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Sussex Downs College Apprenticeships Course Guide 2016/17 Information for LEARNERS


Sussex Downs College Employer Training Email: apprenticeshipenquiries@sussexdowns.ac.uk Phone: 030 300 39474 @sdcet sussexdownscollegeemployertraining Jobshop: http://jobshopsussex.blogspot.co.uk Website: www.sussexdowns.ac.uk

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CONTENTS Information for Learners

ABOUT US / WHAT CAN WE DO FOR YOU / WHY USE SDC?

FAQ’S

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OVERVIEW OF APPRENTICESHIPS - COURSE INDEX

HOW CAN I GET A JOB/ APPRENTICESHIP - TOP TIPS

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THE FACTS: WHY ARE APPRENTICESHIPS A GOOD OPTION FOR YOU?

COMMON APPRENTICESHIP MYTHS

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HOW DO APPRENTICESHIPS WORK?

FURTHER INFORMATION AND USEFUL LINKS

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COURSE LISTINGS

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ABOUT US

• Add you to our ever growing Talent bank to receive first glance at new apprenticeship vacancies

Sussex Downs College is the largest provider of further education in East Sussex delivering high quality education, training and skills for young adults entering the job market for the first time, entrepreneurs establishing new businesses and employers seeking to develop the skills of their current workforce.

• If you meet the criteria and are actively staying in contact with us we will push you forward for any suitable vacancies that arise

Apprenticeships are having a moment in the limelight, and deservedly so. This brochure should give you all the information you need to know about how they work and how you go about securing that all important job to get you started in your career, or how you can enhance your current job role with an Apprenticeship qualification. What can we do for you? We are here to listen, support, advise and ultimately help you to find an apprenticeship vacancy. Here is a taste of the things that we can do for you: • Give you all the information you need around apprenticeships that are available both through the college and nationally • Support you in sourcing your own apprenticeship by providing you with a template CV and cover letter • If you already have an employer, speak with them and guide them through the process of turning your role into an Apprenticeship

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• Help you to make sure your application is as good as it can be Why use Sussex Downs College? • We are established - we currently provide high quality training to over half of the county’s young people and currently have over 1000 apprentices on programme • We offer quality - Our timely success rates for apprenticeships are above the national average • We know our product – when it comes to apprenticeships, our extensive team of assessors and tutors all come with industry experience and expertise • We have great links with our local employers – meaning that we are constantly looking to generate new vacancies and other opportunities for you to apply for


APPRENTICESHIPS at Sussex Downs College

Business, IT and Management AAT (Accounting)

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Business Administration

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4

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Customer Service

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ICT Applications Specialist

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IT Software, Web & Telecoms Professional

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3

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Sales

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3

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Management

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Team Leading

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Construction Brickwork

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Carpentry & Joinery

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Maintenance Operations

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Plumbing

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Electro Technical (Available through partner JTL)

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Engineering & Manufacturing Motor Vehicle Maintenance & Repair

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Motor Vehicle Accident Paint Repair /Accident Body Repair/MET

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Health & Social Care, Early Years & Education Early Years Education

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Health & Social Care

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Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools

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Hairdressing

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Food & Beverage Service

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Food Production & Cooking

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Front of House (Reception)

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Service Industries

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Hospitality Management

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Hospitality Services

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Hospitality Supervision & Leadership Kitchen Services

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Professional Cookery

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THE FACTS Why is an Apprenticeship a good option for you? •

You will Earn While You Learn – you will receive a wage from day one of your apprenticeship

You won’t rack up debt – there are no tuition fees for apprentices to pay

You will receive practical and relevant experience and training and gain a recognised and relevant qualification

You will build your confidence – if you are already in a job, an apprenticeship can not only provide you with a nationally recognised qualification, it can also improve your skills and build your confidence.

They are the start of your career – 90% of apprentices stay in employment after finishing their apprenticeship (includes 2% selfemployed) and 71% of apprentices stay with the same employer

82% said their apprenticeship had improved their ability to do the job and 79% said that their career prospects had improved

The Sky’s the Limit With the growth of higher and degree level apprenticeships you now have an alternative to the traditional university study route. There are now 75 higher and degree apprenticeships abailable covering more than 100 different job roles.

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HOW DO APPRENTICESHIPS WORK

For example, some apprentices spend four days a week with their employer and one day a week at Sussex Downs College, while others undertake all their training in the workplace, with the College coming to the employer for their part of the programme.

Apprenticeships are work-based training programmes which lead to nationally recognised qualifications. Apprenticeships include a mixture of on-the-job and off-the-job training and are available at 3 different levels:

Apprenticeship programmes are made up of a framework of qualifications and normally consist of four main components of learning and development:

Intermediate – Level 2 (Equivalent to 5 GCSE’s at grade A-C) Advanced – Level 3 (Equivalent to 2 A Levels) Higher – Level 4 & 5 (Equivalent to a foundation degree) However the level of apprenticeship you are able to undertake with be dependent on the job responsibilities not on your academic ability. Apprenticeships are available in a wide range of industry sectors, with employers ranging from large national companies to small local businesses, and all Apprenticeship training programmes are designed by the Sector Skills Councils, who work with business representatives from the relevant industry sector to develop the course content. Apprentices must be employed for a minimum of 30 hours per week unless there are exceptional circumstances, and an Apprentice’s time is divided between working with their employer and undertaking training with the College.

Main Aim (NVQ): An assessed qualification, designed to judge the application of skills and knowledge to a competent level (sometimes this is combined with the technical certificate) 2) Technical Certificate: A taught qualification, designed to develop the essential skills and knowledge needed to be competent at the job role. This is sometimes embedded into the main aim and therefore does not form a separate qualification. Functional Skills: The application of essential communication, numeracy and ICT skills in the job role including personal learning and thinking skills. Employer Rights and Responsibilities: Knowledge of what is needed to comply with essential employment legislation to ensure fairness, equality, and health and safety in the workplace.

Technical Certificate

NVQ Certificate or Diploma Level 2, 3, 4 or 5

What is an Apprenticeship? Employment Rights & Responsibilities

Functional Skills

Personal Thinking & Learning Skills (PTLS)

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FAQS Frequently Asked Questions

Who Can Apply for an Apprenticeship?

How long will the Apprenticeship last?

If you live in England, are over 16, and not in full time education you can apply. If you hold a degree you will be ineligible for Apprenticeship funding. You need to have a job and the apprenticeship you undertake must be closely linked to the role you are doing.

Apprenticeships can last between 1 and 4 years depending on the framework and level of the qualification.

How many hours will I need to work? All Apprentices must be employed for a minimum of 30 hours per week and must have a contract of employment in place.

Will I be paid to do my Apprenticeship? The current minimum apprenticeship wage is £3.30 an hour for 16-18 year olds and those over 19 in their first Apprenticeship year. If you are over 19 and in the second year of your apprenticeship you will be paid the National Minimum Wage. Many employers do however pay more than this national minimum apprenticeship wage.

Will I need to attend College? An Apprentice’s time is divided between working with their employer and undertaking training with the College. For example, some apprentices spend four days a week with their employer and one day a week at College, while others undertake all their training in the workplace, with the College coming to the employer for their part of the programme.

Will I have to pay anything? No - the college will access government funding to fully or partially cover the cost apprenticeship delivery and if you are over 19 your employer will be asked to make a contribution to the cost of the training. Some qualifications (Accounting) may have additional costs for registration with relevant professional bodies but we will advise of this at the outset.

When can I start? Anytime – most of our apprenticeship programmes are roll on roll off, meaning that they can be started at any time of the year.

I already have a job – can I start an Apprenticeship?

Do I need previous qualifications to undertake an Apprenticeship?

If you are employed for a minimum of 30 hours a week then the answer is most likely to be yes. We can speak with your employer to give them all the information they need and start the ball rolling.

Entry requirements vary and you will need to check the job vacancy to see what the employer is looking for. There may be requirements for minimum GCSE grades and all apprentices will be assessed at the start of the programme to make sure you will be able to achieve the required level of functional skills (maths, English and ICT) that is required for your particular Apprenticeship Framework. More importantly employers will be looking for the right attitude and level of commitment.

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What is the Talent Bank? The Talent Bank is a free service that keeps prospective Apprentices on record to receive vacancies based upon their sector of interest and location. As long as you keep in touch with us on a regular basis we will make sure that you are the first to hear about these opportunities and ahead of the game when it comes to making an application.

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HOW DO I FIND A JOB/APPRENTICESHIP?

Find an Employer

Option 1

You may decide to generate your own Apprenticeship, based upon the frameworks that the college offers. A full list of these Apprenticeships can be found at the front of this brochure. To help you to generate an Apprenticeship we can send you a CV template, an example cover letter template, and tips on how to gain an Apprenticeship.

Register onto our Talent Bank

Option 2

If you are interested in gaining an Apprenticeship from the age of 16 then you can register your details on the Apprenticeship Talent Bank. If a vacancy meets your designated sector, location and wage it will be sent to you via email along with a blank application form. Suggestions will be made if areas need to be improved. To register please email apprenticeshipenquiries@sussexdowns.ac.uk and request an Apprenticeship Registration Document.

The National Apprenticeship Website

Option 3

The National Apprenticeship Website advertises all the live Apprenticeships across the country, however, support is only available to those Apprenticeships that the college offer. To view all the current live vacancies across the country visit: www.ďŹ ndapprenticeship.service.gov.uk/apprenticeshipsearchapprenticeships

Want to stand out from the crowd?

5 Top Tips for Gaining Employment

It’s all about attitude and employers will be looking for:

1. Be on time. 2. Dress to impress.

Punctuality Reliability Communication Skills Presentation Motivation Attention to Detail Desire to do the job

3. Turn off your phone. 4. Stay positive. 5. Create an effective application.

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COMMON APPRENTICESHIP MYTHS

Apprenticeships are only for people with bad grades

If I do an Apprenticeship I’ll get stuck in the same industry

Apprenticeships are simply an alternative route into employment and offer the chance to learn and earn at the same time. As employees, Apprentices need to be reliable, committed and motivated.

As well as being available in a variety of industries, Apprenticeships cane also be undertaken in different areas of the business. Many offer transferable skills and most importantly first-hand experience of day to day work life which will stay with you throughout your career.

I won’t be able to afford it/I won’t be paid

Apprenticeships are only for young people

Your wage will be covered by your employer and Apprentices are entitled to the National Minimum Apprenticeship Wage which is currently £3.30 per hour for those aged 16 to 18 and those aged 19 or over in their first year. However many companies across sectors pay more than this.

Apprenticeships are open to anyone over the age of 16. There is no upper age limit.

Apprenticeships are only available in certain sectors The days where Apprenticeships were only available in certain industries are long gone. They are available in a wide range of industry sectors with employers from large national companies to smaller, local companies. Apprenticeships are available at Intermediate, Advanced, and Higher and Degree Levels covering more than 170 industries and 1,500 job roles.

Apprenticeships will negatively affect my future career prospects Employers increasingly value Apprenticeships as a viable career route as it means applicants will have experience of the workplace and a qualification.

I won’t get a good qualification

I need experience to get an Apprenticeship Apprenticeships provide the opportunity for young people to gain first-hand experience and to develop workplace skills. Employers recognise applicants won’t necessarily have previous work experience and are more often looking for motivation, reliability and a real desire to learn.

Businesses are not hiring Apprentices Apprenticeships are a national government priority, and the number of Apprenticeships businesses are hiring has increased. In fact we often find that good vacancies that we are advertising are not being filled due to lack of suitable applicants.

Once I have completed my Apprenticeship I will be out of a job You may be offered the chance to stay with your employer following your Apprenticeship – in fact 71% of Apprentices do just that. If not you will have the increased work experience and confidence to progress in your career.

There are many types of Apprenticeships, providing different levels of qualifications – intermediate, advanced and higher. The formal qualification that you undertake will go along-side the industry experience you will gain, which will prove to be invaluable.

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Contact Information Sussex Downs College Employer Training Email: apprenticeshipenquiries@sussexdowns.ac.uk Phone: 030 300 39474 @sdcet sussexdownscollegeemployertraining Jobshop: http://jobshopsussex.blogspot.co.uk Website: www.sussexdowns.ac.uk

Useful Links National Apprenticeship Service: www.findapprenticeship.service.gov.uk/apprenticeshipsearch National Apprenticeship Matching Service: www.gov.uk/topic/further-education-skills/apprenticeships Apprenticeships in Sussex: www.apprenticeships-in-sussex.com

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Course Listings

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Business, IT and Management

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ACCOUNTING

Levels Available:

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AAT Apprenticeships are designed for those who want to become skilled working in accounting and finance, or those who are already working in this industry and want to become qualified as an ‘Accounting Technician’. Accounting Technicians hold a huge variety of accounting jobs in the private, public and voluntary sectors, from Administration to Head of Finance. Accounting Technicians work in business, accountancy practices, forensic accounting, corporate finance, tax, insolvency, in fact they work in any number of exciting areas.

Qualification Overview The L2 Intermediate Apprenticeship consists of a L2 Certificate in Accounting, plus functional skills in Maths and English at Level 1. This course is the entry qualification for the AAT Diploma in Accounting Level 3. It develops skills in basic double entry bookkeeping and accounting, computerised accounting systems, basic costing techniques, and an understanding of the accounting function within an organisation. The L3 Advanced Apprenticeship consists of a L3 Diploma in Accounting, plus functional skills in Maths and English at Level 2. This course is for candidates who have achieved the AAT Certificate in Accounting Level 2 and introduces more complex financial accounting and costing techniques, cash management and the preparation of reports and returns. The L4 Higher Apprenticeship consists of L4 Diploma in Accounting, functional skills in Maths and English at Level 2, plus the Level 4 Diploma in Business Skills. The higher level covers financial team leader skills, including financial statements for limited companies, complex management accounting tasks, management skills and specialist learning areas. Once you’ve completed the advanced level you’ll be a qualified Accounting Technician. Candidates who have completed the Level 4 will be exempt from the first level of the chartered/certified accountancy qualifications offered by ICAEW, CIMA, CIPFA and ACCA.

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START DATE

COST

September

Dependent on age but full or partial funding may be available. All students will have to register directly with AAT - POA

DELIVERY MODEL

Attendance at our Eastbourne or Newhaven sites one day a week, with regular reviews in the workplace.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED

Acceptance onto the apprenticeship will be based on the outcome of a AAT diagnostic and an initial assessment in Maths and English


BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

Levels Available:

2

3

4

Situated at the core of every organisation, business and administration has no limitations. Roles in business and administration are no longer static and low-level – they include a wide range of opportunities, from junior secretary right through to managing director.

START DATE

COST

Dependent on age but full or partial funding may be available

DELIVERY MODEL

These qualifications are delivered in full in the workplace. Candidates will build a portfolio of evidence against the relevant standards which will include observation, professional discussion, reflective accounts/candidate reports, witness testimonies and assignments. Multiple choice testing will be used for the Functional Skills.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED

Acceptance onto the apprenticeship will be based on the outcome of a competency skills scan and initial assessment in Maths and English

QualiďŹ cation Overview The L2 Intermediate Apprenticeship consists of a L2 Diploma in Business Administration, plus functional skills in Maths, English and ICT at Level 1. The qualification will enable candidates to gain recognition of skills in a wide range of administrative tasks including the use of diary systems, supporting meetings and event co-ordination. With the inclusion of optional IT or HR units the programme can be tailored to suit your specific role. The L3 Advanced Apprenticeship consists of a L3 Diploma in Business Administration, plus functional skills in Maths, English and ICT at Level 2. This qualification will develop and demonstrate understanding and skills in a range of administrative activities including information management, event co-ordination, implementing procedures and systems, business decisionmaking, resource and project management. The L4 Higher Apprenticeship consists of a L4 NVQ Diploma in Business and Administration, plus functional skills in Maths, English and ICT at Level 2. This qualification would suit positions including Office Manager, Administration Team Leader, Personal Assistant, and Business Development Executive. It is expected that Higher apprentices will have significant experience of working in a business environment and be either leading or managing a team, or/and be responsible for managing projects (including allocating roles, chairing meetings, assessing risk, controlling budgets, decision making, reporting progress, and reviewing outcomes).

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CUSTOMER SERVICE

Levels Available:

2

3

Almost all employers employ someone in a customer service role, such as a receptionist, a customer service advisor or a manager. At the advanced level dedicated customer service job roles will include Customer Relationship Manager, Customer Support Officer, Customer Service Team Leader or Customer Service Supervisory.

START DATE

Throughout the year

COST

Dependent on age but full or partial funding may be available

DELIVERY MODEL

These qualifications are delivered in full in the workplace. Candidates will build a portfolio of evidence against the relevant standards which will include observation, professional discussion, reflective accounts/candidate reports, witness testimonies and assignments. Multiple choice testing will be used for the Functional Skills.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED

Acceptance onto the apprenticeship will be based on the outcome of a competency skills scan and initial assessment in Maths and English

Qualification Overview The L2 Intermediate Apprenticeship consists of L2 Diploma in Customer Service, plus functional skills in Maths and English at Level 1. Candidates will study the delivery of effective customer service – how customers’ needs and expectations are formed, how to respond to customers problems or complaints and the legislation which supports the customer service process. In the Customer Service NVQ you will have an opportunity to show existing competence over a wide range of themes such as Impression and Image, Customer Service Delivery, Handling problems and Development and Improvement enabling you to develop your practice as required. The L3 Advanced Apprenticeship consists of L3 Diploma in Customer Service plus functional skills in Maths and English and at Level 2. Candidates will study the delivery of effective customer service – how customers’ needs and expectations are formed, how to respond to customers problems or complaints and the legislation which supports the customer service process. In the Customer Service NVQ you will have an opportunity to show existing competence over a wide range of themes such Impression and Image, customer service delivery, handling problems, development and improvement enabling you to develop your practice as required.

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IT APPLICATION SPECIALIST

Levels Available:

2

This framework is designed for those working with IT systems and software and provide learners with the knowledge and skills needed to work effectively and efficiently with IT systems, communication and productivity tools and software applications.

START DATE

COST

Dependent on age but full or partial funding may be available

DELIVERY MODEL

These qualifications are delivered in full in the workplace. Candidates will build a portfolio of evidence against the relevant standards which will include observation, professional discussion, reflective accounts/candidate reports, witness testimonies and assignments. Multiple choice testing will be used for the Functional Skills.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED

Acceptance onto the apprenticeship will be based on the outcome of a competency skills scan and initial assessment in Maths and English

QualiďŹ cation Overview The L2 Intermediate Apprenticeship consists of L2 Diploma in IT User, plus functional skills in Maths L1, English L1 and ICT L2. The framework offers a wide range of optional units that the Apprentice can study to match their particular organisational and job role requirements and is suitable for those whose main job role is to use IT applications in support of colleagues or customers in any sector or industry. This can include: providing support and assistance to colleagues to make effective use of available IT systems and software developing, testing and implementing solutions to improve workplace productivity through the use of IT using the advanced features of IT Application Software in the creation and amendment of many types of formatted information including documents, diagrams, spreadsheets and presentations, maintaining simple websites, using the internet to find and exchange information and using social media to disseminate information.

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IT SOFTWARE, WEB & TELECOMS PROFESSIONALS

Levels Available:

2

3

In today’s technical working environment almost all employers employ someone in an IT role such as Desktop Technicians, Network Technicians, Database Administrators, Information Officers and Webmasters (website design and content management). Not to mention more specialist companies employing a full range of IT specialists such as Software Developers and Programmers, Network Designers and Network Managers, Web Designers, and Programmers to name but a few.

QualiďŹ cation Overview The L2 Intermediate Apprenticeship consists of L2 Diploma in Professional Competence for IT and Telecoms Professionals, the City & Guilds L2 Certificate in Systems Support, plus functional skills in Maths, English and ICT at Level 1. The Apprenticeship covers areas such as networking principles, install and configure ICT equipment and Operating systems and software installation and upgrade. The L3 Advanced Apprenticeship consists of L3 Diploma in Professional Competence for IT and Telecoms Professionals, the City & Guilds L3 Diploma in ICT Systems Support, plus functional skills in Maths, English and ICT at Level 2. The Apprenticeship covers areas such as networking principles, install, configure and upgrade ICT software and ICT repair centre procedures.

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START DATE

Specific start dates throughout the year

COST

Dependent on age but full or partial funding may be available

DELIVERY MODEL

These qualifications are delivered as a combination of classroom and work place assessment. Candidates will be expected to attend Eastbourne campus one day a week

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED

Acceptance onto the apprenticeship will be based on the outcome of a skills scan and initial assessment in Maths and English


SALES

Levels Available:

2

3

Sales & Telesales employs just over two million people in the UK. This can be a rewarding career, as many job roles earn commission and hard-work can quickly translate into financial reward. The sales industry is incredibly diverse and this qualification could suit anyone from a customer service assistant/ manager, estate agent, sales representative, travel agent or sales manager.

QualiďŹ cation Overview The L2 Intermediate Apprenticeship consists of L2 NVQ Certificate in Sales, the L2 Certificate in Principles of Sales, plus functional skills in Maths and English at Level 1. This qualification would suit someone working in a retail establishment where there is a real selling process (meeting definitive sales targets, involved in demonstrations, marketing, telephone contact) START DATE

The L3 Advanced Apprenticeship consists of L3 NVQ Diploma in Sales, the L3 Certificate in Principles of Sales, plus functional skills in Maths and English at Level 2. This level would suit more senior job roles including senior sales consultant/supervisor, Sales manager, telesales professional or sales person.

Throughout the year

COST

Dependent on age but full or partial funding may be available

DELIVERY MODEL

These qualifications are delivered in full in the workplace. Candidates will build a portfolio of evidence against the relevant standards which will include observation, professional discussion, reflective accounts/candidate reports, witness testimonies and assignments. Multiple choice testing will be used for the Functional Skills.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED

Acceptance onto the apprenticeship will be based on the outcome of a competency skills scan and initial assessment in Maths and English

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TEAM LEADING & MANAGEMENT

Levels Available:

2

3

5

Good team managers are essential to the success of any business, so the skills gained on this apprenticeship are transferable and valuable across a range of sectors and job roles.

START DATE

Qualification Overview The L2 Intermediate Apprenticeship consists of ILM Level 2 Diploma in Team Leading, plus functional skills in Maths, English and ICT at Level 1. It is suitable for people who have the opportunity to demonstrate recognisable team leading skills in the workplace, for example, providing leadership for a team, encouraging innovation, allocating and checking work. The L3 Advanced Apprenticeship consists of L3 NVQ Diploma in Management plus functional skills in Maths, English and ICT at Level 2. The Advanced Apprenticeship is aimed at those who are responsible for the control of activities and the work output of a team. It recognises the skills and competences of candidates in the workplace and provides individuals with an opportunity to demonstrate competence in managing their own and others’ professional development, setting objectives and providing support for team members, planning, allocating and monitoring work. The L5 Higher apprenticeship consists of L5 NVQ Diploma in Management, the ILM Diploma in Leadership and Management, plus the opportunity to complete functional skills in Maths, English and ICT at Level 2 if desired. The Higher Apprenticeship is aimed at those with experience of working at a middle management level and who have significant autonomy in their role. It demonstrates candidates’ skills in operational planning, leadership, direction, and working productively with colleagues and stakeholders.

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Throughout the year

COST

Dependent on age but full or partial funding may be available

DELIVERY MODEL

These qualifications are delivered in full in the workplace. Candidates will build a portfolio of evidence against the relevant standards which will include observation, professional discussion, reflective accounts/candidate reports, witness testimonies and assignments. Multiple choice testing will be used for the Functional Skills.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED

Acceptance onto the apprenticeship will be based on the outcome of a competency skills scan and initial assessment in Maths and English


Construction

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BRICKWORK

Levels Available:

2

3

This Apprenticeship is aimed at people working as bricklayers carrying out tasks such as setting out basic structures, building brick and block walling, laying domestic drainage, placing and finishing concrete, and rendering surfaces. Construction building craft occupations have a traditional role in supplying a qualified workforce to small and medium enterprises (SMEs), but many apprentices in this sector move on to self-employment.

QualiďŹ cation Overview The L2 Intermediate Apprenticeship consists of a L2 NVQ Diploma in Trowel Occupations, a L2 Diploma in Construction Skills in Bricklaying, plus functional skills in Maths and English at Level 1. This Apprenticeship combines workshop-based training with the related theory is aimed at people working as bricklayers carrying out tasks such as setting out basic structures, building brick and block walling, laying domestic drainage, placing and finishing concrete, and rendering surfaces. The L3 Advanced Apprenticeship consists of a L3 NVQ Diploma in Trowel Occupations, a L3 Diploma in Construction Skills in Bricklaying, plus functional skills in Maths and English at Level 2. This Apprenticeship combines workshop-based training with the related theory and includes building more challenging and complex brick structures and includes decorative work. You will also learn how to maintain and repair various masonry structures. The theory lessons are important in developing your knowledge and understanding of the technical areas of your work.

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START DATE

Throughout the year

COST

Dependent on age but full or partial funding may be available

DELIVERY MODEL

Candidates will come into Eastbourne college one day a week to undertake practical work and theory tests in College and build an assessed portfolio in the workplace. Multiple choice testing will be used for the functional skills

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED

Acceptance onto the apprenticeship will be based on the outcome of an interview, skills scan, and an initial assessment in Maths and English.


CARPENTRY & JOINERY

Levels Available:

2

3

The Site Carpentry Apprenticeship is aimed at those working on a construction site or in domestic and commercial premises, to given specifications, carrying out site carpentry to first and second fixing standards (door frames, hanging doors, boxing pipes, window frames and floor joists).

START DATE

COST

Dependent on age but full or partial funding may be available

DELIVERY MODEL

Candidates will come into Eastbourne college one day a week to undertake practical work and theory tests in College and build an assessed portfolio in the workplace. Multiple choice testing will be used for the functional skills

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED

Acceptance onto the apprenticeship will be based on the outcome of a competency skills scan and initial assessment in Maths and English

The Bench Joinery Apprenticeship is aimed at those working in a joiners shop producing wood products to given specifications for use by the site carpenter, such as doors, window frames and stair cases. The use of machinery in the production of products plays an important part within the joiners shop.

QualiďŹ cation Overview The L2 Intermediate Apprenticeship consists of a L2 NVQ Diploma in Wood Occupations, a L2 Construction Skills Diploma in Site or Bench Carpentry, plus functional skills in Maths and English at Level 1. The qualification will allow candidates to learn, develop and practise the skills required for employment and/or career progression in Site or Bench Carpentry. The L3 Advanced Apprenticeship consists of a L3 NVQ Diploma in Wood Occupations, a L3 Construction Skills Diploma in Site or Bench Carpentry, plus functional skills in Maths and English at Level 2. This qualification will allow candidates to further your understanding of the construction industry and give you the chance to develop advanced level of skills in Site or Bench Carpentry. The course includes lots of opportunities to progress your woodworking skills in our excellent facilities.

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MAINTENANCE OPERATIONS

Levels Available:

2

This Apprenticeship programme in Maintenance Operations is suitable for people who are employed by a general maintenance company in the Construction industry or who are working in a general maintenance role within an organisation. It is designed to recognize the knowledge, skills and competence demonstrated by an individual in the workplace and covers areas such as painting and decorating, trade repairs, plastering repairs, plumbing repairs and tiling.

QualiďŹ cation Overview The L2 Intermediate Apprenticeship consists of a L2 NVQ Diploma in Maintenance Operations, the Level 2 Diploma in Maintenance Operations plus functional skills in Maths and English at Level 1 This qualification provides the opportunity for individuals who are working as a multi-skilled operative, within three of the following disciplines: Carpentry & Joinery, Painting & Decorating, Plumbing, Drainage, Wall & Floor Tiling, Roofing and Bricklaying or Stonemasonry, to demonstrate their competence.

START DATE

COST

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Throughout the year

Dependent on age but full or cofunding may be available

DELIVERY MODEL

Candidates will come into Eastbourne college one day a week to undertake practical work and theory tests in College and build an assessed portfolio in the workplace. Multiple choice testing will be used for the functional skills

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED

Acceptance onto the apprenticeship will be based on the outcome of an interview, skills scan, and an initial assessment in Maths and English.


PLUMBING

Levels Available:

2

The plumbing industry is a key part of the UK’s construction industry. It’s a highly competitive field that employs skilled craftspeople and technicians who work with a wide range of materials and technologies. This Apprenticeship is aimed at new entrants into the industry, providing them with the basic skills and experience they need for a successful career in domestic plumbing and heating.

Qualification Overview The L2 Intermediate Apprenticeship consists of a L2 NVQ Diploma in Plumbing and heating plus functional skills in Maths and English at Level 2 and ICT at Level 1. During the course, candidates will cover a range of knowledge and skills across areas including domestic hot and cold water systems, central heating systems, sanitation systems, environmental technologies and matters of gas safety.

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START DATE

Specific start dates throughout the year

COST

Dependent on age but full or partial funding may be available

DELIVERY MODEL

Candidates will come into Eastbourne college one day a week to undertake practical work and theory tests in College and build an assessed portfolio in the workplace. Multiple choice testing will be used for the functional skills

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED

Acceptance onto the apprenticeship will be based on the outcome of an interview, skills scan, and an initial assessment in Maths and English.


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Engineering & Manufacturing

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MOTOR VEHICLE MECHANICAL REPAIR

Levels Available:

2

3

This Apprenticeship deals with the repair and maintenance of all light vehicles. Apprentices could work for a dealership and focus on a particular manufacturer, or work for an independent garage that deals with many different makes of vehicles. Sussex Downs is proud of its Motor vehicle maintenance repair facilities and resources. The latest scanners, four-wheel alignment and other diagnostic equipment is available and consistently updated giving our students the most up to date knowledge and training.

QualiďŹ cation Overview The L2 intermediate apprenticeship consists of L2 NVQ Diploma in Mechanical Repair plus functional skills in maths, English and ICT at Level 1. Candidates will be working in a service technician type role for level 2, carrying out routine maintenance and basic repairs, as well as identifying and reporting basic faults The L3 advanced apprenticeship consists of the L3 NVQ Diploma in Mechanical Repair plus functional skills in maths English and ICT at Level 2. On the level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship, candidates will learn about more complex vehicle systems, how to identify faults using different types of diagnostic equipment available and the repair procedures needed to complete the repair to the standard required.

START DATE

COST

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Throughout the year

Dependent on age but full or co-funding may be available

DELIVERY MODEL

Candidates will come into Eastbourne college one day a week to undertake practical work and theory tests in College and build an assessed portfolio in the workplace. Multiple choice testing will be used for the functional skills

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED

Acceptance onto the apprenticeship will be based on the outcome of an interview, skills scan, and an initial assessment in Maths and English.


MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT BODY REPAIR/ACCIDENT PAINT REPAIR/MET

Levels Available:

2

3

We welcome candidates at both Level 2 and 3 who are either starting a new career in automotive accident repair or looking to gain and develop existing skills, both theoretical and practical. Sussex Downs is proud of its facilities and resources consisting of the only accident repair training centre in the South East, The equipment is continuously updated to take account of modern techniques. Facilities include: - mixing room, full size oven, jig and pullers, Miracle pull system, three phase welder’s available and refrigerant handling equipment, giving our students the most up to date knowledge and training. Courses offered are Accident Body Repair, Accident Paint Repair and MET (Mechanical Electrical Trim)

MET: Bridging the gap between Mechanical and Body the candidates will learn basic systems involved in accident repair such as; Mechanical items including Suspension, Steering, Cooling, Air Con. SRS and ABS removal and refitting. Fault finding and rectification. Electrical items such as Headlamps and other Control units for SRS ABS etc. Trim items such as removal and replacing of seats and covers, interiors, sunroofs.

START DATE

Throughout the year

Qualification Overview The L2 intermediate apprenticeship consists of L2 NVQ Diploma in Accident Body Repair, Accident Repair Paint or Accident Repair MET plus functional skills in maths and English at Level 1

COST

The L3 advanced apprenticeship consists of L2 NVQ Diploma in Accident Body Repair, Accident Repair Paint or Accident Repair MET plus functional skills in maths and English at Level 2 Accident Body Repair: We can provide bespoke delivery for body repair areas such as additional fabrication, restoration or welding including advance MIG Brazing. All courses cover a comprehensive repair process from a simple dent to the complete panel replacement including chassis realignment. All candidates are taught to work with various vehicle materials and use all current joining techniques. This includes the use of modern day equipment that can be found in today’s body repair workshops. Accident Paint repair: Candidates will learn panel preparation from the time they receive a repaired vehicle from the panel technician. To include colour mixing and matching. Foundation and top coat application as well as fault finding and rectification. Using of various finishes on various substrates such as plastics. We also offer paint preparation and paint techniques apprenticeships.

Dependent on age but full or co-funding may be available

DELIVERY MODEL

Candidates will come into Eastbourne college one day a week to undertake practical work and theory tests in College and build an assessed portfolio in the workplace. Multiple choice testing will be used for the functional skills

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED

Acceptance onto the apprenticeship will be based on the outcome of an interview, skills scan, and an initial assessment in Maths and English.

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Health & Social Care, Early Years & Education

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EARLY YEARS EDUCATION

Levels Available:

2

3

These qualifications are for a diverse range of job roles within the sector such as Nursery Assistants, Early Years or Childcare Practitioners, Nursery School Teachers, Children’s Co-ordinator, Social Care Assistants/Workers, Careers Adviser, Childminders, Education Welfare Officers, Learning Mentors, Speech and Language Therapists, Youth and Community Worker, Foster Carers, Volunteers and individuals working in children’s residential homes.

START DATE

COST

Qualification Overview The L2 Intermediate Apprenticeship consists of L2 NVQ Certificate for the Children & Young People’s Workforce, plus functional skills in Maths, English and ICT to at least Level 1. This apprenticeship is designed to help learners build the knowledge and skills needed when working under supervision with children and young people from birth to 19 years of age. It covers a diverse range of job roles and occupational areas working in children’s settings including early years and social care.

The L3 Advanced Apprenticeship consists of L3 Diploma Early Years Educator Certificate plus GCSE Maths and English and functional skills in ICT at Level 2. In response to the Department for Education and National College for Teaching and Leadership Policy, Improving the quality and range of education and childcare from birth to 5 years, this is a qualification to meet the Criteria required for those wishing to become Early Years Educators.

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Dependent on age but full or co-funding may be available

DELIVERY MODEL

These qualifications are delivered in full in the workplace. Candidates will build a portfolio of evidence against the relevant standards which will include observation, professional discussion, reflective accounts/candidate reports, witness testimonies and assignments. Multiple choice testing will be used for the Functional Skills.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED

Acceptance onto the apprenticeship will be based on the outcome of a competency skills scan and initial assessment in Maths and English

The L3 Advanced Apprenticeship consists of L3 Diploma in Residential Childcare (Social Care Pathway), plus functional skills in Maths, English and ICT at Level 2 Or:

Throughout the year


HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE

Levels Available:

2

3

5

Health and Social Care Apprentices are employed by a wide range of Health and Social Care providers. Organisations include hospitals, GP practices, care homes, nursing homes, hospices, domiciliary care services and day centres and the opportunities. Completion of the advanced apprenticeship will stand candidates in good stead for progression onto higher education in subjects like nursing or midwifery and operating department practitioner roles in the care sector or management roles in care homes.

START DATE

COST

QualiďŹ cation Overview The L2 Intermediate Apprenticeship consists of the Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care (following either the generic, dementia or learning disability pathway), plus the Level 2 Certificate in preparing to work in Adult Social Care, Employment Rights & Responsibilities in the Health and Social Care sector, and functional skills in Maths and English to at least Level 1. This qualification is suitable for those new into the Health and Social Care Sector. The L3 Advanced Apprenticeship consists of the Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care (following either the generic, dementia or learning disability pathway), plus the Level 3 Certificate in preparing to work in Adult Social Care, Employment Rights & Responsibilities in the Health and Social Care sector, and functional skills in Maths and English at Level 2. The main difference between the Intermediate Level and Advanced Level Apprenticeships is the level of responsibility the person holds and the role in which they work.

Throughout the year

Dependent on age but full or co-funding may be available

DELIVERY MODEL

These qualifications are delivered in full in the workplace. Candidates will build a portfolio of evidence against the relevant standards which will include observation, professional discussion, reflective accounts/candidate reports, witness testimonies and assignments. Multiple choice testing will be used for the Functional Skills.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED

Acceptance onto the apprenticeship will be based on the outcome of a competency skills scan and initial assessment in Maths and English

The L5 Higher Apprenticeship consists of the Level 5 Diploma for Leadership in Health and Social Care (2 Pathways – Adult Residential Pathway and Adult non-Residential Pathway). The qualification includes the following mandatory units: Undertake a research project within services for health and social care and Develop professional supervision practice in health and social care. Candidates will also need to be able to demonstrate they are working at Level 2 in Maths and English via an initial assessment process. This qualification is suitable for those working as Adult Residential Managers, Adult Managers or as Managers of specialist adult social care services only.

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SUPPORTING TEACHING & LEARNING IN SCHOOLS

Levels Available:

2

3

This Apprenticeship is about providing support in the classroom. After all, teachers aren’t the only ones who make a difference to learning in schools. Teaching assistants play a vital role in today’s classrooms by making sure students get the most out of their lessons. Depending on the level you choose, you’ll cover things like promoting positive behaviour, supporting pupils, using information and communication technology and helping with children’s social development.

Qualification Overview The L2 Intermediate Apprenticeship consists of L2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools, plus functional skills in Maths and ICT at Level 1 and English at Level 2. This qualification will enable learners to develop the knowledge and skills needed when supporting teaching and learning in primary, secondary or special schools. It covers a wide range of areas including children and young people’s development, supporting those with disabilities or special educational needs and communication and professional relationships. The L3 Advanced Apprenticeship consists of L3 Diploma in Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning in Schools, plus functional skills in Maths, English and ICT at Level 2. This qualification is for those members of the school workforce who directly support teaching and learning of pupils in schools in an area that requires specialist knowledge and skills. The Advanced Level Apprenticeship adds more responsibility to the role and candidates could help plan, carry out, and evaluate a wide range of learning activities.

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START DATE

Specific start dates throughout the year

COST

Dependent on age but full or partial funding may be available

DELIVERY MODEL

Fortnightly evening workshops at one of our college sites (Eastbourne, Newhaven or Lewes) along with workplace assessments

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED

Acceptance onto the apprenticeship will be based on the outcome of a skills scan and initial assessment in Maths, English and ICT.


Service Industries

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HAIRDRESSING

Levels Available:

2

3

This Apprenticeship covers all aspects of hairdressing with most candidates starting off as salon assistants, helping out with reception duties, washing hair and learning by watching the experienced stylists at work. Hairdressing is a very competitive business, and people move up the ladder quickly, with opportunities to go into management, training or opening up their own salon

QualiďŹ cation Overview The L2 Intermediate Apprenticeship consists of the NVQ Level 2 Diploma in Hairdressing, functional skills in Maths and English at Level 1, and Employer Rights and Responsibilities. Candidates will work as a salon junior, assisting senior staff while training as a junior stylist. Duties are likely to include booking appointments, shampooing, conditioning, drying and styling hair, and mixing and applying hair colouring. Candidates study hairdressing topics such as hair and skin testing, the effects of chemicals on hair and skin, and the principles of hair colour selection The L3 Advanced Apprenticeship consists of the NVQ Level 3 Diploma in Hairdressing, functional skills in Maths and English at Level 2, and Employed Rights and Responsibilities. Advanced apprentices take their learning a step further by developing their cutting and colouring skills so they can carry out all the latest fashion techniques.

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START DATE

COST

Throughout the year

Dependent on age but full or partial funding may be available

DELIVERY MODEL

These qualifications are delivered as a combination of workplace assessment and fortnightly 3 hour workshops at our Lewes and Eastbourne Campuses

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED

Acceptance onto the apprenticeship will be based on the outcome of a skills scan and initial assessment in Maths and English.


HOSPITALITY

Levels Available:

2

3

4

The hospitality industry is made up of thousands of exciting organisations including hotels, restaurants, food service management, fast food, coffee shops and pubs, bars and nightclubs. It involves an array of job roles from waitressing to event coordination, and management positions too. It’s an industry that offers a unique working environment, and as it is public facing it offers a sociable and dynamic working life. The industry rewards the hard-working and dedicated with wonderful opportunities, and career progression is often quicker than other industries.

QualiďŹ cation Overview The L2 Intermediate Apprenticeship in Food and Beverage Service consists of L2 Diploma in Food and Beverage Service, the Award in Hospitality and Catering Principles, plus functional skills in English and Maths. This qualification is suitable for candidates working in any environment where food and drink is being served. The L2 Intermediate Apprenticeship in Food Production & Cooking consists of Level 2 Diploma in Food Production and Cooking, the Award in Hospitality and Catering Principles, plus functional skills in English and Maths. This qualification is ideal for those employed in a catering environment, such as hotels, public houses, cafes, schools, care and nursing homes, who are required to prepare, cook and finish a variety of dishes. This L2 Intermediate Apprenticeship in Front of House (Reception) consists of L2 Diploma in Front of House Reception, the Award in Hospitality and Catering Principles, plus functional skills in English and Maths. This qualification is suited to any employer that offers a front of house or reception service as part of their business (e.g. hotel reception), and is suitable for those who deal with reception areas and front of house functions, including taking customer bookings, payments, meeting and greeting customers, and solving customer service issues.

This L4 Higher Apprenticeship in Hospitality Management consists of a Level 4 Diploma in Hospitality Management, the Level 4 Diploma in Principles of Hospitality Management, plus optional functional skills in English, Mathematics and ICT. This qualification is aimed at an experienced departmental manager, or General Manager, who holds a high degree of autonomy within their role. This substantial qualification is the equivalent to a foundation degree and candidates will be expected to put in a significant amount of work to meet the requirements of the framework of qualifications. This L2 Intermediate Apprenticeship in Hospitality Services consists of L2 Diploma in Hospitality Services, the Award in Hospitality and Catering Principles, plus functional skills in English and Maths. This qualification is suitable for any candidate working in various internal sectors within a Hospitality and Catering environment. They include food and drink, front of house reception, housekeeping, customer service and food preparation. It is uniquely designed for a student who wishes to be qualified as multi skilled, and therefore ultimately more useful in terms of employment.

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This L3 Advanced Apprenticeship in Hospitality Leadership & Management consists of Level 3 Diploma in Hospitality Supervision and Leadership, the Award in Hospitality Supervision and Leadership, plus functional skills in English and Maths This qualification is aimed at those who have responsibility for leading a team, department, or multiple departments. This includes Heads of Department for Front Office, Housekeeping, Food and Beverage, Head and Executive Chefs, Duty Managers, General Managers of hotels, and all hospitality and catering establishments. Candidates must be a supervisor, or manager, responsible for a minimum of three staff members, and their responsibilities should include rotas, stock, staff feedback, identifying, resolving, and reviewing customer service issues. The L2 Intermediate Apprenticeship in Kitchen Services consists of L2 NVQ Diploma in Kitchen Services, the Award in Hospitality and Catering Principles, plus functional skills in Maths and English at Level 1. This qualification would suit those who are employed in a catering environment and produce uncomplicated dishes to company specifications and standards. This Apprenticeship would ideally suit individuals working in placements whose menu has little or no variation on a regular basis; especially those using company specification manuals.

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START DATE

Throughout the year

COST

Dependent on age but full or partial funding may be available

DELIVERY MODEL

These qualifications are delivered in full in the workplace. Candidates will build a portfolio of evidence against the relevant standards which will include observation, professional discussion, reflective accounts/candidate reports, witness testimonies and assignments. Multiple choice testing will be used for the Functional Skills.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED

Acceptance onto the apprenticeship will be based on the outcome of a competency skills scan and initial assessment in Maths and English


PROFESSIONAL COOKERY

Levels Available:

2

3

This is a professional qualification for those already working in catering and wishing to gain a nationally recognised qualification. Candidates will gain a high standard of chef skills and learn other workplace essentials like health and safety and food hygiene in the kitchen. They may also have a strong focus on the creation of complex dishes in a fine dining environment. Both levels can be offered entirely in the workplace for those with sufficient experience and working with menus of sufficient breadth.

START DATE

COST

Candidates also have the option of taking our dual delivery option involving sessions in our Eastbourne based professional training kitchens This will be complimented in their place of work through on-site assessments and learning, hence Dual Delivery.

QualiďŹ cation Overview The L2 Intermediate Apprenticeship consists of the Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Professional Cookery, the Award in Hospitality and Catering Principles, plus functional skills in English and Maths.

DELIVERY MODEL

Throughout the year

Dependent on age but full or partial funding may be available

These qualifications can either be undertaken in full in the workplace if menus allow or are delivered as a mix of weekly practical sessions in our well-equipped training kitchens at our Eastbourne Campus, every Tuesday. The candidate will also receive regular visits in the workplace to carry out assessments, and to aid with the building of the portfolio and Functional Skills.

The L3 Advanced Apprenticeship consists of the Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Professional Cookery, the Award in Hospitality and Catering Principles, plus functional skills in English and Maths. This is the progression route for practical Chefs. For progression to kitchen management, Head Chef, Soux Chef, we offer Hospitality Supervision & Leadership and Hospitality Management. QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED

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Acceptance onto the apprenticeship will be based on the outcome of a competency skills scan and initial assessment in Maths and English


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