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Apprenticeship FAQs

Who can do an Apprenticeship?

Apprenticeships are open to anyone aged 16 and over, living in the UK and not taking part in any other form of full-time education. Entry requirements are often flexible because employers don't just look at prior academic achievement. Instead, existing practical skills and experience really do count, as it shows each employer your dedication to work and willingness to learn.

How do I apply?

The process is different for employed and unemployed people:

If you are employed – firstly speak to your manager/supervisor to discuss the qualification you are interested in. You our your employer can then contact their HYA Training in order to arrange a phone call or site visit you to discuss the apprenticeship, eligibility and the induction process.

If you are unemployed – Apprenticeship vacancies are advertised on the gov.uk apprenticeships portal and also on our website. Simply make an application and we will contact you!

How will an Apprenticeship benefit me?

    Completing an Apprenticeship will:
  • Help develop vital skills employers are looking for.
  • Support further career development,
  • Build on confidence,
  • Equip you with the skills you need to provide the best service possible,
  • You will gain a nationally recognised qualification - increasing your employability.
  • Allow you to earn money whilst you learn.

How long does an Apprenticeship last?

It really depends upon the course you are completing, but will generally be between 15 and 30 months.

Are Apprenticeships available for existing staff members?

Yes! You don't have to have to be new to the role to take a qualification with HYA Training. Existing staff members are often found to be ideal candidates for our courses, as part of a company personnel development programme. It's a great way to upskill individuals and broaden the knowledge a workforce.

If I have a degree can I still complete a funded Apprenticeship?

Yes! As per the new Trailblazer standards you can be funded to complete an apprenticeship, providing your degree wasn't in the same area of study.

I achieved GCSE grades in Maths and English but I cannot find the certificates to prove this, will I have to complete Functional Skills Maths and English as part of the Apprenticeship?

We will carry out a qualifications search prior to you commencing your qualification with us. If the GCSE results are not showing in this search then you may have to complete our Functional Skills Maths and English qualifications alongside your apprenticeship. The Government have published information relating to the falling levels of Maths and English achievement within the UK. By stepping up the English and Maths requirements the Government hope to equip the workforce with the literacy and numeracy skills needed to perform well and support development. As part of your ongoing training and support your assessor will support you with checking your evidence for spelling, punctuation and grammar (SPaG), as well as support you in preparation for the Maths and English tests.

What is off the job training?

This is training carried out away from your place of work, or training completed that is over and above the normal day to day duties that come as part of your role. Off the job training can include – attending our training centre for tuition sessions, undertaking online CPD courses, personal independant research (related to your qualification), shadowing other members of your organisation, attending trade shows and much more..!

How often will I meet with my trainer?

At a minimum, every four weeks. Contact time will be agreed with your employer prior to commencing the apprenticeship.

Why do I need to be observed doing my job?

Observation is a key method of assessment. The standards specified within your apprenticeship identify the tasks your trainer must observe you completing as part of your daily duties. Observations are always agreed in advance with the apprentice, the manager/supervisor and the tutor.

Study Programme FAQs

Do I get a bursary?

Bursaries depend upon personal and familial circumstances, but can be up to £30 per week, alongside assistance with travel (bus passes etc).

Is this a college?

HYA Training is an independant training provider. We are very similar to a college in the way we operate but we have a more personable approach to education.

Is this a full time course?

Yes, our Study Programme is a full time programme.

Do I have to do Maths/English?

If students have not achieved a GCSE Maths/ English Government guidelines say that they must study both English and Maths (this is a condition of funding for us). If the student has already achieved GCSE standard they do not have to study English or Maths.

Do I get half term and summer holidays?

Yes, HYA Training operate a standard academic year. Therefore you will be out of training for all half terms, Easter holiday as well as a full six-week summer holiday.

If you still have a question, please contact us today. You can easily fill out our contact form or leave a message on the chat box.

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