The world is changing fast and to get ahead you need up to date skills. But you don’t need to sit in a classroom all day to get them – there are other ways of learning that could suit you. An Apprenticeship is a real job with training so you can earn while you learn and get recognised qualifications as you go.
After finishing, the majority of apprentices will stay in employment, with two-thirds staying with the same employer. Employers think that qualified apprentices are 15% more employable than those with other qualifications.
If you live in England, are aged 16 – 23 and you are not in full-time education, contact us to find out what apprenticeship opportunities are available in your area.
Adult apprenticeships have been designed for those who are 19+, are already in employment, and who want to progress in their chosen occupation. VSS offer a wide range of work-based apprenticeships, including higher apprenticeships developed by employers for employers, to help businesses grow the leaders of the future. Thousands of adults gain the skills and qualifications they need to climb the career ladder and improve their potential with an adult apprenticeship.
VSS has an excellent reputation for delivering high quality apprenticeships across a variety of sectors. We pride ourselves on our excellent success rates and the work we do with learners in industry. We support a variety of career paths by introducing new apprenticeships to meet increasing demand from businesses.
In order to begin an apprenticeship you must be employed. On the job, you’ll work as an employee, alongside experienced staff members. Off the job, you’ll learn with your VSS Assessor through a combination of learning methods that may include; online assessments and training in your workplace.
Each apprenticeship involves a structured programme of training leading to a recognised qualification, and they are available at different levels, letting you choose the speed you wish to learn. All of our apprenticeships are work-based training programmes, so most of the training is ‘on the job’ – at your premises.
VSS offers a wide range of apprenticeships in the following sectors:
- Service Sector
- Hospitality Sector
- Health Sector
- Transportation Sector
- Security Sector
- Business Sector
- Retail Sector
- Warehousing Sector
- Manufacturing Sector
- Child Care Sector
- Hair & Beauty Sector
There are three levels of apprenticeship available:
- Intermediate Apprenticeship (Level 2), equivalent to five GCSE’s (A-C)
- Advanced apprenticeship (Level 3), equivalent to two A levels
- Higher apprenticeship (Level 4 & 5), equivalent to a Higher National Certificate.
An apprenticeship is made up of the following components:
- A knowledge-based element (Technical Certificate)
- A competence based element (NVQ)
- Transferable or Functional Skills (i.e. English, Maths, ICT)
- An overview of Employment Rights and Responsibilities
- End Point Assessment (New Standards)