What are Apprenticeships


Apprenticeships are work based training programmes to support the development of your new recruits or existing staff that require new skills for a new job role. 

Hillingdon Training can support you in finding a new Apprentice for your business as well as taking them through the apprenticeship training programme.

As part of an Apprenticeship you employ the apprentice as per any other member of staff.  We work with you to develop and train the apprentice growing them into your workforce of the future.

Each Apprenticeship programme lasts a minimum of 12 months from initial sign up in the workplace through to achievement.

Hillingdon Training sources, places and delivers apprentices onto programmes in the following areas:

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  • Supporting Teaching and Learning


How do the Programmes work?
Our programmes consist of three areas of learning each leading to accredited qualifications:


Knowledge-based, taught programme
Designed to enable Apprentices to develop the knowledge and understanding required to work effectively in their chosen sector. Attendance is required at 8 to 10 one day workshops, dependent on the specific programme. Workshops are delivered at one of our London training centres or can be delivered on site for employers enrolling ten or more Apprentices on the same programme. Assessed through formal examination set by the awarding body (e.g. an Edexcel BTEC, City & Guilds Certificate or Diploma).


Competency based QualificationSome description
Completed through training and assessment on-the-job. Consists of mandatory and optional units. Optional units can be selected that are relevant to the apprentice's specific job role. 


Functional Skills
Qualifications in English, Maths and ICT, based on developing and demonstrating the skills required to function effectively in the workplace.  Workshop attendance is required, the number and frequency will be based on individual candidate needs.


Apprenticeships are at least 12 months in duration.

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