Assemble engineering construction pipe work components to meet specification • Position and install engineering construction pipe work • Mark out to the required specification for pipefitting activities in engineering construction • Contribute to effective working relationships in engineering construction • Work safely and minimise risk in engineering construction. • Identify and deal with hazards and emergencies in the engineering construction work environment

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PATHWAY 2: MECHANICAL FITTING Job Role: Mechanical Fitter Mandatory Units • Contribute to effective working relationships in engineering construction • Work safely and minimise risk in engineering construction. • Identify and deal with hazards and emergencies in the engineering construction work environment • Shape engineering construction mechanical components by material removal using hand tools • Mark out to the required engineering construction specification • Assemble engineering construction mechanical components to meet specification • Position and install engineering construction mechanical plant and equipment

PATHWAYS 3 AND 4: WELDING (PIPE WORK AND PLATE) Job Role: Welder Mandatory Units • Contribute to effective working relationships in engineering construction • Work safely and minimise risk in engineering construction. • Identify and deal with hazards and emergencies in the engineering construction work environment • Interpret welding procedures, specifications and standards in engineering construction

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ADVANCED ENGINEERING CONSTRUCTION PATHWAY 5: PLATING

PATHWAY 7: RIGGING (MOVING LOADS)

Job Role: Plater

Job Role: Rigger

Mandatory Units • Contribute to effective working relationships in engineering construction • Work safely and minimise risk in engineering construction. • Identify and deal with hazards and emergencies in the engineering construction work environment • Shape components of fabricated steel structures by material removal using hand tools in engineering construction • Assemble components of steel fabrications to meet specification in engineering construction • Manually form components to specification in engineering construction

Mandatory Units • Prepare loads for moving or lifting and positioning in engineering construction • Move loads in engineering construction • Determine resource requirements to achieve moving lifting and positioning objectives in engineering construction • Contribute to effective working relationships in engineering construction • Lift and position loads in engineering construction • Work safely and minimise risk in engineering construction. • Identify and deal with hazards and emergencies in the engineering construction work environment

PATHWAY 6: STEEL ERECTING

PATHWAY 8: ELECTRICAL INSTALLATION

Job Role: Steel Erector Mandatory Units • Contribute to effective working relationships in engineering construction • Work safely and minimise risk in engineering construction. • Identify and deal with hazards and emergencies in the engineering construction work environment • Prepare structural steel loads for moving in the engineering construction • Move structural steel loads in engineering construction • Position and erect steel structures in engineering construction • Check that the steel structure is installed to specification in engineering construction • Erect structural steel sections in engineering construction

Job Role: Electrical Fitter Mandatory Units • Contribute to effective working relationships in engineering construction • Work safely and minimise risk in engineering construction. • Identify and deal with hazards and emergencies in the engineering construction work environment • Diagnose and correct electrical faults in engineering construction • Install engineering construction electrical wiring systems, wiring enclosures and equipment • Inspect and test an engineering construction electrical installation • Connect engineering construction wiring systems and equipment using safe and approved methods

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ADVANCED ENGINEERING CONSTRUCTION PATHWAY 9: NON DESTRUCTIVE TESTING

PATHWAY 11: ELECTRICAL MAINTENANCE

Job Role: NDT Technician

Job Role: Electrical Maintenance Technician

Mandatory Units • Contribute to effective working relationships in engineering construction • Work safely and minimise risk in engineering construction. • Identify and deal with hazards and emergencies in the engineering construction work environment

Mandatory Units • Contribute to effective working relationships in engineering construction • Work safely and minimise risk in engineering construction. • Identify and deal with hazards and emergencies in the engineering construction work environment • Carry out planned maintenance procedures on electrical plant and equipment in engineering construction • Position and install engineering construction electrical plant and equipment • Adjust electrical plant and equipment to meet operating requirements in engineering construction • Dismantle engineering construction electrical plant and equipment • Replace components from electrical plant and equipment in engineering construction • Monitor the performance and condition of electrical plant and equipment in engineering construction • Assess the performance and condition of engineering construction electrical plant and equipment • Diagnose and determine the causes of faults in engineering construction electrical plant and equipment • Remove components from electrical plant and equipment in engineering construction

PATHWAY 10: INSTRUMENT AND CONTROLS Job Role: Instrument and Control Technician Mandatory Units • Contribute to effective working relationships in engineering construction • Work safely and minimise risk in engineering construction. • Identify and deal with hazards and emergencies in the engineering construction work environment • Replace components on instrument and control equipment in engineering construction • Analyse the test results relating to the tested engineering construction instrument and control system • Monitor performance and condition of instrument and control systems in engineering construction • Test the performance and condition of instrument and control systems in engineering construction • Assess the performance and condition of engineering construction instrument and control systems • Adjust instrument and control systems to meet operating requirements in engineering construction. • Position and install engineering construction instrument and control systems • Carry out planned engineering construction maintenance on instrument and control systems • Dismantle engineering construction instrument and control systems • Remove components from instrument and control systems in engineering construction

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ADVANCED ENGINEERING CONSTRUCTION PATHWAY 12: MECHANICAL MAINTENANCE

PATHWAY 13: DESIGN AND DRAUGHTING

Job Role: Mechanical Maintenance Technician

Job Role: Design and Draughting Technician

Mandatory Units • Contribute to effective working relationships in engineering construction • Work safely and minimise risk in engineering construction. • Identify and deal with hazards and emergencies in the engineering construction work environment • Dismantle engineering construction mechanical plant and equipment • Remove components from engineering construction mechanical plant and equipment • Carry out planned maintenance procedures on engineering construction mechanical plant and equipment • Replace components in engineering construction mechanical plant and equipment • Repair components from engineering construction mechanical plant and equipment to operational condition • Diagnose and determine the cause of faults in engineering construction mechanical plant and equipment • Position and install engineering construction mechanical plant and equipment • Adjust engineering construction mechanical plant and equipment to meet operating requirements. • Assemble bolted joints to a specification in engineering construction

Mandatory Units • Contribute to effective working relationships in engineering construction • Work safely and minimise risk in engineering construction. • Complete engineering construction designs • Identify, evaluate and understand factors affecting design in engineering construction • Develop engineering construction design options • Evaluate engineering construction design options • Read and extract technical information from engineering construction drawings • Produce detailed engineering construction drawings to specified draughting conventions

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO FURTHER YOURSELF AFTER YOU FINISH? If you don’t fancy working in one of the above job roles, then you can study further to build on your skill set, such as a Level 4 or 5 qualification in engineering.

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ADVANCED MANUFACTURING ENGINEERING Want to work in the UK’s largest industry? Read on to find out how!

This is a specialised Apprenticeship designed to produce highly skilled engineers to work in manufacturing industries. As this is a very large and varied sector, choosing the right pathway is imperative to a successful career.

HIGHER APPRENTICESHIP

LEVEL 4

Entry Requirements: Entry may be from an Advanced Apprenticeship in Engineering, A-Levels or if the applicant has one, a portfolio demonstrating their capability to finish the Apprenticeship. This Apprenticeship may also be undertaken by those already working in the industry who are looking to further their skills. The candidate may also be asked to undertake competency tests in Maths, English and problem solving.

PATHWAY 1: AEROSPACE Job Roles: Electrical/Electronics Engineering Senior Technician (Aerospace Technician), Software Engineering Senior Technician (Aerospace Computer Systems), Systems Engineering Senior Technician (Aerospace Computer Systems), Electrical/ Electronics Senior Technician, Software Senior Technician, Systems Senior Technician, Systems Senior Operations Technician, Aircraft Systems Development Senior Technician, Manufacturing Senior Technician, Senior Quality Technician, Senior Design Technician Mandatory Units (Pathways 1-2) • Complying with statutory regulations and organisational safety requirements • Plan and manage a project • Solve engineering problems

PATHWAY 2: NUCLEAR RELATED TECHNOLOGY Job Roles: Electrical/Electronic Senior Technician (Nuclear), Control and Instrumentation Senior Technician (Nuclear), Computer Aided Design (CAD) Senior Technician, Technical Sales Specialist (Nuclear Components), Process Senior Technician (Nuclear), Safety/Performance Senior Technician (Nuclear), Manufacturing Senior Technician, Senior Stress Technician

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PATHWAY 3: MECHANICAL Job Roles: Manufacturing Senior Technician, Senior Controls Technician (Mechanical Testing), Senior Production Technician, Mechanical Systems Senior Technician, Senior Quality Technician, Senior Environmental Test Technician Mandatory Units (Pathways 3-7) • Analytical methods for engineers • Engineering science • Project design, implementation and evaluation Specialist Units There are close to a hundred specialist units that you can choose from that will allow you to specialise even further within this pathway. Examples include ‘Fluid mechanics’ and ‘Programmable logic controllers’.

PATHWAY 4: ELECTRICAL/ELECTRONICS Job Roles: Senior Electronics Production Technician, Electrical/Electronics Systems Senior Technician (Aerospace Computer Systems), Electrical/Electronics Senior Technician (Wind Power), Electronics Development Senior Technician, Electronic Engineering Software/Hardware Senior Technician

PATHWAY 5: AUTOMOTIVE Job Roles: Senior Production Technician, Automotive Senior Technician (Design), Automotive Senior Technician (Development), Senior Manufacturing Technician, Motorsport Senior Technician (Mechanical), Motorsport Senior Technician (Electrical/Electronic)

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ADVANCED MANUFACTURING ENGINEERING PATHWAY 6: MAINTENANCE

PATHWAY 8: RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

Job Roles: Systems Maintenance Senior Technician, Manufacturing Plant Maintenance Senior Technician, Engineering Services Maintenance Senior Technician, Nuclear Maintenance Technician, Biomedical Equipment Maintenance Specialist

Job Roles: Research and Development Programme Leader, Research and Development Senior Technician, Research and Development Project Leader, Research and Development Senior Design Technician, Research and Development Analyst

PATHWAY 7: WIND GENERATION

Mandatory Units (Pathways 8-9) • Complying with statutory regulations and organisational safety requirements • Plan and manage a project • Solve engineering problems • Identify and define areas of research • Develop a research methodology for research • Propose and specify research • Undertake research • Evaluate the results of research

Job Roles: Electrical/Electronics Senior Technician (Wind Power), Mechanical Senior Technician (Wind Power), Senior Warranty Technician (Wind Power), Senior Blade Technician (Wind Power), Control and Instrumentation Technician (Wind Power), Technical Sales Specialist (Wind Turbine Components), Senior Process Technician (Wind Power), Safety and Performance Senior Technician, Senior Manufacturing Technician (Wind Power)

PATHWAY 9: MARINE Job Roles: Marine Systems Senior Mechanical Technician, Marine Sector Design Technician, Marine Electrical/Electronics Senior Technician, Marine Senior Quality Technician, Marine Senior Production Technician Optional Units As well as the mandatory units, there are optional units to complete too, of which there are over 100! These range from ‘Producing aircraft detail assemblies’ to ‘Engineering thermodynamics’.

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO FURTHER YOURSELF AFTER YOU FINISH? The majority of these Apprenticeships have further frameworks you can advance to, but this Apprenticeship will qualify you as an engineer in your chosen field. This framework also provides access to higher education courses such as Foundation and Undergraduate Degrees in various engineering industries. www.whatapprenticeship.co.uk

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AUTOMOTIVE MANAGEMENT & LEADERSHIP If you have the gift of the gab and a great sales technique, perhaps you could be running your own car showroom!

Reliable transport keeps people, goods, services and the economy running smoothly. The industry relies on a steady flow of new entrants and apprentices into the automotive retail sector to help meet this need. Middle managers are needed in sales, after sales, vehicle parts, fleet control, vehicle body and repair workshops, vehicle maintenance and repair workshops. Their job is to recruit and retain skilled staff, increase customer loyalty and to help the business to remain competitive.

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Entry Requirements: There are no specific academic requirements for this framework, but employers generally look for those who have a keen interest in management in the automotive sector and who have experience in a management role. Good Numeracy and Literacy skills will also be useful. Applications may be from those who have just completed a Level 4 Apprenticeship in a relevant field, academic qualifications such as A-Levels or Level 4 NVQs. Job Roles: Fleet Maintenance Manager, Sales Manager, Parts Manager, Service Manager, Aftersales Manager, Body Shop Manager Mandatory Units • Organise effective automotive systems and operations • Engage the automotive workforce in business operations • Create a winning culture in an automotive environment • Manage a customer driven culture in an automotive environment • Manage cross business processes and priorities in an automotive environment • Provide leadership within the automotive environment • Automotive risk management and other legal requirements • Achieve results through people in the automotive environment • Take informed and decisive actions in an automotive environment • Demonstrate a positive approach to problems and issues in an automotive environment • Manage own and organisational learning in an automotive environment • Use automotive business information to monitor and control a business area Optional Units • Adapt plans in response to changes in the automotive market • Recruit and select the right people for the automotive industry • Improve sales in an automotive environment • Develop and manage business plans and budgets for an automotive environment

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO FURTHER YOURSELF AFTER YOU FINISH? If you don’t fancy continuing in one of the above job roles, you can study further to enhance your skills. There are a range of management qualifications available as both Honours and Masters Degrees. There’s also internal and Level 6 training available to progress in management.

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AVIATION OPERATIONS ON THE GROUND Have you ever wanted to work with aircraft, but didn’t fancy the flying part? This career in aviation will help keep your feet on the ground!

Aviation operations are vital to the maintenance and support of airports around the world. There are plenty of varied job roles in this industry, such as refuelling planes, clearing aircraft for takeoff, loading and unloading cargo and maintaining the aircraft.

INTERMEDIATE APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: There are no specific academic entry requirements for this Apprenticeship, but GCSEs, Diplomas, work experience and vocational qualifications in this sector are suitable for entry.

Job Roles: Passenger Service Agent, Ramp Agent, Aircraft Dispatch Agent, Airfield Maintenance, Aircraft Operations Agent, Load Control Agent Mandatory Units • Recognise airside hazards and minimise risks • Contribute to the maintenance of aviation health, safety and security

ADVANCED APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: You can enter this Apprenticeship if you have completed the Intermediate Apprenticeship, an alternative Level 2 aviation operations qualification or you have completed GCSEs, A-Levels, vocational qualifications or have practical experience in the industry. Job Roles: Passenger Service Lead/Agent, Ramp Team Leader, Dispatch Allocator, Operations Watch Controller, Load Control Senior Agent

Mandatory Units • Recognise airside hazards and minimise risks • Co-ordinate the maintenance and implementation of aviation security procedures • Co-ordinate health and safety working practices Optional Units As well as the mandatory units, you need to undertake 1 additional optional or specialist unit, of which there are 14 different groups. These range from ‘Planning the loading of aircraft’ to ‘Coordinating the turnaround of aircraft’.

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO FURTHER YOURSELF AFTER YOU FINISH? If you don’t fancy going in to one of the above job roles, then you can study further to build on your skill set. You could progress on to a Foundation Degree in Airline and Airport Management or Aviation Management and Operations.

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BUILDING SERVICES ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY & PROJECT MANAGEMENT If you have the leadership skills to take on a senior role in construction engineering, then this is the route you should take!

This sector is for those who want to take a more senior role in their respective construction engineering field. Leading a team is no easy task, especially when many of those team members are performing different tasks at the same time. It will take patience and good management skills to get the balance right, so be prepared to put the work in.

ADVANCED APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: There are no specific academic entry requirements for this Apprenticeship. Entry may be from a relevant Intermediate Apprenticeship, an alternative Level 2 qualification or from school, college or current employment.

PATHWAY 1: TECHNICIAN Job Role: Building Services Engineering Technician Mandatory Units • Understand how to monitor and implement health and safety during building services engineering projects • Monitor and implement health and safety during building services engineering projects • Understand how to monitor and implement building services engineering projects in the work location • Monitor and implement building services engineering projects in the work location Optional Units • Understand how to apply design principles to building services engineering projects • Apply design principles to building services engineering projects • Understand how to contribute to estimating and tendering processes for building services engineering projects • Contribute to estimating and tendering processes for building services engineering projects • Understand how to monitor commissioning and testing for building services engineering projects • Monitor commissioning and testing procedures for building services engineering projects • Understand how to apply contract conditions for building services engineering projects • Apply contract conditions for building services engineering projects • Understand how to provide technical and functional information to relevant people • Provide technical and functional information to relevant people • Understand how to contribute to planning work methods, resources and systems to meet building services engineering project work requirements • Contribute to planning work methods, resources and systems to meet building services engineering project work requirements

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BUILDING SERVICES ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY & PROJECT MANAGEMENT PATHWAY 2: DESIGN TECHNICIAN Job Role: Building Services Engineering Design Technician Mandatory Units • Techniques and procedures for building services engineering tasks • Developing building services engineering solutions • Management and leadership in building services engineering • Working independently in building services engineering • Commercial activities in building services engineering • Health, safety and welfare for building services engineers • Sustainable development in building services engineering • Interpersonal skills and communication in building services engineering • Professional values for building services engineers

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO FURTHER YOURSELF AFTER YOU FINISH? If you don’t fancy working in one of the above job roles, then you can study further to build on your skill set. For example, you could study Level 4 or 5 qualifications in building services engineering and project management arenas.

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BUS AND COACH ENGINEERING & MAINTENANCE If you want to try a slightly different area of mechanical engineering, then this could be the career path for you…

Buses and coaches require regular maintenance, particularly coaches that are used for long distance travel. Coupled with the fact that many of the old models are now being replaced with newer ones, you’ll have plenty of work in the future!

INTERMEDIATE APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: There are no specific academic entry requirements for this Apprenticeship; however you will need to show enthusiasm for working in the engineering and mechanics sector. Any relevant Level 1 qualifications or work experience will help.

PATHWAY 1: MECHANICAL Job Role: Bus/Coach Mechanical Service Technician Mandatory Units • Contribute to safe working practices in bus/ coach engineering and maintenance • Contribute to safe housekeeping practices in bus/coach engineering and maintenance • Achieve effective working relationships with colleagues in bus/coach engineering and maintenance • Carry out bus/coach servicing • Rectify mechanical faults in bus/coach systems and components • Identify and locate mechanical faults in bus/ coach systems and components

PATHWAY 2: ELECTRICAL Job Role: Bus/Coach Electrical Service Technician Mandatory Units • Contribute to safe working practices in bus/ coach engineering and maintenance • Contribute to safe housekeeping practices in bus/coach engineering and maintenance • Achieve effective working relationships with colleagues in bus/coach engineering and maintenance • Rectify electrical faults in bus/coach systems and components • Identify and locate electrical faults in bus/coach systems and components

PATHWAY 3: BODY Job Role: Bus/Coach Body Repairer Mandatory Units • Contribute to safe working practices in bus/ coach engineering and maintenance • Complete routine assembly of bus/coach body components • Contribute to safe housekeeping practices in bus/coach engineering and maintenance • Achieve effective working relationships with colleagues in bus/coach engineering and maintenance • Identify bus/coach damage and recommend suitable repair techniques • Rectify body damage on bus/coach vehicle body components Optional Units As well as the above mandatory units, there are a range of optional units across the pathways, of which you must complete 1. Examples include ‘Rectifying electrical faults in bus/coach systems’ and ‘Conducting inspections of bus/coaches’.

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BUS AND COACH ENGINEERING & MAINTENANCE ADVANCED APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: There are no specific academic Apprenticeships to enter the Advanced Apprenticeship, but most applicants enter having completed the Intermediate Level, or have an alternative Level 2 qualification in vehicle maintenance, or 3 GCSEs (A*-C).

PATHWAY 1: MECHANICAL Job Role: Bus/Coach Mechanical Maintenance and Repair Technician Mandatory Units ��� Contribute to safe working practices in bus/coach engineering and maintenance • Contribute to safe housekeeping practices in bus/coach engineering and maintenance • Carry out scheduled mechanical maintenance on buses/coaches • Repair mechanical faults in bus/coach systems and components • Diagnose mechanical faults in bus/coach systems and components • Conduct inspections of buses/coaches

PATHWAY 2: ELECTRICAL Job Role: Bus/Coach Electrical Maintenance and Repair Technician Mandatory Units • Contribute to safe working practices in bus/coach engineering and maintenance • Contribute to safe housekeeping practices in bus/coach engineering and maintenance • Carry out scheduled electrical maintenance on buses/coaches • Repair electrical faults in bus/coach systems and components • Diagnose electrical faults in bus/coach systems and components

PATHWAY 3: BODY Job Role: Bus/Coach Body Repairer Mandatory Units • Contribute to safe working practices in bus/coach engineering and maintenance • Contribute to safe housekeeping practices in bus/coach engineering and maintenance • Repair damage to bus/coach body components • Complete thermal joining of bus/coach components • Set out and assemble bus/coach body components • Carry out scheduled body maintenance on buses/coaches • Assess body damage to buses/coaches

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BUS AND COACH ENGINEERING & MAINTENANCE PATHWAY 4: MECHANICAL AND ELECTRICAL Job Role: Bus/Coach Diagnostic Technician Mandatory Units • Contribute to safe working practices in bus/coach engineering and maintenance • Contribute to safe housekeeping practices in bus/coach engineering and maintenance • Repair electrical faults in bus/coach systems and components • Evaluate and develop own knowledge, understanding and skills in the bus/coach engineering and maintenance environment • Repair mechanical faults in bus/coach systems and components • Diagnose mechanical faults in bus/coach systems and components • Diagnose electrical faults in bus/coach systems and components • Conduct inspections of buses/coaches Optional Units As well as completing the mandatory units for your pathway, you will need to complete an optional unit. Choices range from ‘Carrying out roadside recovery of buses/coaches’ to ‘Support learners by mentoring in the workplace’.

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO FURTHER YOURSELF AFTER YOU FINISH? If you don’t wish to continue in one of the above job roles, there are a range of options for further study. You could take a Level 4 qualification in vehicle maintenance or even a Foundation Degree.

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CERAMICS MANUFACTURING The ceramics industry is a huge part of our economy; read on to find out how you could get involved…

Ceramics are used more often than you might think in construction, and they’re divided into the following main sub-sectors: domestic tableware and giftware, hospitality ware, floor and wall tiles, sanitary ware, industrial ceramics and other products.

INTERMEDIATE APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: There are no specific academic entry requirements for this Apprenticeship, but entry can be from GCSEs (Maths, Science and English), Diplomas, work experience and vocational qualifications in this sector. Job Roles: Slip Operative, Glaze Operative, Pressure Caster, Process Inspector, Hand Sprayer, Kiln Placer, Glost Inspector, Re-fire Operative, Effluent Plant Operative, Flat Maker, Cup Maker, Glaze Sprayer, Sponge Machine Operator, Robot Operator, Hand Decorator, Hand Sponger, Vibro Operator, Grinder/Polisher, Banding Machine Operator, Mill and Spray Drier Operative, Tile press Operative, Dipping and Printing Operative, Roller Kiln Operative, Glost Selecting and Packing Operative, Low Temperature Kiln Operative, Caster Fettler, Kilnman, Lithographer, Dipper, Modeller, Mould Maker, Press Operator Mandatory Units • Prepare for manufacturing ceramics • Create and maintain effective working relationships in the ceramics industry • Consistently meet production targets and quality standards in manufacturing ceramics • Contribute to health, safety and the environment within a manufacturing workplace Optional Units As well as the four mandatory units above, there are also optional units to complete. These range from ‘Decorating ceramics by surface alteration’ to ‘Setting up, operating and monitoring a roller kiln’.

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO FURTHER YOURSELF AFTER YOU FINISH? If you don’t fancy going on to one of the above job roles, then you can study further to build on your skill set. For example, you could progress on to the Higher Diploma in Manufacturing and Product Design.

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COMBINED MANUFACTURING PROCESSES If you have great practical skills and wish to work in manufacturing industries, then the process of creating paper could be a great place to start!

The paper industry is of great importance to nearly all the other sectors, in the form of either a supply chain or as a supplier of end products. The turnover within this industry is around £3.2 billion and it produces a large array of products such as books, magazines, roof felting, tissue paper and even money!

INTERMEDIATE APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: There are no specific academic entry requirements for this Apprenticeship, but entry can be from GCSEs, Diplomas, vocational qualifications or work experience in this sector.

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Job Roles: Trainee Paper Maker, Stock Preparation/ Raw Materials/De-ink Operative, Wet End Operative, Dry End Operative, Coating/Chemical Additives Operative, Winder Operative

Mandatory Units • Support the achievement of work objectives • Support own and others’ improvement in the work environment

Identify and respond to process problems Respond to accidents, hazardous incidents and emergencies Ensure responsibility for actions to reduce risks to health and safety Make sure own actions within the workplace aim to protect the environment

Optional Units As well as the above mandatory units, you will have to complete at least 1 optional unit from a choice of 60 different units! Examples include ‘Producing packaged products’ and ‘Operate programmable processes’.

ADVANCED APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: You can enter this Apprenticeship if you have completed the Intermediate Apprenticeship, an alternative Intermediate Level manufacturing qualification or 3 GCSEs (A*-C). Job Roles: Paper Making Supervisor, Experienced Paper Maker, Paper/Product Technologist, Production Supervisor Mandatory Units • Rectify process problems • Contribute to the improvement of routine working practices • Contribute to the efficiency and effectiveness of process and manufacturing operations

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Respond to accidents, hazardous incidents and emergencies Ensure responsibility for actions to reduce risks to health and safety Manage personal development Make sure own actions within the workplace aim to protect the environment

Optional Units As well as the above mandatory units, you must also complete at least 1 optional unit from a range of choices. Examples include ‘Controlling fibreboard conversion processes’ and ‘Preparing and issuing written procedures’.

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO FURTHER YOURSELF AFTER YOU FINISH? If you don’t fancy continuing in one of the above job roles, then you can study further to build on your skill set, such as progressing on to a Higher Apprenticeship or a Higher Diploma in the manufacturing arena.

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COMPOSITE ENGINEERING Fancy a career creating complex materials? This Apprenticeship will get you started...

Composite Engineering is all about the manufacture of high strength materials, such as carbon fibre and complex metal alloys. With this sector estimated to grow by up to 6% in the next five years, there is a demand for new staff to start, as well as the up-skilling of the current workforce.

INTERMEDIATE APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: There are no specific academic entry requirements for this Apprenticeship, but entry can be from GCSEs, current employment or extended work experience in this industry. Job Roles: Operator (Semi-skilled) – Spray Lay-up Laminating Techniques, Operator (Semi-skilled) – Wet Lay-up Laminating, Operator (Semi-skilled) – Resin Flow Infusion Techniques, Operator (Semi-skilled) – Filament Welding Techniques, Trimmer (Composite Mouldings), Composite Assembly Operator, Operator (Composite Repair), Quality Assurance Operator Mandatory Units • Complying with statutory regulations and organisational safety requirements

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Using and interpreting engineering data and documentation Working efficiently and effectively in engineering

Optional Units • Using wet lay-up laminating techniques to produce composite mouldings • Using spray lay-up laminating techniques to produce composite mouldings • Using resin flow infusion techniques to produce composite mouldings • Using resin film infusion techniques to produce composite mouldings • Using pre-preg laminating techniques to produce composite mouldings

ADVANCED APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: Candidates must have at least 5 GCSEs (A*-C) including English, Maths and Science. Entry may be also be from A-Levels, the Intermediate Apprenticeship in Composite Engineering, a relevant Level 2 qualification or from current employment.

Mandatory Units • Complying with statutory regulations and organisational safety requirements • Using and interpreting engineering data and documentation • Working efficiently and effectively in engineering

Job Roles: GRP Finisher/Laminator (Large Structures), GRP Finisher/Laminator (Small Structures), Carbon Fibre Pre-preg Technician, Composite Technician, Manufacturing Process Engineer, Composite Assembly /Repair Technician, Tooling Engineer, Composite Pattern Maker, Composite Assemblies Fitter

Optional Units • Producing mechanical engineering drawings using a CAD system • Producing components using hand fitting techniques • Producing mechanical assemblies • Forming and assembling pipework systems • Carrying out aircraft detail fitting activities

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO FURTHER YOURSELF AFTER YOU FINISH? If you don’t fancy continuing in one of the above job roles, then you could study further to build up your skill set. You could progress on to a HND in Engineering or the Higher Apprenticeship in Advanced Engineering Manufacturing.

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DOMESTIC HEATING A career in helping people fight off the cold could really warm the heart...

This is a more varied industry than you might think; the day you have depends entirely on your employer. You could be working indoors or outdoors, working with gas and water piping and systems fuelled by gas, coal, oil and even solar power!

INTERMEDIATE APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: There are no specific academic entry requirements for this Apprenticeship, but entry can be from GCSEs, Diplomas, vocational qualifications or work experience in this sector. Job Role: Domestic Heating Systems Installer Mandatory Units • Understand and carry out safe working practices in building services engineering • Understand how to communicate with others within building services engineering • Understand how to apply environmental protection measures within building services engineering • Understand how to apply scientific principles within MES • Understand and carry out site preparation, and pipework fabrication techniques for domestic plumbing and heating systems • Understand and apply domestic cold water system installation and maintenance techniques • Understand and apply domestic hot water system installation and maintenance techniques • Understand and apply domestic central heating system installation and maintenance techniques • Apply safe working practices in building services engineering working environment

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DOMESTIC HEATING ADVANCED APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: You can enter this Apprenticeship if you have completed the Intermediate Apprenticeship, an alternative Level 2 domestic heating or building services qualification, practical work experience in the industry or 3 GCSEs (A*-C).

PATHWAY 1: DOMESTIC HEATING (OIL-FIRED, SOLID FUEL OR ENVIRONMENTAL OPTIONS) PATHWAY 2: DOMESTIC HEATING (GAS-FIRED WARM AIR APPLIANCES) PATHWAY 3: DOMESTIC HEATING (GAS-FIRED WATER AND CENTRAL HEATING APPLIANCES) Job Role: Advanced Domestic Heating Installer Units (Across all pathways) • Understand how to organise resources within building service engineering • Understand and apply domestic cold water system installation, commissioning, service and maintenance techniques • Understand and apply domestic hot water system installation, commissioning, service and maintenance techniques • Understand and apply domestic central heating system installation, commissioning, service and maintenance techniques • Understand and carry out electrical work on domestic plumbing and heating systems and components • Install, commission, service and maintain domestic heating systems

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO FURTHER YOURSELF AFTER YOU FINISH? If you don’t fancy going on to one of the above job roles, then you can study further to build on your skill set, such as progressing on to a Level 4 or 5 qualification in engineering, manufacturing, or even management.

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DRIVING GOODS VEHICLES Logistics isn’t just freight liners, huge lorries and aircraft; think smaller and closer to home...

Over 8% of the UK workforce is employed in logistics and nearly all businesses rely on this industry to send products or important information out to clients. This particular section of logistics handles domestic and small deliveries, such as cycle couriers and van drivers.

INTERMEDIATE APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: There are no specific academic entry requirements for this Apprenticeship, but GCSEs, Diplomas, vocational qualifications or work experience in this sector would really help out.

PATHWAY 1: MOTORCYCLE/CYCLE COURIER Job Roles: Pedal Cycle Courier, Motorcycle Courier Mandatory Units • Prepare the cycle for driving • Protect the cycle and the load • Operate and monitor the cycle systems • Manoeuvre the cycle in restricted spaces • Collecting and/or delivering goods (motorcycles and pedal cycles) • Obtain information on the collection and/or delivery of loads

PATHWAY 2: VAN DRIVER Job Role: Van Driver Mandatory Units • Prepare the van for driving • Protect the van and the load • Operate and monitor the van systems • Obtain information on the collection and/or delivery of loads • Manoeuvre the van in restricted spaces

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PATHWAY 3: RIGID VEHICLE DRIVER Job Role: Rigid Vehicle Driver Mandatory Units • Prepare the rigid vehicle for driving • Protect the rigid vehicle and the load • Operate and monitor the rigid vehicle systems • Manoeuvre the rigid vehicle in restricted spaces • Obtain information on the collection and/or delivery of loads

PATHWAY 4: ARTICULATED/DRAWBAR DRIVER Job Role: Articulated/Drawbar Driver Mandatory Units • Prepare the articulated or draw bar vehicle for driving • Protect the articulated or draw bar vehicle and the load • Operate and monitor the articulated or draw bar vehicle systems • Manoeuvre the articulated or draw bar vehicle in restricted spaces • Obtain information on the collection and/or delivery of loads Optional Units As well as the above mandatory units, you will have to complete optional units depending on the pathway you choose to go down. These range from ‘Plan the route and timings for the collection and delivery of goods’ to ‘Dealing with payment transactions in logistics operations’.

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DRIVING GOODS VEHICLES ADVANCED APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: You can enter this Apprenticeship if you have completed the Intermediate Apprenticeship, if you have an alternative Level 2 vocational qualification or training, practical experience in the industry or academic qualifications.

PATHWAY 1: VAN DRIVER Job Role: Van Driver/team Leader

PATHWAY 5: TRANSPORTING FREIGHT BY ROAD (RIGID) Job Role: Rigid Vehicle Driver

PATHWAY 6: TRANSPORTING FREIGHT BY ROAD (ARTICULATED/DRAWBAR) Job Role: Articulated/Drawbar Driver

PATHWAY 2: RIGID VEHICLE DRIVER Job Role: Bus/Coach Electrical Maintenance and Repair Technician

PATHWAY 3: ARTICULATED DRAWBAR DRIVER Job Role: Articulated/Drawbar Driver/Team Leader Mandatory Units (Pathways 1-3) • Contribute to the provision of customer service in logistics operations • Provide leadership for your team in logistics operations • Take responsibility for health, safety and security in your team

Mandatory Units (Pathways 4-6) • Manage your own professional development in logistics operations • Minimise the environmental impact of logistics operations • Develop productive working relationships with colleagues in logistics operations • Respond to problems in logistics operations Optional Units As well as the mandatory units, you will need to complete optional units too. Examples of these units include ‘The principles of food safety supervision in logistics’ and ‘Optimising the use of logistics resources’.

PATHWAY 4: TRANSPORTING FREIGHT BY ROAD (VAN) Job Role: Van Driver

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO FURTHER YOURSELF AFTER YOU FINISH? If you don’t fancy continuing in one of the above job roles, then you can study further to build on your skill set, such as progressing on to a Level 4 Apprenticeship in Management or Purchasing and Supply Management.

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ELECTROTECHNICALS If you know a circuit breaker from an insulator, then you should consider a career in Electrotechnicals…

Electronics are hugely important to our everyday life. Everything that requires electricity to work is covered in this industry and this framework gives you the skills to maintain, install and upgrade complex electrical systems.

ADVANCED APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: Advanced Level entry may be from an Intermediate building services engineering qualification, Level 2 GNVQs in relevant subjects, a 14-19 Higher Diploma or GCSEs in a communication subject, Maths and either a Science or a technical-based subject.

PATHWAY 1: ELECTRICAL INSTALLATION Job Role: Installation Electrician Mandatory Units • Understanding health and safety legislation, practises and procedures (installing and maintaining electrotechnical systems and equipment • Understanding environmental legislation, working practises and the principles of environmental technology systems • Understanding the practices and procedures for overseeing and organising the work environment (electrical installation) • Understanding the principles of planning and selection for the installation of electrotechnical equipment and systems in buildings, structures and the environment • Understanding the practices and procedures for the preparation and installation of wiring systems and electrotechnical equipment in buildings, structures and the environment • Understanding the principles, practices and legislation for the termination and connection of conductors, cables and cords in electrical systems. • Understanding the principles, practices and legislation for the inspection, testing, commissioning and certification of electrical systems and equipment in buildings, structures and the environment • Understanding the principles, practices and legislation for diagnosing and correcting electrical faults in electrotechnical systems and equipment in buildings, structures and the environment • Understanding the electrical principles associated with the design, building installation and electrotechnical systems and equipment and systems • Applying health and safety legislation and working practices (installing and maintaining electrotechnical systems and equipment • Applying environmental legislation, working practices and the principles of environmental technology systems • Overseeing and organising the work environment (electrical installation) • Planning, preparing and installing wiring systems and associated equipment in buildings, structures and the environment • Terminating and connecting conductors, cables and flexible cords in electrical systems • Inspecting, testing, commissioning and certifying electrotechnical systems and equipment in buildings, structures and the environment • Electrotechnical occupational competence

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ELECTROTECHNICALS PATHWAY 2: ELECTRICAL MAINTENANCE Job Role: Maintenance Electrican Mandatory Units • Applying health and safety legislation and working practices (installing and maintaining electrotechnical systems and equipment) • Applying environmental legislation, working practices and the principles of environmental technology systems • Overseeing and organising the work environment (electrical installation) • Plan and prepare to maintain electrotechnical systems and equipment • Maintain electrotechnical systems and equipment • Terminating and connecting conductors, cables and flexible cords in electrical systems • Inspecting, testing, commissioning and certifying electrotechnical systems and equipment in buildings, structures and the environment • Diagnosing and correcting electrical faults in electrical systems and equipment in buildings, structures and the environment • Electrotechnical occupational competence • Understanding health and safety legislation, practices and procedures (installing and maintaining electrotechnical systems and equipment) • Understanding environmental legislation, working practices and the principles of environmental technology systems • Understanding the practices and procedures for overseeing and organising the work environment electrical maintenance • Understanding the practices and procedures for planning and preparing to maintain electrotechnical systems and equipment • Understanding the practices and procedures for maintaining electrotechnical systems and equipment • Understanding the principles, practices and legislation for the termination and connection of conductors, cables and cords in electrical systems • Understanding principles, practices and legislation for the inspection, testing, commissioning and certification of electrotechnical systems and equipment in buildings, structures and the environment • Understanding the principles, practices and legislation for diagnosing and correcting electrical faults in electrotechnical systems and equipment in buildings, structures and the environment • Understanding the electrical principles associated with the design, building, installation and maintenance of electrical equipment and systems

PATHWAY 3: HIGHWAY ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS SERVICE AND MAINTENANCE Job Role: Highway Electrical Systems Service and Maintenance Electrician Mandatory Units • Apply health and safety and environmental legislation and working practices • Maintain effective working relationships • Plan and prepare for the installation and maintenance of highway electrical systems and equipment • Inspect and test highway electrical systems, equipment and components • Identify and correct faults in highway electrical systems, equipment and components • Install and connect highway electrical systems, equipment and components • Maintain highway electrical systems, equipment and components • Commission highway electrical systems, equipment and components

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ELECTROTECHNICALS PATHWAY 4: HIGHWAY ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS COMMISSIONING Job Role: Highway Electrical Systems Commissioning Electrician Mandatory Units • Apply health and safety and environmental legislation and working practices • Maintain effective working relationships • Plan and prepare for the installation and maintenance of highway electrical systems and equipment • Inspect and test highway electrical systems, equipment and components • Identify and correct faults in highway electrical systems, equipment and components • Install and connect highway electrical systems, equipment and components • Maintain highway electrical systems, equipment and components • Commission highway electrical systems, equipment and components

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO FURTHER YOURSELF AFTER YOU FINISH? If you don’t want to carry on in one of the above job roles, then you can study further to build up your skill set. For example, you could study Level 4 or 5 qualifications in engineering or a Foundation Degree.

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ENGINEERING CONSTRUCTION If you want to work in the construction industry, then this Apprenticeship will help you build a future!

Engineering and construction bring in £16 billion to the UK economy and demand is continually on the rise. It is responsible for constructing (and sometimes destroying) structures such as dams, highways, airports, bridges, railways and large buildings, so depending on your project, you could be working in a large range of environments!

INTERMEDIATE APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: There are no specific academic entry requirements for this framework, but some employers might expect applicants to have GCSEs in English, Maths, Science and a technology at Grade D or above. Practical work experience will also help here.

PATHWAY 1: SUPPORTING ENGINEERING CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITIES Job Role: Engineering Construction Activities Support Mandatory Units • Contribute to effective working relationships in engineering construction • Work safely and minimise risk in engineering construction. • Identify and deal with hazards and emergencies in the engineering construction work environment • Prepare work areas in support of engineering construction activities • Prepare materials in support of engineering construction activities • Prepare equipment in support of engineering construction activities • Move engineering construction loads using manually operated equipment • Reinstate the work area after completing engineering construction activities

PATHWAY 2: SUPPORTING WELDING ACTIVITIES Job Role: Welder Support Mandatory Units • Contribute to effective working relationships in engineering construction • Work safely and minimise risk in engineering construction. • Identify and deal with hazards and emergencies in the engineering construction work environment • Support welding activities in engineering construction

PATHWAY 3: SUPPORTING MECHANICAL FITTING Job Role: Mechanical Fitter Support Mandatory Units • Contribute to effective working relationships in engineering construction • Work safely and minimise risk in engineering construction. • Identify and deal with hazards and emergencies in the engineering construction work environment • Shape engineering construction mechanical components by material removal using hand tools • Support the assembly of engineering construction mechanical components • Support the positioning and installation of engineering construction mechanical plant and equipment

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ENGINEERING CONSTRUCTION PATHWAY 4: PROJECT CONTROL ASSISTANT

PATHWAY 6: SUPPORTING PLATING ACTIVITIES

Job Role: Project Control Assistant

Job Role: Plating Support

Mandatory Units • Obtain and organise information for project control, estimating, planning, cost engineering or commercial support • Process project control, estimating, planning, cost engineering or commercial support data using information technology • Prepare documents for the execution of project control, estimating, planning, cost engineering or commercial support activities • Plan and organise assigned project control, estimating, planning, cost engineering or commercial support tasks • Follow quality assurance procedures in carrying out project control, estimating, planning, cost engineering or commercial support activities • Contribute to effective project control, estimating, planning, cost engineering or commercial support relationships • Implement a personal professional project control, estimating, planning, cost engineering or commercial support competence development plan • Work to the organisation’s procedures and practices relating to ethical and behavioural issues in project control, estimating, planning, cost engineering or commercial support

Mandatory Units • Contribute to effective working relationships in engineering construction • Work safely and minimise risk in engineering construction • Identify and deal with hazards and emergencies in the engineering construction work environment • Support the assembly of components for steel fabrication in engineering construction • Shape components of fabricated steel structures by material removal using hand tools in engineering construction

PATHWAY 5: STEEL ERECTING Job Role: Steel Erector Support Mandatory Units • Contribute to effective working relationships in steel erection • Work safely and minimise risk in steel erection. • Identify and deal with hazards and emergencies in steel erection. • Move structural steel sections under supervision • Install structural steelwork components • Work safely at height on steel structures • Assemble bolted joints in structural steelwork

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PATHWAY 7: SUPPORTING PIPEFITTING ACTIVITIES Job Role: Pipefitting Support Mandatory Units • Contribute to effective working relationships in engineering construction • Work safely and minimise risk in engineering construction • Identify and deal with hazards and emergencies in the engineering construction work environment • Shape engineering construction pipework components by material removal using hand tools • Support the assembly of engineering construction pipework components • Support the positioning and installation of engineering construction pipework

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ENGINEERING CONSTRUCTION PATHWAY 8: SUPPORTING ENGINEERING CONSTRUCTION OPERATIONS Job Role: Engineering Construction Operations Support Mandatory Units • Move engineering construction loads using manually operated equipment • Shape engineering construction pipework components by material removal using hand tools • Shape components of fabricated steel structures by material removal using hand tools in engineering construction • Shape engineering construction mechanical components by material removal using hand tools • Contribute to effective working relationships in engineering construction • Work safely and minimise risk in engineering construction. • Identify and deal with hazards and emergencies in the engineering construction work environment • Support welding operations in engineering construction Optional Units All the pathways have optional units to complete, which will teach you skills specific to the area you want to specialise in.

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO FURTHER YOURSELF AFTER YOU FINISH? If you don’t wish to continue in one of the above job roles, there are a range of options if you want to continue studying. There is an Advanced Apprenticeship in Engineering Construction or you could study for a Higher Diploma in Engineering.

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ENGINEERING ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGIES Could you work with advanced technology to help protect our environment? If so, this could be the Apprenticeship for you!

Engineering Environmental Technologies apprentices will develop competence, knowledge and skills that will allow them to respond to relevant environmental issues. This could be advice on how to improve our manufacturing environmental performance, specifying and advising on better insulated low carbon domestic and industrial accommodation and proposing new energy management systems.

HIGHER APPRENTICESHIP

LEVEL 4

Entry Requirements: There are no specific academic entry requirements for this framework, but employers will generally look for applicants who hold qualifications such as A-Levels, Diplomas/Certificates, Advanced Apprenticeships in relevant engineering disciplines or a portfolio demonstrating their ability to complete the Higher Apprenticeship without issue. Mandatory Units (Across All Pathways) • Ensure compliance with legal, regulatory, ethical and social requirements • Managing the development of self and others

PATHWAY 1: CONSTRUCTION AND THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT Job Roles: Construction Technical Supervisor, Built Environment Sustainability Manager, Supply Chain Coordinator, Retrofit Technical Site Supervisor Mandatory Units • Planning construction work processes and efficient use of resources in construction and the built environment • Monitoring construction and installation operations and resources to minimise energy and waste in construction and the built environment • Monitoring supplies of resources to meet project sustainability requirements in construction and the built environment • Maintaining systems for health, safety, welfare and environmental protection in the workplace • Developing working relationships in construction and the built environment Optional Units As well as the above mandatory units, there are also optional units for this pathway. Examples include ‘Monitoring project quality, progress and cost in construction and the built environment’ and ‘Plan, allocate and monitor work in own area of responsibility.’

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ENGINEERING ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGIES PATHWAY 2: MANUFACTURING ENGINEERING Job Roles: Environmental Supervisor (Manufacturing Engineering), Health, Safety and Environmental Supervisor, Manufacturing Shop Operations Supervisor, Facilities Controls Engineer, Environmental Manufacturing Planning Engineer Mandatory Units • Maintaining systems for health, safety, welfare and environmental protection in the workplace • Plan and manage a project • Develop a new product manufacturing process design strategy • Managing the environmental impact of work activities in manufacturing engineering • Developing working relationships Optional Units As well as the above mandatory units, there are also optional units to complete. These range from ‘Applying six sigma methodology to a project’ to ‘Undertaking engineering research’.

PATHWAY 3: BUILDING SERVICES ENGINEERING Job Roles: Technical Facilities/Contract Manager, Technical Business Development Manager Mandatory Units • Managing health and safety in the building services engineering work location • Managing building services engineering projects in the work location • Managing the effectiveness of a building services engineering workforce • Manage the environmental impact of work activities Optional Units As well as the above mandatory units, there are also optional units to complete. These range from ‘Managing contract procedures for building services engineering projects’ to ‘Establishing risk management process for an organisation’.

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO FURTHER YOURSELF AFTER YOU FINISH? Upon completion of this Apprenticeship, you will be recognised as a competent engineer. However progression on to a Foundation Degree in a range of electrical engineering courses is a possibility. There are also plans to introduce a Level 5 Apprenticeship in 2014/15.

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ENGINEERING MANUFACTURE (CRAFT & TECHNICIAN) If working at the forefront of technological advancement sounds good, then this could be the career for you…

Engineering Manufacture is associated with a whole host of different sectors, most notably aerospace, automotives, electronics and marine. Across all of these subsectors, this industry employs over 1 million scientists, engineers, technologists and other staff who work together to bring us exciting new technology.

ADVANCED APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: As this is quite a specialised framework, applicants will usually have completed the Intermediate Engineering Manufacture Apprenticeship, 5 GCSEs (A*-C) including Maths, English and Science, previous engineering work experience or alternative vocational qualifications (such as Diplomas or Young Apprenticeships in Engineering). Mandatory Units (across all pathways) • Complying with statutory regulations and organisational safety requirements • Using and interpreting engineering data and documentation • Working efficiently and effectively in engineering • Reinstating the work area on completion of activities

Job Roles: Skilled Machinist, Tool-Maker, Metal Forger, Skilled Sheet Metal Worker, Skilled Fitter, Composite Technician, Pipe Fitter and Assembler

PATHWAY 4: MARINE (YACHT AND BOAT BUILDING, MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR) Job Roles: Marine Engineer, Marine Electrician, Shipwright, Marine Painter, Rigger/Boatmover, Marine Fitting-Out Carpenter, Marine Fitting-Out Engineer, Marine Electronics Technician

PATHWAY 5: ENGINEERING MAINTENANCE

PATHWAY 1: AEROSPACE Job Roles: Aircraft Systems Fitter, Aero Engine Fitter, Aero Engine Tester, Aircraft Systems Development Technician, Aircraft Maintenance Fitter, Composite Technician, Airframe Fitter

PATHWAY 2: MARINE (SHIP BUILDING, MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR)

Job Roles: Mechanical Maintenance Technician, Electronics Maintenance Technician, Electrical Maintenance Technician, Fluid Power Maintenance Technician, Lift Services Maintenance Technician, Plant and Systems Maintenance Technician

PATHWAY 6: FABRICATION AND WELDING

Job Roles: Marine Fabricator/Welder, Marine Electrical Fitter, Marine Pipe Fitter, Marine Engine Fitter, Marine Mechanical Fitter, Marine Electronics Technician, Specialist Welder, Marine Machinist, Marine Carpenter

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PATHWAY 3: MECHANICAL MANUFACTURING ENGINEERING

Job Roles: Sheet Metal Worker, Plater/Fabricator, Welder

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ENGINEERING MANUFACTURE (CRAFT & TECHNICIAN) PATHWAY 7: MATERIALS PROCESSING AND FINISHING

PATHWAY 12: AUTOMOTIVE

Job Roles: Process Engineer, Mould and Core Maker, Sand Caster, Die Caster

PATHWAY 8: ENGINEERING TECHNICAL SUPPORT Job Roles: CAD Draught Person, Measurement and Control Technician, Quality Control Inspector, Technical Support Engineer, Metrology Inspector

PATHWAY 9: ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING

Job Roles: Motorsport Technician (Mechanical/ Electrical), Vehicle Builder, Vehicle Development Technician, Vehicle Test Technician

PATHWAY 13: ENGINEERING WOODWORKING, PATTERN AND MODELMAKING Job Roles: Engineering Woodworker, Engineering Model Maker, CNC/NC Wood Machinist

PATHWAY 14: ENGINEERING LEADERSHIP

Job Roles: Industrial Electrician, Electrical Engineering Technician, Electrical Design Engineer, Measurement and Control Technician, Test Technician, Electronics Technician, Electronics Assembly Technology, Electronics Manufacture Inspector, Electronics Manufacture Technician

PATHWAY 10: INSTALLATION AND COMMISSIONING

Job Roles: Project Leader, Project Manager, Product Support Engineer Optional Units Each pathway has its own optional units to complete, depending on which area you wish to specialise in. These range from ‘Preparing and using milling machines’ to ‘Assembling and testing fluid power systems’.

Job Role: Installation and Commissioning Technician (Heavy Plant Equipment/Light Equipment)

PATHWAY 11: ENGINEERING TOOLMAKING Job Role: Toolmaker (Manufacture/Research and Development)

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO FURTHER YOURSELF AFTER YOU FINISH? If you don’t wish to continue in one of the above job roles, there are a range of options if you want to study further. You could progress on to a Foundation Degree or Higher Diploma in Engineering.

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ENGINEERING MANUFACTURE (OPERATOR & SEMI SKILLED) If you want to get started in engineering, then this is where it all begins…

This framework is designed to give you the skills to get into engineering manufacturing. The Engineering Manufacture Apprenticeship is all about creating new technologies and improving and upgrading the ones we already have. This applies to anything from simple vehicles like vans and cars all the way to space shuttles and satellites!

ADVANCED APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: This Apprenticeship will be most suitable for those who have completed GCSEs in Maths, English and Science (A*-C), previous engineering work experience or vocational qualifications such as a Diploma or Young Apprenticeship.

PATHWAY 1: AEROSPACE Job Roles: Semi-Skilled Fitter, Aerospace Component Assembly Fitter, Semi-Skilled Electrical Loomers/PCB Assembly, Survival Equipment Maintenance Mechanic, Aero Engine Mechanic, Semi-Skilled Aircraft Maintenance Fitter Mandatory Units • Reinstating the work area on completion of aircraft engineering activities • Complying with statutory regulations and organisational safety requirements • Using and interpreting engineering data and documentation • Working efficiently and effectively in engineering • Carry out maintenance on aircraft mechanical systems by component replacement • Carrying out maintenance on aircraft electrical/ electronic systems by component replacement

PATHWAY 2: MARINE (SHIP, BOAT AND YACHT BUILDING, MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR) Job Roles: Marine Fabricator/Welder, Marine Electrical Fitter, Marine Engine Fitter, Marine Mechanical Fitter, Marine CNC Machinist, Boat Builder/Shipwright, Sailmaker, Boat Mover/Yard Hand, Marine Installation Engineer, Marine Painter, Rigger/Boatmover, Marine Fitting Out Carpenter, Shipwright Mandatory Units • Complying with statutory regulations and organisational safety requirements • Using and interpreting engineering data and documentation • Working efficiently and effectively in engineering

PATHWAY 3: MECHANICAL MANUFACTURING ENGINEERING Job Roles: Machine Operator, Machine Tool Fitter, Jig and Tool Fitter, Moulder/Coremaker, Mechanical Fitter, Semi-Skilled Sheet Metal Worker, CNC Operator Mandatory Units • Complying with statutory regulations and organisational safety requirements • Using and interpreting engineering data and documentation • Working efficiently and effectively in engineering

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ENGINEERING MANUFACTURE (OPERATOR & SEMI SKILLED) PATHWAY 4: ENGINEERING MAINTENANCE AND INSTALLATION

PATHWAY 6: MATERIALS PROCESSING AND FINISHING

Job Roles: Mechanical Maintenance Fitter, Electronics Maintenance Fitter, Lift Maintenance, Electrical Maintenance Fitter, Military Armourer, Marine Maintenance Fitter

Job Roles: Mould and Core Maker, Process Engineer, Sand Caster, Die Caster, Metal Moulding, Coremaking and Casting Machine Operator, Casting Inspector

Mandatory Units • Complying with statutory regulations and organisational safety requirements • Using and interpreting engineering data and documentation • Working efficiently and effectively in engineering

Mandatory Units • Complying with statutory regulations and organisational safety requirements • Using and interpreting engineering data and documentation • Working efficiently and effectively in engineering

PATHWAY 5: FABRICATION AND WELDING

PATHWAY 7: MATERIALS PROCESSING AND FINISHING

Job Roles: Fitter/Welder, Pipe Fitter, Semi-Skilled Sheet Metal Worker, Welder/Fabricator Mandatory Units • Complying with statutory regulations and organisational safety requirements • Using and interpreting engineering data and documentation • Working efficiently and effectively in engineering

Job Roles: Production Engineer, Non-Destructive Testing, Technical Support Engineer, Quality Control Inspector, Metrology Assistant Mandatory Units • Complying with statutory regulations and organisational safety requirements • Using and interpreting engineering data and documentation • Working efficiently and effectively in engineering Optional Units Each pathway has its own optional units to complete, depending on which area you wish to specialise in. These range from ‘Carrying out aircraft routine services’ to ‘Operating electro-discharge machines’.

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO FURTHER YOURSELF AFTER YOU FINISH? The favoured route for those who’ve finished this Apprenticeship is to move on to the Advanced Apprenticeship in Engineering Manufacture. Following this there are Foundation Degrees and Diplomas available in engineering disciplines.

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ENGINEERING MANUFACTURE (SENIOR TECHNICIAN) Want to work in the UKs largest industry? Read on to find out how!

This is a specialised Apprenticeship designed to produce highly skilled engineers to work in the various industries manufacturing contains. As this is a very large and varied sector, choosing the right pathway is imperative to a successful career.

HIGHER APPRENTICESHIP

LEVEL 4

Entry Requirements: Entry may be from an Advanced Apprenticeship in Engineering, A-Levels or if the applicant has one, a portfolio demonstrating their capability to finish the Apprenticeship. This Apprenticeship may also be undertaken by those already working in the industry and are looking to further their skills. The candidate may also be asked to undertake competency tests in Maths, English and problem solving.

PATHWAY 1: ENGINEERING MANUFACTURE (AEROSPACE) Job Roles: Electrical/Electronic Engineer, Software Engineer, Systems Engineer, Systems Operator Engineer, Aircraft Systems Development Technician, Manufacturing Engineer, Quality Engineer, Design Engineer Mandatory Units • Complying with statutory regulations and organisational safety requirements • Plan and manage a project • Solve engineering problems

PATHWAY 2: NUCLEAR RELATED TECHNOLOGY Job Roles: Electrical/Electronic Engineer (Nuclear), Control and Instrumentation Engineer (Nuclear), Computer Aided Design (CAD) Engineer, Sales Engineer (Nuclear Components), Process Engineer (Nuclear), Safety/Performance Engineer (Nuclear), Manufacturing Engineer, Senior Stress Engineer Optional Units As well as the mandatory units, there are also optional units the candidate must complete in order to progress. These range from ‘Installing aircraft mechanical fasteners’ to ‘Maintaining fluid power equipment’.

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO FURTHER YOURSELF AFTER YOU FINISH? If you don’t want to carry on in one of the above job roles, then you can study further to build up your skill set. For example, you could study Level 4 or 5 qualifications in engineering disciplines.

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EXTRACTIVES & MINERAL PROCESSING OCCUPATIONS Extracting resources from the ground is an important part of our economy so where better to start your career? Extraction is vital for accessing valuable minerals that we use in everyday life; this could range from simple stuff such as sand, rock or gravel to more complex operations such as mining for chalk and potash.

INTERMEDIATE APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: You may enter the Intermediate Apprenticeship from vocational qualifications or with GCSEs such as Design and Technology or Science.

PATHWAY 1: MINING OPERATIONS Job Roles: Mining Operative, Trainee Face Worker, Trainee Locomotive Driver, Winder, Banksman, Shaftsman, Onsetter, Locomotive Maintenance Operative, SV Driver, Belt Maintenance Man, Methaneborer, Exploration Driller, Linesman, Mines Explosive Storeman, Continuous Mining Operator, Mines Environmental Tester, Staple Pit Operative, Back/Cable Bolter, Operational Support Worker, Mechanical Scaler Mandatory Units • Operate safely in mining environment • Conform to efficient working practices in the workplace

PATHWAY 2: FIXED PLANT OPERATIONS Job Role: Process Plant Operator Mandatory Units • Assist in the efficiency of the workplace • Conform to general safety in the workplace • Assist with the specified materials processing activity • Use tools and/or equipment for routine and predictable minerals processing requirements • Conform to general workplace environmental requirements

PATHWAY 3: MOBILE PLANT OPERATIONS Job Role: Mobile Plant Operator Mandatory Units • Conform to general safety in the workplace • Conform to efficient working practices in the workplace • Conform to general workplace environmental requirements • Prepare plant or machinery for operational performance

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EXTRACTIVES & MINERAL PROCESSING OCCUPATIONS PATHWAY 4: EXTRACTIVES DRILL RIG OPERATIONS Job Role: Extractives Drill Rig Operator Mandatory Units • Contribute to an efficient and effective drilling or blasting environment • Contribute to health and safety in the drilling workplace • Contribute to the specified drilling programme • Operate and control drilling related-powered plant and machinery • Drill holes to drilling specification

PATHWAY 5: MINES RESCUE Job Role: Mine Rescue Worker Mandatory Units • Operate safely in the mining environment • Conform to efficient work practices in mines rescue operations • Use, maintain and test breathing apparatus and equipment in mines rescue operations • Identify, monitor and control mine emergency hazards • Assist in mine fire fighting • Assist in sealing and unsealing mine areas

PATHWAY 6: BLASTING OPERATIONS Job Role: Face Profiler Mandatory Units • Contribute to health and safety in the blasting workplace • Contribute to an efficient and effective drilling or blasting environment • Produce profiles of rock faces and landforms

PATHWAY 7: ESCORTING MINE VISITORS Job Role: Mine Visitors Guide Mandatory Units • Operate safely in mining environment • Conform to efficient working practices in the workplace • Escort mine visitors Optional Units Some of the above pathways require you to complete optional units too; examples of these include ‘Drilling holes to drilling specifications’ and ‘Carrying out routine maintenance on drilling plant and equipment’.

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EXTRACTIVES & MINERAL PROCESSING OCCUPATIONS ADVANCED APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: Advanced Level entry may be from the Intermediate Apprenticeship, an alternative related Level 2 vocational qualification, practical experience in a production industry or academic qualifications.

PATHWAY 1: MINES – ELECTRICAL

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Job Role: Mines Electrical Technician

Maintaining mechanical equipment Restoring mechanical components to usable condition by repair Producing replacement components for maintenance activities Carrying out preventative planned maintenance on mechanical equipment Working safely on mechanical equipment in mines

Mandatory Units • Confirming work activities and resources for an occupational work area in the workplace • Using and interpreting engineering data and documentation • Working safely on electrical equipment in mines • Maintaining electrical equipment • Modifying or rewiring electrical circuits • Testing electrical equipment and circuits • Carrying out preventative planned maintenance on electrical equipment • Carrying out fault diagnosis on electrical equipment and circuits • Identify and address mine engineering health and safety hazards and risks • Operate safely in the mining environment • Handing over and confirming completion of maintenance activities • Conform to efficient working practices in the workplace

PATHWAY 3: MINES SHOTFIRING

PATHWAY 2: MINES – MECHANICAL

Mandatory Units • Oversee the manager’s scheme for mine maintenance • Identify health and safety hazards and risks in mines • Provide leadership in own area of responsibility in a mine • Implementing engineering activities • Resolving engineering problems • Monitoring engineering activities • Confirming work activities and resources for an occupational work area in the workplace • Using and interpreting engineering data and documentation • Contribute to maintaining and improving health and safety in the mine

Job Role: Mines Mechanical Technician Mandatory Units • Confirming work activities and resources for an occupational work area in the workplace • Using and interpreting engineering data and documentation • Identify and address mine engineering health and safety hazards and risks • Operate safely in the mining environment • Conform to efficient working practices in the workplace • Handing over and confirming completion of maintenance activities • Carrying out fault diagnosis on mechanical equipment

Job Role: Mines Shotfirer Mandatory Units • Operate safely in mining environment • Conform to efficient working practices in the workplace • Receive and handle explosive materials on site • Charge blast holes to specification • Blast to specification • Deal with misfires • Moving, handling and storing resources in the workplace

PATHWAY 4: EXTRATIVES MAINTENANCE SUPERVISION Job Role: Extractives Maintenance Supervisor

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EXTRACTIVES & MINERAL PROCESSING OCCUPATIONS PATHWAY 5: PROCESSING PLANT SUPERVISION

Job Role: Quarry, Depot or Processing Plant Supervisor

Mandatory Units • Health and safety introduction in ready mixed concrete production • Risk assessment, safe system of work and permits to work in ready mixed concrete production • Personal protective equipment, ppe, in ready mixed concrete production • Health and safety inspections and auditing in ready mixed concrete production • Isolation and lock-off in ready mixed concrete production • Emergency situations in ready mixed concrete production • Machinery guarding in ready mixed concrete production • Workplace transport in ready mixed concrete production • Electrical safety in ready mixed concrete production • Underground services in ready mixed concrete production • Control of substances hazardous to health, COSHH, regulations in ready mixed concrete production • Management of contractors in ready mixed concrete production • Incident control & investigation in ready mixed concrete production • Harmful noise in ready mixed concrete production • Manual handling in ready mixed concrete production • Use of display screen equipment, DSE, in ready mixed concrete production • Welfare in ready mixed concrete production • Induction and security in ready mixed concrete production • Operation of truckmixers in ready mixed concrete production • Work at height in ready mixed concrete production • Environmental controls in ready mixed concrete production • Operate within the environmental permit conditions in ready mixed concrete production

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Site water extraction & discharge in ready mixed concrete production Prevention and control of pollution in ready mixed concrete production Managing waste in ready mixed concrete production Management of carbon in ready mixed concrete production Plant operation in ready mixed concrete production Control of aggregates in ready mixed concrete production Control of bulk powders in ready mixed concrete production Control of additives in ready mixed concrete production Stock control in ready mixed concrete production Pneumatic and/or hydraulic power systems in ready mixed concrete production Loading concrete in ready mixed concrete production Truck mixer use in ready mixed concrete production Housekeeping and spillages in ready mixed concrete production Lubrication of plant and equipment in ready mixed concrete production Maintenance of plant and equipment in ready mixed concrete production Inspection of plant and equipment in ready mixed concrete production Understanding concrete types in accordance with BS EN 206 including supplementary standards BS 8500 parts 1 and 2 in ready mixed concrete production Concrete consistence and placement in ready mixed concrete production Measuring concrete consistence in ready mixed concrete production Site sampling of ready mixed concrete in ready mixed concrete production Raw materials in ready mixed concrete production Cube making and concrete curing in ready mixed concrete production Quality control and conformity of concrete in ready mixed concrete production Dealing with customer enquiries in ready mixed concrete production Dealing with ex-works customers and delivery vehicles in ready mixed concrete production

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Vehicle capacity planning in ready mixed concrete production Dealing with cash sales in ready mixed concrete production

PATHWAY 6: SHOTFIRING Job Role: Shotfirer Mandatory Units • Contribute to an efficient and effective drilling or blasting environment • Contribute to health and safety in the blasting workplace • Receive and handle explosive materials on site • Charge blast holes to specification • Blast to specification • Deal with misfires

PATHWAY 7: MINES – ELECTRICAL – POTASH Job Role: Potash Mines Electrical Technician Mandatory Units • Confirming work activities and resources for an occupational work area in the workplace • Using and interpreting engineering data and documentation • Working safely on electrical equipment in mines • Maintaining electrical equipment • Modifying or rewiring electrical circuits • Testing electrical equipment and circuits • Carrying out preventative planned maintenance on electrical equipment • Carrying out fault diagnosis on electrical equipment and circuits • Identify and address mine engineering health and safety hazards and risks • Operate safely in the mining environment • Handing over and confirming completion of maintenance activities • Conform to efficient working practices in the workplace

PATHWAY 8: MINES – MECHANICAL – POTASH Job Role: Potash Mines Mechanical Technician Mandatory Units • Confirming work activities and resources for an occupational work area in the workplace • Using and interpreting engineering data and documentation • Identify and address mine engineering health and safety hazards and risks • Operate safely in the mining environment • Conform to efficient working practices in the workplace • Handing over and confirming completion of maintenance activities • Carrying out fault diagnosis on mechanical equipment • Maintaining mechanical equipment • Restoring mechanical components to usable condition by repair • Producing replacement components for maintenance activities • Carrying out preventative planned maintenance on mechanical equipment • Working safely on mechanical equipment in mines

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO FURTHER YOURSELF AFTER YOU FINISH? If you don’t want to carry on in one of the above job roles, then you can study further to build up your skill set. For example, you could study for a Higher Diploma in Manufacturing, or move on to a Level 4 Apprenticeship in a related industry.

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FASHION & TEXTILES: TECHNICAL From the catwalk to your coat-hanger, if you want to work in fashion this is the Apprenticeship to go for!

This Apprenticeship is designed to improve the skills needed to thrive in this industry. Fashion is all about innovation and creativity, which when combined with technical skills produce the clothing we see in high street shops. It also covers more professional services such as clothing for military and emergency purposes as well as uniforms for professionals such as HM Prison services and medical staff.

HIGHER APPRENTICESHIP

LEVEL 4

Entry Requirements: There are no specific entry requirements for this framework, but a Level 3 Award (a BTEC, NVQ or Diploma), extended work experience, a Level 3 City and Guilds or a good portfolio will provide a basis for the knowledge learned through this Apprenticeship.

PATHWAY 1: TECHNICAL TEXTILES Job Roles: Fabric Technologist, Fibre Technologist, Senior Technologist, Textile Technical Designer, Senior Testing Technologist, Textile Product Development Technologist, Textile Support Analyst, Technical Textile Researcher, Textile Quality Controller, Technical Manager (Production) Mandatory Units • Managing health and safety and employment rights and responsibilities within the textile industry • Portfolio management of new products • Fibres and technical textiles Optional Units • Fire and heat resistance in textiles applications • Stain resistance in textiles applications • Ultra violet resistance in textiles applications • Fabric wear and durability of textile products • Anti-microbial applications for textile products • Breathability in textile products • Breathability in textile products • Anti-static and conductive textiles • Bio degradable textiles

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FASHION & TEXTILES: TECHNICAL PATHWAY 2: PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT AND SOURCING Job Roles: New Product Development Manager, Process Engineer, Procurement Manager (Apparel and Textile Goods), Sales Manager (Apparel and Textile Goods), Logistics Manager (Textile Finished Goods), Technical Manager (Production), Research and Development Manager (Apparel and Textiles Goods), Marketing Manager (Apparel and Textile Goods), Quality Manager Mandatory Units • Managing health and safety and employment rights and responsibilities within the textile industry • Portfolio management of new products • Planning and managing the outsourcing process in manufacturing • Outsourcing costs in manufacturing Optional Units • Fire and heat resistance in textile applications • Stain resistance in textile applications • Ultra violet resistance in textile applications • Fabric wear and durability of textile products • Anti-microbial applications for textile products • Breathability in textile products • Anti-static and conductive textiles • Biodegradable textiles • Fibres and technical textiles • Strategic marketing planning skills within the design and creative industries • Business planning and financial projections in the design and creative industries • Design development, creativity and business development • Leadership and people management in the design and creative industries • Intellectual property management in the design and creative industries • Design project management for creative practitioners • Doing business globally • Finance for designers and creatives

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO FURTHER YOURSELF AFTER YOU FINISH? If you don’t wish to continue in one of the above job roles, then there are plenty of academic pathways you can take to further hone your skills. For example, you could study a HND, or even go straight into an Honours Degree in Fashion Technology or Materials Engineering.

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FOOD & DRINK If you want to work with all different types of food and drink products, this Apprenticeship could be a tasty way to start your career…

Manufacturing and processing of food and drink products is big business in the UK, with an annual turnover of £76 billion. British products such as beef, pork and even beer are renowned across the world as some of the best in the business.

INTERMEDIATE APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: There are no specific academic entry requirements to this framework, but any relevant work experience, vocational qualifications or GCSEs would be really useful.

PATHWAY 1: MEAT AND POULTRY

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Assemble and process products for food service Understand how to contribute to problem diagnosis in food manufacture Carry out sampling for quality control in food operations Understand how to maintain workplace health and safety in food operations Carry out task hand-over procedures in food manufacture

Job Roles: Sales/Service Support Assistant, Slaughter Operative, Butcher, Meat and Poultry Operative

Example Units • Receive livestock in food operations • Operate an electric stunning system for poultry • Carry out religious slaughter • Control automated meat/poultry processing operations • Carry out primal butchery of red meat in sales operations • Understand how to carry out wild game butchery in sales operations • Cure meat products • Understand how to display meat and meat products in sales operations • Prepare orders for despatch in food operations • Control hygiene cleaning in food

PATHWAY 3: MILLING

PATHWAY 2: BAKING Job Roles: Sales/Service Support Assistant, Baker, Baking Operative, Confectioner, Cake Decorator Example Units • Prepare and mix dough • Batch-finish flour confectionery • Understand how to process flour • Control slicing in food manufacture • Understand how to plan to maximise sales of food products in a retail environment

Job Roles: Miller, Milling Operative Example Units • Intake raw material for milling • Carry out and finish bulk filling in food operations • Understand how to contribute to environmental safety in food operations • Carry out product changeovers in food manufacture • Organise and improve work activities for achieving excellence in food operations • Maintain product quality in food operations • Contribute to continuous improvement for achieving excellence in food operations • Understand how to avoid contamination and complete cleaning in place of plant and equipment in food operations • Carry out task hand-over procedures in food manufacture • Understand how to carry out task hand-over procedures in food manufacture

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FOOD & DRINK PATHWAY 4: FOOD INDUSTRY

PATHWAY 6: FISH AND SHELLFISH

Job Roles: Sales/Service Support, Facilities Support, Production Control Operative, Quality Assurance Operative, Food and Drink Processing Control Operative, Logistics Controller

Job Roles: Sales/Service Support Assistant, Fishmonger, Fish/Shellfish Processing Operative

Example Units • Start up multi-stage operations in food manufacture • Control conditioning in food manufacture • Control membrane processing in food manufacture • Display food products in a retail environment • Understand how to display food products in a retail environment • Prepare to operate a counter/ take away service in food operations • Pick orders and store for despatch in food operations • Prepare orders for despatch in food operations • Control effluent treatment in food operations • Understand how to prepare for and conduct cleaning in place of plant and equipment in food operations

PATHWAY 5: FOOD MANUFACTURING EXCELLENCE Job Roles: Productivity Technician, Business Operative, Team Supervisor, Technical Assistant, Organisational and Developmental Assistant Example Units • Work effectively with others in food operations • Maintain product quality in food operations • Maintain workplace food safety standards in operations • Maintain workplace health and safety in food operations • Contribute to environmental safety in food operations • Contribute to the maintenance of plant and equipment in food operations • Contribute to the development of product specifications in food manufacture • Contribute to sustainable practice in food operations

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Example Units • Fillet fish by hand • Control the fish/shellfish smoking process • Carry out shellfish depuration processing • Control defrosting in food manufacture • Maintain, promote and improve environmental good practice in food operations • Supply materials for production in food operations • Pack orders for despatch in food operations • Contribute to problem resolution in food manufacture • Control hygiene cleaning in food operations • Understand how to monitor and control the recovery and separation of by-products in food operations

PATHWAY 7: BREWING Job Roles: Brewer, Brewing Operative Example Units • Control fermentation in brewing • Control bottling in food manufacture • Control kegging in brewing • Contribute to the maintenance of plant and equipment in food operations • Contribute to maintaining stock security and minimising losses in food operations • Interpret and communicate information and data in food operations • Carry out product changeovers in food manufacture • Carry out sampling for quality control in food operations • Organise and improve work activities for achieving excellence in food operations • Contribute to sustainable practice in food operations

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FOOD & DRINK PATHWAY 8: DAIRY Job Roles: Dairy Production Operative, Quality Assurance Operative, Dairy Production Equipment Technician, Sales/Service Support Assistant Example Units • Control processing to produce milk/cream • Organise and monitor manual operations in dairy processing • Salt and mould curds • Carry out cheese smoking operations • Bandage cheese • Store goods and materials in food operations • Understand how to store and organise • Understand how to contribute to problem resolution in food manufacture • Control wrapping in food manufacture • Understand how to sharpen cutting tools for use in food operations

PATHWAY 9: FRESH PRODUCE Job Roles: Sales/Service Support Assistant, Fresh Produce Grading Operative, Warehouse and Storage Operative, Packing Operative

PATHWAY 10: LIVESTOCK MARKET DROVING OPERATIONS Job Role: Livestock Operative Example Units • Contribute to bio-security in livestock markets • Receive and pen livestock in livestock markets • Sort and classify livestock for sale or despatch in livestock markets • Communicate information in livestock markets • Understand how to communicate information in livestock markets • Maintain the lairage of livestock in livestock markets • Arrange transport scheduling for the delivery of livestock in food operations • Contribute to sustainable practice in food operations • Maintain workplace health and safety in food operations • Understand how to contribute to continuous improvement for achieving excellence in food operations

Example Units • Grade fresh produce by hand • Sell fresh produce on the wholesale market • Control the non-invasive testing of produce • Control labelling in food manufacture • Display food products in a retail environment • Understand how to plan and organise your own work activities in food manufacture • Understand how to receive goods and materials in food operations • Carry out disinfection in food operations • Maintain product quality in food operations • Control wrapping in food manufacture

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FOOD & DRINK ADVANCED APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: Entry at Advanced Level may be from the Intermediate Apprenticeship, or from vocational qualifications, GCSEs, A-Levels or work experience in the industry.

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Job Roles: Specialist Butcher, Specialist Operations Manager, Sales/Service Manager

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Example Units • Plan and co-ordinate food services • Monitor effectiveness of food service operations • Interpret and communicate information and data in food operations • Set up and maintain picking and packing orders in food operations • Carry out sampling for quality control in food operations • Understand how to plan and co-ordinate wrapping and labelling in food operations • Maintain lairage and ante-mortem facilities in food operations • Monitor carcase operations in meat processing • Monitor primal butchery in meat processing • Monitor the slicing and wrapping of meat/meat products

PATHWAY 2: BAKING Job Roles: Sales/Service Manager, Specialist Baker, Master Baker, Specialist Confectioner, Specilaist Cake Decorator, Chocolatier Example Units • Control production of bakery products • Design and develop specialist individual flour confectionery • Monitor stored goods and materials in food operations • Manage commissioning and handover of plant and equipment in food operations

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Report on compliance with food safety requirements in operations Control and monitor safe supply of raw materials and ingredients in food operations Manage and evaluate production performance in food manufacture Understand how to contribute to optimising work areas in food manufacture Diagnose problems in food operations Control energy efficiency in food operations

PATHWAY 3: FOOD INDUSTRY Job Roles: Sales/Service Manager, Specialist Food and Drink Operative, Specialist operative, Manager (Facilities), Manager (Supply Chain), Manager (Logistics), Food and Drink Quality Audit Manager, Maintenance Manager, Diagnostics Technician Example Units • Support commissioning of plant, equipment and processes in food operations • Diagnose problems in food operations • Develop product specifications in food manufacture • Control transport efficiency in food operations • Understand how to plan production schedules in food manufacture • Produce production specifications in food manufacture • Shut down multi-stage operations in food manufacture • Analyse and report data • Lead and manage meetings • Understand how to monitor and maintain standards of conduct in food manufacture

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FOOD & DRINK PATHWAY 4: FOOD MANUFACTURING Job Roles: Organisation and Development Manager, Technical Manager, Team Leader, Food and Drink Productivity Manager Example Units • Organise and run meetings in food manufacture • Plan, allocate and monitor work of a team • Provide leadership and direction for own area of responsibility • Plan organisational change for achieving excellence in food operations • Understand how to provide organisational support for achieving excellence in food operations • Monitor change and improvement for achieving excellence in food operations • Contribute to the development of an achieving excellence strategy in food operations • Provide coaching and mentoring for achieving excellence in food operations • Assess teams and individuals in the achievement of excellence in food operations • Manage compliance to support achieving excellence in food operations

PATHWAY 5: FRESH PRODUCE Job Roles: Sales/Service Manager, Quality Manager, Warehouse and Storage Manager, Packaging Manager

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operations Monitor and control throughput to achieve targets in food operations Control waste minimisation in food operations Monitor and control waste disposal in food operations Maintain, promote and improve environmental good practice in food operations

PATHWAY 6: MILLING Job Roles: Production Manager, Quality Manager Example Units • Control screenroom processes in milling • Control gristing in milling • Assess production requirements and calculate operational costs in food operations • Monitor food safety at critical control points in operations • Plan production schedules in food manufacture • Start up plant and equipment in food manufacture • Monitor and control quality of work activities in food operations • Understand how to co-ordinate despatch and transport of orders in food operations • Develop test samples in food manufacture • Organise and run meetings in food manufacture

Example Units • Buy fresh produce on the wholesale market • Manage the fresh produce ripening process • Design and develop fresh produce products • Diagnose problems in food operations • Resolve problems in food operations • Carry out sampling for quality control in food

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FOOD & DRINK HIGHER APPRENTICESHIP

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Entry Requirements: In addition to the entry requirements for the Advanced Apprenticeship, the candidate should excel in Science related subjects such as Biology and Chemistry, as well as some knowledge of Maths and Physics. Logical thinking and attention to detail are also useful skills for applicants to have. Job Roles: Productivity Manager (Food and Drink), General Food Manager (Production), Technical Manager (Food and Drink), Lean Manufacturing Manager (Food and Drink), General Management (Food Operations), Organisational and Development Manager (Food and Drink), Continuous Improvement Manager, Manager (Food and Drink Processes) Example Units • Direct the implementation of an achieving excellence strategy in food operations • Understand how to direct the implementation of an achieving excellence strategy in food operations • Lead the identification of priorities in achieving excellence in food operations • Lead the quantification of current performance in achieving excellence in food operations • Lead the analysis of current performance in achieving excellence in food operations • Lead the improvement of performance in achieving excellence in food operations • Lead the control of performance in achieving excellence in food operations • Develop an achieving excellence strategy in food operations

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO FURTHER YOURSELF AFTER YOU FINISH? If you don’t want to carry on in one of the above job roles, then you can study further to build up your skill set. This Apprenticeship provides a great base for a Foundation Degree in Food Manufacture or other internal qualifications.

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FURNITURE, FURNISHINGS & INTERIORS If you have a creative side but still want to work practically, then you should give this Apprenticeship a try... The furniture industry has an annual turnover of £12 billion; this success is down, in part, to the skilled crafts-people this country produces. There is a shortfall of 16-24 year olds in this industry, so if you fit into that category, it’s not going to be difficult to find work.

INTERMEDIATE APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: There are no specific academic entry requirements for this Apprenticeship, but GCSEs, Diplomas, vocational qualifications or work experience in this sector would really help out.

PATHWAY 1: FURNITURE MAKING Job Roles: Mattress Maker, Cabinet/Furniture Maker Mandatory Units • Make sure your own actions reduce risks to health and safety within a furniture/interiors related workplace • Work effectively in a furniture/interior-related commercial environment • Set up and operate woodworking machinery • Assist with the operation of furniture production machinery • Prepare and assemble furniture using mechanical fixings • Maintain tools and equipment used in furniture making and installation • Mattress assembly and tufting • Prepare fabrics and components for use in upholstery • Make and assemble wooden components of hand crafted furniture • Prepare resources for use in making handcrafted furniture • Match, measure and mark out veneers • Lay veneers by hand and press method

PATHWAY 2: FINISHING FURNITURE Job Role: Finisher/Polisher Mandatory Units • Health and safety within furniture and furnishing making environments • Timber technology in furniture making • Planning for career pathways in furniture and furnishing industries • Professional responsibilities in furniture and furnishing making environments • Sustainability in the timber trade • Hand finishing methods in furniture making • Spray finishing in furniture making

PATHWAY 3: RESTORING FURNITURE Job Role: Furniture Restorer Mandatory Units • Make sure your own actions reduce risks to health and safety within a furniture/interiors related workplace • Work effectively in a furniture/interior-related commercial environment • Assess and repair items of furniture

PATHWAY 4: FITTED FURNITURE AND INTERIORS Job Roles: Furniture Installer, Blind and Shutter Installer Mandatory Units • Make sure your own actions reduce risks to health and safety within a furniture/interiors related workplace • Work effectively in a furniture/interior-related commercial environment

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FURNITURE, FURNISHINGS & INTERIORS PATHWAY 5: UPHOLSTERY AND SOFT FURNISHINGS

PATHWAY 6: WOOD MACHINING

Job Roles: Soft Furnisher, Upholsterer

Job Role: Wood Machinist

Mandatory Units • Make sure your own actions reduce risks to health and safety within a furniture/interiors related workplace • Work effectively in a furniture/interior-related commercial environment • Prepare to upholster standard items of modern furniture • Upholster standard items of modern furniture • Prepare fabrics and components for use in upholstery • Upholster standard items of traditional furniture • Cut fabrics and components for use in upholstery • Produce simple seamed components by hand and machine • Maintain tools and equipment used in furniture making and installation • Produce standard window treatments

Mandatory Units • Work effectively in a furniture/interior-related commercial environment • Make sure your own actions reduce risks to health and safety within a furniture/interiors related workplace • Assist with the operation of furniture production machinery • Producing sawn wood and wood-based products in the workplace Optional Units As well as the above mandatory units, you will have to complete optional units depending on the pathway you choose to go down. These range from ‘Producing upholstery templates’ to ‘Securing furniture components in location’.

ADVANCED APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: You can enter this Apprenticeship if you have completed the Intermediate Apprenticeship, if you have an alternative Level 2 vocational qualification or training, practical experience in the industry or academic qualifications.

PATHWAY 1: FURNITURE MAKING Job Roles: Experienced Cabinet/Furniture Maker, Experienced Mattress Maker Mandatory Units • Evaluate and develop own skills and expertise in furniture and related industries • Improve process and quality control in a commercial environment • Monitor and maintain a healthy and safe working environment

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PATHWAY 2: FINISHING FURNITURE Job Role: Experienced Finisher/Polisher Mandatory Units • Evaluate and develop own skills and expertise in furniture and related industries • Improve process and quality control in a commercial environment • Monitor and maintain a healthy and safe working environment • Finish furniture by modern and traditional polishing

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FURNITURE, FURNISHINGS & INTERIORS PATHWAY 3: RESTORING FURNITURE

PATHWAY 6: UPHOLSTERY AND SOFT FURNISHINGS

Job Role: Experienced Furniture Restorer

Job Roles: Experienced Soft Furnisher, Experienced Upholsterer

Mandatory Units • Evaluate and develop own skills and expertise in furniture and related industries • Improve process and quality control in a commercial environment • Monitor and maintain a healthy and safe working environment • Evaluate and specify furniture making restoration requirements

PATHWAY 4: FITTED FURNITURE AND INTERIORS Job Roles: Experienced Furniture, Blind and Shutter Installer Mandatory Units • Evaluate and develop own skills and expertise in furniture and related industries • Improve process and quality control in a commercial environment • Monitor and maintain a healthy and safe working environment

PATHWAY 5: FURNITURE DESIGN Job Role: Experienced Furniture Designer Mandatory Units • Evaluate and develop own skills and expertise in furniture and related industries • Improve process and quality control in a commercial environment • Monitor and maintain a healthy and safe working environment • Produce furniture design prototypes

Mandatory Units • Evaluate and develop own skills and expertise in furniture and related industries • Improve process and quality control in a commercial environment • Monitor and maintain a healthy and safe working environment

PATHWAY 7: SUPERVISION IN THE FURNITURE, FURNISHINGS AND INTERIORS INDUSTRY Job Roles: Production Supervisor (Furniture, Furnishings and Interiors) Mandatory Units • Evaluate and develop own skills and expertise in furniture and related industries • Improve process and quality control in a commercial environment • Monitor and maintain a healthy and safe working environment • Allocate and check your team’s work Optional Units As well as the mandatory units, you will need to complete optional units depending on which pathway you choose. Examples of these units include ‘Cutting and assembling hand crafted furniture’ to ‘Install and dress soft furnishings’.

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO FURTHER YOURSELF AFTER YOU FINISH? If you don’t fancy going into one of the above job roles, then you can study further to build on your skill set, such as progressing on to a Level 4 Apprenticeship in a relevant field or a Higher Diploma in a manufacturing discipline.

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GLASS INDUSTRY This Apprenticeship is all about creating glass products, so if that sounds like it suits you, read on!

The glass industry is of great importance to other industries for a number of reasons. From simple double glazing to complex fibreglass panels, the glass industry is a smashing way to earn a living!

INTERMEDIATE APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: There are no specific academic entry requirements for this Apprenticeship, but GCSEs, Diplomas, vocational qualifications (in areas such as engineering or manufacturing) or work experience in this sector would really help out.

PATHWAY 1: CURTAIN WALL INSTALLATION

Job Roles: Curtain Walling Installer, Screen Wall Installer Mandatory Units • Communicating and working with others in the glass and related working environments • Maintain health and safety in the fenestration installation working environment • Install infill units into curtain walling systems • Locate, transport, handle and position and materials and components in fenestration installation • Identify and confirm installation requirements in glass and related work • Install curtain walling systems

PATHWAY 2: DOMESTIC FASCIA, SOFFIT AND BARGEBOARD INSTALLATION Job Role: Fascia, Soffit and Bargeboard Installer/ Fitter

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Prepare materials for installation of fascia, soffit, bargeboard and related products Identify and confirm installation requirements in glass and related work Prepare the site for fascia, soffit and bargeboard removal and installation activities Install domestic fascia, soffit, bargeboards and related products Communicating and working with others in the glass and related working environments

PATHWAY 3: GLASS PROCESSING Job Roles: Autoclave Operator, Cold End Operator, Craft Glass Worker/Stain Glass Worker, Double Glazing Unit Maker, Engraver, Glass Cutter, Glass Processor Mandatory Units • Maintain health and safety within the glass processing environment • Check the quality of products in glass processing • Locate, handle and position products, materials or components in glass processing • Store glass products and related materials • Communicating and working with others in the glass and related working environments

Mandatory Units • Undertake preparatory work on existing materials for fascia, soffit, bargeboard and related products installation • Maintain health and safety in the installation of fascia, soffits and bargeboards • Locate, handle, transport and position materials and equipment for fascia, soffit and bargeboard installation

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GLASS INDUSTRY PATHWAY 4: GLASS CONTAINER PROCESSING

Job Roles: Batch Plant Operator, Bottle Maker, Fibre Glass Maker, Furnace Operator, Glass Maker

Mandatory Units • Communicating and working with others in the glass and related working environments • Maintain hygiene in glass container manufacturing / processing • Maintain health and safety within the glass processing environment • Locate, handle and position products, materials or components in glass processing

PATHWAY 5: FENESTRATION INSTALLATION Job Roles: Conservatory Installer, Window and Door Installer Mandatory Units • Communicating and working with others in the glass and related working environments • Maintain health and safety in the fenestration installation working environment • Locate, transport, handle and position and materials and components in fenestration installation • Identify and confirm installation requirements in glass and related work

PATHWAY 6: FABRICATION OF GLASS SUPPORTING STRUCTURES Job Roles: Aluminium Fabricator, Conservatory Fabricator, Framemaker/Window and Door Maker, Curtain Wall Fabricator Mandatory Units • Check the quality of products used in the fabrication of glass supporting systems • Prepare equipment / machinery / tools for the fabrication of glass supporting systems • Locate, handle and position materials or components in the fabrication of glass supporting systems

Maintain health and safety within the fabrication of glass supporting systems working environment Communicating and working with others in the glass and related working environments

PATHWAY 7: FLAT GLASS MANUFACTURE Job Roles: Batch Plant Operator, Melting Operator, Forming Operator, Glass Maker Mandatory Units • Maintain health and safety within the glass manufacturing working environment • Prepare equipment / machinery / tools for use in flat glass manufacture • Communicating and working with others in the glass and related working environments

PATHWAY 8: GLASS CONTAINER MANUFACTURE Job Roles: Bottle Maker, Forming Operator Glass Manufacturer Mandatory Units • Maintain health and safety within the glass manufacturing working environment • Communicating and working with others in the glass and related working environments • Monitor the delivery of melted glass to the container forming process • Control the forming of glass containers • Locate, handle and position materials or components in glass manufacturing • Apply coatings in glass container manufacturing • Maintain hygiene in glass container manufacturing / processing • Knowledge of the glass container manufacturing process • Check the quality of glass containers • Prepare equipment / machinery for glass container manufacture

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GLASS INDUSTRY PATHWAY 9: GLAZING

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Job Role: Glazier Mandatory Units • Communicating and working with others in the glass and related working environments • Maintain health and safety within the glazing working environment • Install glass into glazing systems • Confirm the glazing requirements • Locate, handle and transport glazing materials and equipment • Prepare for glazing work

PATHWAY 10: PHOTOVOLATAICS INSTALLATION Job Roles: PV Installer, Solar Panel Installer Mandatory Units • Communicating and working with others in the glass and related working environments • Use access equipment to work at heights • Maintain health and safety in the photovoltaic panel installation working environment • Confirm PV panel installation requirements

Knowledge of photovoltaic systems Locate, test, handle and position photovoltaic panels prior to installation Understanding the procedure to follow after the discovery of materials containing asbestos cement exposed during the PV installation process

PATHWAY 11: GLASS RELATED DISTRIBUTION AND WAREHOUSING Job Roles: Stock Controller, Picker, Goods in Clerk, Goods out Clerk, Loader/Unloader Mandatory Units • Health and safety in glass and glass related distribution and warehousing • Communicating and working with others in the glass and related working environments • The principles of glass and glass related distribution and warehousing Optional Units As well as the above mandatory units, you will have to complete optional units depending on the pathway you choose to go down.

ADVANCED APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: You can enter this Apprenticeship if you have completed the Intermediate Apprenticeship, if you have an alternative Level 2 vocational qualification or training, practical experience in the industry or academic qualifications such as GCSEs or A-Levels.

PATHWAY 1: AUTOMOTIVE GLAZING

Job Roles: Aluminium Fabricator, Conservatory Fabricator, Curtain Walling Fabricator, Window and Door Fabricator

Job Roles: Automotive Glazing Technician, Windscreen Fitter, Senior Supervisory Fitter Mandatory Units • Improve the work of the organisation through the use of resources, communication and working relationships in a glass or glass related working environment • Promote and maintain health and safety in a glass or glass related working environment • Understanding automotive glazing products

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Identify and rectify technical problems in a glass or glass related working environment

PATHWAY 2: FABRICATION OF GLASS SUPPORTING STRUCTURES

Mandatory Units • Promote and maintain health and safety in a glass or glass related working environment • Improve the work of the organisation through the use of resources, communication and working relationships in a glass or glass related working environment • Communicating and working with others in the glass and related working environments

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GLASS INDUSTRY PATHWAY 3: GLAZING

PATHWAY 6: GLASS PROCESSOR

Job Roles: Glazier, Supervisor

Job Roles: Craft Glass Worker, Glass Cutter, Glass Processor, Leaded Light Maker

Mandatory Units • Install glass into glazing systems • Lead the glazing work at glazing sites • Promote and maintain health and safety in a glass or glass related working environment

PATHWAY 4: FENESTRATION INSTALLATION Job Roles: Conservatory Installer, Window and Door Fitter Mandatory Units • Maintain health and safety in the fenestration installation working environment • Identify and rectify technical problems in a glass or glass related working environment • Improve the work of the organisation through the use of resources, communication and working relationships in a glass or glass related working environment • Identify and confirm installation requirements in glass and related work

PATHWAY 5: FENESTRATION SURVEYOR Job Role: Fenestration Surveyor Mandatory Units • Maintain health and safety within the fenestration surveying environment • Communicating and working with others in the glass and related working environments • Produce specifications for window and door, curtain wall or conservatory installations • Identify fenestration installation requirements • Understanding the building regulations in the fenestration industry

Mandatory Units • Prepare and operate machinery / tools in glass processing • Promote and maintain health and safety in a glass or glass related working environment • Identify and rectify technical problems in a glass or glass related working environment • Improve the work of the organisation through the use of resources, communication and working relationships in a glass or glass related working environment

PATHWAY 7: GLASS RELATED DISTRIBUTION AND WAREHOUSING Job Roles: Warehouse Manager, Warehouse Team Leader, Stock Supervisor Mandatory Units • Maintain, promote and monitor health and safety in the glass or glass related working environment • The principles of glass and glass related distribution and warehousing • Environmental issues in the glass and glass related working environment Optional Units As well as the mandatory units, you will need to complete optional units depending on which pathway you choose. Examples of these units include ‘Providing operational support’ and ‘Monitoring stock levels and maintaining records’.

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO FURTHER YOURSELF AFTER YOU FINISH? If you don’t fancy going into one of the above job roles, then you can study further to build on your skill set, such as progressing on to a Foundation Degree or Diploma in Glass Manufacturing.

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HEATING & VENTILATING Keeping people and places at the right temperature is what this Apprenticeship is all about. No sweat? Read on...

This industry is as it sounds; it’s about installing, maintaining, repairing and upgrading new systems for both ventilation and heating. This could be domestic, such as an air conditioning unit in a house, right up to installing ventilation systems in huge office blocks!

INTERMEDIATE APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: There are no specific academic entry requirements for this Apprenticeship, but entry can be from GCSEs, Diplomas, vocational qualifications or work experience in this sector.

PATHWAY 1: INSTALLING INDUSTRIAL AND COMMERCIAL H&V DUCTWORK SYSTEMS Job Role: Heating and Ventilating Ductwork Installation Operative Mandatory Units • Understand and carry out safe working practices in building services engineering • Understand how to communicate with others within building services engineering • Understand how to apply environmental protection measures within BSE • Understand industrial and commercial rectangular ductwork installation techniques • Understand industrial and commercial circular and flat oval ductwork installation techniques • Understand industrial and commercial air handling unit installation techniques • Understand industrial and commercial plastic ductwork installation techniques • Understand industrial and commercial fire rated ductwork installation techniques • Understand industrial and commercial local exhaust ventilation system installation techniques • Apply safe working practices in building services engineering working environment • Install industrial and commercial H&V ductwork • Understand how to apply scientific principles within MES

PATHWAY 2: INSTALLING INDUSTRIAL AND COMMERCIAL H&V PIPEWORK SYSTEMS Job Role: Heating and Ventilating Mandatory Units • Understand and carry out safe working practices in building services engineering • Understand how to communicate with others within building services engineering • Understand how to apply environmental protection measures within BSE • Understand and carry out site preparation and pipework fabrication techniques for industrial and commercial systems • Understand industrial and commercial cold water system installation techniques • Understand industrial and commercial hot water system installation techniques • Understand industrial and commercial heating system installation techniques • Understand industrial and commercial chilled water system installation techniques • Apply safe working practices in building services engineering working environment • Understand how to apply scientific principles within MES • Install industrial and commercial H&V systems

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HEATING & VENTILATING PATHWAY 3: SERVICING AND MAINTAINING H&V SYSTEMS Job Role: Heating and Ventilating Service and Maintenance Operative Mandatory Units • Understand and carry out site preparation and pipework fabrication techniques for industrial and commercial systems • Understand and carry out safe working practices in building services engineering • Understand how to communicate with others within building services engineering • Understand how to apply environmental protection measures within BSE • Understand how to apply scientific principles within MES • Understand industrial and commercial air system maintenance techniques • Apply safe working practices in building services engineering working environment • Service and maintain industrial and commercial H&V systems • Understand industrial and commercial hot and cold water system maintenance techniques • Understand industrial and commercial hot water heating system maintenance techniques

ADVANCED APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: You can enter this Apprenticeship if you have completed the Intermediate Apprenticeship, if you have an alternative and relevant Level 2 vocational qualification, practical experience in the industry, or 3 GCSEs (A*-C).

PATHWAY 1: INSTALLING AND PRE-COMMISSIONING INDUSTRIAL AND COMMERCIAL H&V Job Role: Heating and Ventilating Ductwork Installer Mandatory Units • Understand how to organise resources within BSE • Understand and apply industrial and commercial rectangular ductwork installation and precommissioning techniques • Understand and apply industrial and commercial circular and flat oval ductwork installation and precommissioning techniques • Understand and apply industrial and commercial air handling unit installation and pre-commissioning techniques • Understand and apply industrial and commercial plastic ductwork installation and pre-commissioning techniques • Understand and apply industrial and commercial fire rated ductwork installation and pre-commissioning techniques • Understand and apply industrial and commercial local exhaust ventilation system installation and precommissioning techniques • Install and pre-commission industrial and commercial ductwork systems

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HEATING & VENTILATING PATHWAY 2: INSTALLING AND PRE-COMMISSIONING INDUSTRIAL AND COMMERCIAL H&V PIPEWORK SYSTEMS Job Roles: Heating and Ventilating Engineer, Heating and Ventilating Welder Mandatory Units • Understand how to organise resources within BSE • Understand and carry out electrical work on industrial and commercial heating and ventilating systems and components • Understand industrial and commercial cold water system installation and pre-commissioning techniques • Understand industrial and commercial hot water system installation and pre-commissioning techniques • Understand industrial and commercial heating system installation and pre-commissioning techniques • Understand industrial and commercial chilled water system installation and pre-commissioning techniques • Understand the principles and requirements of industrial and commercial fuel systems • Install H&V industrial and commercial systems

PATHWAY 3: SERVICING AND MAINTAINING H&V SYSTEMS Job Role: Heating and Ventilation Service and Maintenance Engineer Mandatory Units • Understand how to organise resources within BSE • Understand and carry out electrical work on industrial and commercial heating and ventilating systems and components • Understand the principles and requirements of industrial and commercial fuel systems • Understand industrial and commercial hot and cold water system maintenance and fault diagnosis techniques • Understand industrial and commercial hot water heating system maintenance and fault diagnosis techniques • Understand industrial and commercial ventilation system maintenance and fault diagnosis techniques • Understand industrial and commercial air conditioning system maintenance and fault diagnosis techniques • Maintain and diagnose faults on H&V industrial and commercial systems

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO FURTHER YOURSELF AFTER YOU FINISH? If you don’t fancy going into one of the above job roles, then you can study further to build on your skill set, such as Level 4 or 5 qualifications in engineering or project management.

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IMPROVING OPERATIONAL PERFORMANCE Could you work with complex machinery to produce a variety of different materials? Then look no further…

This industry makes up 14% of the total manufacturing and engineering workforce in the UK. This industry will also require nearly 2,000 new starters over the next 3 years, so there’s no better time to get involved!

INTERMEDIATE APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: There are no specific academic entry requirements for this Apprenticeship, but entry can be from GCSEs, Diplomas, vocational qualifications (in areas such as engineering or manufacturing) or work experience in this sector.

PATHWAY 3: BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT TECHNIQUES

PATHWAY 1: PERFORMING ENGINEERING OPERATIONS

Mandatory Units • Contributing to effective team working • Contributing to the application of workplace organisation techniques • Contributing to the application of continuous improvement techniques • Contributing to the development of visual management systems • Complying with statutory regulations and organisational safety requirements

Job Roles: Metal Working and Machine Operative, Quality Control, CNC Operator, Maintenance Operative, Process Operator Mandatory Units • Working safely in an engineering environment • Using and communicating technical information • Carrying out engineering activities efficiently and effectively

PATHWAY 2: PERFORMING MANUFACTURING OPERATIONS

Job Roles: Materials Handler B-IT Administration, B-IT Quality Control Operative, B-IT Shopfloor Operative

Optional Units As well as the mandatory units, you will need to complete optional units depending on which pathway you choose. Examples of these units include ‘Carrying out flow process analysis’ and ‘Contributing to effective team working’.

Job Roles: Manufacturing Process Operator, Maintenance Operator, Production Inspector, Assembly Operator Mandatory Unit • Complying with statutory regulations and organisational safety requirements

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO FURTHER YOURSELF AFTER YOU FINISH? A common path after completing this Apprenticeship is to progress on to the Advanced Apprenticeship in either Engineering or Operations and Quality Improvement. A Foundation Degree in Engineering is also available.

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JEWELLERY, SILVERSMITHING & ALLIED TRADES If you have a great eye for detail and a creative spark, then this Apprenticeship could be for you!

This industry employs over 9,000 people from production right through to expert retailers. The jewellery industry is always expanding and changing meaning there is always a demand for new workers.

INTERMEDIATE APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: There are no specific academic entry requirements for this Apprenticeship, but entry can be from GCSEs, Diplomas, vocational qualifications (in areas such as engineering or manufacturing) or work experience in this sector.

Job Roles: Jewellery Technician, Silversmith, Engraver, Gem Setter, Polisher/Finisher, Enameller, Goldsmith/Jeweller, CAD/CAM Worker, Jobbing Jeweller

Mandatory Units • Contribute to keeping the workshop tidy and safe in jewellery, silversmithing and allied trades • Interpret jewellery manufacture or silversmithing drawings • Mark out and measure materials for jewellery and silverware components • Know the properties of common precious metals and alloys used in jewellery manufacture or silversmithing

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Use tools to cut and pierce jewellery or silverware components Use tools to file jewellery or silverware components Use hand and mechanical techniques to polish and finish jewellery or silverware components Use equipment to permanently join jewellery or silverware components Use tools to produce hand engraving on jewellery or silverware products Identify and explain methods and tools used in vitreous enamelling to produce jewellery or silverware products Identify how new and emerging technologies may impact on working practices in the jewellery industry Use techniques to identify and secure stones in settings in jewellery or silverware products Use tools to produce formed jewellery or formed silverware components

ADVANCED APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: Entry to the Advanced Level could be upon completion of the Intermediate Apprenticeship, a Level 2 vocational qualification or from general or vocational creative and cultural qualifications, a 14-19 Diploma or work experience in the industry.

PATHWAY 1: JEWELLERY MANUFACTURING Job Roles: Manufacturing Jeweller, Jeweller, Diamond Mounter, Goldsmith, Precious Metal Caster, Modelmaker, Patternmaker

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Mandatory Units • Maintain and prepare the workshop for work with precious metal • Produce precious metal objects from detailed drawings and specifications • Mark out and measure materials for the manufacture of precious metal objects • Apply concepts of metallurgy to the production of precious metal objects • Saw and pierce jewellery components • Form jewellery components • Join jewellery components by soldering • Use mechanical methods to join precious metal components • Produce tools and jigs for use in the manufacture of precious metal objects

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JEWELLERY, SILVERSMITHING & ALLIED TRADES PATHWAY 2: SILVERSMITHING Job Roles: Silversmith, Smallworker, Modelmaker, Silver Spinner, Chaser Mandatory Units • Maintain and prepare the workshop for work with precious metal • Produce precious metal objects from detailed drawings and specifications • Mark out and measure materials for the manufacture of precious metal objects • Apply concepts of metallurgy to the production of precious metal objects • Saw and pierce silverware components • Form silverware components • Join silverware components by soldering • Use mechanical methods to join precious metal components • Polish and finish silverware components to a commercial standard • Produce tools and jigs for use in the manufacture of precious metal objects

PATHWAY 3: PRECIOUS METAL CAD/CAM Job Roles: Manufacturing Jeweller, Jeweller, Mounter, Diamond Mounter, Modelmaker, Goldsmith, Caster, CAD Technician, CAD Designer Mandatory Units • Maintain and prepare the workshop for work with precious metal • Produce precious metal objects from detailed drawings and specifications • Mark out and measure materials for the manufacture of precious metal objects • Produce jewellery components using wax casting • Produce CAD-CAM designs and prototypes for precious metal objects • Maintain knowledge of the jewellery industry, allied trades and related technologies

PATHWAY 4: ENAMELLING Job Role: Enameller Mandatory Units • Maintain and prepare the workshop for work with precious metal • Produce enamelled surfaces for precious metal objects • Maintain knowledge of the jewellery industry, allied trades and related technologies

PATHWAY 5: ENGRAVING Job Roles: Die Sinker, Hand Engraver, Machine Engraver Mandatory Units • Maintain and prepare the workshop for work with precious metal • Produce precious metal objects from detailed drawings and specifications • Mark out and measure materials for the manufacture of precious metal objects • Polish and finish silverware components to a commercial standard • Produce engraved surfaces for precious metal objects • Understand how to produce engraved surfaces for precious metal objects

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JEWELLERY, SILVERSMITHING & ALLIED TRADES PATHWAY 6: PRECIOUS METAL POLISHING AND FINISHING Job Roles: Polisher, Polisher/Finisher Mandatory Units • Maintain and prepare the workshop for work with precious metal • Polish and finish silverware components to a commercial standard • Polish and finish jewellery components to a commercial standard • Maintain knowledge of the jewellery industry, allied trades and related technologies

PATHWAY 7: GEM SETTING Job Role: Diamond and Precious Stone Setter Mandatory Units • Maintain and prepare the workshop for work with precious metal • Mark out and measure materials for the manufacture of precious metal objects • Produce tools and jigs for use in the manufacture of precious metal objects • Set gemstones by hand in the manufacture of jewellery items • Maintain knowledge of the jewellery industry, allied trades and related technologies Optional Units As well as the mandatory units, you will need to complete optional units depending on which pathway you choose. Examples of these units include ‘Producing chased items for precious metal objects’ and ‘Sawing and piercing jewellery components’.

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO FURTHER YOURSELF AFTER YOU FINISH? If you don’t wish to continue in one of the above job roles, then you can build up your skill set through many qualifications, including a Foundation Degree in Art and Design.

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LABORATORY & SCIENCE TECHNICIANS Do you want to work in a scientific environment, helping set up complex experiments and chemical tests? Then this is the career for you!

Lab technicians work in a wide variety of scientific environments, from aiding researchers and scientists to helping teachers set up experiments for students.

INTERMEDIATE APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: This Apprenticeship is suitable for students who have attained 5 GCSEs grade E or above, including Maths, English and a Science. Relevant vocational qualifications and work experience will also help.

PATHWAY 1: LABORATORY AND ASSOCIATED TECHNICAL ACTIVITIES (EDUCATION SCIENCE) Job Role: Laboratory Technician Education Science (General/Maintenance)

PATHWAY 2: LABORATORY AND ASSOCIATED TECHNICAL ACTIVITIES (INDUSTRIAL SCIENCE) Job Roles: Laboratory Technician (Standards/Process/Metrology/Health Physics), Laboratory Test Technician, Laboratory Analysis Technician Mandatory Units • Follow health and safety procedures for scientific or technical activities • Maintain effective and efficient working relationships for scientific or technical activities • Use information recordings systems for scientific or technical activities

PATHWAY 3: LABORATORY SCIENCE (COMPOUND ANALYSIS) Job Roles: Laboratory Technician (Process Control and Testing/Process Analysis), Laboratory Analysis Technician (Biological/Chemical Analysis), Laboratory Test Technician, Laboratory Manufacturing Technician

PATHWAY 4: LABORATORY SCIENCE (CLINICAL ANALYSIS) Job Roles: Laboratory Technician (Human and Animal), Medical Laboratory Assistant Mandatory Units • Maintaining health and safety in a laboratory environment • Maintaining effective and efficient working relationships in the laboratory • Receiving, sorting, transporting and storing laboratory specimens/samples under supervision • Communicating laboratory information to authorised personnel under supervision Optional Units As well as the above mandatory units, there are optional units to complete depending on which pathway you choose to follow. Examples include ‘Preparing scientific or technical samples for testing activities’ and ‘Carrying out sampling operations for scientific or technical tests’.

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LABORATORY & SCIENCE TECHNICIANS ADVANCED APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: Entry to the Advanced Level could be upon completion of the Intermediate Apprenticeship, a Level 2 vocational qualification, GCSEs, A-Levels or extended work experience in the industry.

PATHWAY 1: LABORATORY AND ASSOCIATED TECHNICAL ACTIVITIES (EDUCATION SCIENCE) Job Role: Laboratory Technician Education Science (General/Maintenance)

PATHWAY 2: LABORATORY AND ASSOCIATED TECHNICAL ACTIVITIES (INDUSTRIAL SCIENCE) Job Roles: Laboratory Technician (Standards/Process/Maintenance/Health Physics), Laboratory Researcher/ Technician, Laboratory Analysis Technician (Environmental Science) Mandatory Units • Maintain health and safety in a scientific or technical workplace • Maintain effective and efficient working relationships for scientific or technical activities

PATHWAY 3: LABORATORY SCIENCE – ANALYTICAL AND PROCESS SCIENCE Job Roles: Laboratory Technician (Process/Haematology/Microbiology), Laboratory Manufacturing Technician, Fermentation Laboratory Technician Mandatory Units • Maintaining health and safety in a laboratory environment • Maintaining effective and efficient working relationships in the laboratory • Providing leadership for a laboratory team • Measuring, weighing and preparing compounds and solutions for laboratory use • Using and communicating laboratory information to authorised personnel Optional Units As well as the mandatory units, you will need to complete optional units depending on which pathway you choose. Examples of these units include ‘Managing budgets for laboratory projects’ and ‘Analysing DNA using gel electrophoresis’.

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO FURTHER YOURSELF AFTER YOU FINISH? If you don’t wish to progress in one of the above job roles, there are study options available which will further enhance your skill set. For example, you could study for a Level 4 or 5 scientific qualification, but it’s also worth noting that many universities now treat the Advanced Apprenticeship the same as 2 Science A-Levels.

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LIFE SCIENCES & CHEMICAL SCIENCE PROFESSIONALS Want to work towards curing disease and helping mankind? Then this Apprenticeship is for you!

This sector is best broken down into six major areas: chemical science, life science, process development, packaging development, healthcare science and food science. The nature of the laboratory, scientific and technical job roles will vary according to the needs of the employer; you could work in areas such as production, research and development, scientific analysis in manufacturing, health, environmental, forensic science and contract services.

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Entry Requirements: Because of the nature of the Apprenticeship, the academic entry requirements are fairly high. Applicants can enter through a completed Advanced Apprenticeship, or if they have accumulated 200 or more UCAS points at AS/A-Level including at least DD at A2 level in two Science subjects, one of which must be the main component of the Apprenticeship.

PATHWAY 1: CHEMICAL SCIENCE TECHNICIAN Job Role: Chemical Science Technician Mandatory Units • Inorganic chemistry • Organic chemistry • Physical chemistry • Chemical laboratory techniques • Analysis of scientific data and information • Work-based investigation Optional Units On top of the mandatory units, there are also optional units to complete from a choice of twenty. These range from ‘Nanotechnology’ to ‘Polymer chemistry’.

PATHWAY 2: LIFE SCIENCES TECHNICIAN Job Role: Life Sciences Technician Mandatory Units (Pathways 2-3) • Cell biology • Laboratory techniques for applied biology • Analysis of scientific data and information • Work-based investigation Optional Units As well as the mandatory units, there are also optional units to complete, from which you can choose from three different groups. Examples include ‘Medicinal chemistry’ and ‘Infectious diseases’.

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LIFE SCIENCES & CHEMICAL SCIENCE PROFESSIONALS PATHWAY 3: HEALTHCARE SCIENCE TECHNICIAN Job Role: Healthcare Science Technician

PATHWAY 4: PROCESS DEVELOPMENT TECHNICIAN Job Role: Process Development Technician Mandatory Units • Handover within processing industries environments • How to handover within processing industries environments • Work effectively in a team within processing industries environments • How to work effectively in a team within processing industries environments • Carry out emergency procedures within processing industries environments • How to carry out emergency procedures within processing industries environments Optional Units As well as the mandatory units above, there are also optional units to complete. These range from ‘Solving operational problems within processing industry environments’ to ‘Controlling emergencies and critical situations within processing industry environments’.

HIGHER APPRENTICESHIP (FOUNDATION DEGREE) Entry Requirements: There are no specific academic requirements to enter this framework, but entry might be from the Higher Apprenticeship or from A-Levels, a 14-19 qualification or current employment.

PATHWAY 1: CHEMICAL SCIENCE TECHNOLOGIST Job Role: Chemical Science Technologist Mandatory Units • Analytical chemistry • Work-based experience • Personal and professional development • Employability skills • Inorganic chemistry • Organic chemistry

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Physical chemistry Chemical laboratory techniques Analysis of scientific data and information Physical chemistry of spectroscopy, surfaces and chemical and phase equilibria Project for applied science

Optional Units As well as the above mandatory units, there are also optional units to be completed. These range from ‘Polymer chemistry’ to ‘Environmental monitoring and analysis’.

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LIFE SCIENCES & CHEMICAL SCIENCE PROFESSIONALS PATHWAY 2: LIFE SCIENCES TECHNOLOGIST

PATHWAY 4: PROCESS DEVELOPMENT TECHNOLOGIST

Job Role: Life Sciences Technologist Mandatory Units (Pathways 2-3) • Biochemistry of macromolecules and metabolic pathways • Industrial microbiology • Work-based experience • Personal and professional development • Employability skills • Cell biology • Laboratory techniques for applied biology • Analysis of scientific data and information • Physiology of cellular systems in animals • Project for applied science Optional Units As well as the above mandatory units, there are also optional units to complete. Examples include ‘Nanotechnology’ and ‘Bioinformatics’.

PATHWAY 3: HEALTHCARE SCIENCE TECHNOLOGIST Job Role: Healthcare Science Technologist

Job Role: Process Development Technologist Mandatory Units (Pathways 4-5) • Workplace in context (health and safety) & independent study skills • Chemical process • Computer applications for chemical engineers • Quantitative methods • Fundamentals of chemical engineering • Chemistry for engineers • Experiences & practical application • Engineering mathematics • Foundation chemical engineering process and practices • Foundation thermodynamics and thermofluids • Work-based-projects • Environmental and process safety management

PATHWAY 5: PACKING DEVELOPMENT TECHNOLOGIST Job Role: Packing Development Technologist

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO FURTHER YOURSELF AFTER YOU FINISH? If you don’t fancy progressing in one of the above job roles, then you can study further to build on your skill set. For example, you could progress on to an Honours Degree in a scientific engineering discipline.

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METAL PROCESSING & ALLIED OPERATIONS Do you have a practical mind and want to put your skills to use in a manufacturing environment? Then this could be the Apprenticeship for you!

Metal processing is big business in the UK; it employs over 58,000 people in various job roles within the sector. It involves the manufacturing and processing of both basic and precious metals, ensuring they’re ready for commercial distribution.

INTERMEDIATE APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: Entry to the Intermediate Apprenticeship can be from work experience, a 14-19 Diploma, GCSEs (English, Science and Maths grade E or above), Functional Skills or current employment. Job Roles: Casting Operator (semi finished metal products), Metals Production Operative, Foundry Processing Operative, Forging Operative, Metal Forming Operative, Metals Process Inspection and Testing Operative Mandatory Units • Using and interpreting engineering data and documentation • Complying with statutory regulations and organisational safety requirements • Working efficiently and effectively in engineering Optional Units There are optional units that must be completed; examples of these are given below. • • • • •

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Contributing to effective team working Contributing to improving effectiveness in the workplace Carry out metal processing inspection and testing activities Receive and check incoming materials for metal processing Move materials for metal processing

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METAL PROCESSING & ALLIED OPERATIONS ADVANCED APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: Entry can be from the Intermediate Apprenticeship in Metal Processing and Allied Operations, or from GCSEs (A*-C), A-Levels, a relevant Level 2 qualification, work experience or current employment. Job Roles: Casting Technician (semi-finished metal products), Casting Technician (formed metal products), Materials Scheduler, Metal Products Technician, Process Technician (metal wire and wire products), Forgemaster Technician, Heat Treatment Technician, Team Leader (metals processing) Mandatory Units • Complying with statutory regulations and organisational safety requirements • Using and interpreting engineering data and documentation • Working efficiently and effectively in engineering Optional Units There are optional units to be completed; examples are given below. • • • • • •

Producing mechanical engineering drawings using a CAD system Producing components using hand fitting techniques Producing mechanical assemblies Forming and assembling pipework systems Carrying out aircraft detail fitting activities Installing aircraft mechanical fasteners

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO FURTHER YOURSELF AFTER YOU FINISH? Most apprentices seek to progress within their companies, to positions such as team leader or other supervisory roles. If you don’t fancy this, there are HND/HNCs available in Metal Processing, as well as Foundation Degrees and internal qualifications.

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MINERAL PRODUCTS TECHNOLOGY Extracting minerals is vital to some of the UKs biggest industries; a career in this sector really rocks!

This framework has been designed to provide the extractives, cement, concrete, asphalt, clay, and deep mining industry sector with high grade technicians, managers and leaders of the industry for the future, combining practical skills with higher education qualifications.

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Entry Requirements: There are no specific academic requirements for this framework, but applicants generally enter from an Advanced Apprenticeship in a related subject, or from A-Levels. It is strongly advised that the applicant understands that the working conditions can be quite extreme, such as working in enclosed spaces, in adverse weather conditions or at great heights. Job Role: Trainee Technical Supervisor Mandatory Units • Contribute to a positive health and safety culture in extractives industries sites • Identify, recommend and support improvements to health and safety in extractives industries sites • Supervising teams and individuals in extractives industries sites • Identify health and safety hazards and reduce risks in extractives industries sites • Identify environmental aspects and reduce impacts in extractives industries sites • Contribute to a positive environmental culture in extractives industries sites • Identify, recommend and support environmental improvements in extractives industries sites • Environmental knowledge for extractives industries sites • Health and safety knowledge for extractives industries sites • Supervisory knowledge for extractives industries sites Optional Units • Supervise quarrying health and safety • Knowledge of drilling and blasting for quarries supervision

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO FURTHER YOURSELF AFTER YOU FINISH? If you don’t fancy continuing in the above job role, you can study further to enhance your skills. Graduation from this Apprenticeship may lead to a variety of job roles both nationally and internationally, such as site supervision and technical management.

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NUCLEAR POWER PLANT OPERATIONS Could you be the next Homer Simpson and help run Britain’s nuclear power plants? If so, then this is the Apprenticeship for you! Over 50,000 people work in the UKs nuclear industry and it provides nearly 20% of the UKs power. Safety is paramount in this industry as the slightest mistake or malfunction could spell disaster on a wide scale. Technicians and plant workers are there to make sure everything runs smoothly and safely, providing maintenance and upgrades when necessary.

ADVANCED APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: You can enter the Advanced Apprenticeship if you have completed the Intermediate Apprenticeship in Nuclear Working, or if you have GCSEs (A*-C) including English, Maths and a Science, a Higher Diploma in manufacturing/engineering or extensive work experience in this industry. Please be aware that routine entry into radiation controlled areas is restricted to people over 18, in accordance with the Nuclear Installations Act. Job Roles: Nuclear Power Plant/Production Technician Generation, Nuclear Power Plant/Production Technician Fuel Route Mandatory Units • Monitor plant condition in a nuclear power station • Test to confirm plant availability in a nuclear power station • Respond to plant and equipment alarms in a nuclear power station • Control personal radiation dose uptake in a nuclear power station • Respond to events and incidents at a nuclear power station • Handover and acceptance of control for plant operation in a nuclear power station

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO FURTHER YOURSELF AFTER YOU FINISH? If you don’t wish to continue in one of the above job roles, then you can study further to build up your skill set. A Foundation Degree in Nuclear Power is available, or you could study manufacturing or engineering disciplines as a Higher Diploma.

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NUCLEAR WORKING Do you have the technical and practical skills to make those atoms into usable energy? If so, you should consider working with nuclear power!

Over 50,000 people work in the UKs nuclear industry which provides nearly 20% of our total power. As coal and gas reserves become more depleted, we will be relying more heavily on nuclear power to fuel our country as we decommission the old power stations and replace them with nuclear ones.

INTERMEDIATE APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: There are no academic requirements to enter the Intermediate Apprenticeship, but having completed vocational qualifications (such as a Diploma in Engineering), relevant GCSEs (Science, Maths and Engineering) or work experience in the nuclear industry will help. Please be aware that all applicants will be subject to a security check as part of the entry conditions for employment.

PATHWAY 1: NUCLEAR DECOMMISSIONING Job Role: Decommissioning Operative Mandatory Units • Dismantle contaminated plant, structures and equipment used within nuclear facilities • How to dismantle contaminated plant, structures and equipment used within nuclear facilities • Minimise and package radioactive waste within a nuclear decommissioning environment • How to minimise and package radioactive waste within a nuclear decommissioning environment • Identify and minimise hazards and risks within a nuclear decommissioning environment • How to identify and minimise hazards and risks within a nuclear decommissioning environment • Undertake decontamination operations within a nuclear decommissioning environment • How to undertake decontamination operations within a nuclear decommissioning environment • Control personal radiation dose uptake within a nuclear decommissioning environment • How to control personal radiation dose uptake within a nuclear decommissioning environment • Provide operational monitoring assistance within a nuclear decommissioning environment • How to provide operational monitoring assistance within a nuclear decommissioning environment • Implement safe access systems in a radiation/contamination controlled environment • How to implement safe access systems in a radiation/contamination controlled environment • Prepare engineering equipment for use in a radiation/contamination controlled environment • How to prepare engineering equipment for use in a radiation/contamination controlled environment • Contribute to your own development within ionising radiation environments • How to contribute to your own development within ionising radiation environments

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NUCLEAR WORKING PATHWAY 2: RADIATION PROTECTION Job Role: Radiation Monitor Mandatory Units • Respond to radiation incidents within ionising radiation environments • How to respond to radiation incidents within ionising radiation environments • Monitor radiation hazards within ionising radiation environments • How to monitor radiation hazards within ionising radiation environments • How to monitor radiation conditions during work activities within ionising radiation environments • Monitor people during radiation-related work activities within ionising radiation environments • How to monitor people during radiation-related work activities within ionising radiation environments • Monitor environmental conditions during radiation-related work activities within ionising radiation environments • How to monitor environmental conditions during radiation-related work activities within ionising radiation environments • Test the functioning of radiation protection equipment within ionising radiation environments • How to test the functioning of radiation protection equipment within ionising radiation environments Optional Units As well as the above mandatory units, there are also optional units for each pathway that need to be completed. Examples include ‘Undertaking radiation-related work activities within ionising radiation environments’ and ‘Operating remote controlled equipment for use in nuclear decommissioning’.

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO FURTHER YOURSELF AFTER YOU FINISH? If you don’t wish to continue in one of the above job roles, then you can study further to build up your skill set. There is an Advanced Apprenticeship in Nuclear Power Plant Operations, or you could choose to study a Higher Diploma in Engineering or another related Level 3 qualification.

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OPERATIONS & QUALITY IMPROVEMENT Could you identify new ways to make better products for less money? If you fancy the challenge, check out this Apprenticeship…

A large part of any business is cost effectiveness – making a high quality product for as little money as possible. Many businesses employ people to do just that and it can mean the difference between success and failure.

ADVANCED APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: This Apprenticeship would be most suitable to students who have completed GCSEs or A-Levels in Maths and a Science, previous engineering work experience or vocational qualifications (such as an Intermediate Apprenticeship in engineering). Job Roles: Business Improvement Co-ordinator, Continuous Improvement Facilitator, Continuous Improvement Champion, Change Implementation Facilitator, Business Analyst, Lean Manufacturing Specialist, Industrial Engineer, Process Co-ordinator, Cell Leader, Production Leader, Assembly Group Leader, Quality Section Leader, Continuous Improvement Champion, Quality Improvement Engineer, Six Sigma Specialist, Six Sigma Quality and Reliability Co-ordinator Mandatory Units • Complying with statutory regulations and organisational safety requirements • Leading effective teams Process Improvements • Applying workplace organisation techniques • Applying continuous improvement techniques • Developing visual management systems Quality Improvements • Applying six sigma methodology to a project • Carrying out six sigma process mapping • Applying basic statistical analysis • Applying failure modes and effects analysis Optional Units As well as completing the above mandatory units, there are optional units to complete which will boost your knowledge with specific skills. Examples include ‘Applying lead time analysis’ and ‘Carrying out capability studies’.

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO FURTHER YOURSELF AFTER YOU FINISH? If you don’t wish to continue in one of the above job roles, then you can study further to build up your skill set. For example, you could move on to the Higher Apprenticeship in Advanced Manufacturing.

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PASSENGER CARRYING VEHICLE DRIVING (BUS & COACH) If you want a career which allows you to drive and interact with different people every day, then look no further than this Apprenticeship…

This industry is all about transporting passengers to their destination and ensuring their safety and wellbeing. This industry employs over 200,000 people and younger candidates are being urged to join up to replace an ageing and retiring work force.

ADVANCED APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: There are no specific academic requirements for this Apprenticeship, but you will need basic Numeracy and Literacy skills. GCSEs, vocational qualifications or work experience will also help. Please be aware that while you don’t need a driver’s licence to enter the Apprenticeship, you will be required to obtain one while you complete it. Job Role: Bus or Coach Driver Mandatory Units • Maintain effective working relationships with colleagues in the bus and coach industries • Contribute to health and safety in the bus and coach work environment • Provide professional customer service in the bus and coach industry • Prepare for passenger carrying journeys in a bus or coach • Provide professional customer service to passengers with additional needs on a bus or coach • Drive passenger carrying vehicles safely and efficiently • Deal effectively with challenging situations and passengers on a bus or coach • Deal with emergencies and incidents during a bus or coach journey Optional Units • Operate the passenger systems and bus or coach service • Share information on the operation of the bus or coach service • Negotiate and agree tour itineraries with clients • Process fares and receive and match fare payments to tickets • Manage financial transactions on coach journeys • Provide a transport service for disabled passengers • Transport accompanied luggage by bus or coach • Transport unaccompanied parcels by bus or coach • Operate a school service by bus or coach • Drive passenger carrying vehicles on international journeys

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO FURTHER YOURSELF AFTER YOU FINISH? If you don’t wish to continue in the above job role, then you can study further to build up your skill set. For example, you could move on to the Level 3 Diploma in Passenger Carrying Vehicle Driving Instruction.

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POLYMER PROCESSING OPERATIONS Joining one of the most important industries in the UK is the way to get ahead in life!

Polymer Processing Operations is all about manufacturing synthetic materials such as nylon, plastic and PVC. Plastic is used in nearly every industry in the country, from simple cups and plates to hi-tech electrical equipment.

INTERMEDIATE APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: There are no specific academic entry requirements for this Apprenticeship, but GCSEs (Maths, Science and Engineering), vocational qualifications (e.g. a Diploma in Manufacture) or work experience in this sector would really help out. Job Role: Polymer/Composite Operator Mandatory Units • Prepare to start up a machine-based production process within polymer processing and related environments • Start up and maintain a machine-based production process within polymer processing and related environments • Shutdown a machine-based production process within polymer processing and related environments • Prepare to produce products by hand-based operations within polymer processing and related environments • Produce products using hand-based operations within polymer processing and related environments • Finish products within polymer processing and related environments Optional Units As well as the mandatory units, there are also optional units to complete depending on which area you wish to specialise in. These units range from ‘Assemble products within polymer processing and related environments’ to ‘Maintain the condition of process equipment within polymer processing and related environments’.

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POLYMER PROCESSING OPERATIONS ADVANCED APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: You can enter this Apprenticeship if you have completed the Intermediate Apprenticeship, an alternative Level 2 qualification (such as a manufacturing or engineering Diploma), practical work experience in the industry or GCSEs (A*-C) in Maths and Science. Job Role: Production Operator/Technician Mandatory Units • Meet safety, health and environmental requirements in the workplace within polymer processing and related environments • Rectify process problems within polymer processing and related environments • Configure and set processing systems to meet production requirements within polymer processing and related environments • Optimise operations which are under process control within polymer processing and related environments • Carry out complex manual operations within polymer processing and related environments • Evaluate and adjust manual operations within polymer processing and related environments Optional Units As well as the above mandatory units, there are optional units to complete for each specialism. Examples of these optional units include ‘Providing technical support within polymer processing and related environments’ and ‘Carrying out complex testing operations within polymer processing and related environments’.

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO FURTHER YOURSELF AFTER YOU FINISH? If you don’t fancy going on to one of the above job roles, then you can study further to build on your skill set, such as progressing on to a Foundation Degree in Polymer Technology or a related discipline.

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POWER ENGINEERING Could you work with advanced technology to help thousands of people get electricity to their homes and businesses?

The power sector always has demand for skilled professionals that can both work in and lead teams and task forces. This could be in the field, or in a managerial environment, either way you’ll be working with some of the most advanced technology available at the moment.

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Entry Requirements: There are no specific academic entry requirements for this framework, but employers will generally look for applicants who hold qualifications such as A-Levels, Diplomas/Certificates, Advanced Apprenticeships in relevant engineering disciplines or a portfolio demonstrating their ability to complete the Higher Apprenticeship without issue. Job Roles: Asset Management, Strategy Engineer, Design or Planning Engineer, Programme Planning Engineer, Operations Engineer Mandatory Units • Analytical methods for engineers • Engineering science • Know how to manage health, safety and the environment in the electricity supply industry • Know how to solve engineering problems in the electricity supply industry • Know how to manage a project in the electricity supply industry Optional Units As well as the above mandatory units, you must also complete one unit from each of the 3 optional groups. Examples include ‘Strengths of materials’ and ‘Dynamics of machines’.

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO FURTHER YOURSELF AFTER YOU FINISH? Upon completion of this Apprenticeship, you will be recognised as a competent engineer. However progression on to a Foundation Degree in a range of electrical engineering courses is also a possibility, while there are plans to introduce a Level 5 Apprenticeship in 2014/15.

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PRINT & PRINTED PACKAGING Everything from simple flyers to this very handbook is a product of the publishing industry! The printing process is all about working to deadlines and making sure products are eye-catching and informative. Printing is one of the largest industries in the manufacturing sector, employing around 162,000 people across 27,000 different workplaces!

INTERMEDIATE APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: There are no specific academic requirements for this Apprenticeship, but entry may be from relevant GCSEs (Design Technology, Graphics etc), vocational qualifications or work experience.

PATHWAY 1: PRE-PRESS Job Roles: Scanning Technician, Proofing Technician, Pre-Press Technician/Plate Maker, Desk Top Publisher, Graphic/Print Designer Mandatory Units • Maintain health and safety within a print related working environment • Communicating and working with others in the print working environment • Knowledge of the organisations printing processes and related information

PATHWAY 2: MACHINE PRINTING Job Role: Machine Printer Mandatory Units • Communicating and working with others in the print working environment • Keep equipment clean and in working order for use in the printing industry • Knowledge of the organisations printing processes and related information • Maintain health and safety within a print related working environment • Set up and run machinery within the print industry

PATHWAY 3: PRINT FINISHING Job Roles: Guillotine Operator, Folding Machine Operator, Binding Machine Operator Mandatory Units • Maintain health and safety within a print related working environment • Communicating and working with others in the print working environment • Keep equipment clean and in working order for use in the printing industry • Knowledge of the organisations printing processes and related information

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PRINT & PRINTED PACKAGING PATHWAY 4: PRINT ADMINISTRATION Job Roles: Print Administrator, Print Admin Assistant, Print Office Clerk Mandatory Units • Maintain health and safety within a print related working environment • Communicating and working with others in the print working environment • Send and receive digital files • Spreadsheet software • Delivery of company customer service standards • Knowledge of the organisations printing processes and related information • Word processing software

PATHWAY 5: REPROGRAPHICS Job Role: Reprographic Operative Mandatory Units • Maintain health and safety within a print related working environment • Communicating and working with others in the print working environment • Keep equipment clean and in working order for use in the printing industry • Knowledge of the organisations printing processes and related information Optional Units As well as the above mandatory units, there are optional units to complete depending on which pathway you choose to follow. Examples include ‘Maintaining and archiving print records’ and ‘Setting and using ink drying equipment’.

ADVANCED APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: Entry to the Advanced Level could be upon completion of the Intermediate Apprenticeship, a relevant Level 2 vocational qualification, GCSEs, A-Levels or extended work experience in the industry.

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Promote and maintain health and safety in a print related working environment Send and receive digital files Understanding the print industry

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PATHWAY 1: DIGITAL PRE-PRESS Job Roles: Experienced Scanning Technician, Experienced Proofing Technician, Experienced PrePress Technician/Plate Maker, Experienced Desk Top Publisher, Experienced Graphic/Print Designer Mandatory Units • Contribute to improving the effectiveness of the print organisation • Maintain digital systems in working order • Plan work to meet production requirements

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Job Role: Lead/Experienced Machine Printer Mandatory Units • Promote and maintain health and safety in a print related working environment • Contribute to improving the effectiveness of the print organisation • Understanding the print industry • Maintain print equipment in working order • Manage printing machines • Plan work to meet production requirements

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PRINT & PRINTED PACKAGING PATHWAY 3: PRINT FINISHING

PATHWAY 5: CARTON MANUFACTURE

Job Roles: Experienced Guillotine Operator, Experienced Folding Machine Operator, Experienced Binding Machine Operator

Job Roles: Carton Machine Operative, Carton Designer, Die/Tool Maker

Mandatory Units • Contribute to improving the effectiveness of the print organisation • Maintain print equipment in working order • Plan work to meet production requirements • Promote and maintain health and safety in a print related working environment • Understanding the print industry

PATHWAY 4: PRINT ADMINISTRATION AND MANAGEMENT

Mandatory Units • Productivity, quality assurance and maintenance in machine printing and print finishing • Carton manufacturing processes Optional Units As well as the mandatory units, you will need to complete optional units depending on which pathway you choose. Examples of these units include ‘Database software’ and ‘Producing print estimates from price lists’.

Job Roles: Senior Print Administrator, Office Supervisor/Manager, Print Estimator, Print Accounts/ Customer Services Manager, Print Production Coordinator/Print Supervisor/Manager Mandatory Units • Promote and maintain health and safety in a print related working environment • Understanding the print industry • Contribute to improving the effectiveness of the print organisation • Knowledge of the organisations printing processes and related information • Send and receive digital files • Spreadsheet software • Word processing software

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO FURTHER YOURSELF AFTER YOU FINISH? If you don’t wish to continue in one of the above job roles, you can study further to build up your skill set. For example, you could study Level 4 qualifications in print or management areas, or a Higher Diploma in Manufacturing and Product Design.

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PROCESS MANUFACTURING Get into one of the country’s most important industries through this Apprenticeship!

Processing Manufacturing is all about creating products that we use in everyday life. This may be in the form of edible foodstuffs, electronic goods such as microchips and computers or complex chemicals used to make fuels and medicines.

INTERMEDIATE APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: There are no specific academic requirements for this Apprenticeship, but entry may be from relevant GCSEs, vocational qualifications or work experience.

PATHWAY 1: PROCESS OPERATIONS Job Roles: Process Operator, Nuclear Process Operator Mandatory Units • Respond to incidents, hazardous conditions and emergencies within processing industries environments • How to respond to incidents, hazardous conditions and emergencies within processing industries environments • Handover within processing industries environments • How to handover within processing industries environments • Work effectively in a team within processing industries environments • How to work effectively in a team within processing industries environments • Identify and deal with hazards in the work environment within processing industries environments • How to identify and deal with hazards in the work environment within processing industries environments

PATHWAY 2: PROCESS ENGINEERING MAINTENANCE Job Role: Process Engineering Maintenance Operative Mandatory Units • How to reinstate the work area after completing the maintenance of process plant and equipment • Reinstate the work area after completing the maintenance of process plant and equipment • How to contribute to handover of process plant and equipment • Contribute to handover of process plant and equipment • How to contribute to dealing with hazards within a process engineering environment • Contribute to dealing with hazards within a process engineering environment • How to maintain effective working relationships within process engineering maintenance • Maintain effective working relationships within process engineering maintenance Optional Units As well as the above mandatory units, there are optional units to complete depending on which pathway you choose to follow. Examples include ‘Move loads within a process engineering environment’ and ‘Contributing to planned maintenance on mechanical process (plant and equipment)’.

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PROCESS MANUFACTURING ADVANCED APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: Entry to the Advanced Level could be upon completion of the Intermediate Apprenticeship, a relevant Level 2 manufacturing vocational qualification, GCSEs, A-Levels or extended work experience in the industry.

PATHWAY 1: PROCESS OPERATOR/TECHNICIAN Job Role: Process Operator/Technician Mandatory Units • Handover within processing industries environments • How to handover within processing industries environments • Work effectively in a team within processing industries environments • How to work effectively in a team within processing industries environments • Carry out emergency procedures within processing industries environments • How to carry out emergency procedures within processing industries environments

PATHWAY 2: PROCESS ENGINEERING MAINTENANCE Job Role: Process Engineering Maintenance Craftsperson/Technician Mandatory Units • How to carry out handover of process engineering plant and equipment • Carry out handover of process engineering plant and equipment • How to reinstate the work area after completing the maintenance of process engineering plant and equipment • Reinstate the work area after completing the maintenance of process engineering plant and equipment • How to minimise risks to life, property and the environment within process engineering environments • How to work safely, minimise risk and comply with emergency procedures within process engineering environments • Work safely, minimise risk and comply with emergency procedures within process engineering environments • How to maintain effective working relationships within process engineering maintenance • Maintain effective working relationships within process engineering maintenance • Minimise risks to life, property and the environment within process engineering environments

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PROCESS MANUFACTURING PATHWAY 3: DOWNSTREAM OPERATIONS Job Roles: Downstream Field Operator/Technician, Refinery Control Room Operator/Technician Mandatory Units • How to monitor and maintain process and equipment conditions within downstream control room operations environments • How to prepare for maintenance within downstream control room operations environments • How to work effectively in a team within downstream control room operations environments • Handle non-routine information on plant condition within downstream control room operations environments • Respond to incidents, hazardous conditions and emergencies within downstream control room operations environments • How to start up equipment within downstream control room operations environments • Contribute to the safety of the processing environment within downstream control room operations environments • Monitor and maintain process and equipment conditions within downstream control room operations environments • Start up equipment within downstream control room operations environments • How to handle non-routine information on plant condition within downstream control room operations environments • How to shut down equipment within downstream control room operations environments • How to respond to incidents, hazardous conditions and emergencies within downstream control room operations environments • Shut down equipment within downstream control room operations environments • How to contribute to the safety of the processing environment within downstream control room operations environments • Work effectively in a team within downstream control room operations environments • Prepare for maintenance within downstream control room operations environments Optional Units As well as the mandatory units, you will need to complete optional units depending on which pathway you choose. Examples of these units include ‘Provide instruction within downstream control room operations environments’ and ‘Inspecting instrument and control systems’.

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO FURTHER YOURSELF AFTER YOU FINISH? If you don’t wish to continue in one of the above job roles, you can study further to build up your skill set. For example, you could study a Foundation Degree in Process and Chemical Engineering.

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PRODUCTION OF COATINGS Want to work in a proactive industry that’s always striving for the best? Then this will suit you down to the ground!

This Apprenticeship covers the making of ‘coatings’; examples of this include printing ink and industrial coatings. This is another industry where the workforce is in need of younger applicants, so it’s a great place to start off your career.

INTERMEDIATE APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: There are no specific academic requirements for this Apprenticeship, but entry may be from relevant GCSEs, vocational qualifications or work experience in manufacturing, engineering, construction or creative industries. Job Roles: Production Operative, Process Technician Mandatory Units • Coatings – contribute to workplace safety, health and environment • Coatings – contribute to effective team working • Coatings product knowledge Optional Units • Coatings – prepare equipment (general) • Coatings – prepare equipment (specialised) • Coatings – clean equipment and working area (general) • Coatings – clean equipment and working areas (specialised) • Coatings – package a product (manual operations) • Coatings – package a product (automated operations) • Coatings – assemble materials (integrated operations) • Coatings – produce a blended product • Coatings – receive, check and store incoming materials • Coatings – conduct process control tests • Participate in process hand-over • Coatings – materials assembly (separate operation)

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PRODUCTION OF COATINGS ADVANCED APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: Entry to the Advanced Level could be upon completion of the Intermediate Apprenticeship, a relevant Level 2 vocational qualification, GCSEs, A-Levels or extended work experience in the industry.

PATHWAY 1: PRODUCTION OPERATIONS Job Roles: Senior Production Operative, Quality Controller, Quality Assurance Manager, Production Manager Mandatory Units • Managing self development • Coatings – safety, health and environmental aspects • General overview of coatings • Improve practice through the use of resources, communication and working relationships in the processing and manufacturing industries

PATHWAY 2: LABORATORY OPERATIONS Job Roles: Coatings Laboratory Technician, Quality Controller, Product Development/Technical Manager, Colour matcher, Senior Chemist Mandatory Units • Managing self development • Coatings – safety, health and environmental aspects • General overview of coatings • Improve practice through the use of resources, communication and working relationships in the processing and manufacturing industries • Provide coatings technical advice, guidance and support • Conduct complex test procedures on coatings materials Optional Units As well as the mandatory units, you will need to complete optional units depending on which pathway you choose. Examples of these units include ‘Participating in process handovers’ and ‘Carrying out small scale coatings processing’.

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO FURTHER YOURSELF AFTER YOU FINISH? If you don’t wish to continue in one of the above job roles, then you can study further to build up your skill set. For example, you could study a Level 4 Certificate in Coatings Technology or a Higher Diploma in Manufacturing and Product Design or Construction and the Built Environment.

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RAIL ENGINEERING (TRACK) This is a career that will never go off the rails! If you have good technical skills and an interest in railways and trains, this could be the career for you!

The UK rail industry is forever changing; be it new stations being built, track being replaced, new track vehicles being invented or even new types of rail being brought in! Track operatives work to ensure the network stays in top condition to maximise the safety record of our rail system.

INTERMEDIATE APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: There are no academic requirements to enter the Intermediate Apprenticeship, but applicants will require at least basic Literacy and Numeracy. Entry may be from relevant GCSEs, Foundation Learning, Functional Skills, a Young Apprenticeship, the 14-19 Diploma in Engineering or relevant work experience. Job Role: Skilled Track Operative Mandatory Units • Prepare to undertake duties in the rail industry Optional Units • Undertake routine manual maintenance of the permanent way • Carry out corrective manual adjustments to permanent way assets • Reinstate the work site after permanent way engineering activities • Contribute to the security of the work environment in the rail industry • Carry out routine inspection of the permanent way infrastructure • Assist in preparing resources for permanent way activities • Undertake replacement of permanent way assets and components • Restore track geometry faults to operational condition by the manual repair of permanent way assets and components • Prepare small plant, measuring equipment and tools for permanent way renewal or maintenance • Deal with incidents and contingencies within the railway environment • Lift and move permanent way materials, components and equipment • Monitor the performance and condition of permanent way assets • Restore plain line track geometry to operational condition • Restore rail switches and crossings to operational condition • Prepare work site for permanent way engineering activities • Implement and monitor safe working systems for permanent way activities as a protection master • Ensure that the rail track is fit for operational purposes following engineering activity • Employment rights and responsibilities in the passenger transport sector

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO FURTHER YOURSELF AFTER YOU FINISH? As well as continuing your career in the above role, you could progress on to the Advanced Apprenticeship in Rail Engineering to enhance your skills, knowledge and prospects.

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RAIL INFRASTRUCTURE ENGINEERING If you can imagine yourself working with technical systems in plenty of different environments across the country, this could be the Apprenticeship for you…

This industry can be split into 4 major engineering areas; signalling, track, telecoms and electrification. In your role, you will be responsible for making sure your area is maintained, repaired and if needed, upgraded. You may also have to design new features that improve the railways.

INTERMEDIATE APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: There are no fixed academic requirements to enter the Advanced Apprenticeship, but applicants will generally be those who enjoy problem solving and applying engineering principles. Entry may be from relevant GCSEs, Functional Skills, a Young Apprenticeship, the 14-19 Diploma in Engineering or relevant work experience.

PATHWAY 1: SIGNALLING Job Roles: Junior Signal Technical Engineer, Signal Technician Mandatory Units • Reinstate the work area after signal engineering activities • Contribute to technical leadership of signal engineering activities • Carry out replacement of components from signalling assets • Organise local signal engineering activities • Plan signal maintenance testing activities • Maintenance of signalling assets using complex processes • Diagnose faults in signalling assets • Establish information for signal engineering maintenance or fault finding • Adjust signalling components and equipment to meet operational requirements • Transfer responsibility of signalling assets • Carry out removal of components from signalling assets • Allocate and monitor resources for signal engineering activities • Plan for further professional development in the rail industry • Determine requirements for the safe access to work locations for signal engineering

PATHWAY 2: TRACK Job Roles: Junior Track Technical Engineer, Track Technician Mandatory Units • Prepare to undertake duties in the rail industry • Contribute to the security of the work environment in the rail industry

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RAIL INFRASTRUCTURE ENGINEERING PATHWAY 3: TELECOMS Job Roles: Junior Telecoms Technical Engineer, Telecoms Technician Mandatory Units • Adjust telecoms components and equipment to meet operational requirements • Allocate and monitor resources for telecoms engineering activities • Carry out removal of components from telecoms assets • Carry out replacement of components from telecoms assets • Determine requirements for the safe access to work locations for telecoms engineering • Diagnose faults in telecoms assets • Establish information for telecoms engineering maintenance and/or fault finding • Maintenance of telecoms equipment using complex processes • Reinstate the work area after telecoms engineering activities • Plan telecoms maintenance testing activities • Establish compliance with specifications for maintained telecoms assets • Transfer responsibility of telecoms assets • Organise local telecoms engineering activities • Plan for further professional development in the rail industry • Contribute to technical leadership of telecoms engineering activities

PATHWAY 4: ELECTRIFICATION Job Roles: Junior Electrification Technical Engineer, Electrification Technician Mandatory Units • Prepare for maintenance/installation of railway electrification equipment and components • Carry out maintenance on railway electrification equipment and components • Prepare to undertake duties in the rail industry • Plan railway electrification engineering activities Optional Units As well as the mandatory units, there are optional units, which develop specific skills for each pathway. Examples of these units include ‘Planning permanent way activities’ and ‘Establishing rail track geometry and position’.

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO FURTHER YOURSELF AFTER YOU FINISH? If you don’t wish to follow a career in one of the above job roles, you could study further to improve your skill set. For example, you could undertake a Higher National Certificate in Engineering or a Foundation Degree in Railway Engineering.

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RAIL SERVICES From driving trains to caring for customers, this Apprenticeship is a great way to get into the rail industry…

Rail Services cover everything to do with the experience of using the train; from helping customers with problems to driving long haul services from London to Edinburgh, this industry is a great area to progress in and you’ll quickly find that no two days are the same.

INTERMEDIATE APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: There are no fixed academic requirements to enter the Intermediate Apprenticeship. Entry may be from relevant GCSEs, Functional Skills, Foundation Learning, a Young Apprenticeship, the 14-19 Diploma in Engineering or relevant work experience.

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Maintain a safe and secure working environment in the rail industry Handover and dispose of trains

PATHWAY 3: SIGNAL OPERATIONS Job Role: Signal Operator

PATHWAY 1: PASSENGER SERVICES

Mandatory Units • Prepare to undertake duties in the rail industry • Maintain a safe and secure working environment in the rail industry • Obtain and communicate information in the rail industry • Maintain effective working relationships with colleagues in the rail industry • Maintain and develop personal knowledge, understanding and skills in the rail industry • Provide customer service in the rail industry

Mandatory Units • Prepare to undertake duties in the rail industry • Maintain a safe and secure working environment in the rail industry • Obtain and communicate information in the rail industry • Maintain effective working relationships with colleagues in the rail industry • Maintain and develop personal knowledge, understanding and skills in the rail industry • Assume and handover responsibility for area of control in the rail industry • Signal and monitor trains • Provide protection in the rail industry • Respond to non-routine signalling situations in the rail industry

PATHWAY 2: DRIVING

PATHWAY 4: SHUNTING

Job Role: Train Driver/Operator

Job Role: Shunter

Mandatory Units • Prepare to undertake duties in the rail industry • Obtain and communicate information in the rail industry • Maintain effective working relationships with colleagues in the rail industry • Maintain and develop personal knowledge, understanding and skills in the rail industry • Bring trains into service • Operate and control trains in service • Respond to abnormal working conditions when driving trains

Mandatory Units • Prepare to undertake duties in the rail industry • Obtain and communicate information in the rail industry • Maintain effective working relationships with colleagues in the rail industry • Maintain and develop personal knowledge, understanding and skills in the rail industry • Maintain a safe and secure working environment in the rail industry • Assist in the preparation of rail vehicles and trains to meet operational requirements

Job Roles: Train Conductor/Manager, Train Dispatcher, Ticket Office Agent, Customer/Passenger Service Assistant

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Couple and uncouple rail vehicles Assist in the local movement of rail vehicles to meet operational requirements

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Job Role: Control Room Operator Mandatory Units • Prepare to undertake duties in the rail industry • Obtain and communicate information in the rail industry • Maintain effective working relationships with colleagues in the rail industry • Maintain and develop personal knowledge, understanding and skills in the rail industry

Maintain a safe and secure working environment in the rail industry Monitor and ensure the provision of train services to the rail industry Identify and respond to deviations from the planned service in the rail industry Implement plans to meet operational requirements in the rail industry Operate control room equipment to meet operational requirements in the rail industry

ADVANCED APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: Entry to the Advanced Apprenticeship may be from the Intermediate Apprenticeship, an alternative Level 2 Apprenticeship or work experience in a role within the rail industry.

PATHWAY 1: RAIL SUPERVISION Job Roles: Station Supervisor/Manager, Control Room Supervisor, Trains Supervisor/Manager, Signalling Supervisor, Revenue Protection/Control Supervisor Mandatory Units • Maintain a healthy and safe environment in the rail industry • Plan for duty and manage own performance in the rail industry • Communicate and manage information in the rail industry • Develop working relationships with colleagues Optional Units As well as the mandatory units, there are optional units, which develop specific skills for each pathway. Examples of these units include ‘Responding to incidents in the rail industry’ and ‘Identifying and managing income in the rail industry’.

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO FURTHER YOURSELF AFTER YOU FINISH? If you don’t wish to follow a career in one of the above job roles, you could study Level 4 or 5 qualifications in management or leadership arenas to improve your skill set.

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RAIL TRACTION & ROLLING STOCK This sector is one of the most vibrant and expanding areas of the transport industry, so read on to find out how you can get involved.

Trains are made up of locomotives (otherwise known as traction), carriages (for passengers), wagons (for cargo) and multiple unit stock (rolling stock). Traction and rolling stock technicians are required to use their engineering skills and knowledge to work alongside other colleagues to deliver fit for purpose rail vehicles.

ADVANCED APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: There are no fixed academic requirements to enter the Advanced Apprenticeship, but employers are looking for applicants with an interest in the rail industry, who enjoy solving problems and who can apply engineering principles. Entry may be from relevant GCSEs, Functional Skills, a Young Apprenticeship, the 14-19 Diploma in Engineering or relevant work experience.

PATHWAY 1: PASSENGER SERVICES Job Role: Traction and Rolling Stock Technician Mandatory Units • Prepare to undertake duties in the rail industry • Contribute to the security of the work environment in the rail industry • Obtain and communicate information in the rail industry • Identify and assess defects and discrepancies in railway traction and rolling stock assets • Establish compliance with railway traction and rolling stock specifications Optional Units • Plan for further professional development in the rail industry • Work with tools, equipment, drawings and specifications in the rail engineering environment • Support learners by coaching in the workplace • Contribute to safe working practices in the rail engineering industry • Accept and return responsibility for the control of railway traction and rolling stock assets • Allocate and supervise railway traction and rolling stock resources • Diagnose faults in ancillary systems on railway traction and rolling stock • Diagnose faults in railway traction and rolling stock assets • Install and test railway traction and rolling stock assets and components • Plan railway traction and rolling stock engineering activities • Provide operational support to users of railway traction and rolling stock assets • Supervise the movement of traction and rolling stock assets, components and equipment • Undertake the removal and replacement of railway traction and rolling stock components • Employment rights and responsibilities in the passenger transport sector

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO FURTHER YOURSELF AFTER YOU FINISH? If you don’t wish to follow a career in the above job role, you could study further to improve your skill set. For example, you could study a Higher National Certificate in Engineering or a Foundation Degree in Railway Engineering.

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REFRIGERATION & AIR CONDITIONING If you can keep cool and have great practical skills coupled with a love of technology, then perhaps you should consider this Apprenticeship… This sector is all about installing, maintaining and upgrading cooling systems in both domestic and commercial environments. You could be fixing a walk in freezer for a restaurant, or installing air conditioning in a skyscraper and each job requires a different set of skills to work with the different technologies you’ll be using.

INTERMEDIATE APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: There are no fixed academic requirements to enter the Intermediate Apprenticeship. Entry may be from relevant GCSEs, vocational qualifications or relevant work experience.

PATHWAY 1: REFRIGERATION Job Role: Refrigeration Operative Mandatory Units • Understand and carry out safe working practices in building services engineering • Understand how to apply environmental protection measures within BSE • Understand how to communicate with others within building services engineering • Apply safe working practices in building services engineering working environment • Understand how to apply scientific principles within MES • Understand and carry out site preparation and pipework fabrication techniques for RAC systems • Understand and carry out electrical work on RAC systems and components • Install, test and maintain refrigeration systems • Understand refrigeration system installation, testing and maintenance techniques • Handling fluorinated gases and ozone-depleting substances • Understand and carry out electrical work on RAC systems and components

PATHWAY 2: AIR CONDITIONING Job Role: Air Conditioning Operative Mandatory Units • Understand and carry out safe working practices in building services engineering • Understand how to communicate with others within building services engineering • Understand how to apply environmental protection measures within BSE • Understand how to apply scientific principles within MES • Understand and carry out site preparation and pipework fabrication techniques for RAC systems • Understand air conditioning and heat pump system installation, testing and maintenance techniques • Understand and carry out electrical work on RAC systems and components • Apply safe working practices in building services engineering working environment • Install, test and maintain air conditioning and heat pump systems • Handling fluorinated gases and ozone-depleting substances • Understand and carry out electrical work on RAC systems and components

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REFRIGERATION & AIR CONDITIONING ADVANCED APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: Entry to the Advanced Apprenticeship may be from the Intermediate Apprenticeship, an alternative Level 2 vocational qualification, a 14-19 Diploma, 3 GCSEs (A*-C) or extended work experience.

PATHWAY 1: REFRIGERATION Job Role: Refrigeration Technician Mandatory Units • Understand how to organise resources within BSE • Install and commission halocarbon ‘fluorinated’ refrigeration systems • Understand halocarbon ‘fluorinated’ refrigeration system installation and commissioning techniques • Understand and carry out electrical work on RAC systems and components • Understand and carry out electrical work on RAC systems and components

PATHWAY 2: REFRIGERATION SERVICE AND MAINTENANCE Job Roles: Refrigeration Service and Maintenance Technician Mandatory Units • Understand how to organise resources within BSE • Service and maintain halocarbon ‘fluorinated’ refrigeration systems • Understand halocarbon ‘fluorinated’ refrigeration system service and maintenance techniques • Understand and carry out electrical work on RAC systems and components • Understand and carry out electrical work on RAC systems and components

PATHWAY 3: AIR CONDITIONING Job Role: Air Conditioning Technician Mandatory Units • Understand how to organise resources within BSE • Understand halocarbon ‘fluorinated’ air conditioning and heat pump system installation and commissioning techniques • Install and commission halocarbon ‘fluorinated’ air conditioning and heat pump systems • Understand and carry out electrical work on RAC systems and components • Understand and carry out electrical work on RAC systems and components

PATHWAY 4: AIR CONDITIONING SERVICE AND MAINTENANCE Job Role: Air Conditioning Service and Maintenance Technician Mandatory Units • Understand how to organise resources within BSE • Understand halocarbon ‘fluorinated’ air conditioning and heat pump service and maintenance techniques • Service and maintain halocarbon ‘fluorinated’ air conditioning and heat pump systems • Understand and carry out electrical work on RAC systems and components • Understand and carry out electrical work on RAC systems and components

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO FURTHER YOURSELF AFTER YOU FINISH? If you don’t wish to follow a career in one of the above job roles, you could study further to improve your skill set. For example, you could study Level 4 or 5 qualifications in engineering or project management fields.

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SIGNMAKING If you can combine both technical and creative skills, then you should consider a career in signmaking!

This Apprenticeship will give you the skills you need to design, produce and install various types of signs. This could be something as simple as a sign for a local shop or as complicated as the advertising you see on billboards everywhere! You will be taught various different methods for making signs as the materials you use can range from perspex and plastic right through to metal, glass and wood.

INTERMEDIATE APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: There are no specific academic requirements to enter the Intermediate Apprenticeship, but relevant GCSEs (Graphic Design, Design Technology etc), vocational qualifications or work experience will help. Job Role: Signmaker/Installer Mandatory Units • Maintain the work environment to meet health, safety and environmental requirements in a signmaking environment • Develop and maintain effective working relationships in a signmaking environment

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Provide information about sign products in a signmaking environment Maintain the quality of sign production in a signmaking environment

Optional Units As well as the above mandatory units, there are optional units to complete depending on which pathway you choose to follow. Examples include ‘Carrying out engraving operations’ and ‘Manipulating the sign layout and producing graphical image for road traffic signs’.

ADVANCED APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: Entry to the Advanced Level could be upon completion of the Intermediate Apprenticeship, a Level 2 vocational qualification, GCSEs, A-Levels or extended work experience in the industry. Job Role: Signmaker/Technician Mandatory Units • Monitor and maintain safety, health and environment in a signmaking environment • Create, develop and maintain effective working relationships in a signmaking environment

Receive, interpret and confirm instructions in a signmaking environment

Optional Units As well as the mandatory units, you will need to complete optional units. Examples of these units include ‘Conducting site survey in a signmaking environment’ and ‘Carrying out engraving operations in a signmaking environment’.

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO FURTHER YOURSELF AFTER YOU FINISH? If you don’t wish to continue in one of the above job roles, then you can study further to build up your skill set. For example, you could study a Foundation Degree in Art and Design or an Advanced Diploma in Manufacturing and Product Design.

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SMART METER INSTALLATIONS (DUAL FUEL) Be a part of one of the fastest growing industries in the UK!

The Government wants a smart meter installed in every household by 2020, so as you can imagine, the demand for installation engineers is increasing. This industry will call for skilled and practical people to take the future of domestic energy to the next level, so it’s a great industry to have a career in!

INTERMEDIATE APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: There are no specific academic requirements to enter the Intermediate Apprenticeship, but many employers look for applicants who have a minimum 2 GCSEs at grade C or above. Entry may be from relevant GCSEs, related engineering or environmental vocational qualifications or work experience in the gas, power or other engineering sectors. Job Role: Smart Meter Installer Mandatory Units • Working practices in the energy and utilities sector • Working safely in the energy and utilities sector • Using and communicating technical information in the energy and utilities sector • Delivering customer service when working within the energy and utilities sector • Install and commission communication systems for smart meters • Install single phase meter and associated equipment • Change single phase meter and associated equipment • Applied practices and principles for installing low pressure natural gas smart meters up to u6 only • Prepare, install and commission low pressure natural gas smart meter and regulator up to 6.0M3/hr • Low pressure gas smart meter tightness testing and direct purging

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO FURTHER YOURSELF AFTER YOU FINISH? If you don’t wish to continue in one of the above job roles, then you can study further to build up your skill set. For example, you could study Level 3 qualifications in order to work in electrical meter installation or energy assessment.

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SUSTAINABLE RESOURCE MANAGEMENT If you are passionate about saving the environment and recycling, then this is definitely the Apprenticeship for you!

The UK waste management industry deals with the collection, transport, disposal and recycling of waste, supervision of such operations and the after-care of disposal sites. This sector employs nearly 140,000 people across the UK and this is set to increase as recycling targets are met.

INTERMEDIATE APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: There are no fixed academic requirements for the Intermediate Apprenticeship, but entry can be from GCSEs, vocational qualifications or work experience. Job Roles: Environmental Services Operative, Reuse Driver, Reuse Collection Operative, Reuse Operative, Reuse Sales Operative, Manual/ Mechanical Street Cleanser, Recyclables Collection Driver, Waste Collection Driver, Refuse Collection Loader, Weighbridge Operative, Transfer Station Operative, Compost Operative, Materials Recycling Facility Operative, Household Waste Recycling Centre, Recycling Operative, Recyclables Collection Loader, Team Leader

Mandatory Units • Conforming to efficient working practices in the workplace • Maintain a healthy and safe working environment for waste management activities • Working with other people • Contribute to the sustainability, maintenance and preservation of the environment • Comply with emergency procedures on waste management activities • Transportation of waste • Work with others to improve customer service Optional Units As well as the mandatory units above, there are also two groups of optional units which will develop specific skills. These units range from ‘Loading a hazardous waste transport vehicle’ to ‘Revised planned waste transport operations.

ADVANCED APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: Advanced Level entry may be from the Intermediate Apprenticeship, relevant vocational qualifications, GCSEs or extended work experience in the energy and utilities industry. Job Roles: Reuse Supervisor, Recycling/Refuse Collection Supervisor, Transfer Station Supervisor, Treatment Supervisor, Biological Treatment Supervisor, Materials Recycling Facility/Household Waste Recycling Centre Supervisor, Landfill Supervisor, Sustainability Officer Mandatory Units • Promote sustainability and environmental good practice in the recycling industry • Develop personal performance

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Conduct a health and safety risk assessment of the workplace Set objectives and provide support for team members Plan, allocate and monitor work of a team Develop and implement a risk assessment plan in own area of responsibility

Optional Units As well as the mandatory units, there are four groups of optional units to choose from, which will develop specific skills. These range from ‘Recruiting staff in own area of responsibility’ to ‘Building and maintaining customer relations’.

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Entry Requirements: There are no academic requirements for entering this Apprenticeship, but most applicants are graduates of the Advanced Apprenticeship in Sustainable Resource Management. Entry may also be from another, relevant Advanced Apprenticeship, or from GCSEs and A-Levels, Level 3 qualifications or from current employment. Job Roles: Fleet Manager, Refuse Manager, Refuse Collection Manager, Transfer Station Manager, Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) Manager, Landfill Manager, Sustainability Manager Mandatory Units • Conduct a health and safety risk assessment of the workplace • Manage and plan an operational area within an organisation • Plan, allocate and monitor work in own area of responsibility • Work productively with colleagues and stakeholders • Support learning and development within own area of responsibility • Ensure responsibility for actions to reduce risks to health and safety • Maintain protection of the environment in facilities used for the processing or storage of recyclables and other materials • Monitor and maintain the quality of treatment processes in an energy and utilities environment • Manage physical resources • Procedural compliance • Provide leadership in area of responsibility Optional Units As well as the mandatory units, there are also optional units to complete. Examples include ‘Recruiting people for your business’ and ‘Managing a budget for own area of activity or work’.

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO FURTHER YOURSELF AFTER YOU FINISH? If you don’t wish to continue in one of the above job roles, then you can study further to build up your skill set. For example, you could study a Foundation Degree in Sustainable Waste and Environment Management, or progress on to a full Undergraduate Degree in Environmental Science.

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TAXI & PRIVATE HIRE DRIVING If you enjoy driving and have great inter-personal skills, then taxi and private hire driving could be for you!

There are currently close to 310,000 taxi and private hire drivers in the UK; the demand for qualified drivers has never been higher! There is currently an ageing workforce in this industry, so there’s plenty of scope for young people to get started.

INTERMEDIATE APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: There are no fixed academic requirements for the Intermediate Apprenticeship, but applicants will need to be confident driving in a number of different situations and dealing with customers. Applicants do not require a driver’s licence upon entry to the Apprenticeship though they will be required to gain one while on the course. Entry may be from GCSEs or vocational courses. Job Roles: Taxi Driver, Private Hire Driver Mandatory Units • Ensure health and safety of the taxi and private hire driver and passengers • Drive a taxi or private hire vehicle in a professional manner • Provide professional customer service in the taxi and private hire industries • Provide a safe and legal vehicle for transporting passengers by taxi and/ or private hire • Provide a transport service in the taxi and private hire vehicle industries for customers who require assistance • Provide a service to customers using a wheelchair in an accessible taxi or private hire vehicle • Transport parcels, luggage and other items in the taxi and private hire industries • Transport children and young person’s by taxi, private hire or chauffeuring Optional Units • Carry fare paying passengers within the framework of the private hire industry • Carry fare paying passengers within the regulatory framework of the taxi industry • Process fares and charges for private hire passengers • Process fares and charges for taxi passengers • Plan routes in the taxi and private hire industries • Develop and maintain work skills and knowledge in the community transport, chauffeur and taxi and private hire vehicle industries • Manage and administer small businesses in the community transport, taxi or private hire industries • Process telephone bookings in the road passenger transport industries • Employment rights and responsibilities in the passenger transport sector

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO FURTHER YOURSELF AFTER YOU FINISH? Normal practice once the Apprenticeship has been completed is to work for a taxi/private hire company or purchase your own vehicle and start up your own business. If you intend to go down this route, a Level 3 or 4 qualification in a business field would be useful.

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THE GAS INDUSTRY If you like the idea of working with technical systems, problem solving and helping people, then you should look at The Gas Industry Apprenticeship!

There are a variety of roles involved in this industry. You could be transporting gas from a site to a customer (transmission and distribution) or installing new systems in customer’s homes (utilisation).

INTERMEDIATE APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: There are no fixed academic requirements for the Intermediate Apprenticeship, but entry can be from GCSEs, vocational qualifications, work experience or current employment. Job Roles: Gas Mainlayer (Self Lay), Gas Mainlayer (Distribution), Gas Mainlayer (Repair and Maintenance), Gas Servicelayer (Self lay), Gas Servicelayer (Distribution) Gas Servicelayer (Repair and Maintenance) Mandatory Units • Create an efficient and effective environment in utilities network construction • Maintain a safe and secure working environment in utilities network construction • Establish and maintain effective working relationships in utilities network construction • Locate and avoid supply apparatus for utilities network construction • Excavate and maintain holes and trenches for utilities network construction • Operate powered tools and equipment for routine and predictable requirements on utilities network construction Optional Units As well as the mandatory units above, there are also optional units which will develop specific skills. These units range from ‘Installing gas engineering products or assets up to 180mm’ to ‘Installing equipment for safe working on the highway for utilities network construction’.

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THE GAS INDUSTRY ADVANCED APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: Advanced Level entry may be from the Intermediate Apprenticeship, relevant vocational qualifications, 4 GCSEs grade C or above, current employment or extended work experience in this sector. Job Roles: Gas Installation and Maintenance Engineer, Gas Installation Engineer, Gas Service Engineer, Gas Installation and Maintenance Engineer, First Call Operative Mandatory Units • Understanding scientific principles in gas utilisation • Understanding buildings, services and structures • Specific core installation & maintenance • Water compulsory core unit • Maintain domestic gas cookers, tumble dryers and leisure appliances • Understanding health and safety in gas utilisation • Understanding combustion and properties of gas • Maintain domestic gas space heating appliances • Maintain gas warm air central heating systems and appliances • Install, commission and de-commission gas pipework up to 35mm 1¼ diameter in domestic and small commercial premises • Maintain gas water heating and wet central heating appliances • Understanding gas safety • Understand and apply domestic hot water system installation and maintenance techniques • Understand and apply domestic cold water system installation and maintenance techniques • Understand and apply domestic cold water system installation, commissioning, service and maintenance techniques • Understand and apply domestic hot water system installation, commissioning, service and maintenance techniques • Understand and apply domestic central heating system installation, commissioning, service and maintenance techniques • Understand and apply domestic central heating system installation and maintenance techniques • Install and maintain domestic heating systems • Understand and carry out electrical work on domestic plumbing and heating systems and components • Install, commission, service and maintain domestic heating systems • Tightness test, purge, commission and de-commission gas pipework up to 35mm 1¼ diameter in small natural gas installations

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO FURTHER YOURSELF AFTER YOU FINISH? If you don’t wish to continue in one of the above job roles, then you can study further to build up your skill set. For example, you could study a Foundation Degree in Gas Transmission.

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THE POWER INDUSTRY Want to work in the most ‘electrifying’ industry there is? Read on to find out how to get involved…

This Apprenticeship is all about the distribution of electricity, from the power station it’s generated in to the customer’s meter in their home. Electricity is required for practically everything we do, so it’s important to have a highly skilled workforce to maintain the grid at all levels.

INTERMEDIATE APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: There are no fixed academic requirements for the Intermediate Apprenticeship, but many employers will look for applicants who have 4 GCSEs grade C and above. Vocational qualifications or work experience will also help. Job Roles: Cable Jointer, Linesperson, Electrical Fitter Mandatory Units - Underground • Working safely in the power sector • Working efficiently and effectively in the power sector • Using and communicating technical information in the power sector • Location and identification of underground utility services • Access, egress and movement within the working area Mandatory Units – Overhead Lines • Working safely in the power sector • Working efficiently and effectively in the power sector • Using and communicating technical information in the power sector • Movement of overhead line plant and apparatus Mandatory Units – Substation Plant • Working safely in the power sector • Working efficiently and effectively in the power sector • Using and communicating technical information in the power sector • Movement of cable plant and apparatus • Access, egress and movement in substations Optional Units As well as the mandatory units above, there are also optional units depending on the pathway you choose, which will develop specific skills. These units range from ‘Substation earthing installation and testing’ to ‘Maintaining compressed air systems’.

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THE POWER INDUSTRY ADVANCED APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: Advanced Level entry may be from the Intermediate Apprenticeship, relevant vocational qualifications, 5 GCSEs grade C or above, or extended work experience in this sector.

PATHWAY 1: WIND TURBINE OPERATIONS AND MAINTENANCE Job Role: Wind Turbine Apprentice (Installation and Commissioning) Mandatory Units • Complying with statutory regulations and organisational safety requirements • Work with other people • Protect the environment during wind turbine maintenance activities • Install and check hub, blade and pitch systems and components for wind turbines with internal tower access • Install and check yaw system and components for wind turbines with internal tower access • Health, safety and welfare in construction and the built environment

PATHWAY 2: POWER GENERATION Job Roles: Craftsperson/Fitter (Electrical), Craftsperson/Fitter (Mechanical), Craftsperson/Fitter (Control and Instrumentation), Craftsperson/Fitter (Electrical, Control and Instrumentation) Mandatory Units • Complying with statutory regulations and organisational safety requirements • Minimise risks to life, property and the environment during power generation maintenance activities • Fault location and diagnosing faults in power generation • Work with other people

PATHWAY 3: POWER TRANSMISSION AND DISTRIBUTION Job Roles: Linesperson, Cable Jointer, Electrical Fitter Mandatory Units • Organise the use of resources for working in the power sector • Control of working parties • Produce, communicate and record technical information in the power sector Optional Units As well as the mandatory units above, there are optional units available for you to complete depending on the pathway you choose. Example optional units include ‘Hotglove operations’ and ‘Fault repair of overhead line apparatus on steel tower structures’.

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO FURTHER YOURSELF AFTER YOU FINISH? If you don’t wish to continue in one of the above job roles, then you can study further to build up your skill set. For example, you could study a Foundation Degree in Electrical Power Engineering or Power Systems Management.

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THE WATER INDUSTRY If you want to combine technical and practical work, then this Apprenticeship will really interest you!

Water is essential for life as we know it; this Apprenticeship will teach you the skills you need to install and repair pipes, work with water treatment machinery or even construct waterways and canals.

INTERMEDIATE APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: There are no fixed academic requirements for the Intermediate Apprenticeship, but entry may be from GCSEs, vocational qualifications or work experience. Job Roles: Water Distribution Operative, Leakage Operative, Water Mainlayer, Water Servicelayer, Wastewater Operative, Process Operator Mandatory Units • Operate safely on the water distribution network • Address and resolve customers’ water distribution related enquiries • Carry out valve operations on the water distribution network • Determine the exact location of water loss using acoustic listening techniques Optional Units As well as the mandatory units above, there are also optional units depending on the pathway you choose, which will develop specific skills. These units range from ‘Cleansing water mains’ to ‘Measuring system performance using flow and pressure equipment’.

ADVANCED APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: Advanced Level entry may be from the Intermediate Apprenticeship, relevant vocational qualifications, 3-5 GCSEs grade C or above, or extended work experience in this sector. Job Roles: Leakage Field Technician, Network Design Technician, Water Distribution Technician, Water Fittings Inspector, Process Operations Technician, Network Construction Technician, Process Operations Supervisor, Wastewater Technician Mandatory Units • Monitor and maintain a safe working environment for treatment process operations • Conduct a health and safety risk assessment of the workplace • Monitor and maintain the quality of treatment processes • Monitor and maintain treatment processing at optimum performance • Develop productive working relationships with colleagues • Organise and carry out the maintenance of process equipment

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THE WATER INDUSTRY HIGHER APPRENTICESHIP

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Entry Requirements: Entry may be from the Advanced Apprenticeship in The Water Industry, or relevant work experience, GCSEs or A-Levels, a 14-19 Diploma in a related subject or from current employment. Job Roles: Network Manager, Leakage Manager, Asset Manager, (Trainee) Network Modeller, Design Technician, Project Engineer Mandatory Units • Evaluate and determine options for operating, maintaining and developing the utility network and assets • Plan and implement operational, maintenance and development activities on the utility network and assets • Contribute to the management of unplanned situations on the utility network and assets • Review the management and outcomes of planned and unplanned utility network and asset activities • Develop productive working relationships with colleagues Optional Units As well as the mandatory units, there are also optional units for you to complete. These range from ‘Procedural compliance’ to ‘Project management in the energy and utilities sector’.

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO FURTHER YOURSELF AFTER YOU FINISH? If you don’t wish to continue in one of the above job roles, then you can study further to build up your skill set. This Apprenticeship provides adequate grounding for progression on to an Honours Degree in Civil Engineering and beyond.

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VEHICLE BODY & PAINT If you have always dreamed of doing up cars for a living, this is the career for you!

This industry is all about repairing cars that have been damaged in accidents. It also covers cars that are fitted with cosmetic upgrades, such as spoilers, body kits and roof scopes.

INTERMEDIATE APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: There are no specific academic entry requirements for the Intermediate Apprenticeship, though applicants will need basic Literacy and Numeracy skills. Entry may be from work experience, GCSEs, A-Levels, vocational qualifications, Foundation Learning, Functional Skills or a 14-19 Diploma. Mandatory Units (Across All Pathways) • Knowledge of health, safety and good housekeeping in the automotive environment • Knowledge of materials, fabrication, tools and measuring devices used in the automotive environment • Knowledge of support for job roles in the automotive work environment • Skills in materials, fabrication, tools and measuring devices used in the automotive environment • Competency in health, safety and good housekeeping in the automotive environment • Competency in supporting job roles in the automotive work environment

PATHWAY 1: MECHANICAL, ELECTRICAL AND TRIM

PATHWAY 2: BODY BUILDING Job Role: Body Building Technician Mandatory Specialist Units • Knowledge of removing and fitting nonpermanently fixed commercial vehicle body panels, chassis and cab components • Knowledge of assembling commercial vehicle body components or parts • Knowledge of motor vehicle body mechanical fastening operations • Knowledge of removing and replacing electrical units and components on commercial vehicles • Competency in removing and fitting nonpermanently fixed commercial vehicle body panels, chassis and cab components. • Competency in assembling commercial vehicle body components or parts • Competency in motor vehicle body mechanical fastening operations • Competency in removing and replacing electrical units and components on commercial vehicles • Knowledge in commercial vehicle body building construction and materials

Job Role: Mechanical and Electrical Trim Technician Mandatory Specialist Units • Knowledge of removing and fitting trim components • Competency in removing and fitting electrical components • Competency in removing and fitting trim components • Knowledge of removing and fitting vehicle mechanical components • Knowledge of removing and fitting electrical components • Competency in removing and fitting vehicle mechanical components

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VEHICLE BODY & PAINT PATHWAY 3: BODY REPAIR

PATHWAY 5: AUTOMOTIVE GLAZING

Job Role: Panel Technician

Job Role: Autoglazing Technician

Mandatory Specialist Units • Knowledge of motor vehicle construction and materials • Competency in motor vehicle body metal active gas (MAG) welding techniques • Knowledge of removing and fitting non permanently fixed motor vehicle body panels • Knowledge of motor vehicle body resistance spot welding operations • Knowledge of removing and replacing exterior motor vehicle body panels including permanently fixed components • Competency in removing and replacing exterior motor vehicle body panels including permanently fixed components • Competency in carrying out minor repairs to motor vehicle exterior body panels • Knowledge of minor motor vehicle exterior body panel repairs • Competency in removing and fitting nonpermanently fixed motor vehicle body panels • Competency in motor vehicle body resistance spot welding operations • Knowledge of motor vehicle body metal active gas (MAG) welding techniques

Mandatory Specialist Units • Remove and replace opening automotive glass in vehicles • Establish customer requirements for automotive glazing work and prepare for the work to be undertaken • Remove and replace fixed automotive glass in vehicles • Understanding automotive glazing products • Maintain health and safety in the automotive glazing working environment • Hand over vehicles to customers

PATHWAY 4: BODY REFINISHING Job Role: Paint Technician Mandatory Specialist Units • Competency in tools and equipment used in vehicle refinishing • Knowledge of preparing metal and pre-painted surfaces • Knowledge of applying fillers and foundation materials • Knowledge of tools and equipment used in vehicle refinishing • Competency in repairing minor paint defects • Competency in applying fillers and foundation materials • Competency in preparing metal and pre-painted surfaces • Knowledge of repairing minor paint defects

PATHWAY 6: WINDSCREEN REPAIR Job Role: Windscreen Repair Technician Mandatory Specialist Units • Repair damaged windscreen glass in vehicles • Establish customer requirements for automotive glazing work and prepare for the work to be undertaken • Maintain health and safety in the automotive glazing working environment • Hand over vehicles to customers • Understanding windscreen repair and system maintenance Optional Units As well as the above mandatory units, there are optional units to complete depending on which pathway you choose to follow. Examples include ‘Knowledge of working with plastic materials and components’ and ‘Competency in removing and fitting non-permanently fixed motor vehicle body panels’.

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VEHICLE BODY & PAINT ADVANCED APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: Entry to the Advanced Level could be upon completion of the Intermediate Apprenticeship, a Level 2 vocational qualification, GCSEs, A-Levels or extended work experience in the industry.

PATHWAY 2: BODY BUILDING Job Role: Senior Body Building Technician

Mandatory Units (Across All Pathways) • Knowledge of health, safety and good housekeeping in the automotive environment • Knowledge of support for job roles in the automotive work environment • Competency in health, safety and good housekeeping in the automotive environment • Competency in supporting job roles in the automotive work environment • Knowledge of materials, fabrication, tools and measuring devices used in the automotive environment • Skills in materials, fabrication, tools and measuring devices used in the automotive environment

Mandatory Specialist Units • Knowledge of fabricating of commercial vehicle body panels and components • Knowledge of setting out and assembling commercial vehicle body components or parts • Knowledge of motor vehicle body metal active gas (mag) welding techniques • Knowledge of conducting pre and post work vehicle inspections on commercial vehicles • Competency in setting out and assembling commercial vehicle body components or parts • Competency in fabricating of commercial vehicle body panels and components • Competency in motor vehicle body metal active gas (MAG) welding techniques • Competency in conducting pre and post work vehicle inspections on commercial vehicles

PATHWAY 1: MECHANICAL, ELECTRICAL AND TRIM

PATHWAY 3: BODY REPAIR

Job Role: Senior Mechanical and Electrical Trim Technician

Job Role: Senior Panel Technician

Mandatory Specialist Units • Knowledge of removing and fitting electronically controlled vehicle mechanical components • Knowledge of removing and fitting vehicle electronic components and systems • Competency in removing and fitting electronically controlled vehicle mechanical components • Knowledge of removing, refurbishing and fitting trim components • Competency in removing, refurbishing and fitting trim components • Competency in removing and fitting vehicle electronic components and systems

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Mandatory Specialist Units • Knowledge of motor vehicle construction and materials • Competency in motor vehicle body metal active gas (MAG) welding techniques • Knowledge of motor vehicle body resistance spot welding operations • Competency in motor vehicle body resistance spot welding operations • Knowledge of motor vehicle body metal active gas (MAG) welding techniques • Competency in motor vehicle body panel major repairs • Knowledge of identifying and rectifying motor vehicle body misalignment • Competency in identifying and rectifying motor vehicle body misalignment • Knowledge of removing and replacing structural motor vehicle body panels • Competency in removing and replacing structural motor vehicle body panels • Knowledge of motor vehicle body panel major repairs

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VEHICLE BODY & PAINT PATHWAY 4: BODY REFINISHING

PATHWAY 5: VEHICLE DAMAGE ASSESSMENT

Job Role: Senior Paint Technician

Job Role: Vehicle Damage Assessor

Mandatory Specialist Units • Competency in tools and equipment used in vehicle refinishing • Knowledge of preparing metal and pre-painted surfaces • Knowledge of tools and equipment used in vehicle refinishings • Competency in preparing metal and pre-painted surfaces • Knowledge of applying topcoats and completing refinishing operations • Competency in applying topcoats and completing refinishing operations • Competency in working with plastic materials and components • Knowledge of establishing paint defects • Knowledge of vehicle colour matching • Competency in establishing paint defects • Knowledge of working with plastic materials and components • Competency in vehicle colour matching

Mandatory Specialist Units • Competency in establishing and recording different types of customers and their needs • Knowledge of establishing different types of customer and understanding their needs • Competency in establishing and recording vehicle data • Knowledge of establishing and recording vehicle data • Competency in appraising vehicle damage • Knowledge of appraising vehicle damage • Competency in establishing correct repair methods • Knowledge of establishing correct repair methods • Competency in estimating costs • Knowledge of estimating costs • Knowledge of vehicle salvage categorisation • Knowledge of motor vehicle construction and materials Optional Units As well as the mandatory units, you will need to complete optional units depending on which pathway you choose. Examples of these units include ‘Knowledge of appraising and valuing vehicles for pre-accident condition’ and ‘Knowledge of how to identify and agree motor vehicle customer service needs’.

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO FURTHER YOURSELF AFTER YOU FINISH? If you don’t wish to continue in one of the above job roles, then you can study further to build up your skill set. For example, you could study Level 4 qualifications in management, which would allow you to set up your own business.

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VEHICLE FITTING If you love the idea of working with cars, then look no further than this Apprenticeship!

Fitters ensure that batteries, exhausts and wheels are in top working order. If there is a problem, they will replace or repair the problem if necessary. Fast fit technicians work on making sure tyres are fuel efficient and road safe.

INTERMEDIATE APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: There are no specific academic entry requirements for the Intermediate Apprenticeship, though applicants will need basic Literacy and Numeracy skills. Entry may be from work experience, GCSEs, A-Levels, vocational qualifications, Foundation Learning, Functional Skills or a 14-19 Diploma.

PATHWAY 1: FAST FIT Job Roles: Fast fit Technician, Motor Vehicle Fitter Mandatory Units • Knowledge of health, safety and good housekeeping in the automotive environment • Knowledge of materials, fabrication, tools and measuring devices used in the automotive environment • Knowledge of support for job roles in the automotive work environment • Skills in materials, fabrication, tools and measuring devices used in the automotive environment • Competency in health, safety and good housekeeping in the automotive environment • Competency in supporting job roles in the automotive work environment

PATHWAY 2: SPECIALIST TYRE FITTING Job Role: Tyre Technician Mandatory Units • Knowledge of health, safety and good housekeeping in the automotive environment • Knowledge of support for job roles in the automotive work environment • Competency in health, safety and good housekeeping in the automotive environment • Competency in supporting job roles in the automotive work environment Optional Units As well as the above mandatory units, there are optional units to complete depending on which pathway you choose to follow. Examples include ‘Competency in inspection, repair and replacement of motorcycle tyres’ and ‘Knowledge in assessing and securing the roadside situation’.

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VEHICLE FITTING ADVANCED APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: Entry to the Advanced Level could be upon completion of the Intermediate Apprenticeship, a Level 2 vocational qualification, GCSEs, A-Levels or extended work experience in the industry.

PATHWAY 1: FAST FIT Job Role: Supervisor Mandatory Units • Knowledge of how to make learning possible through demonstrations and instruction • Competency in making learning possible through demonstrations and instruction • Competency in monitoring and solving customer service problems within a vehicle parts environment • Knowledge of monitoring and solving customer service problems within a vehicle parts • Specialist units • Plan, monitor and adjust staffing levels and schedules in a retail environment • Knowledge of selling motor vehicle parts to customers • Competency in receiving and storing motor vehicle parts • Competency in selling motor vehicle parts to customers • Competency in processing payment transactions within a vehicle parts environment • Knowledge of receiving and storing motor vehicle parts • Knowledge of processing payment transactions within a vehicle parts environment Optional Units As well as the mandatory units, you will need to complete optional units depending on which pathway you choose. Examples of these units include ‘Competency in identifying and agreeing motor vehicle customer service needs’ and ‘Knowledge in monitoring procedures to control risk to health and safety’.

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO FURTHER YOURSELF AFTER YOU FINISH? If you don’t wish to continue in one of the above job roles, then you can study further to build up your skill set. For example, you could study Level 4 qualifications in management, which would allow you to set up your own business.

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VEHICLE MAINTENANCE & REPAIR Do you love the mechanics of vehicles, from motorcycles to motor homes? Then get a load of this Apprenticeship!

This is one of the most popular Apprenticeships because it combines logical thinking and problem solving with practical, hands on work. Service technicians evaluate the working status of a vehicle and, if necessary, make repairs to resolve the issue.

INTERMEDIATE APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: There are no specific academic entry requirements for the Intermediate Apprenticeship, though applicants will need basic Literacy and Numeracy skills. Entry may be from work experience, GCSEs, A-Levels, vocational qualifications, Foundation Learning, Functional Skills or a 14-19 Diploma. Mandatory Units (Across All Pathways) • Knowledge of health, safety and good housekeeping in the automotive environment • Knowledge of materials, fabrication, tools and measuring devices used in the automotive environment • Knowledge of support for job roles in the automotive work environment • Skills in materials, fabrication, tools and measuring devices used in the automotive environment • Competency in health, safety and good housekeeping in the automotive environment • Competency in supporting job roles in the automotive work environment

PATHWAY 1: LIGHT VEHICLE Job Role: Light Vehicle Service Technician Mandatory Specialist Units • Competency in removing and replacing light vehicle engine units and components • Knowledge of routine light vehicle maintenance • Knowledge of light vehicle fuel, ignition, air and exhaust system units and components • Competency in removing and replacing light vehicle chassis units and components • Competency in routine light vehicle maintenance • Knowledge of light vehicle engine mechanical, lubrication and cooling system units and components • Knowledge of removing and replacing light vehicle electrical units and components • Knowledge of light vehicle transmission and driveline units and components • Competency in removing and replacing light vehicle electrical units and components

PATHWAY 2: HEAVY VEHICLE Job Role: Heavy Vehicle Service Technician Mandatory Specialist Units • Competency in health, safety and good housekeeping in the automotive environment • Knowledge of health, safety and good housekeeping in the automotive environment • Knowledge of materials, fabrication, tools and measuring devices used in the automotive environment • Competency in supporting job roles in the automotive work environment • Knowledge of support for job roles in the automotive work environment • Skills in materials, fabrication, tools and measuring devices used in the automotive environment

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VEHICLE MAINTENANCE & REPAIR PATHWAY 3: MOTORCYCLE Job Role: Motorcycle Service Technician Mandatory Specialist Units • Competency in routine motorcycle maintenance • Knowledge of routine motorcycle maintenance • Knowledge of removing and replacing motorcycle electrical units and components • Competency in removing and replacing motorcycle electrical units and components • Competency in motorcycle internal engine systems • Competency in removing and replacing motorcycle chassis units and components • Knowledge of motorcycle fuel, ignition, air and exhaust system units and components • Knowledge of removing and replacing motorcycle chassis units and components • Knowledge of motorcycle internal engine systems

PATHWAY 4: AUTO-ELECTRICAL AND MOBILE ELECTRICAL INSTALLATION Job Roles: Auto-Electrical Technician, Mobile Electrical Installation Technician Mandatory Specialist Units • Knowledge in enhancing vehicle electrical systems • Knowledge of locating and correcting simple electrical faults in the automotive workplace • Knowledge of inspecting vehicles using prescribed methods • Knowledge of removing and replacing light vehicle electrical units and components • Competency in locating and correcting simple electrical faults in the automotive workplace • Competency in enhancing vehicle electrical systems • Competency in inspecting vehicles using prescribed methods • Competency in removing and replacing light vehicle electrical units and components

PATHWAY 5: HEAVY VEHICLE TRAILER Job Role: Heavy Vehicle Trailer Technician Mandatory Specialist Units • Knowledge of removing and replacing heavy vehicle trailer chassis units and components • Knowledge of routine heavy vehicle trailer maintenance • Knowledge of removing and replacing heavy vehicle trailer electrical and auxiliary units and components • Competency in routine heavy vehicle trailer maintenance • Competency in removing and replacing heavy vehicle trailer chassis units and components • Competency in removing and replacing heavy vehicle trailer electrical and auxiliary units and components

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VEHICLE MAINTENANCE & REPAIR PATHWAY 6: LIFT TRUCK Job Role: Lift Truck Technician Mandatory Specialist Units • Knowledge of routine lift truck maintenance • Knowledge of lift truck mechanical handling, chassis units and components • Knowledge of lift truck power plant, lubrication and cooling system units and components • Knowledge of lift truck electrical units and components • Knowledge of lift truck fuel, ignition, air and exhaust system units and components • Knowledge of inspecting lift trucks • Competency in removing and replacing lift truck mechanical handling, chassis units and components • Competency in routine lift truck maintenance • Competency in removing and replacing lift truck power plants units and components • Competency in inspecting lift trucks using prescribed methods • Competency in removing and replacing lift truck electrical units and components

PATHWAY 7: CARAVAN AND MOTOR HOME Job Role: Caravan and Motor Home Service Technician Mandatory Specialist Units • Knowledge of carrying out routine caravan and motor home maintenance • Competence in carrying out routine caravan and motor home maintenance • Competence in removing and replacing caravan and motor home electrical 12v and 230v auxiliary units and components • Knowledge of removing and replacing caravan chassis and running gear components • Competence in removing and replacing caravan chassis and running gear components • Knowledge of removing and replacing caravan and motor home electrical 12v and 230v auxiliary units and components • Knowledge of conducting customer caravan and motor home arrival & departure inspections • Competence in conducting customer caravan and motor home arrival & departure inspections Optional Units As well as the above mandatory units, there are optional units to complete depending on which pathway you choose to follow. Examples include ‘Knowledge of lift truck driveline units and components’ and ‘Knowledge of how to identify and agree motor vehicle customer service needs’.

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VEHICLE MAINTENANCE & REPAIR ADVANCED APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: Entry to the Advanced Level could be upon completion of the Intermediate Apprenticeship, a Level 2 vocational qualification, GCSEs, A-Levels or extended work experience in the industry.

PATHWAY 1: LIGHT VEHICLE Job Role: Light Vehicle Diagnostic Technician Mandatory Specialist Units • Knowledge of diagnosis and rectification of vehicle auxiliary electrical faults • Knowledge of diagnosis and rectification of light vehicle engine faults • Competency in diagnosing and rectifying light vehicle engine faults • Knowledge in diagnosis and rectification of light vehicle chassis faults • Competency in diagnosing and rectifying vehicle auxiliary electrical faults • Competency in diagnosing and rectifying light vehicle chassis system faults • Knowledge of diagnosis and rectification of light vehicle transmission and driveline faults

PATHWAY 2: HEAVY VEHICLE Job Role: Heavy Vehicle Diagnostic Technician Mandatory Specialist Units • Competency required to inspect heavy vehicles to comply with legal requirements • Knowledge of diagnosis and rectification of heavy transmission and driveline faults • Knowledge of inspecting heavy vehicles • Knowledge of diagnosis and rectification of heavy vehicle chassis faults • Knowledge of diagnosis and rectification of heavy vehicle engine faults • Competency in diagnosing and rectifying heavy vehicle chassis system faults • Competency in diagnosing and rectifying heavy vehicle engine faults • Competency in diagnosing and rectifying vehicle auxiliary electrical faults • Knowledge of diagnosis and rectification of vehicle auxiliary electrical faults

PATHWAY 3: MOTORCYCLE Job Role: Motorcycle Diagnostic Technician Mandatory Specialist Units • Knowledge in diagnosis and rectification of motorcycle chassis faults • Competency in diagnosing and rectifying motorcycle engine faults • Knowledge of motorcycle preparation and inspection • Competency in motorcycle preparation and inspection • Competency in diagnosing and rectifying motorcycle transmission and driveline faults • Competency in diagnosing and rectifying motorcycle chassis system faults • Knowledge of diagnosis and rectification of motorcycle transmission and driveline faults • Knowledge of diagnosis and rectification of motorcycle electrical faults • Knowledge of diagnosis and rectification of motorcycle engine faults • Competency in diagnosing and rectifying motorcycle electrical faults

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VEHICLE MAINTENANCE & REPAIR PATHWAY 4: AUTO ELECTRICAL AND MOBILE ELECTRICAL INSTALLATION Job Roles: Auto Electrical Diagnostic Technician, Mobile Electrical Installation Diagnostic Technician Mandatory Specialist Units • Knowledge of inspecting vehicles using prescribed methods • Knowledge of diagnosis and rectification of vehicle auxiliary electrical faults • Competency in diagnosing and rectifying vehicle auxiliary electrical faults • Competency in inspecting vehicles using prescribed methods

PATHWAY 5: LIFT TRUCK Job Role: Lift Truck Diagnostic Technician Mandatory Specialist Units • Knowledge of inspecting lift trucks • Knowledge of diagnosis and rectification of lift truck power plant engine unit faults • Knowledge of diagnosis and rectification of lift truck electrical units and component faults • Knowledge of diagnosis and rectification of lift truck mechanical handling and chassis system faults • Competency in diagnosing and rectifying lift truck power plant engine unit faults • Competency in diagnosing and rectifying lift truck mechanical handling and chassis system faults • Competency in inspecting lift trucks to comply with legal requirements • Competency in diagnosing and rectifying lift truck electrical units and component faults

PATHWAY 6: CARAVAN AND MOTOR HOME Job Role: Caravan and Motor Home Advanced Technician Mandatory Specialist Units • Knowledge of carrying out non-structural minor internal and external caravan and motor home repairs • Competence in carrying out non-structural minor internal and external caravan and motor home repairs • Knowledge of diagnosing and rectifying caravan chassis system faults • Competence in diagnosing and rectifying caravan chassis system faults • Knowledge of diagnosing and rectifying caravan and motor home gas appliance and component faults • Competence in diagnosing and rectifying caravan and motor home gas appliance and component faults • Knowledge of diagnosing and rectifying caravan and motor home electrical 12v and 230v unit and component faults • Competence in diagnosing and rectifying caravan and motor home electrical 12v and 230v unit and component faults Optional Units As well as the mandatory units, you will need to complete optional units depending on which pathway you choose. Examples of these units include ‘Competency in making learning possible through demonstrations and instruction’ and ‘Competency in diagnosing and rectifying lift truck transmission and driveline faults’.

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VEHICLE MAINTENANCE & REPAIR HIGHER APPRENTICESHIP

LEVEL 4

Entry Requirements: It is recommended that the candidate has completed the Advanced Apprenticeship in Vehicle Maintenance and Repair, or has worked in the industry at Level 3 standard. Job Roles: Master/Senior Technician, Workshop Controller Mandatory Units • Competency in diagnosing motor vehicle faults where no prescribed process or format is available • Knowledge of diagnosing motor vehicle faults where no prescribed process or format is available in motor vehicle environments • Competency in providing diagnostic equipment and technical information system support in motor vehicle environments • Knowledge of providing diagnostic equipment and technical information system support in motor vehicle environments • Competency in providing technical support and advice to colleagues in motor vehicle environments • Knowledge of providing technical support and advice to colleagues in motor vehicle environments Optional Units On top of the mandatory units, there are also optional units to complete. These range from ‘Automotive safety and legal requirements’ to ‘Leading a team in an automotive environment’.

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO FURTHER YOURSELF AFTER YOU FINISH? If you don’t wish to continue in one of the above job roles, then you can study further to build up your skill set. For example, you could study Level 4 qualifications in management, which would allow you to set up your own business.

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VEHICLE PARTS Can you tell the difference between a flywheel and a spark plug? If so, a career in vehicle parts might be the one for you!

The automotive retail industry relies on the efficient ordering and delivery of vehicle parts to ensure that technicians responsible for repairing vehicles can do their job. They build relationships with businesses and private customers to encourage customer loyalty and repeat business, helping employers to remain competitive and profitable.

INTERMEDIATE APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: There are no specific academic requirements to enter the Intermediate Apprenticeship, but relevant GCSEs or A-Levels, Functional Skills, vocational qualifications or work experience will help. Job Roles: Parts Sales Representative, Parts Telesales Representative Mandatory Units • Knowledge of health, safety and good housekeeping in the automotive environment • Knowledge of support for job roles in the automotive work environment • Competency in health, safety and good housekeeping in the automotive environment • Competency in supporting job roles in the automotive work environment Mandatory Specialist Units • Knowledge of giving a positive impression to vehicle parts customers • Competency in giving a positive impression to vehicle parts customers • Competency in identifying and reporting security risks within a vehicle parts environment • Knowledge of identifying and reporting security risks within a vehicle parts environment • Competency in selecting and issuing motor vehicle parts • Knowledge of selecting and issuing motor vehicle parts • Competency in receiving and storing motor vehicle parts • Knowledge of receiving and storing motor vehicle parts Optional Units As well as the above mandatory units, there are optional units to complete as well. Examples include ‘Competency in delivering motor vehicle parts to customers’ and ‘Knowledge of communicating information electronically within a vehicle parts environment’.

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VEHICLE PARTS ADVANCED APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: Entry to the Advanced Level could be upon completion of the Intermediate Apprenticeship, a Level 2 vocational qualification, GCSEs, A-Levels or extended work experience in the industry. Job Role: Vehicle Parts Advisor Mandatory Units • Knowledge of health, safety and good housekeeping in the automotive environment • Knowledge of support for job roles in the automotive work environment • Competency in health, safety and good housekeeping in the automotive environment • Competency in supporting job roles in the automotive work environment Mandatory Specialist Units • Competency in giving a positive impression to vehicle parts customers • Competency in identifying and reporting security risks within a vehicle parts environment • Competency in monitoring and solving customer service problems within a vehicle parts environment • Competency in participating in motor vehicle parts stocktaking activities • Competency in processing orders for non-stock motor vehicle parts • Competency in processing payment transactions within a vehicle parts environment • Competency in receiving and storing motor vehicle parts • Competency in selecting and issuing motor vehicle parts • Competency in stock control within a vehicle parts operation • Knowledge of giving a positive impression to vehicle parts customers • Knowledge of identifying and reporting security risks within a vehicle parts environment • Knowledge of monitoring and solving customer service problems within a vehicle parts • Knowledge of participating in motor vehicle parts stocktaking activities • Knowledge of processing orders for non-stock motor vehicle parts • Knowledge of processing payment transactions within a vehicle parts environment • Knowledge of receiving and storing motor vehicle parts • Knowledge of selecting and issuing motor vehicle parts • Knowledge of stock control within a vehicle parts operation Optional Units As well as the mandatory units, you will need to complete optional units depending on which pathway you choose. Examples of these units include ‘Competency in processing returned goods and materials in a vehicle parts environment’ and ‘Knowledge of maximising product sales in a vehicle parts operation’.

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO FURTHER YOURSELF AFTER YOU FINISH? If you don’t wish to continue in one of the above job roles, then you can study further to build up your skill set. For example, you could study Level 4 qualifications in management, which would allow you to set up your own business.

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think social care “Knowing that I can make people happier is the most satisfying part of my job”

There are a huge range of jobs available in adult social care, such as...

front line care workers, therapists, activity organisers, managers, administration…

There’s more to social care than you might think – every day is different. You might be helping people to socialise with friends, go shopping or even go on holiday.

How do I g adult soc et into ial care?

One of th e best ways to get into t he sector is through an Apprentic eship. Earn whil e you lea rn. Gain qua lifications . Become a confide n t and skille d worker.

For more information about adult social care Apprenticeships:

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THE SECTOR If you choose an Apprenticeship in the Health, Public Services and Care sector, you’ll be going home safe in the knowledge that you helped make a difference to somebody. What could be more rewarding than that? It’s not just about keeping people healthy; this sector also covers education, social work and the emergency services, so there’s a job role to suit every skill set! The health sector provides jobs for over 1.3 million people! It’s so varied that it contains job roles across a number of different disciplines. You could be working on a ward helping to treat patients, in the lab diagnosing diseases or studying x-rays. Working behind the scenes are the support staff, such as administrators who file away records and porters who help transport patients and goods around the hospital. If caring for vulnerable people is something you can see yourself doing, then you might want to consider a career in social work. You could work with rehabilitating criminals, relocating the witnesses of crimes or help orphaned children find a loving home. Public services covers the emergency services, as well as the armed forces, library and education related job roles. So whichever career you choose in this sector, it goes without saying you’ll need a caring and helpful nature, and be willing to go above and beyond the call of duty. So, read on to find out if a career in Health, Public Services and Care is just the tonic for you!

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CASE STUDY Ollie Ollie left school at the age of sixteen and was unclear about which career path he wanted to take. When Ollie heard about an Apprenticeship opportunity at Oaklands Care, who deliver care and support services to people with learning disabilities and mental health issues, he decided that this might be the right career for him, having already had some personal dealings with mental health issues in his family life. Even though he was new to adult social care, he was treated like a team member from the outset, initially shadowing project workers, getting to know service users and given responsibility; all helping him to gain confidence. Each day is different for Ollie. His tasks vary and can include escorting service users to medical appointments, helping them to shop and cook, or just offering emotional support over a cup of tea.

After school, Ollie didn’t think that he would be studying again, but believes that being an apprentice is the ideal work-based route to a skilled occupation that’s supported by ongoing work training. Ollie said: “I would definitely recommend the Apprenticeship programme to those who want to gain experience in care, whilst training and studying. It’s a brilliant programme and the training is second to none.” For more information about Apprenticeships in adult social care, visit:

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CARE LEADERSHIP & MANAGEMENT Do you have the natural management skills to help your team care for people? If so, then you should give this Apprenticeship a try!

This industry employs close to 1.75 million people; the majority of these roles are at an operational level and can be undertaken with a Level 2 or 3 qualification. However, there is an increasing demand for qualified care managers who can handle the demands of a senior position. This framework is designed to bring fully qualified management staff into the industry to fill a growing demand in an ever expanding sector.

HIGHER APPRENTICESHIP (FOUNDATION DEGREE)

LEVEL 5

Entry Requirements: There are no specific academic entry requirements for this framework, but employers will look for candidates who show a strong desire to work in the industry. Candidates must also show empathy, care and interest in others. An Intermediate or Advanced Apprenticeship in a related industry would also be beneficial.

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Core Units • Use and develop systems that promote communication • Promote professional development • Champion equality, diversity and inclusion • Develop health and safety and risk management policies, procedures and practices in health and social care or children and young people’s settings • Work in partnership in health and social care or children and young people’s settings

PATHWAY 2: SPECIALIST ADULT SOCIAL CARE

PATHWAY 1: GENERAL ADULT SOCIAL CARE Job Roles: Adults’ Residential Management, Adults’ Management, Adults’ Advanced Practice • • • •

Manage health and social care practice to ensure positive outcomes for individuals Safeguarding and protection of vulnerable adults Lead and manage group living for adults Understand safeguarding of children and young people for those working in the adult sector

Lead person centred practice Lead and manage a team within a health and social care or children and young people’s setting Develop professional supervision practice in health and social care or children and young people’s work settings

Job Roles: Adults Residential Management, Adults’ Management, Adults’ Advanced Practice Mandatory Units • Manage health and social care practice to ensure positive outcomes for individuals • Safeguarding and protection of vulnerable adults • Understand safeguarding of children and young people for those working in the adult sector • Lead person centred practice • Lead and manage a team within a health and social care or children and young people’s setting • Develop professional supervision practice in health and social care or children and young people’s work settings • Assess the individual in a health and social care setting

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO FURTHER YOURSELF AFTER YOU FINISH? If you don’t fancy continuing in one of the above job roles, you can study further to enhance your skills and specialise in a certain area. As well as internal qualifications, this Apprenticeship provides a great platform for transferring into the health sector.

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CHILDREN & YOUNG PEOPLE’S WORKFORCE Is it your dream to work with young people and children? Then this could be a great place to start! 2.7 million people work with young people and children and this is a great way to get into a career with children. It covers nursery nursing, play schools and community work and will allow you to get to grips with the different situations you might encounter in this job role.

INTERMEDIATE APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: There are no specific academic entry requirements needed, but you will have to undergo a CRB check and show a passion and commitment to working with children. Job Roles: Early Years Worker/Assistant, Care Worker/Assistant, Assistant Youth Support and Community Worker Mandatory Units • Child and young person development • Safeguarding the welfare of children and young people • Contribute to children and young people’s health and safety • Contribute to the support of positive environments for children and young people • Paediatric emergency first aid • Managing paediatric illness and injury • Introduction to communication in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings • Introduction to equality and inclusion in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings • Introduction to personal development in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings • Contribute to the support of child and young person development • Understand partnership working in services for children and young people • Maintain and support relationships with children and young people • Support children and young people’s positive behaviour Optional Units As well as completing the mandatory units above, you will have to choose one optional unit; there are 16 to choose from and examples include ‘Working in partnership with parents and carers’ and ‘Supporting children and young people at meal or snack times’.

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CHILDREN & YOUNG PEOPLE’S WORKFORCE ADVANCED APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: To enter you will need either the Intermediate Apprenticeship, an alternative Level 2 qualification in a child care related subject, practical experience in the industry or 3 GCSEs (A*-C).

PATHWAY 1: EARLY LEARNING AND CHILDCARE Job Roles: Nursery Worker/Supervisor, Nursery Nurse/Nursery Teaching Assistant

PATHWAY 2: CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE’S SOCIAL CARE Job Roles: Residential Carer, Short Break Carer Mandatory Units • Promote communication in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings • Engage in personal development in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings • Promote equality and inclusion in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings • Principles for implementing duty of care in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings • Understand child and young person development • Promote child and young person development • Understand how to safeguard the wellbeing of children and young people • Support children and young people’s health and safety • Develop positive relationship with children, young people and others involved in their care • Working together for the benefit of children and young people • Understand how to support positive outcomes for children and young people Optional Units As well completing the above mandatory units, you must also complete 1 optional unit from a whopping 60 different choices! Examples of these units range from ‘Professional practise in learning, development and support services’ to ‘Professional practice in early years settings’.

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO FURTHER YOURSELF AFTER YOU FINISH? If you don’t wish to continue in one of the job roles above, then you could study further with a Foundation Degree in Health and Social Care, or a Diploma in Managing Care Services.

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COURT, TRIBUNAL & PROSECUTION ADMINISTRATION If you like the idea of calling the courtroom your office, then look no further!

There are more than 23,000 staff who work tirelessly to ensure our courts and judicial system run smoothly. If you are interested in working in a legal environment and have a great eye for detail, then this could be the Apprenticeship for you!

INTERMEDIATE APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: You won’t need any academic qualifications to get on to the Apprenticeship, but you certainly need a strong interest in the legal/ justice sector and a good phone presence. Work experience will also be of a great help here. Mandatory Units (across all pathways) • Equality and diversity • Receive and progress court/tribunal cases • Collate and provide papers for individual court/ tribunal cases • Maintain court/tribunal records • Manage personal development

PATHWAY 1: COURT AND TRIBUNAL ADMINISTRATION Job Roles: Administrative Assistant, Administrative Officer

PATHWAY 2: PROSECUTION ADMINISTRATION Job Roles: Administrative Officer, Casework Assistant, Paralegal Assistant Optional Units As well as the mandatory units you will have to choose 2 optional units from a range of 14, which include ‘Addressing applications for legal aid’ and ‘Coordinating the provision of jurors’.

ADVANCED APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: There are no specific academic entry requirements for this Apprenticeship, but entry can be from GCSEs, A-Levels, work experience, a relevant Level 2 Apprenticeship, current employment or the Intermediate Apprenticeship in Court, Tribunal and Prosecution Operations.

PATHWAY 1: COURT AND TRIBUNAL OPERATIONS Job Roles: Clerk of Court, Team Leader, Executive Officer

Mandatory Units • Equality and diversity • Manage own professional development within an organisation • Develop working relationships with colleagues Optional Units As well as the mandatory units listed above, you are also required to complete 5 optional units which vary depending on which pathway you choose to take. These range from ‘Maintaining court/tribunal records’ to ‘Processing the outcome of court/tribunal hearings’.

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO FURTHER YOURSELF AFTER YOU FINISH? If you do not wish to pursue one of the job roles, then you could study further instead. One option could be to study a Level 4 or 5 qualification in a management field.

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CUSTODIAL CARE Ever considered working in the prison system? This is where you get started!

There’s more to this role than simply patrolling a prison. You will be helping offenders learn and rehabilitate so that they are prepared for life after release, while keeping the more dangerous offenders away from the others.

INTERMEDIATE APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: You won’t need any academic qualifications to get on to the Apprenticeship, but you may be subject to a fitness test depending on the role you choose to take up. Work experience will also be of a great help here. Job Role: Operational Support Mandatory Units • Equality and diversity • Contribute to the quality of team working

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Minimise and deal with disruptive and obstructive behaviour Ensure your own actions reduce risks to health and safety

Optional Units On top of the mandatory units there are optional units available to choose from. These range from ‘Driving vehicles to carry out custodial services’ and ‘Maintaining security using screening systems’.

ADVANCED APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: Certain job roles within this sector, such as Prison Officers, require candidates to be over the age of 18 and to pass medical and fitness tests. You can enter from the Intermediate Apprenticeship in Custodial Care, upon completion of school or college, the 14-19 Diploma in Public Services, or with sufficient work experience in this sector. Job Roles: Prison Officer/Prison Custody Officer, Detention Officer, Escort Custody Officer Mandatory Units • Equality and diversity • Maintain and develop your own knowledge, skills and competence

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Maintain security and order in the custodial environment Contribute to the prevention and management of inappropriate behaviour Ensure your own actions reduce risks to health and safety

Optional Units As well as the mandatory units you will have to choose optional units depending on the role you wish to go into, which include ‘Controlling and restraining individuals’ and ‘Searching vehicles in a custodial context’.

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO FURTHER YOURSELF AFTER YOU FINISH? The majority of people continue in one of the above job roles once they have finished, but there are qualifications you can attain as your career progresses, such as a Level 3 or 4 qualification in policing.

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EMERGENCY FIRE SERVICE OPERATIONS For those who see themselves as a fire fighter, this is where it all begins…

The Fire Service deal with all kinds of emergencies that occur. From putting out fires, helping people and animals that get stuck in strange places, to car accidents that require immediate attention, it’s a varied and rewarding career.

ADVANCED APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: There aren’t any specific academic requirements for this Apprenticeship, but you will need to be over 18 and you will be subjected to various ability tests. Entry may be from school or college, a Young Fire-Fighter Scheme, a BTEC Level 2 in Fire and Rescue Services in the Community, a Diploma in Public Services or work experience in an appropriate industry. Job Role: Fire-fighter Mandatory Units • Resolve fire and rescue operational incidents • Protect the environment from the effects of hazardous materials during fire and rescue incidents • Take responsibility for effective performance in fire and rescue • Save and preserve endangered life • Support the effectiveness of operational response Optional Units • Inform and educate the community to improve awareness of fire safety matters • Support the development of colleagues in fire and rescue • Contribute to fire safety solutions to minimise risks to the community • Drive, manoeuvre and re-deploy fire and rescue vehicles

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO FURTHER YOURSELF AFTER YOU FINISH? If you don’t feel ready to become a fire-fighter straight away, you could continue building your skills with another qualification; you could study a Level 4 or 5 qualification in leadership and management areas or in fire and community safety.

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EMPLOYMENT RELATED SERVICES If you want to work in one of the most satisfying careers out there and help people get into work, read on…

Employment Related Services comprises of a number of different services, such as helping people out of work find employment, offering advice to those seeking work and giving careers guidance and skills training to both young and adult clients.

ADVANCED APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: To enter the Advanced Apprenticeship the candidate will need to have completed a relevant Level 2 Apprenticeship, GCSEs or A-Levels. Job Roles: Personal Advisor/Job Coach, Tutor, Job Broker/Employer Engagement, Customer Liaison

Optional Units As well as the above mandatory units, there are also optional units for the candidate to complete. These range from ‘Facilitating learning in groups’ to ‘Liaising with other services’.

Mandatory Units • Understanding the employment related services sector • Providing excellent customer service • Manage own professional development within an organisation • Ensure compliance with legal, regulatory, ethical and social requirements

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Entry Requirements: Entry to this Apprenticeship can be from the Advanced Apprenticeship in Employment Related Services, or from a relevant Advanced Apprenticeship such as Customer Service or Business and Administration. Alternatively, entry may be from full time education, a 14-19 Diploma in Public Services or from current employment in a relevant job role. Job Roles: Senior Personal Advisor, Senior Job Coach, Senior Tutor, Tutor Coordinator, Employer Engagement Coordinator, Senior Job Broker, Senior Engagement Consultant, Stakeholder/Partnership Coordinator (Advanced Practitioner)

Mandatory Units • Understanding the employment related services sector • Develop and evaluate operational plans for own area of responsibility • Evaluate and improve own performance in a business environment Optional Units There are also optional units to complete as well as the mandatory units above. Examples include ‘Preparing for the mentoring role’ and ‘Advice on the behalf of clients’.

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO FURTHER YOURSELF AFTER YOU FINISH? If you don’t wish to remain in the above job roles, then you could continue studying to further build up your skill set. For example, you could study for qualifications in careers guidance (Level 5 and 6 NVQs and Diplomas are available) or progress on to a teaching role via a Foundation or Honours Degree.

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FUNERAL OPERATIONS & SERVICES Are you a caring, considerate person who could help people through difficult times? Then perhaps a career in funeral operations would suit you... As this is a fairly specialised industry, it was decided by the Government that a more formal training regime would be brought in, as most training was done on the job. Apprentices will learn how to organise funeral services, liaise with families, hospitals and churches and learn the skills to make sure people are helped through tough times with professionalism and decorum.

INTERMEDIATE APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: There are no formal academic entry requirements for this Apprenticeship, but some employers might request a full driving licence so that the apprentice can undertake duties that involve driving. Job Roles: Funeral Operative, Funeral Arranger Mandatory Unit • Interact sensitively with clients of a funeral business Optional Units • Establish client requirements for funeral arrangements • Bring the deceased into the care of a funeral business • Care for the deceased within a funeral business • Bear the coffin and handle floral tributes • Encoffin the deceased • Make arrangements for viewing the deceased • Prepare coffins • Drive funeral vehicles in corteges • Assure the roadworthiness of funeral vehicles • Assist clients to choose funeral products and services • Conduct viewings of the deceased • Control the payment of accounts in a funeral business • Develop working relationships with colleagues • Give customers a positive impression of yourself and your organisation. • Store and retrieve information • Help customers to choose products in a retail environment • Go the extra mile to exceed customer expectations • Deliver an organisation’s service offer, vision and promise

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FUNERAL OPERATIONS & SERVICES ADVANCED APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: There are no specific academic entry requirements for the Advanced Apprenticeship, but entry might be from the Intermediate Apprenticeship, or from Foundation learning, a 14-19 Diploma, GCSEs or A-Levels. Job Role: Funeral Director Mandatory Units • Develop and maintain sensitive working relationships with clients of a funeral business • Plan and co-ordinate arrangements for funerals, masonry and pre-need services • Manage funeral services Optional Units • Leadership and teamwork • Business promotion • Communication in the business workplace • Manage own professional development within an organisation • Develop personal performance and maintain working relationships

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO FURTHER YOURSELF AFTER YOU FINISH? If you don’t wish to continue in one of the above job roles, then there are further qualifications you can undertake to build on your skills. For example, you could study a leadership and management qualification or a relevant Higher Apprenticeship in order to progress in the funeral care industry.

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HEALTH (ALLIED HEALTH PROFESSION SUPPORT) If you have a caring, helpful nature, then you could help patients recovering from surgery.

Clinical support workers or healthcare assistants (sometimes known as therapy assistants or therapy helpers) accessing this framework will work alongside health professionals such as physiotherapists, radiographers, podiatrists to prepare and care for patients going through various types of therapies.

ADVANCED APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: There are no specific academic entry requirements for this Apprenticeship, but candidates must show an enthusiasm for working in the health sector. Solid Numeracy and Literacy skills are also preferred. Please note that all candidates will be subject to a CRB check before being accepted. Job Roles: Healthcare Assistant, Healthcare Support Worker, Clinical Support Worker, Therapy Assistant, Therapy Helper Mandatory Units • Engage in personal development in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings • Promote communication in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings • Promote equality and inclusion in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings • Promote and implement health and safety in health and social care • Principles of safeguarding and protection in health and social care • Promote person centred approaches in health and social care • The role of the health and social care worker • Promote good practice in handling information in health and social care settings • The principles of infection prevention and control • Causes and spread of infection • Cleaning, decontamination and waste management • Principles for implementing duty of care in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings Optional Units As well as the mandatory units, there are also optional units to complete, examples of which are given below. • • • • •

Maintaining quality standards in the health sector Service improvement in the health sector Introduction to the role and responsibilities of a health trainer Establishing and developing relationships with communities while working as a health trainer Communicate with individuals about promoting their health and wellbeing while working as a health trainer

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO FURTHER YOURSELF AFTER YOU FINISH? If you don’t fancy continuing in one of the above job roles, you can study to further build up your skill set. For example, you could study an Honours Degree in a therapy related subject, or work towards an internal, work based qualification such as a QCF.

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HEALTH (ASSISTANT PRACTITIONER) If you have a kind and caring nature and are eager to get into the health sector, then you should give this Apprenticeship a try!

Apprentices on this framework are employed and will work alongside health professionals (e.g. doctors, nurses, physiotherapists, radiographers, podiatrists, speech and language therapists, occupational therapists) to provide patient care in a range of settings including clinics, people’s homes or hospitals.

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Entry Requirements: There are no specific academic entry requirements, but each higher education institution will have entry criteria that they will look for. Applicants should show a strong desire to work in the health sector and have good Communication, Literacy and Numeracy skills. Each applicant will be subject to an initial assessment in order to tailor a suitable learning plan. Entry may be from an Advanced Apprenticeship in a related subject, A-Levels (including a Science), college or from current employment. Job Role: Assistant Practitioner Mandatory Units • Use and develop systems that promote communication • Promote professional development • Champion equality, diversity and inclusion • Work in partnership in health and social care or children and young people’s settings • Lead and manage infection prevention and control within the work setting • Develop health and safety and risk management policies, procedures and practices in health and social care or children and young people’s settings • Understand the principles and application of physiological measurements • Understand safeguarding of children and young people for those working in the adult sector • Manage quality in health and social care or children and young people’s setting • Conduct and support others in the assessment of individuals health and wellbeing • Promote effective nutrition and fluid balance • The principles and philosophy of healthcare • The structure, organisation and function of the human body • Lifespan development and healthcare needs • Undertake a research project within services for health and social care or children and young people Optional Units • Lead and manage a team within a health and social care or children and young people’s setting • Understand the principles, theories and concepts related to leading and developing a work team in a healthcare environment • Safeguarding and protection of vulnerable adults • Safeguarding and protection of children and young people

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO FURTHER YOURSELF AFTER YOU FINISH? If you don’t want to continue in the above job role, there are a number of further education and other career progression options you can undertake. After completing this framework, one can progress on to an Honours Degree to become a full practitioner. There are also internal qualifications you can undertake to progress further within your employment such as QCFs and leadership courses.

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HEALTH (BLOOD DONOR SUPPORT) If you want to help people in the local community donate blood to help save lives, then this could be the line of work for you!

An essential part of the NHS is the collection of around 1.6 million donations of blood and blood products each year from around two million voluntary donors. This industry is all about helping people give blood, collecting it and transporting it while maintaining a clean and safe environment for the patient.

ADVANCED APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: There aren’t any specific academic requirements for this Apprenticeship, but you will need to show enthusiasm for working in the health sector. Entry may be from school or college, an Intermediate Apprenticeship in a relevant subject, a 14-19 Diploma or work experience in an appropriate industry. Job Roles: Donor Carer, Donor Support Working Mandatory Units • Engage in personal development in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings • Promote communication in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings • Promote equality and inclusion in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings • Promote and implement health and safety in health and social care • The role of the health and social care worker • Promote good practice in handling information in health and social care settings • The principles of infection prevention and control • Causes and spread of infection • Cleaning, decontamination and waste management • Principles for implementing duty of care in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings • Obtain venous blood samples • Test venous blood samples at blood donation sessions • Carrying out the blood donor assessment process • Communicate the assessment decision regarding an individual’s fitness and suitability to donate blood or blood components • Collect venous blood/blood components at donation sessions • Obtain and test capillary blood samples • Monitor and maintain the environment and resources during and after clinical / therapeutic activities • Monitor own work practice in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings Optional Units As well as the mandatory units, there are optional units available too. There are 14 different ones to choose from, ranging from ‘Emergency first aid skills’ to ‘Contributing to the effectiveness of teams’.

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO FURTHER YOURSELF AFTER YOU FINISH? You can continue on in one of the job roles above, or there are further qualifications you can study to build up your skills. These include Foundation Degrees, vocational qualifications, higher education qualifications or work related education and training in the health sector.

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HEALTH (CLINICAL HEALTHCARE SUPPORT) This is one of the industries at the forefront of the healthcare sector. Sound good? Then give this Apprenticeship a go!

Clinical support staff provide assistance to nurses and doctors in a variety of situations. From life and death situations in surgery to helping take MRI scans and x-rays, it’s a role that has plenty of different opportunities and experiences to offer.

INTERMEDIATE APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: There are no specific academic requirements to enter this framework, but you must show enthusiasm for working in the health sector. Entry can be from work experience, GCSEs, a 14-19 Diploma, a Level 1 or 2 vocational qualification or Foundation Learning. Job Roles: Clinical Healthcare Support Worker, Healthcare Assistant Mandatory Units • Introduction to personal development in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings • Introduction to communication in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings • Introduction to duty of care in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings • Introduction to equality and inclusion in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings • The role of the health and social care worker • Contribute to health and safety in health and social care • The principles of infection prevention and control • Causes and spread of infection • Implement person centred approaches in health and social care • Principles of safeguarding and protection in health and social care • Handle information in health and social care settings Optional Units As well as the mandatory units above, there are also optional units to choose from, of which there are 47. These range from ‘Dementia awareness’ to ‘Preparing individuals for healthcare activities’.

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HEALTH (CLINICAL HEALTHCARE SUPPORT) ADVANCED APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: You can enter the Advanced Apprenticeship from the Intermediate Apprenticeship, or if you have an Intermediate Apprenticeship in a relevant subject, an alternative Level 2 healthcare qualification, a 14-19 Diploma, school or college, training or work experience in the industry. Mandatory Units • Engage in personal development in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings • Promote communication in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings • Promote equality and inclusion in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings • Promote and implement health and safety in health and social care • Principles of safeguarding and protection in health and social care • Promote person centred approaches in health and social care • The role of the health and social care worker • Promote good practice in handling information in health and social care settings • The principles of infection prevention and control • Causes and spread of infection • Cleaning, decontamination and waste management • Principles for implementing duty of care in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings Optional Units As well as the mandatory units, there are optional units for you to complete. These range from ‘Carrying out intravenous infusion’ to ‘Informing an individual of discharge arrangements’.

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO FURTHER YOURSELF AFTER YOU FINISH? If you do not wish to continue in one of the job roles listed above, you can further your studies with vocational qualifications, higher education qualifications (such as Foundation Degrees and HNDs) and work based training in the health sector.

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HEALTH (DENTAL NURSING) Do you know a good smile from a bad one? Could you tell if somebody needs to cut back on the sweets? Then a career in dental nursing could be the one for you!

Dental nurses assist in analysing and taking records of patients teeth. They also assist in procedures and aid patients, either by taking bookings for future appointments or simply providing information and advice. Going on current trends, it looks like the country will need up to 7000 new dental nurses each year to keep up with the demands of the workforce.

ADVANCED APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: There aren’t any specific academic requirements for this Apprenticeship, but you will need to show enthusiasm for working in the dental health sector. Entry may be from school or college, an Intermediate Apprenticeship in a relevant subject, a 14-19 Diploma or work experience in an appropriate industry. Job Role: Dental Nurse Mandatory Units • Ensure your own actions reduce risks to health and safety • Reflect on and develop your practice • Emergency first aid skills • Prepare and maintain environments, instruments, and equipment for clinical dental procedures • Offer information and support to individuals on the protection of their oral health • Provide chairside support during the assessment of patients’ oral health • Contribute to the production of dental images • Provide chairside support during the prevention and control of periodontal disease and caries and the restoration of cavities • Provide chairside support during the provision of fixed and removable prostheses • Provide chair side support during non-surgical endodontic treatment • Provide chairside support during the extraction of teeth and minor oral surgery • Principles of infection control - in the dental environment • Assessment of oral health and treatment planning • Dental radiography • Scientific principles in the management of oral health diseases and dental procedures

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO FURTHER YOURSELF AFTER YOU FINISH? You can continue on in your job role, or there are further qualifications you can study to build up your skills. These include Foundation Degrees, vocational qualifications, higher education qualifications or work related education and training in the health sector. A Certificate in Oral Health Education is also available through your employer.

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HEALTH (EMERGENCY HEALTHCARE ASSISTANCE) If you work well under pressure and have a desire to help those that really need it, then emergency care could be for you...

Ambulance crews usually consist of a paramedic and an emergency care assistant. Crews are highly competent in emergency situations, be it a traffic accident, a domestic incident or somebody falling ill on the street. There’s a lot of knowledge and technology to familiarise yourself with, but the reward of saving lives should be all the impetus you need to thrive.

INTERMEDIATE APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: There are no specific academic requirements to enter this framework, but you must show enthusiasm for working in the health sector. Entry can be from work experience, GCSEs, a 14-19 Diploma, a Level 1 or 2 vocational qualification or Foundation Learning. Job Role: Emergency Care Assistant Mandatory Units • The role of the health and social care worker • Introduction to duty of care in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings • Introduction to personal development in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings • Introduction to equality and inclusion in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings • Introduction to communication in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings • Principles of safeguarding and protection in health and social care • The principles of infection prevention and control • Cleaning, decontamination and waste management • Move and position individuals in accordance with their plan of care • Patient monitoring and observation in emergency care situations • Anatomy and physiology of body systems • Basic adult life support and automated external defibrillation • Support the emergency care of babies and children • Support emergency care during pregnancy and childbirth • Assisting the clinician in the initial care of the trauma patient • Care for the elderly • Major incidents involving emergency carers • Extrication of patients from vehicles and light rescue • Special procedures for hazardous substances Optional Units As well as the mandatory units above, there are also 9 optional units to choose from, of which there are 47. These range from ‘Understanding mental health problems’ to ‘Assisting in the administration of medication’.

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HEALTH (HEALTHCARE SUPPORT SERVICES) The medical industry isn’t just doctors and nurses; there are plenty of staff working hard behind the scenes in a variety of roles to make sure everything is running smoothly.

Healthcare support services are the cogs in the machinery that keep our health system running. These services covers a variety of duties, such as preparing meals for patients (and staff), hospital security, and keeping records of patients being admitted and discharged.

INTERMEDIATE APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: There are no specific academic requirements to enter this framework, but you must show enthusiasm for working in the health sector. Entry can be from work experience, GCSEs, a 14-19 Diploma, a Level 1 or 2 vocational qualification or Foundation Learning. Job Roles: Healthcare Support Services Worker, Ward Clerk, Medical/Health Records Clerk Mandatory Units • Introduction to personal development in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings • Introduction to communication in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings • Introduction to equality and inclusion in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings • The role of the health and social care worker • Contribute to health and safety in health and social care Optional Units As well as the mandatory units above, there are also optional units available for you to complete, which vary depending on whichever area you wish to specialise in. These range from ‘Maintaining and dealing with payments’ to ‘Carrying out the washing process’.

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HEALTH (HEALTHCARE SUPPORT SERVICES) ADVANCED APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: You can enter the Advanced Apprenticeship from the Intermediate Apprenticeship, or if you have an Intermediate Apprenticeship in a relevant subject, an alternative Level 1 or 2 healthcare qualification, a 14-19 Diploma, school or college, training or work experience in the industry. Job Roles: Healthcare Support Service Worker, Ward Housekeeper, Medical/Health Records Team Leader/ Supervisor, Hospital – Sterilizing and Disinfecting Unit Technician Mandatory Units • Engage in personal development in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings • Promote communication in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings • Promote equality and inclusion in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings • Promote and implement health and safety in health and social care • The role of the health and social care worker Optional Units As well as the mandatory units, there are optional units for you to complete depending on which area of healthcare support you wish to specialise in. These range from ‘Planning and organising meetings’ to ‘Emergency first aid skills’.

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO FURTHER YOURSELF AFTER YOU FINISH? If you don’t wish to follow the job roles above, there are further qualifications you can study to build up your skills. These include vocational qualifications, higher education qualifications or work related education and training in the health sector.

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HEALTH (INFORMATICS) If you want to mix IT and healthcare, then this is the Apprenticeship for you!

Every industry has a dedicated IT sector and health is no different. IT is used to record information such as patient logs, deliveries, surgical timetables and financial information. The health sector is looking to bring in its own specialised IT workforce so it doesn’t have to rely on expensive external support.

INTERMEDIATE APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: There are no specific academic requirements to enter this framework, but you must show enthusiasm for working in the health sector. Entry can be from work experience, GCSEs, a 14-19 Diploma, Level 1 or 2 vocational qualifications or Foundation Learning. Job Role: Health Information Assistant Mandatory Units • Introduction to communication in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings • The role of the health and social care worker • Introduction to personal development in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings • Introduction to equality and inclusion in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings • Contribute to health and safety in health and social care • Essentials in health informatics • Research information • Organise and report data • Store and retrieve information • Maintaining quality standards in the health sector • Service improvement in the health sector Optional Units • IT security for users • IT user fundamentals • IT communication fundamentals • Data management software • Bespoke software • Specialist software • Using collaborative technologies

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO FURTHER YOURSELF AFTER YOU FINISH? If you don’t wish to follow the job roles above, there are further qualifications you can study to build up your skills. These include vocational qualifications, higher education qualifications or work related education and training in areas such as IT, customer service or library and information services.

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HEALTH (MATERNITY & PAEDIATRIC SUPPORT) Would you like to spend your day working with mothers and babies? Then this could be the career for you!

This industry is all about working with doctors, nurses and midwives to ensure the delivery of healthy babies. You’ll also be dealing with the families of the patients, so you’ll have to have a good degree of patience and empathy to keep everybody else calm!

ADVANCED APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: There are no specific academic requirements to enter this framework, but you must show enthusiasm for working in the health sector. Entry can be from an Intermediate Apprenticeship in a relevant field, work experience, GCSEs, a 14-19 Diploma, a Level 2 vocational qualification or Foundation Learning. Job Roles: Healthcare Support Worker/Healthcare Assistant, Maternity Support Worker, Paediatric Support Worker Mandatory Units • Engage in personal development in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings • Promote communication in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings • Promote equality and inclusion in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings • Promote and implement health and safety in health and social care • Understand how to safeguard the wellbeing of children and young people. • Promote person centred approaches in health and social care • The role of the health and social care worker • Promote good practice in handling information in health and social care settings • The principles of infection prevention and control • Causes and spread of infection • Cleaning, decontamination and waste management • Principles for implementing duty of care in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings Optional Units As well as the mandatory units above, there are also optional units available which you must complete depending on which area you want to go into. These range from ‘Caring for the physical and nutritional needs of babies and young children’ to ‘Promoting child and young person development’.

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO FURTHER YOURSELF AFTER YOU FINISH? If you don’t wish to follow the job roles above, there are further qualifications you can study to build up your skills. These include vocational qualifications, higher education qualifications or work related education and training in the health sector.

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HEALTH (OPTICAL RETAIL) Could you help people maintain and look after their eyesight and prescribe the right treatment for their problem? Then you should consider the Optical Retail Apprenticeship.

A growing sector in the health industry, optical retail requires both medical knowledge and solid customer service skills. You could be working in a small, independent retailer, or a large chain store such as Specsavers or Boots.

INTERMEDIATE APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: There are no specific academic requirements to enter this framework, but you must show enthusiasm for working in the optical retail sector. Entry can be from work experience, GCSEs, a 14-19 Diploma, a Level 1 or 2 vocational qualification or Foundation Learning. Job Roles: Dispensing Assistant, Optical Assistant, Contact Lens Assistant, Optical Retail Receptionist Mandatory Units • Introduction to communication in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings • Help to maintain health and safety in a retail environment

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Meet customers of the optical practice and provide information Contribute to the record keeping of the optical practice Resolve customer service problems

Optional Units As well as the mandatory units above, there are 13 optional units available for you to complete, which vary depending on whichever area you wish to specialise in. Examples include ‘Providing a spectacle collection service’ and ‘Handling information in health and social care settings’.

ADVANCED APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: You can enter the Advanced Apprenticeship from the Intermediate Apprenticeship, or if you have an Intermediate Apprenticeship in a relevant subject, an alternative Level 1 or 2 healthcare qualification, a 14-19 Diploma, school or college, training or work experience in the industry. Job Roles: Dispensing Assistant, Optical Assistant, Contact Lens Assistant, Optical Retail Receptionist Mandatory Units • Provide information and advice to customers in a retail environment

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Help to maintain health and safety in a retail environment Supervise optical clinic Monitor and solve customer service problems

Optional Units On top of the mandatory units above, there are 12 different optional units to choose from depending on which job role you wish to follow. Examples include ‘Coordinating the contact lens service’ to ‘Selling optical products’.

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO FURTHER YOURSELF AFTER YOU FINISH? If you don’t wish to follow the job roles above, there are further qualifications you can study to build up your skills. These include vocational qualifications, higher education qualifications or work related education and training in the optical health sector.

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HEALTH (PATHOLOGY SUPPORT) Think you could identify specific diseases and illnesses? Then this could be the Apprenticeship for you…

Pathology is all about the study of viruses and diseases; you’ll be identifying symptoms to recognise them and contributing towards creating cures to combat them. Your daily routine might involve sterilising equipment, taking samples and recording data.

ADVANCED APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: There are no specific academic requirements to enter this framework, but you must show enthusiasm for working in the health sector. You could enter from school or college, an Intermediate Apprenticeship in a relevant field, work experience, GCSEs, a 14-19 Diploma, a Level 2 vocational qualification or Foundation Learning. Job Roles: Pathology Support Worker, Healthcare Science Assistant, Medical Laboratory Assistant Mandatory Units • Engage in personal development in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings • Promote communication in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings • Promote equality and inclusion in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings • Promote and implement health and safety in health and social care • The role of the health and social care worker • Promote good practice in handling information in health and social care settings • The principles of infection prevention and control • Causes and spread of infection • Cleaning, decontamination and waste management Optional Units As well as the mandatory units above, there are also a range of optional units available which you must complete depending on which area you want to go into. Examples include ‘Obtaining venous blood samples’ and ‘Conducting routine maintenance on clinical equipment’.

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO FURTHER YOURSELF AFTER YOU FINISH? If you don’t wish to follow the job roles above, there are further qualifications you can study to build up your skills. These include vocational qualifications, higher education qualifications or work related education and training in the health sector.

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HEALTH (PERIOPERATIVE SUPPORT) Like the idea of working in a surgical environment? Then look no further than this Apprenticeship!

A perioperative support role is all about aiding surgeons and nurses in procedures and operations. These could range from simple things like removing an ingrowing toenail to complex procedures such as replacing heart valves and reconstructive surgery. You’ll be looking after the welfare of the patient and maintaining the cleanliness of the surgical environment.

ADVANCED APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: There are no specific academic requirements to enter this framework, but you must show enthusiasm for working in the health sector. You could enter from school or college, an Intermediate Apprenticeship in a relevant field, work experience, GCSEs, a 14-19 Diploma, a Level 2 vocational qualification or Foundation Learning. Job Role: Perioperative/Theatre Support Worker Mandatory Units • Engage in personal development in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings • Promote communication in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings • Promote equality and inclusion in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings • Promote and implement health and safety in health and social care • Principles of safeguarding and protection in health and social care • Promote person centred approaches in health and social care • The role of the health and social care worker • Promote good practice in handling information in health and social care settings • The principles of infection prevention and control • Causes and spread of infection • Cleaning, decontamination and waste management

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Principles for implementing duty of care in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings Transport, transfer and position individuals and equipment within the perioperative environment Contribute to the safe use of medical devices in the perioperative environment Assist in the delivery of perioperative care and support to individuals Measure and record individuals’ body fluid balance in a perioperative environment Assist in receiving, handling and dispatching clinical specimens Provide support to the surgical team when preparing individuals for operative and invasive procedures Perform the non scrubbed circulating role for perioperative procedures Prepare anaesthetic environment and provide support for pre and post operative anaesthesia and recovery

Optional Units As well as the mandatory units above, there are also a range of optional units available which you must complete. Examples include ‘Preparing and dressing for scrubbed clinical roles’ and ‘Receiving and handling clinical specimens in a sterile environment’.

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO FURTHER YOURSELF AFTER YOU FINISH? If you don’t wish to follow the job roles above, there are further qualifications you can study to build up your skills. These include vocational qualifications, higher education qualifications or work related education and training in the health sector.

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HEALTH (PHARMACY SERVICES) Do you think you could provide people with their medicine and prescriptions, while offering advice to customers? Then this could be the Apprenticeship you’ve been looking for!

There are around 64,000 people working in this sector at the moment and the demand is set to rise, so expect plenty of opportunities to come along! You will be responsible for aiding pharmacists in preparing prescriptions for customers, as well as handling money and any issues that might arise. Your environment will range from a small, private pharmacy to one attached to a hospital or even a prison.

INTERMEDIATE APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: There are no specific academic requirements to enter this framework, but you must show enthusiasm for working in the pharmacy sector. Entry can be from work experience, GCSEs, a 14-19 Diploma, a Level 1 or 2 vocational qualification or Foundation Learning. Job Roles: Pharmacy Assistant, Dispensing Assistant Mandatory Units • Assist with the provision of a pharmacy service to meet individuals’ needs • Ensure your own actions reduce risks to health and safety • Contribute to the effectiveness of teams Optional Units As well as the mandatory units above, there are also 13 optional units available for you to complete. These range from ‘Preparing aseptic products’ to ‘Maintaining pharmaceutical stock’.

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HEALTH (PHARMACY SERVICES) ADVANCED APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: You can enter the Advanced Apprenticeship from the Intermediate Apprenticeship, or if you have an Intermediate Apprenticeship in a relevant subject, an alternative Level 1 or 2 healthcare qualification, a 14-19 Diploma, school or college, training or work experience in the industry. Job Role: Pharmacy Technician Mandatory Units • Provide an effective and responsive pharmacy service • Process pharmaceutical queries • Ensure your own actions reduce risks to health and safety • Reflect on and develop your practice • Receive prescriptions from individuals • Confirm prescription validity • Assemble prescribed items • Issue prescribed items • Prepare extemporaneous medicines for individual use • Order pharmaceutical stock • Receive pharmaceutical stock • Maintain pharmaceutical stock • Issue pharmaceutical stock • Undertake an in-process accuracy check of assembled prescribed items prior to the final accuracy check Optional Units As well as the mandatory units, there are 16 different optional units for you to complete. These range from ‘Manufacturing and assembly of medicinal products’ to ‘Processing prescriptions for payment’.

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO FURTHER YOURSELF AFTER YOU FINISH? If the job roles above weren’t enough, there are further qualifications you can study to build up your skills. These include vocational qualifications, higher education qualifications or work related education and training in the pharmacy sector.

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HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE If you want to help and care for people as a career, then you should go for a Health and Social Care Apprenticeship! Health and social care is an industry dedicated to helping those in need. Whether it’s sick people in a hospital or adults with learning difficulties, your role could take you to different places every day. The government projects that by 2025, the sector will need a minimum of 2 million employees, so you won’t find it too hard to get work in this industry.

INTERMEDIATE APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: There are no specific academic requirements to enter this framework, but you must show enthusiasm for working in the health sector. Entry can be from work experience, GCSEs, a 14-19 Diploma, a Level 1 or 2 vocational qualification or Foundation Learning.

PATHWAY 1: ADULT SOCIAL CARE Job Roles: Care assistant or Worker, Personal Assistant, Relief Team Worker, Night Care Assistant, Support Worker – Supported Living, Key Workers in Residential Settings, Key Workers in Domiciliary services, Key Workers in Day Services, Home Care Support Worker, Substance Misuse Worker, Mental Health Support Worker, Mental Health Outreach Worker, Re-enablement Worker

PATHWAY 2: HEALTH SECTOR Job Roles: Healthcare Support Worker, Healthcare Assistant Mandatory Units • Principles of safeguarding and protection in health and social care • The role of the health and social care worker • Implement person centred approaches in health and social care • Contribute to health and safety in health and social care • Handle information in health and social care settings • Introduction to communication in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings • Introduction to personal development in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings • Introduction to equality and inclusion in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings • Introduction to duty of care in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings Optional Units As well as the mandatory units above, there are also optional units available for you to complete, which vary depending on whichever area you wish to specialise in. These range from ‘Understanding mental health problems’ to ‘Causes and spread of infection’.

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HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE ADVANCED APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: You can enter the Advanced Apprenticeship from the Intermediate Apprenticeship, or if you have an Intermediate Apprenticeship in a relevant subject, an alternative Level 2 healthcare qualification, a 14-19 Diploma, school or college, training or work experience in the industry.

PATHWAY 1: ADULT SOCIAL CARE Job Roles: Care Officer, Care Supervisor, Senior Care Worker OR Supervising Care Worker, Senior Support Worker, Relief Team Leader, Social Work Assistant, Social Services Officer, Outreach Development Worker, Community Support Worker, Community Outreach Worker, Community Development Worker, Family Support Workers, Personal Assistant

PATHWAY 2: HEALTH SECTOR Job Roles: Healthcare Support Worker, Healthcare Assistant Mandatory Units • Principles of safeguarding and protection in health and social care • The role of the health and social care worker • Promote person centred approaches in health and social care • Promote and implement health and safety in health and social care • Promote good practice in handling information in health and social care settings • Promote communication in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings • Engage in personal development in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings • Promote equality and inclusion in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings • Principles for implementing duty of care in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings Optional Units As well as the mandatory units, there are optional units for you to complete depending on which area of Health and Social care you wish to specialise in. These range from ‘Obtaining venous blood samples’ to ‘Carrying out comprehensive substance misuse assessments’.

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO FURTHER YOURSELF AFTER YOU FINISH? If the many job roles above weren’t enough, there are further qualifications you can study to build up your skills. These include Foundation Degrees in Health and Social Care, vocational qualifications, higher education qualifications or work related education and training in the health sector.

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HM FORCES Protecting our country is a great honour; read on to find out how you could get involved…

This framework provides you with a route into the Armed Forces that will develop your skills and education. It isn’t just about combat; there are a multitude of roles such as humanitarian aid, escorting important people and disaster relief.

INTERMEDIATE APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: You will have to have completed the recruitment process for the Royal Navy/Marines, Army or Air Force. Through this you will be accepted into basic training and will be designated a member of HM Armed Forces. Job Roles: Sailor, Marine (Royal Navy Service), Combat Infantryman (Army), Airman (RAF Regiment) Mandatory Units • Maintain competence, knowledge and standards of conduct in public service • Work safely in public service • Work as a team member to deliver public service • Administer first aid • Use and maintain physical resources • Use communication systems in working contexts • Meet physical fitness requirements • Plan and navigate a cross country route • Operate and maintain small arms and team weapons • Perform ceremonial duties Optional Units • Conduct damage control activities on board ship (Navy Only) • Preparation for maritime operations (Navy Only) • Participate in combat operations preparation • Participate in adventurous activities

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO FURTHER YOURSELF AFTER YOU FINISH? You will progress through the ranks if you show willingness, determination and a high aptitude for leadership. You can also obtain recognised Level 3 qualifications and above in line management and leadership and management if you complete certain courses when you reach higher command.

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HOUSING Do you think you could provide assistance to people looking for accommodation? Would you know the perfect home if you saw it? If so, then this could be for you…

Housing professionals directly affect the living conditions of 1 in 4 households and therefore play a large role in shaping the quality of life for people. The housing sector employs over 209,000 people in the UK and they assist in finding other people supported housing, hostel accommodation and even help plan new homes.

INTERMEDIATE APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: There are no specific academic requirements to enter this framework, but you must have basic Numeracy and Literacy skills. Entry can be from work experience, GCSEs, a 14-19 Diploma in Public Services, a Level 1 or 2 vocational qualification or Foundation Learning. Job Roles: Housing Assistant, Housing Maintenance Assistant Mandatory Units • Develop and maintain relationships with stakeholders in a housing context

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Maintain professional behaviour and working relationships in a housing context Maintain the health, safety and security of self and others

Optional Units As well as the mandatory units above, there are also plenty of optional units available for you to complete. These range from ‘Supporting the rights of individuals in the community’ to ‘Responding to customer requests for repairs’.

ADVANCED APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: You can enter the Advanced Apprenticeship from the Intermediate Apprenticeship, or if you have an Intermediate Apprenticeship in a relevant subject, an alternative Level 1 or 2 qualification, a 14-19 Diploma in Public Services, have left school or college, training or work experience in the industry.

Mandatory Units • Promote safe, ethical and sustainable practice in housing • Plan own professional development within housing • Develop positive relationships with customers and colleagues in providing a housing service

Job Roles: Housing Officer, Housing Support Officer, Community Support Officer

Optional Units As well as the mandatory units, there are 16 different optional units for you to complete. Examples include ‘Inspecting the condition of a property’ to ‘Managing temporary accommodation’.

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO FURTHER YOURSELF AFTER YOU FINISH? If the job roles above aren’t for you, there are further qualifications you can study to build up your skills. For example, you could study a Foundation Degree in Housing or a Level 4 Diploma in Housing Practise.

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LEARNING & DEVELOPMENT Do you think you could train others with the knowledge you have? Then this might be the career choice for you…

This framework is all about teaching and training others who might be new to a job role or are transferring from another company. Some trainers are employed by the organisation; others come from consultancy companies or agencies that provide specialist training programmes (such as first aid, leadership and team building).

ADVANCED APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: To enter this Apprenticeship, applicants must undergo a CRB check and show enthusiasm for working in the Learning and Development sector. It would also be of help to have completed GCSEs in English and Maths, Foundation Learning programmes, a Diploma in Society, Health and Development or have previous work experience related to training. Job Roles: Training Development Officer, Training Officer, Learning Centre Supervisor, Assessor/Verifier, Work Based Learning Coordinator, Learning and Development Adviser, Skills/Training Instructor Mandatory Units • Understand the principles and practices of learning and development • Reflect on and improve own practice in learning and development Optional Units • Facilitate learning and development in groups • Facilitate learning and development for individuals • Assess occupational competence in the work environment • Understanding the principles and practices of assessment • Assess vocational skills, knowledge and understanding • Understanding the principles and practices of assessment • Identify individual learning and development needs • Plan and prepare specific learning and development opportunities • Develop and prepare resources for learning and development • Engage learners in the learning and development process • Evaluate and improve learning and development provision • Understanding the principles and practices of assessment • Provide information and advice to learners and employers • Engage with employers to develop and support learning provision • Understanding the employing organisation

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO FURTHER YOURSELF AFTER YOU FINISH? If you don’t wish to follow the job roles above, there are further qualifications you can study to build up your skills. Higher Level qualifications are available in areas such as management, HR, finance and project management.

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LEARNING SUPPORT Do you want a rewarding career helping others? Then the Learning Support Apprenticeship could be for you!

Support in training and learning for disabled people is an important but specialised role. Your work could take you across a wide range of areas within the community and you’ll be meeting a whole host of new people. This career suits those with a kind and caring nature, as well as a keenness for working in an educational environment.

ADVANCED APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: All applicants must undergo a CRB check before they start. Each pathway has its own entry requirements.

PATHWAY 1: SUPPORTING LEARNING Entry Requirements: Entrants are required to be practising in a learning support role. Job Role: Learning Support Practitioner (General) Mandatory Units • Learning support in lifelong learning contexts • Principles of learning support • Supporting learning Optional Units • Equality and diversity • Inclusive approaches to providing information • Organisational approaches to meeting English, Mathematics and ICT learning needs • English, mathematics and ICT needs for life, learning and work • Skills check and signposting for English, Mathematics and ICT needs • Practice based investigation • Preparing for the mentoring role • Understanding and managing behaviours in a learning environment • Supporting learners in an area of specialism

PATHWAY 2: SUPPORTING LITERACY, LANGUAGE AND NUMERACY LEARNING Entry Requirements: Entry can only be from those practising in a literacy, language and numeracy support role and should have evidence of personal English and Maths skills to at least Level 2. Job Role: Learning Support Practitioner (Literacy, Language and Numeracy Learning) Mandatory Units • Learning support in lifelong learning contexts: literacy, language and numeracy • Principles of learning support: literacy, language and numeracy • Supporting learning: literacy, language and numeracy • Knowledge and understanding for supporting literacy and language • Knowledge and understanding for supporting numeracy Optional Unit • Preparing to support learning

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LEARNING SUPPORT PATHWAY 3: SUPPORTING DISABLED LEARNERS Entry Requirements: Entrants must be practising in a learning support role with disabled learners. Job Role: Learning Support Practitioner (Disabled Learners) Mandatory Units • Principles of learning support: disabled learners • Learning support in lifelong learning contexts: disabled learners • Supporting learning: disabled learners • Supporting disabled learners Optional Units • Preparing to support learning • Supporting learners with learning disabilities

PATHWAY 4: COMMUNICATION SUPPORT FOR DEAF LEARNERS Entry Requirements: Candidates are required to be at least 19 years of age and currently practising in a learning support role with deaf learners. A minimum of Level 2 skills in British Sign Language and Level 2 skills in English are also required (The latter can be done as part of the Apprenticeship, or shortly after completing it). Job Role: Learning Support Practitioner (Communication for Deaf Learners) Mandatory Units • Preparing to support learning • Reflective journal • Supporting bi-lingual access • Clear speech and notetaking • Accessible English for deaf and deafblind people • Learning support in lifelong learning contexts: communication support for deaf learners • Supporting learning: communication support for deaf learners • Principles of learning support: communication support for deaf learners

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO FURTHER YOURSELF AFTER YOU FINISH? If you don’t wish to continue in one of the above job roles, you can study further to build up your skill set. For example, you could study a Foundation Degree in Learning Support/Inclusive Learning.

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LIBRARIES, ARCHIVES, RECORDS & INFORMATION SERVICES If you’re a fan of the written word and want to work with literature then this is the Apprenticeship for you!

This framework used to be called Librarianship, but the role is so much more than simply sorting books out. You could be cataloguing incoming products, revamping the current systems or locating information for those that require it. There are around 2,000 libraries, archives and information service organisations in the UK, so there are plenty of places for you to gain experience.

INTERMEDIATE APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: There are no specific academic requirements to enter this framework, but it’ll be easier if you have completed GCSEs in English and Maths and have a good knowledge of IT. Having completed Foundation Learning programmes, a Diploma in Public Services or previous work experience in a library and information environment will also be advantageous. Job Roles: Information Assistant, Library Assistant, Archive Assistant, Records Assistant, Search Room Assistant, Learning Support Assistant, Productions Assistant Mandatory Units • Understanding the libraries, archives and information services environment • Understanding a libraries, archives or information service organisation • Protecting, securing and copying information and/or material • Issuing information and/or material • Helping users to obtain access to information and/or material • Creating and maintaining a user-focussed environment • Locating and replacing information and/or material • Supporting users to make use of digital resources

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LIBRARIES, ARCHIVES, RECORDS & INFORMATION SERVICES ADVANCED APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: You can enter the Advanced Apprenticeship from the Intermediate Apprenticeship, or if you have an Intermediate Apprenticeship in a relevant subject, an alternative Level 1 or 2 qualification, a 1419 Diploma, completed your GCSEs (English and Maths), training or work experience in the industry. Job Roles: Archive- Coordinator, Records Coordinator, Senior Library Assistant, Information Services Coordinator, Library Services Supervisor Mandatory Units • Understanding the libraries, archives and information services environment • Understanding the libraries, archives and information services environment • Understanding a libraries, archives or information services organisation • Understanding a libraries, archives or information service organisation • Supporting users to make use of digital resources • Approaches to the organisation of information and/or material • Supporting users to make use of digital resources • Helping users to obtain access to information and/or material • Helping users to obtain access to information and/or material • Creating and maintaining a user-focussed environment • Creating and maintaining a user-focussed environment • Providing induction and orientation activities for users • Promoting libraries, archives and information services • Reader development • Local studies • Family history • Palaeography • Health information • Engaging with the wider community Optional Units • Leading a team • Developing productive working relationships with colleagues • Allocating and checking work in a team • Managing own resources and professional development • Protecting, securing and copying information and/or material • Locating and replacing information and/or material • Issuing information and/or material • School librarianship

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LOCAL TAXATION & BENEFITS The Government need taxes to run our schools, fund our emergency services and our health services. Could you help make sure this process runs smoothly?

Taxes pay for many of the things we take for granted, such as Police, schools and even how much a loaf of bread costs at the shops. But the Government also provides help for those who cannot afford basic necessities or have special circumstances.

ADVANCED APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: You must be willing to prove you can work as part of a team and with people in the community. You can enter the Advanced Apprenticeship if you have an Intermediate Apprenticeship in a relevant subject (Customer Service, Business and Administration etc), an alternative Level 1 or 2 healthcare qualification, a 14-19 Diploma, school or college, training or work experience in the industry. Job Roles: Local Government Revenues Officer, Local Government Benefits Officer, Local Government Revenue and Benefits Officer Advice Units • Work effectively in the administration of local taxation or benefits • Process appeals against authority decisions 2 • Understand the law relating to local taxation valuation and billing • Understand the law relating to local taxation enforcement and recovery • Understand the law relating to routine housing benefit cases • Understand the law relating to non-routine housing benefit cases • Understand the law relating to local council tax support • Provide information on welfare benefits to customers Generic Units • Work effectively in the administration of local taxation or benefits • Understand the law relating to local taxation valuation and billing • Understand the law relating to routine housing benefit cases • Understand the law relating to local council tax support Benefits Units • Work effectively in the administration of local taxation or benefits • Evaluate benefit claims • Calculate and pay benefits • Update claims when notified of a relevant change • Apply controls to claims to minimise overpayments • Take appropriate action to calculate and recover overpayments • Understand the law relating to routine housing benefit cases • Understand the general principles of local taxation • Understand the law relating to local council tax support

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LOCAL TAXATION & BENEFITS Local Taxation Units • Work effectively in the administration of local taxation or benefits • Establish individual liabilities • Monitor and update amounts due including updating reductions • Implement billing and collection procedures • Monitor payment arrangements • Understand the law relating to local taxation valuation and billing • Understand the law relating to local taxation enforcement and recovery • Understand the general principles of housing benefit • Understand the law relating to local council tax support Optional Units As well as completing the mandatory units above, there are optional units for you to complete in the field you wish to specialise in. These range from ‘Understanding the laws and principles of detecting fraud’ to ‘Processing appeals against authority decisions’.

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO FURTHER YOURSELF AFTER YOU FINISH? If the job roles above don’t suit you, there are further qualifications you can study to build up your skills such as a Level 5 Diploma in Revenues, Benefits and Valuation or a Foundation Degree in Local Government Administration.

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POLICING Could you patrol the streets and help prevent crime in your community? Then you should consider becoming a police officer…

This Apprenticeship was developed with the support of the Royal Military Police to enable a clearer route into policing. This sector will require 109,000 new recruits by 2014 in order to keep up with current attrition rates, so getting a job shouldn’t be too difficult!

ADVANCED APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: Employers vary their criteria and usually base it on the applicant rather than providing academic requirements. Applicants must show an aptitude for being self-confident and a willingness to work in law enforcement. Entry may be directly from school or college, a Diploma in Public Services, another occupation, work experience in law enforcement or other training and qualifications.

PATHWAY: DEFENCE POLICING Job Role: Non-commissioned Officer Mandatory Units • Provide initial support to victims and witnesses • Gather and submit information to support law enforcement objectives • Provide an initial response to incidents • Arrest, detain or report individuals • Manage conflict in a policing context • Conduct priority and volume investigations • Interview victims and witnesses in relation to priority and volume investigations • Interview suspects in relation to priority and volume investigations • Search vehicles, premises and open spaces • Searching people in a policing context

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO FURTHER YOURSELF AFTER YOU FINISH? If you don’t want to continue on a career path within the police, you can further your skill set with qualifications in leadership or management, plus you can gain specific training accreditations.

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PROVIDING SECURITY SERVICES Think you have what it takes to protect people and their property? Then read on to find out more…

Private security firms are becoming an increasingly important factor in the UK economy and to the safety of the general public. Over 500,000 people are employed across various sub sectors including CCTV companies, static and patrol guards, store detectives, uniformed retail security and bouncers. Learning on the job is the best way to get into this sector, so what better way than through this Apprenticeship?

INTERMEDIATE APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: There are no specific academic entry requirements for this Apprenticeship, but applicants must be over 18, undertake a CRB check and get a Security Industry Authority (SIA) Licence before starting. You may enter the Apprenticeship from further education, a Level 1 vocational course in a relevant area or previous experience in the security services sector. Job Roles: Door Supervisor, CCTV Operator, Security Officer Mandatory Units • Communicate effectively with others • Control security incidents • Portray a positive personal image • Reducing the risks to health and safety at work Optional Units As well as the above mandatory units, you will have to complete optional units depending on which area you want to specialise in. These range from ‘Dealing with disorderly and aggressive behaviour’ to ‘Detecting loss and theft in retail environments’.

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO FURTHER YOURSELF AFTER YOU FINISH? You may wish to continue in one of the above roles, or you can undertake further qualifications to enhance your skill set, such as a Level 3 Award in Security Operations or a Foundation Degree in Security and Risk Management.

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SECURITY SYSTEMS Could you improve the security systems of a home or business to prevent all types of threat? Then this might be for you…

This Apprenticeship will give you the skills to design, install, commission and maintain electronic security systems. You’ll learn where the best spots for cameras are and where you could place alarms and sensors to maximise security.

INTERMEDIATE APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: There are no specific academic requirements to enter this framework, but you must show an aptitude for practicality. You’ll also need a head for heights and working in confined spaces! Entry can be from work experience, GCSEs, a 14-19 Diploma, a Level 1 or 2 vocational qualification or Foundation Learning. Job Roles: Security Systems Installation Engineer, Security Systems Maintenance Engineer, Security Systems Installation and Maintenance Engineer Mandatory Units • Reducing the risks to health and safety at work • Communicate effectively with others • Portray a positive personal image • Make preparations and arrangements to install electronic security and emergency systems • Install cabling for electronic security and emergency systems • Install electronic security and emergency systems equipment • Test and confirm operation of electronic security systems Optional Units As well as the mandatory units above, there are also optional units available for you to complete. These range from ‘Promoting a healthy and safe workplace’ to ‘Protecting from the risk of violence at work’.

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SECURITY SYSTEMS ADVANCED APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: You can enter the Advanced Apprenticeship from the Intermediate Apprenticeship, if you have an Intermediate Apprenticeship in a relevant subject or if you have sufficient work experience in the industry. Job Roles: Security Systems Surveyor, Security Systems Installation and Maintenance Engineer Mandatory Units • Making presentations to sell electronic security and emergency systems • Survey sites to prepare specifications for electronic security and emergency systems • Preparing quotations for providing electronic security and emergency systems • Make preparations and arrangements to install electronic security and emergency systems • Negotiate sales of electronic security and emergency systems • Plan the installation of electronic security and emergency systems • Provide leadership for your team • Work effectively with other agencies • Audit electronic security and emergency systems • Test and confirm operation of electronic security and emergency systems • Commission and handover electronic security and emergency systems • Diagnose and rectify faults on electronic security and emergency systems • Implement works to meet installation requirements • Provide leadership for your team • Negotiate sales of electronic security and emergency systems • Manage your own resources Optional Units As well as the mandatory units, there are plenty of different optional units for you to complete. These range from ‘Plan the installation of electronic security and emergency systems’ to ‘Assess and address risk to the environment’.

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO FURTHER YOURSELF AFTER YOU FINISH? If the job roles above weren’t enough, there are further qualifications you can study to build up your skills, such as a Foundation Degree in Electrical Engineering or a related subject.

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SUPPORTING TEACHING & LEARNING IN SCHOOLS Do you fancy working with children and young people? Then read on to find out how you can get started!

The demand for teaching and classroom support staff is forever increasing, so it’s a sector you can get into quickly. You’ll be working with various different class types with different students of varying needs and abilities.

INTERMEDIATE APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: You will have to undertake a CRB check, which is mandatory for all careers that involve working with children. You might also progress having just left school or college, from another occupation or with a Level 2 qualification in support work. Work experience is great for getting ahead in this sector too. Job Roles: Teaching Assistant, Classroom Assistant, Learning Support Assistant Mandatory Units • Child and young person development • Safeguarding the welfare of children and young people • Communication and professional relationships with children, young people and adults • Equality, diversity and inclusion in work with children and young people • Help improve own and team practice in schools • Maintain and support relationships with children and young people • Support children and young people’s health and safety • Support children and young people’s positive behaviour • Support learning activities Optional Units As well as the mandatory units above, there are also 16 optional units available for you to complete. These range from ‘Providing displays in schools’ to ‘Supporting extra-curricular activities’.

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SUPPORTING TEACHING & LEARNING IN SCHOOLS ADVANCED APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: You can enter the Advanced Apprenticeship from the Intermediate Apprenticeship, if you have an Intermediate Apprenticeship in a relevant subject or if you have sufficient work experience in the industry. Job Roles: Teaching/Classroom/Learning Support Assistant, Behaviour Support Assistant/Coordinator, Pastoral Welfare Support Assistant, Bilingual Support Assistant, Team Leader Mandatory Units • Communication and professional relationships with children, young people and adults • Schools as organisations • Support learning activities • Promote children and young people’s positive behaviour • Develop professional relationships with children, young people and adults • Promote equality, diversity and inclusion in work with children and young people • Support assessment for learning • Engage in personal development in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings • Support children and young people’s health and safety. • Understand child and young person development. • Understand how to safeguard the wellbeing of children and young people Optional Units As well as the mandatory units, there are 16 different optional units for you to complete. These range from ‘Supporting literacy development’ to ‘Supporting gifted and talented learners’.

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO FURTHER YOURSELF AFTER YOU FINISH? If the job roles above weren’t enough, there are further qualifications you can study to build up your skills, such as a Foundation Degree in Supporting Teaching and Learning or a Level 3 Diploma in Children’s and Young People’s Workforce.

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WITNESS CARE If you have great interpersonal skills and a willingness to help people, then this could be for you…

Witnesses are vital to many court cases, so taking care of them is very important. This role would see you acting as a liaison between the witness and the police, keeping stress levels and time wasting to a minimum while providing up to date information about the case and court proceedings.

ADVANCED APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: There aren’t any specific academic requirements for this Apprenticeship, but you will need to undertake a CRB check, as well as show a willingness to work with members of the public from a variety of backgrounds. Entry may be from school or college, the 14-19 Diploma in Public Services, the Intermediate Apprenticeship in Court, Tribunal and Prosecution Administration or work experience in this sector. Job Role: Witness Care Officer Mandatory Units • Equality and diversity • Notify victims and witnesses of the outcome of cases and address their reactions • Establish details and contact regarding new or repeat victims and witnesses • Undertake needs assessments of victims and witnesses Optional Units • Establish requirements for special measures at court • Monitor and arrange support for victims and witnesses towards ensuring attendance at court • Manage own professional development within an organisation • Ensure your own actions reduce risks to health and safety • Develop working relationships with colleagues

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO FURTHER YOURSELF AFTER YOU FINISH? You may wish to progress in the above job role, but you can also build on your skill set with further qualifications, inlcuding Level 3 or 4 NVQs related to this sector such as Legal Advice or Custodial Care.

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YOUTH WORK Think you could provide help and guidance to young people? Then this could be the Apprenticeship for you… A youth worker helps young people to flourish in society. Becoming an adult isn’t always an easy process, but through this Apprenticeship you’ll learn skills that will enable you to guide young people on the right path. This might be through outdoor activities, community projects or simply sitting down and chatting with them!

INTERMEDIATE APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: Depending on your employer, you may have to undertake a CRB check before you begin. There aren’t any specific academic requirements to enter the Intermediate Apprenticeship, but it would be advantageous to have a Level 2 Certificate in Youth Work Practise, GCSEs in English and Maths, Foundation Learning Programmes, a Diploma in Public Services or have previous work experience in this sector. Job Role: Assistant Youth Support Worker Mandatory Units • Understanding youth work principles and practice

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Optional Units As well as the mandatory units above, there are also optional units available for you to complete. These range from ‘Safeguarding the welfare of children and young people’ to ‘Diversity and faith’.

ADVANCED APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: You can enter the Advanced Apprenticeship from the Intermediate Apprenticeship, or if you have an Intermediate Apprenticeship in a relevant subject, an alternative Level 2 qualification, a 14-19 Diploma or GCSEs. Job Role: Youth Support Worker Mandatory Units • Understanding youth work principles and practice • Understanding intervention strategies in youth work settings

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Optional Units As well as the mandatory units, there are also various optional units for you to complete. These range from ‘Understand how to safeguard the wellbeing of children and young people’ to ‘Supporting young people with mental health problems’.

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO FURTHER YOURSELF AFTER YOU FINISH? If the job role above isn’t for you, there are further qualifications you can study to build up your skills. These include a Foundation Degree in Working with Young People and Level 4 qualifications in IAG (Information, Advice and Guidance).

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THE SECTOR If you’ve flicked on the telly this morning, you’ll have used a computer without even knowing it! As technological advancements continue at a startling rate, the need for a skilled IT workforce has never been more important. As technology has advanced, the IT industry has also moved to keep up with the ever changing nature of this sector. IT is used by just about every industry there is; computers can send a shuttle into space, track weather patterns and help people in different countries to communicate. With the recent arrival of social media, people from all over the world can now connect with the click of a button. It’s also useful for businesses, who use it to network, advertise and even hold meetings! As a society, we have a heavy reliance on computers to support us in our everyday lives. So when things go wrong (and they often do), we need experts with up to date knowledge in order to rectify these problems. IT repair is all about thinking logically and analysing issues to get to the root of the problem. IT support workers tend to work out of other industries, such as education (in schools and colleges), businesses (in company offices) and health (in hospitals), maintaining internal networks, websites and hardware to ensure everything runs smoothly. If a career in IT sounds like a good idea, then turn the page and find out how you could get started!

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CASE STUDY Tobias Miller, QA apprentice at Resolve IT Solutions I made the best decision of my life so far when I chose to join QA Apprenticeships to train and find myself a job in my desired sector, IT. After secondary school, where I had gained four years of low level experience in ICT, I chose college to gain some more knowledge in IT. After almost a year studying for my A Levels, I decided that it I would recommend an Apprenticeship in IT was not right for me and realised I must move without hesitation because I have gained so on in order to pursue a career. much from it. I have made new friends and achieved industry recognised qualifications, After spending some time looking for which illustrate how much I have learnt. I something new with no success, I was have now completed my Apprenticeship and contacted by QA Apprenticeships to attend have a full-time job that I love, at an inspiring an interview to see whether I could be a company with such great prospects, and I’m candidate for their Apprenticeship scheme. really excited about the future. I was successful and managed to get an interview with Resolve IT Solutions, an award- Apply now for a QA Apprenticeship in IT: winning IT company in my home city of Sheffield. I was again successful in getting a www.qa.com/apprenticeships place as an apprentice at their company. 0845 074 7825 apprenticeships@qa.com When I look back to how I was before the Apprenticeship – it’s unbelievable; I am much more mature, knowledgeable and my ability to communicate with others has vastly improved, so much that people might struggle to recognise me now!

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INTELLIGENCE ANALYSIS Could you help crack codes and work with the government to protect our nation? Read on to find out how you could make a career with the Intelligence Analysis Apprenticeship.

Intelligence Analysis is important, not just to HM Forces, but to a wide range of organisations involved in defence, security, transnational crime, cybercrime and immigration. The role involves gathering and collating data from a wide range of sources, both human and electronic, in order to provide an analysis to those involved in strategic and tactical decision making.

ADVANCED APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: There are no specific academic entry requirements for this Apprenticeship, but applicants may have to pass certain selection criteria given out by the employer. Candidates must display an ability to work both independently and as part of a team, as well as problem solving and change management. Job Role: Intelligence Analysis Mandatory Units • Apply terms of reference for an intelligence analysis product • Evaluate information gathered for intelligence analysis • Apply analytical techniques to interpret information for intelligence analysis • Make judgements based on assessments developed through intelligence analysis • Create an intelligence analysis product to support decision making • Disseminate the intelligence analysis product • Evaluate the outputs of the intelligence analysis product • Review the type of information used in intelligence analysis

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO FURTHER YOURSELF AFTER YOU FINISH? This framework provides a solid platform from which you can progress into an Armed Forces career, or even pass your skills on to new apprentices as a tutor.

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IT APPLICATION SPECIALIST Want to become an IT whizz? Then check out this framework…

IT is utilised by nearly every company and person in the world; so that’s a lot of potential customers! Over 90% of job roles require at least basic knowledge of IT, so it’s a skill that can be transferred to many different industries. This Apprenticeship focuses on formatting information such as documents, spreadsheets, databases and presentations, as well as website maintenance, using the internet and social media.

INTERMEDIATE APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: There are no specific entry requirements to enter this framework, but it would be beneficial for you to have some basic knowledge of IT; a Level 1 Certificate in IT User Fundamental Skills would really help you out as it teaches basic skills you’ll require upon starting this Apprenticeship. Job Roles: IT Clerk, Website Technician, Data Administrator, Digital Assistant Mandatory Units • Improving Productivity Using IT • Understanding the potential of IT • Developing personal and team effectiveness using IT Optional Units As well as completing the three mandatory units above, there are over 87 different optional units to choose from. Examples include ‘Bespoke software’, ‘Using email’ and ‘IT security for users’.

ADVANCED APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: Your best bet is to enter having completed the Intermediate Apprenticeship, but in some cases you can enter with another, relevant Level 2 qualification, training or work experience. Job Roles: IT Application Helpdesk Support, IT Supervisor, Website Manager, IT Application Officer Mandatory Units • Improving productivity Using IT • Understanding the potential of IT • Developing personal and team effectiveness using IT Optional Units As well as the above mandatory units, you also have 87 optional units to choose from! These range from ‘Setting up an IT system’ to ‘Using mobile IT devices’.

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO FURTHER YOURSELF AFTER YOU FINISH? If you don’t fancy going into one of the above job roles, then you can study further to build on your skill set. For instance, you could study a Foundation Degree in IT or further vocational study in a specific area.

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IT, SOFTWARE, WEB & TELECOMS PROFESSIONALS If you love working with computers and want to combine it with a practical career, then this might be the Apprenticeship for you…

This Apprenticeship is ideal for people new to the world of IT and for current IT professionals who wish to retrain. You will find that some of the units in this Apprenticeship are endorsed by large corporations, such as Microsoft, Cisco and Oracle.

INTERMEDIATE APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: There are no specific entry requirements to enter this framework, but it would be beneficial for you to have some basic knowledge of IT. Typically apprentices will enter after leaving school or college, or from an existing role in the sector. Job Roles: Support Technician, Website Administrator, Helpdesk Professional, Field Operative (Line Installer and Professional) Mandatory Units • Develop own effectiveness and professionalism • Health and safety in ICT Optional Units As well as completing the mandatory units above, there are over 100 different optional units to choose from. Examples include ‘Security of ICT systems’, ‘Software installation and upgrade’ and ‘User profile administration’.

ADVANCED APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: Your best bet is to enter having completed the Intermediate Apprenticeship, but employers may require GCSEs (A*-C) in English and Maths to enter at this level. Job Roles: Software/Web Developer, Desktop Support Engineer, Network Planner, Database Administrator, Network Engineer, Software Testing Mandatory Unit • Customer support provision for the ICT professional Optional Units As well as the above mandatory units, you also have over 100 optional units to choose from! These range from ‘Web fundamentals’ to ‘Testing ICT systems’.

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Entry Requirements: In addition to the entry requirements for the Level 2 and 3 Apprenticeship, candidates will require one of the following: A-Levels (or an equivalent) including IT, a completed Level 3 Apprenticeship in an IT related field or extensive work experience/portfolio that will suggest to the employer that the candidate is capable of taking on the workload involved. Job Role: IT Project Manager, Analyst Developer, IT Service Manager, IT Security Analyst, Network/Telecoms Manager Mandatory Units • Health and safety in ICT • Develop own effectiveness and professionalism Optional Units As well as the mandatory units, there are also optional units to complete. These range from ‘Computer games development’ to ‘Customer care in ICT’.

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO FURTHER YOURSELF AFTER YOU FINISH? If you don’t fancy going into one of the above job roles, then you can study further to build on your skill set. For instance, you could study a Foundation Degree in IT, Computing or Telecommunications.

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THE SECTOR We all like to unwind; whether it’s working out at the gym, relaxing on a beach or simply taking a stroll in the park. Tourism is big business in the UK; from the stunning countryside of Yorkshire to the busy streets of our nation’s capital, more and more people are visiting our country every year. With the London Olympics held in 2012, we saw close to 700,000 people visit our capital to see the games from all over the globe. Of course, we like to get away ourselves and the travel industry helps us do just that. You could find yourself working on a plane helping passengers feel comfortable, on a cruise ship providing entertainment or simply working at one of the UKs many holiday resorts. Travel agents work closer to home, helping us with the often stressful process of planning a holiday. For those that like to unwind a little closer to home, the leisure industry is responsible for the running of gyms, spas and sports centres. You don’t have to be a health freak to work in leisure, but you do need good interpersonal skills and a determined attitude. You might be helping somebody in the gym as a personal trainer, coaching a young athlete or even running your own health club! Good customer service and communication skills are essential in all the job roles in this sector, as you’ll be working face to face with people on a daily basis. If you’d like a career helping others relax, then turn the page to find out how to get started! USEFUL LINKS FOR LEISURE, TRAVEL & TOURISM www.skillsactive.co.uk www.careersworld.co.uk www.apprenticeships.org.uk

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CASE STUDY Danny Hallam, Level 2 Apprenticeship in Leisure Operations Serco manage multiple leisure facilities on behalf of 23 clients, including community leisure trusts, local authorities and universities. We provide a comprehensive and high-quality range of health, leisure, fitness, well-being and communityfocused services. Serco Leisure’s Apprentice Academy provides a fantastic opportunity for those wanting to take their first steps towards a career in the leisure industry. The Academy provides a pathway programme encompassing a level 2 Apprenticeship in Leisure Operations, leading to a level 3 Apprenticeship for those that excel, in their chosen specialist leisure occupation. For Danny Hallam he is currently doing a Level 2 Apprenticeship in Leisure Operations; Danny says, “It is all to do with the running of the facility; managing reception, maintaining a clean environment, setting up leisure equipment and dealing with all types of customers effectively.” Danny has also completed his NPLQ Lifeguard qualification whilst on programme and supports poolside operations.

Danny has plans to further his training with Serco as he looks to go on to his Level 3 Leisure Management Apprenticeship and gain a permanent contract with his employing site. Danny says; “I have increased my confidence working here and learning on the job is great fun. During my Apprenticeship I have developed my working attitude, by this I mean that I have developed from a school child into a young adult.” www.serco.com/apprenticeships apprenticeships@serco.com

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ACTIVITY LEADERSHIP Are you an outgoing, active person with good leadership skills? Then try this Apprenticeship out…

This framework covers outdoor leisure activities. Your role will be extremely varied; you might be working at a gym or sports centre, or you might be based at a specialised activity centre that provides activities such as kayaking, rock climbing or caving; let the great outdoors be your office!

INTERMEDIATE APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: There are no specific entry requirements to enter this framework but any relevant qualifications in this sector, such as GCSEs or Diplomas or relevant work experience will help your application. Mandatory Units (across all pathways) • Prepare for activity sessions • Lead activity sessions • Conclude and review activity sessions • Support the work of the team and organisation • Promote health, safety and welfare in active leisure and recreation • Support equality and diversity in active leisure and recreation

PATHWAY 1: OUTDOORS Job Roles: Activity Leader, Outdoor Instructor, Assistant or Trainee Leader, Activity Specific Role (e.g. Climbing Instructor) Knowledge Qualifications Example knowledge qualifications for this pathway include ‘Equestrian riding’ and ‘Sailing and watersports’.

PATHWAY 2: EXERCISE AND FITNESS Job Roles: Fitness Instructor, Activity Leader Knowledge Qualifications Example knowledge qualifications for this pathway include ‘Increasing participation in sports’ and ‘Instructing exercise to music’.

PATHWAY 3: COACHING Job Roles: Community Sports Coach, Activity Leader Knowledge Qualifications Example knowledge qualifications for this pathway depend on the sport you want to coach. This could be anything from football to sumo wrestling!

PATHWAY 4: LEADERSHIP Job Role: Activity Leader Knowledge Qualifications Knowledge qualifications in this sector can range from ‘Leadership through football’ to ‘Leading health related activity sessions’.

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO FURTHER YOURSELF AFTER YOU FINISH? If you don’t fancy going into one of the above job roles, then you can study further to build on your skill set. For instance, you could enter an Advanced Apprenticeship in Sports Development, or even a Higher Level teaching qualification to coach in a school or college.

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CABIN CREW Ever wanted a career that really goes places? This Apprenticeship will give you just that…

The cabin crew on an aeroplane look after the safety and welfare of the passengers, both before and after takeoff. You will have to carry out the safety drills the cabin crew perform before your journey begins but you’ll also have to cook meals, attend to passengers and keep a level head in an emergency.

INTERMEDIATE APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: Applicants will require basic Literacy and Numeracy abilities as well as very good customer service skills. Certain specifications must also be met for health and safety and a medical must be passed in order to fly. You will require a valid passport; be sure it’s in date before you apply. Job Role: Cabin Crew Mandatory Units • Ensure the health and safety of air passengers • Respond to abnormal, dangerous or emergency situations on board aircraft • Contribute to the preservation of security on board aircraft Optional Units • Provide and sell products on board aircraft • Operate and monitor aircraft cabin equipment and systems and monitor the in-flight environment • Deliver quality customer service to airline passengers • Provide medical care and advice and administer first aid on board aircraft • Provide assistance, advice and information to ensure the comfort of airline passengers • Ensure effective communication on board an aircraft • Maintain effective working relationships and communications • Recognise airside hazards and minimise risks • Provide a trolley service on board an aircraft • Serve drinks on board an aircraft • Give customers a positive impression of yourself and your organisation • Deliver reliable customer service

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO FURTHER YOURSELF AFTER YOU FINISH? Usual protocol is to join an airline and work as a cabin crew member. However, you can further your skills within the industry with an Advanced Level Certificate in Senior Cabin Crew Training.

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COACHING Do you wish to pass on your skills and knowledge to the next generation of sports stars? Sounds like you’d make a good coach!

There are already over 1 million coaches operating at various levels in the UK and the demand for their skills continues to rise. Coaches not only teach and instruct, they inspire people to become their best.

INTERMEDIATE APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: There are no specific academic requirements for entering this Apprenticeship, but you might be subject to initial assessments to ensure you have the right mindset for coaching. You may also enter from GCSEs, college, A-Levels, Diplomas, vocational qualifications or through relevant work experience.

PATHWAY 1: COACHING SWIMMING Job Roles: Community Sports Coach, Swimming Coach, Club Coach/Instructor, Swimming Teacher Mandatory Units • Understanding the fundamentals of coaching sport • Understanding how to develop participant’s through coaching sport • Supporting participant’s lifestyle through coaching sport • Understanding the principles of safe and equitable coaching practice • Plan a series of swimming coaching sessions • Prepare the swimming coaching environment • Deliver a series of swimming coaching sessions • Monitor and evaluate swimming coaching sessions

PATHWAY 2: COACHING TENNIS Job Roles: Community Sports Coach, Tennis Coach, Club Coach/Instructor Mandatory Units • Deal with accidents and emergencies • Deliver a series of tennis coaching sessions in the workplace • Monitor and evaluate tennis coaching sessions in the workplace • Plan a series of tennis coaching sessions in the workplace • Prepare the tennis coaching workplace • Supporting participants lifestyle through coaching sport • Understanding how to develop participants through coaching sport • Understanding the fundamentals of coaching sport • Understanding the principles of safe and equitable coaching practice • Rules, regulations and officiating in sport • Customer service skills for sport and leisure Optional Units • Anatomy and physiology for sport • Understanding the role of nutrition in exercise • Working with participants with disabilities in sport and active leisure • Talent identification in sport • Organise and deliver a sports event or competition

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO FURTHER YOURSELF AFTER YOU FINISH? If you don’t wish to pursue one of the above job roles, then you can also study further to build up your skills. For example, you could study Higher Level qualifications in leadership or management fields.

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FITNESS If you could help others get healthy, why not make a living out of keeping fit?

As this industry continues to expand, the demand for fitness instructors and personal trainers is becoming higher and higher. You might be working at a corporate gym that’s part of a chain or working in a local, council run sports centre.

INTERMEDIATE APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: There are no specific academic entry requirements to enter this framework but applicants will be subject to employer-specific assessments. An important factor will also be an applicant’s attitude towards working with people and learning new skills. Job Roles: Fitness Instructor/Gym Instructor, Recreation Assistant, Exercise Instructors (e.g. Aerobics, Step Aerobics, Circuit Training, Aqua Aerobics, Working with Children etc), Leisure Centre Assistant

Mandatory Units • Prepare for activity sessions • Lead activity sessions • Conclude and review activity sessions • Support the work of the team and organisation • Promote health, safety and welfare in active leisure and recreation • Support equality and diversity in active leisure and recreation Optional Units As well as the above mandatory units, there are 12 optional units to choose from. These include ‘Checking and servicing activity equipment’ and ‘Administering finance and information’.

ADVANCED APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: You may enter this Apprenticeship from the Intermediate Apprenticeship, or from another relevant Level 2 Apprenticeship. You may also enter from GCSEs, college, A-Levels, Diplomas, vocational qualifications or through relevant work experience. Job Role: Personal Trainer Mandatory Units • Principles of exercise, fitness and health • Anatomy and physiology for exercise and health • Promote health, safety and welfare in active leisure and recreation

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WHAT CAN YOU DO TO FURTHER YOURSELF AFTER YOU FINISH? If you don’t fancy going into one of the above job roles, then you can study further to build on your skill set. For instance, you could enter an Advanced Apprenticeship in Sports Development, or even a Higher Level teaching qualification to coach in a school or college.

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INSTRUCTING EXERCISE & FITNESS If you are a fitness fanatic and have great motivational skills, then you might want to consider an Apprenticeship that lets you train people in something you love…

Fitness instructors run classes and sessions that provide exercises and skills for keeping fit and healthy. You might be working in a private health club or a publicly run gym for the local community. Wherever you work, you’ll be keeping yourself fit while you help other people!

INTERMEDIATE APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: There are no specific academic requirements for entering this Apprenticeship, but you might be subject to initial assessments from your employer. You may also enter from GCSEs, college, A-Levels, Diplomas, vocational qualifications or through relevant work experience. Job Roles: Fitness Instructor/Gym Instructor, Recreation Assistant, Exercise Instructor (Aerobics, Circuit Training, Aqua Aerobics etc), Leisure Centre Assistant Mandatory Units • Principles of exercise, fitness and health • Work with clients to help them to adhere to exercise and physical activity • Promote health, safety and welfare in active leisure and recreation • Reflect on and develop own practice in providing exercise and physical activity • Anatomy and physiology for exercise Optional Units As well as the above mandatory units, you must also complete optional units depending on which specific area you wish to specialise in. These range from ‘Instructing group exercise to music’ to ‘Planning and preparing water based exercise’.

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO FURTHER YOURSELF AFTER YOU FINISH? If you don’t wish to pursue one of the above job roles, then you can also study further to build up your skills. For example, you could study for a Higher Level qualification in leadership or could enter the Advanced Apprenticeship in Exercise and Fitness or study a more specific sports qualification.

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LEISURE MANAGEMENT If you have good man-management skills and can motivate both staff and customers, then this Apprenticeship will interest you…

This Apprenticeship is designed to teach people the skills they need to work in supervisory roles in a leisure environment. This sector lacks qualified management staff, so new applicants are constantly required. You might be working in an outdoor activity centre, gym or even a privately owned health club.

ADVANCED APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: Applicants generally enter this Apprenticeship while they are already employed in the leisure industry and wish to further their management skills. You can enter from GCSEs, A-Levels, Diplomas and an Intermediate Apprenticeship in Leisure Operations. Work experience would also be invaluable. Job Role: Club Manager/Duty Manager Mandatory Units • Understanding how to lead a team in active leisure • Promoting customer care in active leisure • Understanding how to manage health, safety and welfare in active leisure • Understanding the active leisure and learning sector • Understanding employment rights and responsibilities • Continuing professional development in active leisure • Understanding the employing organisation • Manage own professional development within an active leisure organisation • Set objectives and provide support for an active leisure team • Ensure the health, safety, welfare and security of customers and staff in an active leisure environment • Improve the customer’s experience in active leisure Optional Units As well as the mandatory units there are also 17 different optional units to pick form. Examples include ‘Marketing in active leisure’ and ‘Managing physical resources in active leisure’.

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO FURTHER YOURSELF AFTER YOU FINISH? If you don’t wish to pursue the above job role, then you can also study further to build up your skills. For example, you could study for a Higher Level qualification in events management or even human resources.

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LEISURE OPERATIONS You’d be surprised how many different roles it takes to run a leisure centre…

This Apprenticeship covers the operational roles that are vital to keeping any leisure facility, be it a gym, swimming pool or caravan site, functioning properly. From groundspeople caring for the plants and grass, receptionists answering calls or lifeguards making sure people are safe near water, everybody works together to make sure the customer experience is the best possible.

INTERMEDIATE APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: There are no specific entry requirements for this Apprenticeship, but you may be subject to assessment by your prospective employer. You can enter from GCSEs, A-Levels, Diplomas and an Intermediate Apprenticeship in Leisure Operations. Work experience would also be invaluable. Job Roles: Park Operative, Maintenance Operative, Park Receptionist, Groundsperson, Recreation/Leisure Assistant, Recreation/Leisure Attendant Mandatory Units • Support the work of the team and organisation • Promote health, safety and welfare in active leisure and recreation • Support equality and diversity in active leisure and recreation • Give customers a positive impression of yourself and your organisation Optional Units As well as the mandatory units there are also 24 different optional units to pick from depending on which role you wish to follow in. Examples include ‘Maintaining site security and safety’ and ‘Providing a facility reception service’.

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO FURTHER YOURSELF AFTER YOU FINISH? If you don’t wish to pursue one of the above job roles, then you can also study further to build up your skills. For example, you could enter the Advanced Apprenticeship in Leisure Management from this framework.

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PLAYWORK If you want to work with young children and toddlers, then this could be the Apprenticeship for you!

This framework is all about looking after young children’s development. This might be through fun activities or by carefully structured sessions such as painting, reading and other basic skills. You’ll also be looking after the welfare of young children, feeding them, providing assistance if they need it and making sure the environment they are in is a safe one.

INTERMEDIATE APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: There are no specific academic entry requirements to enter this framework but applicants will be subject to a CRB check once they are accepted. An important factor will also be an applicant’s attitude towards working with young children. Job Roles: Assistant Play Worker, Play Centre Assistant Mandatory Units • Playwork principles • Working within a play environment with children and young people • Supporting children and young people’s play • Relationships in the play environment • Health and safety in the play environment • The safeguarding and welfare of children and young people in the play environment • Developing own playwork and team practice • Contribute to the health, safety, security and welfare of children and young people using the play environment • Help to improve own practice and the work of the playwork team • Reflective playwork practice • Support relationships in the play environment • Work with children and young people to create play spaces and support freely chosen self-directed play Optional Units As well as the above mandatory units, there are 8 optional units to choose from and you must complete one of them. These include ‘Supporting the travel and young people outside the play environment’ and ‘Carrying out playwork in a school setting’.

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PLAYWORK ADVANCED APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: There are no specific academic entry requirements for this framework, but there are a number of ways you could join this Apprenticeship. You could enter straight from the Intermediate Apprenticeship, relevant GCSEs, Diplomas, other relevant Level 2 qualifications or work experience in the industry. Job Roles: Playworker, Senior Playworker Mandatory Units • Understand how to safeguard the wellbeing of children and young people • Understand how to support positive outcomes for children and young people • Understand children and young people’s self-directed play • Understand the organisational framework for play • Understand relationships in the play environment • Understand health, safety and security in the play environment • Understand how to plan for and support children and young people’s self-directed play • Contribute to an organisational framework that reflects the needs and protects the rights of children and young people • Develop and maintain a healthy, safe and secure play environment for children and young people • Develop and promote positive relationships in a play environment • Plan for and support children and young people’s self-directed play • Understand playwork principles • Engage in personal development in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings Optional Units As well as the mandatory units above, you will need to complete one optional unit from a choice of 11 sections. These range from ‘Managing a budget’ to ‘Administering playwork provision’.

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO FURTHER YOURSELF AFTER YOU FINISH? If you don’t fancy going into one of the above job roles, then you can study further to build on your skill set. For instance, you could study Higher Level qualifications in sports, exercise science or playwork.

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SPECTATOR SAFETY Are you a responsible, hardworking person who enjoys helping people in a range of environments? Then the Spectator Safety Apprenticeship could be for you!

Large scale sports events require lots of planning and safety to ensure everybody has a good time without any problems. Stewards and marshals are there to assist people as much as possible and with upcoming events such as the 2014 Commonwealth Games, there’s sure to be plenty of opportunities to get into this sector.

INTERMEDIATE APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: There are no specific academic entry requirements to enter this framework but applicants must show a willingness to work as part of a team and may have to undergo some basic Maths and English skill tests. An important factor will also be an applicant’s attitude towards working with people from various backgrounds. Job Roles: Steward, Marshal

Mandatory Units • Prepare for spectator events • Control the entry, exit and movement of people at spectator events • Monitor spectators and deal with crowd problems • Support the work of the team and organisation • Help to manage conflict • Deal with accidents and emergencies

ADVANCED APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: There are no specific academic requirements for this Apprenticeship, but there are a number of ways you could join this Apprenticeship. You could enter straight from the Intermediate Apprenticeship, relevant GCSEs, Diplomas, other relevant Level 2 qualifications or work experience in the industry. Job Roles: Senior Steward, Marshal

Optional Units • Support the efficient use of resources • Manage own resources and professional development • Manage information for action • Help to manage conflict • Control and detain people at a spectator event for action by the police • Work with others to improve customer service

Mandatory Units • Prepare stewards and venues for spectator events • Maintain stewarding in designated areas and deal with spectator problems and emergencies • Deal with accidents and emergencies • Develop productive working relationships with colleagues

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO FURTHER YOURSELF AFTER YOU FINISH? If you don’t fancy going into one of the above job roles, then you can study further to build on your skill set. For instance, you could study Higher Level qualifications in a buisness or health and safety subject.

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SPORTING EXCELLENCE Do you want to become a professional in your favourite sport? This could be your ticket to the big time… This Apprenticeship focuses on developing the best young athletes and moulding them into future champions. If you think you’ve got what it takes, then there’s no limit to your potential!

ADVANCED APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: This Apprenticeship is designed for young people who have the realistic talent and potential to achieve in their respective sport and are seeking to perform at the highest level as their main career goal. Usually, applicants will be recommended by a tutor or school teacher, but entrants may also be contracted apprentices at professional clubs who left school early and dedicated themselves to sport full time.

PATHWAY 1: SPORTING EXCELLENCE Job Roles: Full Time Athlete (Funded), Sports Coach, Support Officer in High Performance Environments, Professional/Semi Professional Athlete Mandatory Units • Understanding lifestyle to achieve excellence in sport • Understanding physical capability to achieve excellence in sport • Understanding technical skills to achieve excellence in sport • Understanding tactical skills to achieve excellence in sport • Understanding nutrition to achieve excellence in sport • Understanding mental skills and attitudes in relation to excellence in sport • Understanding how to manage own career in sport • Understanding communication and teamwork to achieve excellence in sport • Understanding health and safety at training and competition venues • Understanding the fundamentals of coaching sport • Understanding how to develop participant’s through coaching sport • Supporting participant’s lifestyle through coaching sport • Understanding the principles of safe and equitable coaching practice • Plan, apply and evaluate own mental skills and attitudes to achieve excellence in sport • Plan, apply and evaluate own technical skills to achieve excellence in a sport • Plan and manage own lifestyle to achieve excellence in sport • Plan, apply and evaluate own tactical skills to achieve excellence in a sport • Plan, apply and evaluate own physical capability to achieve excellence in sport • Plan, apply and evaluate own nutritional programme to achieve excellence in sport • Manage own career in sport • Communicate and work effectively with other people to achieve excellence in sport • Maintain the health and safety of self and others at training and competition venues

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SPORTING EXCELLENCE PATHWAY 2: SPORTING EXCELLENCE 2 Job Roles: Full Time Athlete, Sports Coach, Support Officer in High Performance Environments, Professional/Semi Professional Athlete Mandatory Units • Plan, apply and evaluate own tactical skills to achieve excellence in a sport • Plan, apply and evaluate own technical skills to achieve excellence in a sport • Plan, apply and evaluate own physical capability to achieve excellence in sport • Plan, apply and evaluate own nutritional programme to achieve excellence in sport • Plan, apply and evaluate own mental skills and attitudes to achieve excellence in sport • Plan and manage own lifestyle to achieve excellence in sport • Manage own career in sport • Communicate and work effectively with other people to achieve excellence in sport • Maintain the health and safety of self and others at training and competition venues

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO FURTHER YOURSELF AFTER YOU FINISH? If you aren’t quite ready to become a full time or professional athlete, you can further your learning by studying a Foundation Degree in Sports Coaching or Sports Science.

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SPORTS DEVELOPMENT Want to pass on your skills and knowledge to people in the wider community? The Sports Development Apprenticeship could be right up your alley…

A sports development role is all about improving people’s skills. You’ll be organising events, training sessions and programmes for people of varying skill levels and backgrounds in a wide range of sports.

ADVANCED APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: There are no specific entry requirements for this Apprenticeship, but you may be subject to assessment by your prospective employer. You can enter from GCSEs, A-Levels, Diplomas, an Intermediate Apprenticeship in Activity Leadership or work experience. Job Roles: Community Sports Development Officer, Sports Specific Development Officer Mandatory Units • Manage own resources and professional development • Contribute to strategic development in sport and active leisure • Provide leadership in sport and active leisure • Promote equality and diversity in sport and physical activity • Ensure the health, safety, welfare and security of customers and staff Optional Units As well as the mandatory units there are also 17 different optional units to pick from depending on which role you wish to follow in. Examples include ‘Leading and motivating volunteers’ and ‘Managing information for action’.

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO FURTHER YOURSELF AFTER YOU FINISH? If you don’t wish to pursue one of the above job roles, then you can also study further to build up your skills, such as a Foundation Degree in Sports Development or Sports Coaching.

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TRAVEL SERVICES Could you help find somebody their dream holiday? Then look no further than this Apprenticeship…

These are the people who bring us our holidays. From travel agents to tour operators, there’s a lot of work that goes into making sure people have the perfect holiday. You might be working for a small, private company or one of the many international airlines.

INTERMEDIATE APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: There are no specific academic requirements for this Apprenticeship. Entry may be from work experience, GCSEs, A-Levels, a vocational qualification or the Travel and Tourism Diploma.

PATHWAY 1: TRAVEL SERVICES (LEISURE AND BUSINESS)

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Job Roles: Leisure Travel Consultant, Business Travel Consultant

PATHWAY 2: TRAVEL SERVICES (TOUR OPERATORS – HEAD OFFICE) Job Roles: Travel Adviser, Customer Service Advisor, Bookings or Reservations Administrator

PATHWAY 3: TRAVEL SERVICES (TOUR OPERATORS – FIELD STAFF) Job Role: Overseas Resort Representative

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Mandatory Units • Give customers a positive impression of yourself and your organisation • Develop and maintain your effectiveness at work in a travel and tourism environment • Ensure responsibility for actions to reduce risks to health and safety

Leisure and Business • Arrange non multi-sector air travel • Help customers to choose and book travel services Tour Operators – Head Office • Build and maintain relationships with customers not present Tour Operators – Field Staff • Assist with transfers Optional Units Each pathway has optional units for you to complete. These range from ‘Completing foreign exchange transactions’ to ‘Resolving customer service problems’.

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TRAVEL SERVICES ADVANCED APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: To enter the Advanced Apprenticeship you will need to have completed the Intermediate Apprenticeship or at least 9 months of practical work experience in the travel services industry.

PATHWAY 1: TRAVEL SERVICES (LEISURE AND BUSINESS) Job Roles: Leisure Travel Consultant, Business Travel Consultant

PATHWAY 2: TRAVEL SERVICES (TOUR OPERATORS – HEAD OFFICE) Job Roles: Travel Adviser, Customer Service Advisor, Bookings or Reservations Administrator

PATHWAY 3: TRAVEL SERVICES (TOUR OPERATORS – FIELD STAFF) Job Role: Overseas Resort Representative Mandatory Units • Ensure responsibility for actions to reduce risks to health and safety • Organise your work and personal development

Pathway Units Leisure and Business • Sell travel-related products and services • Sell tailor-made travel services • Sell multi-sector air travel Tour Operators – Head Office • Sell travel-related products and services • Process travel services bookings • Sell tailor-made travel services • Analyse, evaluate and present tourism data • Contribute to supporting and developing colleagues • Monitor and solve customer service problems • Sell multi-sector air travel • Monitor procedures to safely control work operations • Deal with travel and tourism problems and emergencies • Contribute to maintaining the quality of travel and tourism operations • Research and develop tour itineraries • Organise and implement travel and tourism promotional activities • Generate increased travel and tourism sales • Build and maintain relationships with customers not present • Employment rights and responsibilities in the hospitality, leisure, travel and tourism sector Tour Operators – Field Staff • Contribute to maintaining the quality of travel and tourism operations Optional Units Each pathway has optional units for you to complete. Examples include ‘Monitoring business performance’ to ‘Dealing with travel and tourism problems and emergencies’.

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO FURTHER YOURSELF AFTER YOU FINISH? You could continue in one of the job roles above or you could take qualifications to further build on your skill set and prepare yourself for a management role. Example qualifications you could study are a Level 4 Management NVQ or a Travel Foundation Degree.

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Left school? Working part-time? Don’t know what to do next? Sometimes it’s hard to choose a path and often the ones you don’t think of could be the right road. Working in retail can be a great career choice and that’s why Superdrug have launched Pathways, a brand new programme hiring young people as retail Apprentices on a 12 month fixed term contract.

Where are you going?

Not only will you get guaranteed paid work for 12 months, you’ll also complete a Retail Skills Level 2 Apprenticeship earning you a nationally recognised qualification to get you on your path to permanent work with a future. We hope that many of our Apprentices will go on to secure permanent roles and progress to Team Leader and Management roles with us. We are looking for people who are friendly and fun, passionate about our products and delivering great service. If you are keen to learn new skills and take the first or next step in your career, we could be right for you. We are recruiting throughout the year across the UK. Visit www.superdrug.jobs for more information about the programme or apply online at: https://apprenticeshipvacancymatchingservice.lsc. gov.uk/navms/forms/candidate/Apprenticeships. aspx

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THE SECTOR Hairdressing, retail, hospitality and logistics; these might not sound like they’re related, but they’re all part of the Retail and Commercial Enterprise sector. We couldn’t possibly go into detail about every single job role, but we can tell you that there’s something here for everybody! Everybody needs to go shopping; whether it’s a simple trip to the supermarket or a gift for a loved one. The retail industry is great for those who enjoy working with new people and have great customer service skills. If shopping isn’t your thing, then perhaps helping people enjoy themselves is more you; the hospitality industry is all about providing food, drink and a warm bed to satisfied customers. The products that these industries serve all arrive thanks to the logistics industry; from sending a birthday card to ordering a foreign car, getting things from A to B is the name of the game here. If you’re more of a creative type and would like something a little more hands on, then perhaps hairdressing is for you. Everybody (well, nearly everybody) needs a hair cut from time to time and it’s great if you enjoy talking to people and have an eye for the latest trends! If a career in Retail and Commercial Enterprise sounds like it’s for you, then turn the page to get started!

USEFUL LINKS FOR RETAIL & COMMERCIAL ENTERPRISE www.nsaforretail.com www.skillsforlogistics.org www.careersworld.co.uk www.apprenticeship.org.uk

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CASE STUDY Retail Skills with Superdrug Danielle - “When I completed my Retail Skills Level 2 qualification I was over the moon! I required additional assistance and my Assessor and Manager supported me a lot, and if the opportunity was given to me I would most definitely sign up to do another qualification. Why wouldn’t I? I’ve achieved a great qualification and I am very proud.” Jen Hills, Store Manager - “I’m so happy for Danielle and it’s been great to see how much she has developed. I would recommend every team member to do an Apprenticeship as it benefits the individual and the business in so many ways. Its great to see how much more confidence Danielle has now.” www.superdrug.jobs

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BARBERING Are you clued into all the latest styles and trends? Do you recognise a good style from a bad hair day? Then this could be the Apprenticeship for you…

Barbering is all about cutting men’s hair. Whether you’re doing a short back and sides for a regular or something completely new, you’ll need good customer service skills to interact with people on a day to day basis!

INTERMEDIATE APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: There are no specific academic entry requirements for this Apprenticeship, but work experience in this sector would really help out.

PATHWAY 1: BARBERING Job Role: Junior Barber Mandatory Units • Dry and finish men’s hair • Shampoo, condition and treat the hair and scalp • Cut hair using basic barbering techniques • Advise and consult with clients • Cut facial hair to shape using basic techniques • Ensure responsibility for actions to reduce risks to health and safety

PATHWAY 2: BARBERING AFRICAN TYPE HAIR Job Role: Junior Barber Mandatory Units • Fulfil salon reception duties • Advise and consult with clients with African type hair • Shampoo and treat hair and scalp for African type hair • Cut and shave facial hair to shape using basic techniques • Cut, groom and finish African type hair using barbering techniques • Ensure responsibility for actions to reduce risks to health and safety • Give customers a positive impression of yourself and your organisation. Optional Units As well as the above mandatory units, there are optional units for each pathway. These range from ‘Providing scalp massage services’ to ‘Texturising the hair’.

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BARBERING ADVANCED APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: Preferably you will have completed the Intermediate Apprenticeship, but you can also get in with an alternative Intermediate Level beauty therapy qualification, practical experience in the industry or GCSEs (A*-C).

PATHWAY 1: BARBERING Job Roles: Barber, Senior Barber Mandatory Units • Creatively cut hair using a combination of barbering techniques • Provide hairdressing consultation services • Design and create a range of facial hair shapes • Promote additional services or products to customers • Monitor procedures to safely control work operations

PATHWAY 2: BARBERING AFRICAN TYPE HAIR Job Roles: Barber, Senior Barber Mandatory Units • Provide consultation services for African Type hair • Monitor procedures to safely control work operations • Promote additional services or products to customers Optional Units As well as the mandatory units you need to undertake optional units as well; there are 27 different optional units to choose from across both pathways. They range from ‘Designing and creating patterns in hair’ to ‘Providing face massage services’.

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO FURTHER YOURSELF AFTER YOU FINISH? If you don’t fancy continuing in one of the above job roles, then you can study further to build on your skill set. For instance, you could study a Foundation Degree in Hairdressing or Salon Management.

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BEAUTY THERAPY Could you make people look and feel good through a range of treatment methods on a day to day basis? A career in beauty therapy could be for you…

This industry is all about looking and feeling good. From simple treatments such as facials and eyebrow plucking to more complex therapies such as electrolysis and hot wax procedures, you’ll have a varied day as you not only administer these treatments, but also offer advice to customers and handle transactions.

INTERMEDIATE APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: There are no specific academic entry requirements for this Apprenticeship, but entry can be from work experience, relevant GCSEs, Diplomas and vocational qualifications.

PATHWAY 2: BEAUTY THERAPY – MAKE UP

PATHWAY 1: BEAUTY THERAPY - GENERAL

Mandatory Units • Promote additional services or products to customers • Develop and maintain effectiveness at work • Ensure responsibility for actions to reduce risks to health and safety • Provide facial skin care treatment • Enhance the appearance of eyebrows and eyelashes • Provide make-up services • Instruct clients in the use and application of skin care products and make-up

Job Role: Junior Beauty Therapist Mandatory Units • Promote additional services or products to customers • Develop and maintain effectiveness at work • Ensure responsibility for actions to reduce risks to health and safety • Provide facial skin care treatment • Enhance the appearance of eyebrows and eyelashes • Carry out waxing services • Provide manicure services • Provide pedicure services

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Job Roles: Beauty Consultant, Junior Make-up Artist

Optional Units As well as the above mandatory units, there are optional units for each pathway. These range from ‘Carrying out ear piercing’ to ‘Assisting with spa operations’.

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BEAUTY THERAPY ADVANCED APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: Preferably you will have completed the Intermediate Apprenticeship, but you can also get in with an alternative Intermediate Level beauty therapy qualification, practical experience in the industry or GCSEs (A*-C).

PATHWAY 1: BARBERING Job Role: Beauty Therapist Mandatory Units • Contribute to the planning and implementation of promotional activities • Monitor procedures to safely control work operations • Provide body electrical treatments • Provide facial electrical treatments • Provide body massage treatments • Provide electrical epilation treatments

PATHWAY 2: BEAUTY THERAPY (MAKE-UP)

PATHWAY 3: BEAUTY THERAPY (MASSAGE) Job Role: Beauty Massage Therapist Mandatory Units • Contribute to the planning and implementation of promotional activities • Monitor procedures to safely control work operations • Provide body massage treatments • Provide Indian head massage • Carry out massage using pre-blended aromatherapy oils • Provide stone therapy treatments Optional Units As well as the mandatory units you need to undertake 1 optional unit as well; there are 6 different optional units to choose from across the pathways. They range from ‘Providing body electric treatments’ to ‘Providing self-tanning services’.

Job Role: Make-up Artist Mandatory Units • Contribute to the planning and implementation of promotional activities • Monitor procedures to safely control work operations • Design and create fashion and photographic make-up • Provide specialist skin camouflage services

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO FURTHER YOURSELF AFTER YOU FINISH? If you don’t fancy continuing in one of the above job roles, then you can study further to build on your skill set. For instance, you could study a Foundation Degree in Beauty Therapy.

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CATERING & PROFESSIONAL CHEFS Did you know Jamie Oliver started out on an Apprenticeship very similar to this? Read on if you fancy following in his footsteps…

Qualified chefs are in short supply, as many chefs start out as simple kitchen assistants but never achieve recognised qualifications. The restaurant industry employs over 660,000 people across the country but catering also covers bars, pubs, schools, nightclubs and anywhere else that serves food.

INTERMEDIATE APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: There are no specific academic entry requirements for this Apprenticeship, but entry can be from work experience, relevant GCSEs, Diplomas and vocational qualifications.

PATHWAY 3: CRAFT CUISINE

PATHWAY 1: FOOD PRODUCTION AND COOKING

Mandatory Units • Maintenance of a safe, hygienic and secure working environment • Working effectively as part of a hospitality team • Maintain food safety when storing, preparing and cooking food • Maintain, handle and clean knives • Prepare fish for basic dishes • Prepare shellfish for basic dishes • Prepare meat for basic dishes • Prepare poultry for basic dishes • Prepare game for basic dishes • Prepare offal for basic dishes • Prepare vegetables for basic dishes • Cook and finish basic fish dishes • Cook and finish basic shellfish dishes • Cook and finish basic meat dishes • Cook and finish basic poultry dishes • Cook and finish basic game dishes • Cook and finish basic offal dishes • Cook and finish basic vegetable dishes • Prepare cook and finish basic hot sauces • Prepare, cook and finish basic soups • Make basic stock • Prepare, cook and finish basic rice dishes • Prepare, cook and finish basic pasta dishes • Prepare, cook and finish basic pulse dishes • Prepare, cook and finish basic vegetable protein dishes • Prepare, cook and finish basic egg dishes • Prepare, cook and finish basic bread and dough products • Prepare, cook and finish basic pastry products • Prepare, cook and finish basic cakes, sponges, biscuits and scones

Job Roles: School Cook, Cook/Chef, Kitchen Assistant Mandatory Units • Maintenance of a safe, hygienic and secure working environment • Working effectively as part of a hospitality team • Maintain food safety when storing, preparing and cooking food

PATHWAY 2: PROFESSIONAL COOKERY Job Roles: Craft Chef (Fine Dining), Craft Chef (Casual Dining – pubs, gastro dining), Commis Chef (Bangladeshi Cuisine), Wok Chef/Deep Fry Chef (Chinese Cuisine), Chef/Cook (Indian Cuisine), Stir Fry Specialist, Assistant Chef/Cook (Thai Cuisine) Mandatory Units • Maintenance of a safe, hygienic and secure working environment • Working effectively as part of a hospitality team • Maintain food safety when storing, preparing and cooking food • Maintain, handle and clean knives

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The Garden Centre Group offers restaurant apprenticeships specialising in cookery and hospitality with Westminster Kingsway College. The programme offers national apprenticeships with release to college for masterclass days covering professional cookery and foodservice. Apprentices begin with a Level 2 work based diploma in professional cookery with the opportunity of progressing to Level 3 in hospitality and then management training. For more information visit www.thegardencentregroup.co.uk/careers In partnership with


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Prepare, cook and finish basic grain dishes Prepare, cook and finish basic cold and hot desserts Prepare and present food for cold presentation Employment rights and responsibilities in the hospitality, leisure, travel and tourism sector Practical skills for a craft chef Preparing for career progression as a craft chef

Optional Units As well as the above mandatory units, there are optional units for the first 2 pathways.

ADVANCED APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: For Advanced Level entry, you will need the Intermediate Apprenticeship, an alternative (but relevant) Level 2 qualification or nine months experience of working in a professional cooking role.

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Job Roles: Sous Chef or Senior Chef/Cook (Fine Dining), Sous Chef or Senior Chef/Cook (Restaurants, Hotels and Gastro pubs) Mandatory Units • Develop productive working relationships with colleagues • Maintain food safety when storing, preparing and cooking food • Maintain the health, hygiene, safety and security of the working environment Optional Units • Prepare fish for complex dishes • Prepare meat for complex dishes • Prepare poultry for complex dishes • Cook and finish complex fish dishes • Cook and finish complex meat dishes • Cook and finish complex poultry dishes • Cook and finish complex vegetable dishes • Prepare, cook and finish complex hot sauces • Prepare, cook and finish dressings and cold sauces • Prepare shellfish for complex dishes

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Cook and finish complex shellfish dishes Cook and finish complex game dishes Prepare, cook and finish complex soups Prepare, cook and finish fresh pasta dishes Prepare, cook and finish complex bread and dough products Prepare, cook and finish complex cakes, sponges, biscuits and scones Prepare, cook and finish complex pastry products Prepare, process and finish complex chocolate products Prepare, process and finish marzipan, pastillage and sugar products Prepare, cook and present complex cold products Prepare, finish and present canapés and cocktail products Prepare, cook and finish complex hot desserts Prepare, cook and finish complex cold desserts Produce sauces, fillings and coatings for complex desserts Produce healthier dishes Contribute to the control of resources Contribute to the development of recipes and menus Ensure food safety practices are followed in the preparation and serving of food and drink Employment rights and responsibilities in the hospitality, leisure, travel and tourism sector Prepare game for complex dishes

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO FURTHER YOURSELF AFTER YOU FINISH? If you don’t fancy continuing in one of the above job roles, then you can study further to build on your skill set, such as a Foundation Degree in Culinary Arts or Hospitality Management.

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CLEANING & ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES Keeping our environment clean isn’t as easy as you might think! If you are determined and want to help maintain our environment, then this might just be for you…

There’s so much more to this framework than just being a cleaner in an office. We need the places we go everyday to be kept clean and tidy to prevent hazards and infections. Environmental services go that extra mile to make sure the places we live, work and travel through, are both safe and nice to look at.

INTERMEDIATE APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: There are no specific academic entry requirements for this Apprenticeship, but entry can be from work experience, relevant GCSEs, Diplomas or vocational qualifications. Basic Numeracy and Literacy skills are also required.

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PATHWAY 3: PEST MANAGEMENT

PATHWAY 1: CLEANING Job Roles: Passenger Transport Cleaner, Industrial Cleaner, Caretaker, Window Cleaner, Street Cleansing Operative, Hygiene and Cleaning Operative, Specialist Carpet and Flooring Cleaner Mandatory Units • Communicate effectively in the workplace • Develop yourself in the job role • Reduce risks to health and safety in the workplace • Work with others and follow reporting procedures • Work individually and follow reporting procedures in a cleaning environment

PATHWAY 2: LOCAL ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES Job Roles: Neighbourhood Services Operative, Specialist Neighbourhood Services Operative

Job Role: Pest Management Technician Mandatory Units • Invertebrate pest management • Health, safety and legal aspects of pest management • Techniques for the management of vertebrate pests • Vertebrate pest management • Techniques for the management of invertebrate pests • Apply the principles of health and safety at work • Develop yourself in the job role • Apply techniques for the management of vertebrate and invertebrate pests Optional Units As well as the above mandatory units, there are optional units for each pathway. These range from ‘Clean high risk areas’ to ‘Establishing plants and seeds in soils’.

Mandatory Units • Reduce risks to health and safety in the workplace • Communicate effectively in the workplace • Develop yourself in the job role

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO FURTHER YOURSELF AFTER YOU FINISH? If you don’t fancy continuing in one of the above job roles, then you can study further to build on your skill set, such as an Advanced Apprenticeship in Horticulture or an Advanced Level qualification in a supervisory or management subject.

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COMMERCIAL MOVING It’s not just people that need to move, businesses need to do it too!

Commercial moving is all about making it as easy as possible for companies that are moving to a new location. Moving can be a difficult process for any business and making that transition simple is a refined and specialised business.

INTERMEDIATE APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: There are no specific academic entry requirements for this Apprenticeship, but entry can be from work experience, relevant GCSEs, Diplomas or vocational qualifications. Job Roles: Porter/Packer, Specialist/Fine Art Packer, Estimator/Surveyor, Driver/Packer and Unpacker, Office Remover Mandatory Units • Health, safety and security at work • Manual handling and vehicle loading for commercial moving • Introduction to site protection for commercial moving • Drive the vehicle on public roads in a safe and efficient manner • Wrap and pack goods in a logistics environment • Warehouse operations for commercial moving • Regulations in commercial moving • Communication in teamwork • Customer care • Problem solving in the workplace

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO FURTHER YOURSELF AFTER YOU FINISH? If you don’t fancy continuing in one of the above job roles, then you can study further to build on your skill set. You could enter the Advanced Apprenticeship in Logistics or study a Foundation Degree in Logistics/Transport Planning.

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CONSUMER ELECTRICAL & ELECTRONIC PRODUCTS Are you good at diagnosing and repairing faults with electrical appliances? Then this could be the Apprenticeship for you!

This framework is aimed at those who wish to pursue a career in electronics repair; more specifically the appliances found in domestic areas. Refrigerators, cookers, dishwashers, televisions and radios all fall under this category and this Apprenticeship also covers the delivery and installation of these items.

INTERMEDIATE APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: There are no specific academic entry requirements for the Intermediate Apprenticeship, but employers will generally look for candidates who have an aptitude for technical subjects and an interest in technology. Work experience is also invaluable for potential apprentices, but isn’t essential. Entry may be from GCSEs (including 1 technical or Science subject), Functional Skills, a 14-19 Diploma in engineering or construction or current employment.

PATHWAY 1: DELIVERING AND INSTALLING Job Roles: Consumer Electrical and Electronic Products Installer Mandatory Units • Customer care procedures and techniques when dealing with consumer electrical and electronic products • Environmental legislation for consumer electrical and electronic products • Health and safety legislation, practices and procedures for consumer electrical and electronic products • Transporting and protecting consumer electronic and electrical products • Installing, testing and handing over of consumer electrical products

PATHWAY 2: REPAIRING MODULE FAULTS Job Roles: Consumer Electrical and Electronic Products Module Fault Repairer Mandatory Units • Customer care procedures and techniques when dealing with consumer electrical and electronic products • Environmental legislation for consumer electrical and electronic products • Diagnosing modular faults and repairing consumer electrical products • Electrical principles for consumer electrical servicing • Health and safety legislation, practices and procedures for consumer electrical and electronic products

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CONSUMER ELECTRICAL & ELECTRONIC PRODUCTS ADVANCED APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: Entry to this Apprenticeship is usually from the Intermediate Apprenticeship in Consumer Electrical and Electronic Products, but it may also come from GCSEs (A-C in English and either Maths or IT) A-Levels, another relevant Intermediate Apprenticeship, Level 2 GNVQs, or current employment. Job Role: Consumer Electrical and Electronic Products Component Faults Repairer Mandatory Units • Customer care procedures and techniques when dealing with consumer electrical and electronic products • Environmental legislation for consumer electrical and electronic products • Health and safety legislation, practices and procedures for consumer electrical and electronic products • Diagnosing component faults and repairing consumer electrical products • Electrical and electronic principles for consumer electrical servicing

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO FURTHER YOURSELF AFTER YOU FINISH? If you don’t fancy continuing in one of the above job roles, you could study further to build up your skill set. For example, you could progress on to a Higher Apprenticeship in Building Services Engineering Technology, or Project Management.

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DRINKS DISPENSE SYSTEMS Installing complex systems and repairing machinery; if this sounds like a good days work for you, read on...

This Apprenticeship will give you the skills you need to install, remove, maintain, clean, repair and upgrade different drinks dispensing systems. This is a relatively small industry, but it caters for a lot of businesses. Pubs, clubs and bars wouldn’t run without drink dispense technicians, so it’s an industry that will always be in demand.

INTERMEDIATE APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: There are no specific academic entry requirements for this Apprenticeship, but entry can be from work experience, relevant GCSEs, Diplomas, Foundation Learning, Young Apprenticeships and vocational qualifications in this sector. Job Roles: Drinks Dispense Technician, Maintenance Team Technician Mandatory Unit • Maintenance of a safe, hygienic and secure working environment Optional Units • Maintain drinks dispense systems • Install drinks dispense equipment and systems • Remove drinks dispense equipment and systems • Give customers a positive impression of yourself and your organisation • Employment rights and responsibilities in the hospitality, leisure, travel and tourism sector • Working effectively as part of a hospitality team

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO FURTHER YOURSELF AFTER YOU FINISH? If you don’t fancy continuing in one of the above job roles, then you can study further to build on your skill set. For example, you could study for an Advanced Level Diploma in Drinks Dispense Systems.

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EXPRESS LOGISTICS Are your organisational skills up to the task of sending products out across the globe? If so, then a career in logistics could be for you...

This framework is designed to bring qualified people into the industry. Only 29% of management in the logistics workforce is trained to level 4 or above. Employers in the sector recognise the need to recruit young people with Level 3 qualifications and develop them within logistics operations management. This Apprenticeship will form the core of an extensive personal development programme producing managers with Level 5 qualifications able to contribute fully to the operation and development of express logistics businesses.

HIGHER APPRENTICESHIP (FOUNDATION DEGREE)

LEVEL 5

Entry Requirements: As this is a Foundation Degree, each university will have their own entry criteria. Applicants can apply with a range of qualifications, such as A-Level qualifications or NVQs. Alternatively, the candidate can apply from current employment or from a logistics related Level 3 or 4 Apprenticeship. Job Role: Operational Manager Mandatory Units • Provide leadership for your team in logistics operations • Analyse information on the supply chain • Manage contracts in supply chain management or a logistics operation • Manage business processes in supply chain management or a logistics operation • Build own organisation’s understanding of its market and customers in supply chain management or a logistics operation • Develop productive working relationships with colleagues and stakeholders in supply chain management or a logistics operation • Managing communication • Share knowledge and good practice

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO FURTHER YOURSELF AFTER YOU FINISH? If you don’t fancy continuing in the above job role, you can study further to enhance your skills. Level 6 qualifications in logistics and other professional qualifications are available, or you can undertake higher education courses such as an Honours Degree or Masters Degree in Logistics, Management and Leadership, Business and Business Management.

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FACILITIES MANAGEMENT Could you make sure several buildings are maintained at once? If you’re up to the task, read on…

Facilities managers are in charge of making sure a building is maintained to the highest standard. It’s all about making sure the staff in your team do their jobs to their best; be it cleaners, caterers or security.

INTERMEDIATE APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: There are no specific academic entry requirements for this Apprenticeship, but entry can be from work experience, relevant GCSEs, Diplomas, an Intermediate Apprenticeship in a relevant sector or vocational qualifications in this sector. Job Role: Facilities Services Operative Mandatory Units • Reduce risks to health and safety in the workplace • Promote and maintain service delivery • Develop customer relationships • Contribute to the effectiveness and efficiency of premises and facilities Optional Units • Support the work of a team and develop yourself • Control the use of resources in a property, caretaking & facilities services environment • Maintain grounds of premises and facilities • Maintain site security and safety • Control the use of premises and facilities • Work safely at heights • Monitor and maintain electrical and plumbing services • Carry out maintenance and minor repairs • Operate plant to maintain the quality of pool water • Deal with routine waste • Deal with non-routine waste • Deep clean equipment in premises and facilities • Support the co-ordination of an event • Moving and transporting individuals within a healthcare environment • Transport physical resources within the work area • Clean and maintain internal surfaces and areas • Introduction to equality and inclusion in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings • Provide reception services • Handle mail

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FACILITIES MANAGEMENT ADVANCED APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: There are no specific academic entry requirements for the Advanced Apprenticeship, but most employers will look for candidates who have experience in catering, hospitality or customer service. Job Roles: Trainee/Assistant Facilities Management, Facilities Services Team Leader Mandatory Units • Provide and monitor facilities for clients • Develop working relationships with colleagues • Develop and implement a risk assessment plan in own area of responsibility Optional Units As well as the above mandatory units, there are also optional units to complete. Examples include ‘Procuring supplies’ to ‘Recruiting staff in own area of responsibility’.

HIGHER APPRENTICESHIP

LEVEL 4

Entry Requirements: Because of the responsibilities that will be undertaken through this framework, candidates will require GCSEs (A*-C) in Maths and English, or Level 2 Functional Skills. Please be aware that this framework is not suitable for applicants under the age of 18.

PATHWAY 1: FACILITIES MANAGEMENT (GENERIC) Job Roles: Facilities Manager – Soft Services (In-house), Facilities Manager – Soft Services (Outsourced) Mandatory Units • Develop productive working relationships with others when delivering facilities management services • Understand the contribution of facilities management services to organisations • Implement health and safety and environmental facilities management procedures • Manage facilities management services • Manage operational performance in facilities management

PATHWAY 2: FACILITIES MANAGEMENT (BUILDING SERVICES) Job Role: Building Services Manager Mandatory Units • Design principles and application for construction and the built environment • Group project in the construction industry • Science and materials for construction and the built environment • Health, safety and welfare for construction and the built environment Optional Units As well as the mandatory units above, there are also optional units to complete for each pathway. These range from ‘Overseeing works and maintenance facilities’ and ‘Developing and promoting facilities management services’.

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FACILITIES MANAGEMENT HIGHER APPRENTICESHIP

LEVEL 5

Entry Requirements: Applicants are preferred to have GCSEs (A*-C) in English and Maths due to the written and communication skills they’ll be using. Level 2 Functional Skills are also acceptable. Be aware that this Framework is not suitable to applicants under the age of 18.

PATHWAY 1: FACILITIES MANAGEMENT (GENERIC) Job Role: Senior/Regional Facilities Manager Mandatory Units • Facilities management development and trends • Organisational and facilities management strategy • Managing people in facilities management • Risk management in facilities management • Financial management in facilities management Optional Units As well as the above mandatory units, there are also optional units to be completed. These range from ‘Managing health and safety in facilities management’ to ‘Space management for facilities managers’.

PATHWAY 2: FACILITIES MANAGEMENT (BUILDING SERVICES) Job Role: Senior/Regional Building Services Manager Mandatory Units • Design principles and application for construction and the built environment • Group project in the construction industry • Health, safety and welfare for construction and the built environment • Applied mathematics for construction and the built environment • Management principles and application for construction and the built environment • Science and materials for construction and the built environment Optional Units As well as the above mandatory units, there are also optional units to complete. These range from ‘Environmental impact of construction’ to ‘Conversion and adaptation of buildings’.

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO FURTHER YOURSELF AFTER YOU FINISH? If you don’t fancy continuing in one of the above job roles, then you can study further to build on your skill set. For example, you could study for a HND or Foundation Degree in Facilities Management.

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FASHION & TEXTILES Want to spend your day designing and making clothes, shoes and accessories? If so, this might be the career for you!

Fashion is a huge industry in the UK; everybody enjoys looking good, and when people look good, they feel good. Trends are always changing and you’ll need to keep up with what’s in and what’s out, as well as looking to make some fashion statements of your own!

INTERMEDIATE APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: There are no specific academic entry requirements for this Apprenticeship, but entry can be from work experience, relevant GCSEs, Diplomas and vocational qualifications in this sector.

PATHWAY 4: FOOTWEAR

PATHWAY 1: TEXTILES

Mandatory Units • Health, safety and security at work • Maintain the quality of production working with textiles, leather and materials

Job Roles: Textile Operative, Quality Control Inspector, Sewing Machinist, Linker, Knitter, Product Tester Mandatory Units • Health, safety and security at work • Maintain the quality of production working with textiles, leather and materials

PATHWAY 2: APPAREL Job Roles: Cloth Cutter, Sewing Machinist, Tape Sealer, Hand Presser, Quality Control Inspector, Clothing Presser, Dressmaker, Clothing Sewing Machinist Mandatory Units • Health, safety and security at work • Maintain the quality of production working with textiles, leather and materials

PATHWAY 3: LEATHER GOODS Job Roles: Quality Control Inspector, Leather Craftworker, Retail/Service Operative, Cutter, Pattern Cutter Mandatory Units • Health, safety and security at work • Maintain the quality of production working with textiles, leather and materials

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Job Roles: Quality Control Inspector, Leather Craftworker, Footwear Manufacturing Operative, Product Tester, Footwear Service Operative

PATHWAY 5: SADDLERY Job Roles: Society of Master Saddlers Trainee Saddler, Leather Craftworker, Saddlery Service Operative, Cutter, Pattern Cutter, Sewing Machinist Mandatory Units • Health, safety and security at work • Maintain the quality of production working with textiles, leather and materials

PATHWAY 6: DRY CLEANING Job Roles: Clothing Presser, Dry Cleaning Worker Mandatory Units • Health, safety and security at work in the laundry and dry cleaning industry • Know and understand health, safety and security at work in the laundry and dry cleaning industry • Maintaining effective working relationships at work • How to maintain effective working relationships at work • Dealing with solvent emissions in dry cleaning • How to deal with solvent emissions in dry cleaning

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FASHION & TEXTILES PATHWAY 7: LAUNDRY

PATHWAY 9: LEATHER PRODUCTION

Job Role: Laundry Worker

Job Roles: Leather Tanner, Leather Trimmer/Finisher

Mandatory Units • Health, safety and security at work in the laundry and dry cleaning industry • Know and understand health, safety and security at work in the laundry and dry cleaning industry • Maintaining effective working relationships at work • How to maintain effective working relationships at work

Mandatory Units • Health, safety and security at work • Maintain the quality of production working with textiles, leather and materials Optional Units As well as the above mandatory units, there are optional units for each of the pathways. These range from ‘Classifying items and make up loads for cleaning’ to ‘Producing textile products’.

PATHWAY 8: TEXTILE CARE SERVICES (LAUNDRY AND DRY CLEANING) Job Role: Textiles Care Service Worker Mandatory Units • Health, safety and security at work in the laundry and dry cleaning industry • Know and understand health, safety and security at work in the laundry and dry cleaning industry • Maintaining effective working relationships at work • How to maintain effective working relationships at work

ADVANCED APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: For Advanced Level entry, you will need the Intermediate Apprenticeship, an alternative (but relevant) Level 2 qualification, a GCSE in Textiles Technology or a Higher National Diploma.

PATHWAY 1: TEXTILES Job Roles: Team Leader/Supervisor, Textile Dyeing Technician, Textile Technologist, Analytical Textile Technologist, Knitting Technician, Quality Supervisor, Textile Colour Technologist, Textile Designer, Textile Machinery Technician Mandatory Units • Health, safety and security at work • Contribute to the continuous improvement of textile manufacturing operations

PATHWAY 2: APPAREL Job Roles: Team Leader/Supervisor, Dressmaker, Bespoke Pattern Cutter (Manual/Cad), Garment Technologist, Production Pattern Cutter (Manual/ CAD), Sample Machinist, Clothing Alteration Hand, Pattern Grader (Manual/CAD) Mandatory Units • Health, safety and security at work • Maintaining the work area for manufacturing sewn products • Maintain the quality of production working with textiles, leather and Materials

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FASHION & TEXTILES PATHWAY 3: LEATHER GOODS

PATHWAY 6: TAILORING

Job Roles: Team Leader/Safety Supervisor, Leather Goods Designer, Pattern Cutter (Manual/CAD), Sample Machinist

Job Roles: Team Leader/Supervisor, Technical Salesperson, Handcraft Tailor

Mandatory Units • Health, safety and security at work • Respond to production quality problems

PATHWAY 4: FOOTWEAR Job Roles: Team Leader/Supervisor, Footwear Designer, Shoe Repairer, Production Pattern Cutter (Manual/CAD), Bespoke Pattern Cutter (Manual/ CAD), Bespoke Footwear Technician, Sample Machinist Mandatory Units • Health, safety and security at work • Respond to production quality problems

Mandatory Units • Health, safety and security at work

PATHWAY 7: LEATHER PRODUCTION Job Roles: Tannery Process Supervisor, Leather Technician/Technologist Mandatory Units • Health, safety and security at work • Respond to production quality problems Optional Units As well as all the mandatory units, there are also optional units for each pathway. These range from ‘Conducting sample analysis’ to ‘Plan, allocate and monitor work of a team’.

PATHWAY 5: SADDLERY Job Roles: Qualified Saddler, Qualified Harness Maker, Pattern Cutter (Manual/CAD), Team Leader/ Supervisor Mandatory Units • Health, safety and security at work • Respond to production quality problems

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO FURTHER YOURSELF AFTER YOU FINISH? If you don’t fancy continuing in one of the above job roles, then you can study further to build on your skill set. For example, you could study a Foundation Degree or Higher National Diploma in Textiles Technology.

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HAIRDRESSING Are you clued in to the latest hair styles? Do you know what’s in and what’s out? Then you could have a future in hairdressing!

Hairdressing is a service that everybody makes use of at some point. 35,700 salons currently operate in the UK, employing 200,000 people. This Apprenticeship will give you the skills to become a fully qualified hairdresser and will provide you will specialist training, such as how to cut and treat African type hair.

INTERMEDIATE APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: There are no specific academic entry requirements for this Apprenticeship, but entry can be from work experience, relevant GCSEs, Diplomas or vocational qualifications.

PATHWAY 1: HAIRDRESSING Job Role: Junior stylist Mandatory Units • Change hair colour • Cut hair using basic techniques • Shampoo, condition and treat the hair and scalp • Set and dress hair • Style and finish hair • Advise and consult with clients • Give customers a positive impression of yourself and your organisation • Ensure responsibility for actions to reduce risks to health and safety

PATHWAY 3: CHEMICALLY TREATED AFRICAN TYPE HAIR Job Role: Junior Stylist Mandatory Units • Advise and consult with clients with African type hair • Shampoo and treat hair and scalp for African type hair • Style and finish African type hair • Cut African type hair using basic techniques • Colour African type hair • Relax hair • Ensure responsibility for actions to reduce risks to health and safety

PATHWAY 4: TREATING NATURAL AFRICAN TYPE HAIR Job Role: Junior Stylist

PATHWAY 2: HAIRDRESSING (COMBINED HAIRTYPES) Job Role: Junior Stylist Mandatory Units • Style and finish African type hair • Change hair colour • Cut hair using basic techniques • Advise and consult with clients with African type hair • Shampoo and treat hair and scalp for African type hair • Relax hair • Style and finish hair • Set and dress hair • Ensure responsibility for actions to reduce risks to health and safety

Mandatory Units • Advise and consult with clients with African type hair • Shampoo and treat hair and scalp for African type hair • Dry natural African type hair to create and prepare for styling • Style natural African type hair using twisting and wrapping techniques • Cut natural African type hair using basic techniques • Cultivate locks in natural hair • Ensure responsibility for actions to reduce risks to health and safety Optional Units There are also optional units for each of the pathways. These range from ‘Setting and dressing African type hair’ to ‘Fulfilling salon reception duties’.

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TRAIN WITH THE BEST IN THE BUSINESS Our training isn’t just about teaching you the technical skills, it’s also about showing you how to really connect with clients. It’s this combination of technical excellence and customer empathy that sets Saks trained people apart. We teach apprentices within the salon itself, so there’s no day release, just hands-on, real life learning from the start, ending up with recognised NVQ qualifications and what’s more you earn while you learn (a minimum of £2.68 per hour). We offer a range of government funded apprenticeships and advanced apprenticeships including: • Hairdressing

• African Caribbean Hairdressing

• Barbering

• Beauty Therapy

• Customer Service

• Retail

• Team Leadership

• Management

Saks Apprenticeships is officially recognised as one of the UKs top training providers

Interested? Call Saks Apprenticeships on 01325 341605, email info@sakseducation.co.uk or visit www.saks.co.uk

Saks Apprenticeships values equality and diversity and strives to ensure the safety and welfare of all our learners.


HAIRDRESSING ADVANCED APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: For Advanced Level entry, you will need the Intermediate Apprenticeship, an alternative Intermediate Level hair and beauty qualification or practical work experience in the industry.

PATHWAY 1: HAIRDRESSING Job Role: Stylist/Hairdresser Mandatory Units • Provide hairdressing consultation services • Creatively cut hair using a combination of techniques • Promote additional services or products to customers • Monitor procedures to safely control work operations

PATHWAY 3: CHEMICALLY TREATED AFRICAN TYPE HAIR Job Role: Stylist/Hairdresser Mandatory Units • Provide consultation services for African Type hair • Creatively cut African type hair to create a variety of looks • Colour African type hair using a variety of techniques • Provide a variety of relaxing services • Monitor procedures to safely control work operations • Promote additional services or products to customers

PATHWAY 4: TREATING NATURAL AFRICAN TYPE HAIR

PATHWAY 2: HAIRDRESSING (COMBINED HAIR TYPES)

Job Role: Stylist/Hairdresser

Job Role: Stylist/Hairdresser Mandatory Units • Colour hair using a variety of techniques • Creatively cut hair using a combination of techniques • Provide consultation services for African type hair • Creatively style and dress African type hair • Provide a variety of relaxing services • Promote additional services or products to customers • Monitor procedures to safely control work operations

Mandatory Units • Provide consultation services for African type hair • Creatively style and dress locked hair • Design and create intricate styles using plaiting techniques • Maintain and repair locks in natural hair • Monitor procedures to safely control work operations • Promote additional services or products to customers Optional Units As well as all the mandatory units, there are also optional units for each pathway. These range from ‘Providing creative hair extension services’ to ‘Providing hair and scalp treatments’.

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO FURTHER YOURSELF AFTER YOU FINISH? If you don’t fancy continuing in one of the above job roles, then you can study further to build on your skill set, such a Foundation Degree in Hairdressing or Salon Management.

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HOSPITALITY Do you have the customer service skills to work in this competitive but rewarding business? If so, read on…

Hospitality concerns all things going out; restaurants, hotels, pubs, bars and clubs are just some of the areas this sector covers. This industry contributes around £30 billion a year to the economy, so it’s an important part of this country’s income. You’ll need good customer service skills in order to please your patrons and you may be rewarded with tips if you do a good job.

INTERMEDIATE APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: There are no specific academic entry requirements for this Apprenticeship but applicants need to show a ‘can do’ attitude and have high hygiene standards. Entry can be from work experience, relevant GCSEs, Diplomas or vocational qualifications in this sector.

PATHWAY 1: HOSPITALITY SERVICES Job Role: Hospitality Services Assistant Mandatory Units • Maintenance of a safe, hygienic and secure working environment • Working effectively as part of a hospitality team • Give customers a positive impression of yourself and your organisation • Maintain food safety when storing, preparing and cooking food • Maintain food safety when storing, holding and serving food

PATHWAY 2: FOOD AND BEVERAGE SERVICE Job Roles: Waiter or Silver Service Waiter (Food and Beverage), Waiter or Silver Service Waiter (Food Service), Bar/Cellar Person

PATHWAY 3: HOUSEKEEPING Job Roles: Housekeeper, Room Attendant (Housekeeping), Chamber Maid Mandatory Units • Maintenance of a safe, hygienic and secure working environment • Working effectively as part of a hospitality team • Cleaning and servicing a range of housekeeping areas

PATHWAY 4: FRONT OF HOUSE RECEPTION Job Role: Receptionist Mandatory Units • Maintenance of a safe, hygienic and secure working environment • Working effectively as part of a hospitality team • Give customers a positive impression of yourself and your organisation Optional Units As well as the above mandatory units, there are optional units for each of the pathways. These range from ‘Dealing with bookings’ to ‘Communicating in a business environment’.

Mandatory Units • Maintenance of a safe, hygienic and secure working environment • Working effectively as part of a hospitality team • Give customers a positive impression of yourself and your organisation. • Maintain food safety when storing, holding and serving food

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HOSPITALITY ADVANCED APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: For Advanced Level entry, you will need the Intermediate Apprenticeship, an alternative Intermediate Level qualification or at least nine months practical work experience in the industry.

PATHWAY 1: HOSPITALITY SUPERVISION AND LEADERSHIP Job Roles: Head Housekeeper, Head of Reception, Front of House Manager, Duty/Hotel Supervisor/ Manager, Regional Supervisor/Manager (in a restaurant or pub chain with multiple outlets) Mandatory Units • Set objectives and provide support for team members • Develop working relationships with colleagues • Lead a team to improve customer service • Contribute to the control of resources • Maintain the health, hygiene, safety and security of the working environment

PATHWAY 2: HOSPITALITY RETAIL OUTLET SUPERVISION Job Roles: Team Leader in Hospitality Retail Outlets, Supervisor of Hospitality Retail Outlets Mandatory Units • Develop working relationships with colleagues • Contribute to the control of resources • Maintain the health, hygiene, safety and security of the working environment • Monitor and solve customer service problems • Improve the customer relationship • Manage the receipt, storage or dispatch of goods Optional Units As well as all the mandatory units, there are also optional units for each pathway. These range from ‘Maintaining and dealing with payments’ to ‘Employment rights and responsibilities in the hospitality, leisure, travel and tourism sector’.

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO FURTHER YOURSELF AFTER YOU FINISH? If you don’t fancy continuing in one of the above job roles, then you can study further to build on your skill set, such a Foundation Degree in Culinary Arts or Hospitality Management.

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HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT Are you ambitious, driven yet personable, and seeking a challenge? Then you should be working in hospitality!

The hospitality industry covers hotels, restaurants, pubs, bars and nightclubs, hospitality services, youth/ backpacker hostels, holiday centres and self catering accommodation. It operates across well known chains and in small businesses, including owner/operators, which make up just under three quarters of employers. The industry is a big employer and contributes around £30bn to the English economy each year.

HIGHER APPRENTICESHIP

LEVEL 4

Entry Requirements: There are no specific entry requirements for this framework, but a Level 3 award (a BTEC, NVQ or Diploma) in hospitality or food and drink, extended work experience, a Level 3 City and Guilds or completion of the Advanced Apprenticeship in Hospitality will provide a good basis for the knowledge learned through this Apprenticeship. Job Roles: Deputy General Manager, Front Office Manager, Operations Manager, Unit Manager Mandatory Units • Manage the performance of teams and individuals • Work as part of a hospitality management team to achieve strategic goals • Manage compliance with regulatory and legislative requirements in hospitality • Manage own professional development within an organisation Optional Units As well as the above mandatory units, there are also optional units for you to complete. These range from ‘Planning and designing food production areas’ to ‘Developing beverage lists to complement menus’.

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO FURTHER YOURSELF AFTER YOU FINISH? If you don’t wish to continue in one of the above job roles, then there are plenty of academic pathways you can take to further hone your skills. You could go on and study a full Honours Degree in Hospitality, International Hospitality Management or Business Management.

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INTERNATIONAL TRADE & LOGISTICS OPERATIONS Want to work in a career that really delivers, on a worldwide scale? Then check out this Apprenticeship! International logistics is a vital asset to the UK economy; without it none of the products we import from across the world would get here! But it’s not just products coming in; it’s also sending them out to various international customers via rail, sea, air or road. Everything from product control to packaging and distribution is covered in this Apprenticeship.

INTERMEDIATE APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: There are no specific academic entry requirements for this Apprenticeship, but work experience, relevant GCSEs, Diplomas and vocational qualifications in this sector would be useful for applicants to have. Job Roles: Freight Forwarder, Import/Export Clerk Mandatory Units • Health, safety and security at work • Obtain information on goods being transported • Select and recommend methods for transporting goods • Contribute to effective working relationships in logistics environments Optional Units • Arrange the transportation of goods by road • Arrange the transportation of goods by air • Arrange the transportation of goods by rail • Arrange the transportation of goods by sea or waterway • Process customs documentation for goods • Process transport documentation for goods • Process financial documentation for goods • Select service providers for transporting goods • Arrange the transportation of goods using multiple transport modes • Organise the preparation of documentation for the transportation of goods

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO FURTHER YOURSELF AFTER YOU FINISH? If you don’t fancy continuing in one of the above job roles, then you can study further to build on your skill set. You could enter the Advanced Apprenticeship in Logistics or study a Foundation Degree in Logistics/Transport Planning.

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LICENSED HOSPITALITY If you have great face to face customer service skills there’s no better industry for you than this!

This is the second largest industry in the hospitality sector with over 1.25 million people working in it! It’s attractive to young people because employers like to have staff who will talk to customers and more importantly, have a willingness to learn new skills. Your day could see you working behind a bar, serving food, waiting tables, organising the cellar and even opening up on a morning!

INTERMEDIATE APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: There are no specific academic entry requirements for this Apprenticeship, but GCSEs, Diplomas and vocational qualifications in this sector would be of use. Work experience is a valuable asset to have in this industry, but it’s not essential. Job Roles: Barperson (leased and tenanted), Barperson (managed house), Barperson (wine/cocktail bar), Assistant Bar Manager, Barperson (nightclub venue), Waiter/Waitress Mandatory Units • Legal and social responsibilities of a personal licence holder • Food safety in catering • Health and safety in the workplace • Alcohol awareness Optional Units • Beer and cellar quality (cask and keg) • The essentials of catering • Cooking theory • Merchandising and selling • Understanding your market

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LICENSED HOSPITALITY ADVANCED APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: You can enter this Apprenticeship if you have completed the Intermediate Apprenticeship or if you have completed GCSEs, A-Levels, vocational qualifications or if you have at least 9 months work experience in a hospitality environment. Job Roles: Bar Manager, Barperson (leased and tenanted), Barperson (managed house), Barperson (wine and cocktail bar), Assistant Bar Manager, Barperson (nightclub venue), Waiter/Waitress, Assistant Food and Beverage Manager, Bar Team Leader, Shift Manager Mandatory Units • Develop working relationships with colleagues • Lead a team to improve customer service • Maintain the health, hygiene, safety and security of the working environment • Lead and manage meetings • Managing marketing and sales promotions Optional Units • Supervising drinks service in licensed hospitality premises • Supervising food production operations in licensed hospitality • Supervising food service in licensed hospitality premises • Recruiting and managing staff in licensed hospitality • Managing stock control and product storage in licensed hospitality • Managing payments and cash handling in licensed premises • Developing a food and drinks offering in licensed hospitality • Training and developing staff in licensed hospitality • Managing customer service in licensed hospitality • Manage the environmental impact of work activities • Employment rights and responsibilities in the hospitality, leisure, travel and tourism sector

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO FURTHER YOURSELF AFTER YOU FINISH? If you don’t fancy continuing in one of the above job roles, then you can study further to build on your skill set. You could progress on to the BIIAB Level 3 Certificate in Hospitality Business Management and then on to the BIIAB Level 4 Certificate in Multiple Licensed Premises Management.

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LOGISTICS OPERATIONS This Apprenticeship will really take you places…

Logistics is about moving goods across the country, be it by road, sea, air or rail. You could be receiving goods from a customer, or preparing to ship them out. It doesn’t just cover the delivery side, there are roles in the warehouses, ports, docks and transport centres in a variety of different environments.

INTERMEDIATE APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: There are no specific academic entry requirements for this Apprenticeship, but entry could be from GCSEs, Diplomas, vocational qualifications or work experience in this sector.

PATHWAY 1: LOGISTICS OPERATIVE Job Role: Logistics Operative

PATHWAY 2: LOGISTICS SUPPORT OPERATIVE Job Role: Logistics Support Operative

Mandatory Units (across both pathways) • Contribute to the provision of customer service in logistics operations • Make an effective contribution to a business in the logistics sector • Develop effective working relationships with colleagues in logistics operations • Health, safety and security at work Optional Units As well as the above mandatory units, there are a range of optional units across both pathways. Examples include ‘Using a hoist in logistics operations’ and ‘Unloading the van correctly’.

ADVANCED APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: You can enter this Apprenticeship if you have completed the Intermediate Apprenticeship or if you have completed GCSEs, A-Levels, vocational qualifications or work experience.

Mandatory Units • Health, safety and security at work • Make an effective contribution to a business in the logistics sector • Optimise the use of logistics resources

PATHWAY 1: LOGISTICS OPERATIONS TEAM LEADER/ SECTION SUPERVISOR

Optional Units As well as the above mandatory units there are optional units to complete too. Examples include ‘Allocate and check work in your team in logistics operations’ and ‘International road transport operations’.

Job Roles: Logistics Operations Team Leader, Section Supervisor

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO FURTHER YOURSELF AFTER YOU FINISH? If you don’t fancy continuing in one of the above job roles, then you can study further to build on your skill set. For example, you could study the Management Higher Apprenticeship or move on to a Foundation Degree in Logistics or Logistics Operations.

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MAIL & PACKAGE DISTRIBUTION This traditional occupation is still going strong, so why not get involved?

It will probably surprise you to learn that there are over 4,000 mail and package distribution businesses in the UK. This industry will require 15,000 extra staff over the next 5 years, so it’s a great opportunity for young people.

INTERMEDIATE APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: There are no specific academic entry requirements for this Apprenticeship, but entry can be from GCSEs, Diplomas, vocational qualifications or work experience in this sector.

PATHWAY 1: MAIL OPERATIVE Job Roles: Mail Centre Operative, Distribution Operative, Delivery Operative Mandatory Units • Contribute to health, safety and security in mail services • Contribute to working relationships in mail services

PATHWAY 2: PACKAGE OPERATIVE Job Roles: Package Delivery Operative or Courier, Package Distribution Operative Mandatory Units • Contribute to health, safety and security in package distribution • Contribute to working relationships in package distribution Optional Units As well as the above mandatory units, there are a range of optional units across both pathways. Examples include ‘Handling mail’ and ‘Separating mail for processing’.

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO FURTHER YOURSELF AFTER YOU FINISH? If you don’t fancy continuing in one of the above job roles, then you can study further to build on your skill set. For example, you could study the Advanced Apprenticeship in Team Leading.

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Just Finished School? Love Boats and the Sea? How about an Apprenticeship in the marine industry? With an apprenticeship you can earn while you learn, gaining a recognised industry qualification, key skills and work experience in your chosen career path.

Boatbuilding • Marine Engineering • Retail • Business Administration Carpentry • Marine Electronics • Business Management

To find out more, visit www.britishmarine.co.uk/apprenticeships

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MARITIME OCCUPATIONS If you fancy a career out on the open sea, then read on to find out how to get started…

The maritime industry is incredibly important to the UK and has been for hundreds of years. It covers everything you’d expect to find at sea; transport fishing, logistics and even cruises are all included in this sector. You could be working on deck with passengers, in the engine room working with the complex machinery or at the port loading and unloading cargo.

INTERMEDIATE APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: There are no specific academic entry requirements for this Apprenticeship; however certain pathways require fitness tests or an interest in Science and Maths. GCSEs, Diplomas, vocational qualifications, an Intermediate Level Maritime Studies Award, a Level 1 Maritime Skills Certificate or time spent in the Sea Scouts/Sea Cadets would all provide a good platform for entry.

PATHWAY 1: RIVERS AND INLAND WATERWAYS Job Role: Trainee Crew Member Core Units • Maritime employment, environmental and health and safety practice • Maritime sector overview • Survival in the water during maritime emergencies • Maritime security • Emergency first aid in response to maritime accidents or medical emergencies • Vessel fire prevention and fire fighting • Maritime fire prevention and fire actions • Communicate using equipment and visual means • Maintain your own work practice • Vessel ropework, anchoring and mooring operations • Securing a vessel for passage • Vessel construction and stability • Assist with a vessel’s navigational watch • Basic vessel engineering systems • Maintaining vessel machinery for safe operation • Vessel repair and maintenance • Vessel navigation and tides

PATHWAY 2: SEA FISHING Job Role: Trainee Deck Hand Core Units • Maritime employment, environmental and health and safety practice • Maritime sector overview • Survival in the water during maritime emergencies • Maritime security • Emergency first aid in response to maritime accidents or medical emergencies • Vessel fire prevention and fire fighting • Maritime fire prevention and fire actions • Communicate using equipment and visual means • Maintain your own work practice • Vessel ropework, anchoring and mooring operations • Securing a vessel for passage • Vessel construction and stability • Assist with a vessel’s navigational watch • Assemble, operate and maintain fishing gear • Receiving handling and stowing the catch on a fishing vessel

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MARITIME OCCUPATIONS PATHWAY 3: ABLE SEAFARER/TUG RATING (DECK) Job Role: Trainee Deck/Tug Rating Core Units • Maritime employment, environmental and health and safety practice • Maritime sector overview • Survival in the water during maritime emergencies • Maritime security • Emergency first aid in response to maritime accidents or medical emergencies • Vessel fire prevention and fire fighting • Vessel ropework, anchoring and mooring activities • Assisting with securing a vessel for passage • Basic navigational watchkeeping • Vessel ropework, anchoring and mooring operations • Securing a vessel for passage • Vessel construction and stability • Control operation of survival craft and rescue boats

PATHWAY 4: ABLE SEAFARER/TUG RATING (ENGINE ROOM) Job Role: Trainee Rating/Tug Rating Core Units • Maritime employment, environmental and health and safety practice • Survival in the water during maritime emergencies • Maritime security • Emergency first aid in response to maritime accidents or medical emergencies • Vessel fire prevention and fire fighting • Safe operation of merchant vessel machinery systems • Electrical safety on merchant vessels • Producing components using hand fitting techniques • Preparing and using lathes for turning operations • Maritime sector overview

PATHWAY 5: PORT OPERATIONS Job Role: Trainee in Port Operations Core Units • Health, safety and security at work • Develop productive working relationships with colleagues Optional Units As well as the above mandatory units, there are a range of optional units across the pathways. Examples include ‘Maintaining electrical equipment/ systems’ and ‘Assisting with cooking on a fishing vessel’.

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MARITIME OCCUPATIONS ADVANCED APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: There are no specific academic Apprenticeships to enter the Advanced Apprenticeship, but most applicants enter having completed the Intermediate Level. Applicants also require GCSEs (A*-C) in Maths, a Science subject and at least one other subject. Mandatory Units (for both Merchant Navy Pathways) • Maritime sector overview • Maritime employment, environmental and health and safety practice • Mathematics for seafarers • Control vessel operations • Vessel construction and stability • Numeracy for seafarers

PATHWAY 1: MERCHANT NAVY (DECK) Job Role: Merchant Navy Officer Trainee (deck) Core Units • Vessel ropework, anchoring and mooring operations • Securing a vessel for passage • Assist with a vessel’s navigational watch • Control operation of survival craft and rescue boats • Nautical science - an introduction • Ship construction

PATHWAY 2: MERCHANT NAVY (ENGINEERING) Job Role: Merchant Navy Officer Trainee (Engineering) Core Units • Marine heat engines • Marine engineering dynamics • Basic vessel engineering systems • Statics for marine engineers • Strength of materials for marine engineers • Electrical principles for marine engineers

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MARITIME OCCUPATIONS PATHWAY 3: OFFICER OF THE WATCH ON MERCHANT VESSELS OF LESS THAN 500 GROSS TONNAGE (NEAR COASTAL) INCLUDING TUGS Job Role: Able Seafarer/Tug Rating Core Units • Ship construction • Chartwork and tides • Contribute to vessel stability and watertight integrity • Control vessel mooring, anchoring and securing operations • Interpret meteorology in the near coastal area • Respond to navigational emergencies • Vessel navigation and tides

PATHWAY 4: OFFICER OF THE WATCH ON MERCHANT VESSELS OF LESS THAN 3000 GROSS TONNAGE (NEAR COASTAL) INCLUDING TUGS Job Role: Able Seafarer/ Tug Rating Core Units • Control vessel operations • Mathematics for seafarers • Nautical science - an introduction • Ship construction • Chartwork and tides • Contribute to vessel stability and watertight integrity • Control vessel communications • Control vessel mooring, anchoring and securing operations • Interpret meteorology in the near coastal area • Maintain safe and environmentally responsible working practices on board a vessel • Navigational mathematics and science • Provide fire fighting response on board a vessel • Provide medical first aid on board a vessel • Respond to emergencies on board a vessel • Respond to navigational emergencies • Take charge of a navigational watch in the near coastal area • Control marine radar and automatic identification systems • Control marine electronic navigation systems • Control electronic chart display information systems (ecdis) • Control bridge resources • Vessel navigation and tides • Vessel watchkeeping

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO FURTHER YOURSELF AFTER YOU FINISH? Upon completing this Apprenticeship you should have sufficient sea experience to apply for MCA (Maritime & Coastguard Agency) Certification.

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NAIL SERVICES Are you creative and have an eye for accuracy and detail? Then why not try your hand at making nails look awesome?

In completing the Nail Services Apprenticeship, you will have the opportunity to fulfil the role of a nail technician. Your career may take place in a variety of locations other than specialist nail salons including hospitals, care homes, beauty salons, nail bars, spas and health clubs, both in this country and abroad.

INTERMEDIATE APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: There are no specific academic entry requirements for this Apprenticeship, but entry can be from GCSEs, Diplomas or vocational qualifications in this sector. You will also need very good personal hygiene and attention to detail. Job Role: Junior Nail Technician

Mandatory Units • Fulfil salon reception duties • Develop and maintain effectiveness at work • Promote additional services or products to customers • Provide manicure services • Provide pedicure services • Carry out nail art services • Apply and maintain nail enhancements to create a natural finish • Ensure responsibility for actions to reduce risks to health and safety

ADVANCED APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: You can enter this Apprenticeship if you have completed the Intermediate Apprenticeship, an alternative Intermediate Level hair and beauty qualification or the Higher Diploma in Hair and Beauty Studies. Job Role: Nail Technician Mandatory Units • Enhance and maintain nails using UV gel • Enhance and maintain nails using liquid and powder • Monitor procedures to safely control work operations

Optional Units • Contribute to the financial effectiveness of the business • Enhance and maintain nails using wraps • Plan and create nail art designs • Develop a range of creative nail images • Plan and provide airbrush design for nails • Prepare and finish nail overlays using electric files • Contribute to the planning and implementation of promotional activities

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO FURTHER YOURSELF AFTER YOU FINISH? If you don’t fancy continuing in one of the above job roles, then you can study further to build on your skill set, such as progressing on to a Foundation Degree in Beauty Therapy or Salon Management.

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PROFESSIONAL AVIATION PILOT PRACTICE High flying is guaranteed with this Apprenticeship!

UK airlines typically recruit trained pilots and do not currently engage directly with the training process. Whilst training is regulated by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) no nationally recognised qualifications are associated with pilot training, so candidates are unable to gain credit for the high level of specific and transferrable skills they gain. By combining the CAA-regulated technical training with a broader knowledge-based curriculum given by the employer, apprentice pilots on this Level 6 Apprenticeship will be able to achieve parity with other professions. Furthermore, employers will be able to influence the design and delivery of training to meet their business needs.

HIGHER APPRENTICESHIP (HONOURS DEGREE) Entry Requirements: Typically, candidates will have at least 5 GCSEs (A*-C), including Maths, English Language and either Physics or Double Science and must be 18 years or over. Applicants will also be subject to a CRB check and a medical before being accepted. Job Role: Professional Aviation Pilot Level 4 Units • Air law • Aircraft general knowledge • Instrumentation • Communications • Mass & balance • Performance • Human performance • Principles of flight • General navigation • Radio navigation • Operational procedures • Operational procedures • Flight planning • Meteorology

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Level 5 Units • VFR handling • Night flying • VFR navigation • Me rating • Initial instrument training • CPL training • IRT training • Professional development planning Level 6 Units • Type rating • Multi crew cooperation course • Line training & base training • Reflective practice/ airline specific work based projects

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO FURTHER YOURSELF AFTER YOU FINISH? This framework qualifies you as a fully trained airline pilot. From here, your employer will register you as a pilot within their company. You can also study for a Postgraduate Degree in a more specific discipline.

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PROPERTY SERVICES If you have the gift of the gab, then you could be selling houses for a living! This Apprenticeship will help you get your foot on the property services ladder! You could be finding a young couple their first house, renting a new property or providing marketing and promotional services for sellers.

INTERMEDIATE APPRENTICESHIP Entry Requirements: There are no specific academic entry requirements for this Apprenticeship, but GCSEs, A-Levels, Diplomas and vocational qualifications in this sector provide a good basis for applications.

PATHWAY 1: SALE OF RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Job Role: Property Administator Mandatory Units • Reduce risks to health and safety in the workplace • Maintain the security of individuals and property in a property environment • Progress customer enquiries associated with property services • Understanding professional conduct in a property environment • Know the legislation, guidelines, codes of practice and statutory information in residential sales • Maintain displays of marketing materials for properties • Organise and progress viewings of properties