In 2017, the government introduced an apprenticeship levy for all companies with payrolls over £3million, whilst small businesses received additional government funding. These measures were designed to encourage businesses of all sizes to invest more in work based learning.
At the same time a new model of apprenticeship programmes were introduced. Apprenticeship standards became available for all ages and are suited to employees and apprentices at all stages in their career path.
Apprenticeship standards are programmes of learning and development that have been designed by employers. They offer flexibility in the delivery of training, and are intended to increase the effectiveness of outcomes for apprentices and employers.
The apprenticeship standards are a set of knowledge, skills and behaviours the apprentice needs to achieve, and are assessed through an ‘End Point Assessment’. To ensure rigorous assessment The End Point Assessment Organisation should be completely independent from the training provider.
Apprenticeship standards have been developed to attract new talent into the sector, to upskill existing staff, and to assist organisations and staff to prepare and develop their management and leadership skills and behaviours.
Dutton Fisher Associates was one of the first training providers in the UK to deliver the apprenticeship standards. We have tailored our extensive knowledge of training and development to enable us to deliver innovative programmes to a range of sectors. Delivery of these programmes is designed entirely to suit the needs of both employer and learner including blended learning solutions which include on-line e-learning.
We offer Apprenticeship training in the following areas:
Housing / Property Management; Housing Assistant – Level 2, Housing Officer – Level 3, and Senior Officer – Level 4
Health and Social Care; Level 2 and Level 3
Leadership & Management; Team Leader – Level 3, Operations/Departmental Manager – Level 5
Business Administration; Level 2 and Level 3
Customer Service; Level 2 and Level 3