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The Learning Institute

Our apprenticeships

As the provider arm of Westcountry Schools’ Trust, The Learning Institute joined the Register of Apprenticeship Training Providers in 2017, and was further approved as an end-point assessment organisation (EPAO) for Academic Professional and Teacher apprenticeships in 2018. 

The Learning Institute is approved by the Department for Education (DfE), the National Association of School-Based Teacher Training (NASBTT), CACHE/NCFE, BCS, and the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) and many of these awards fall within our apprenticeship programmes.

Academic Professional (Level 7)
 

The Academic Professional apprenticeship is delivered in partnership with the University of Worcester and will include units of the PGCertHE or M.Res, and lead to an opportunity to apply for HE fellowship. 

In-house and offsite training is delivered through face-to-face and/or online lectures and includes support in the form of seminars, Q&A sessions, and coaching and mentoring for both the apprentice and the workplace mentor. 

Following Initial Needs Assessment, an individualised programme for the 20% off-the-job training time is agreed with the employer. The Learning Institute will provide advice and guidance to the employer on the best way to arrange and support an apprentice, and assist in preparing the apprentice for End Point Assessment.

Business Administrator (Level 3)
 

The Business Administrator apprenticeship is delivered in-house through activities and tasks that develop the knowledge, skills and behaviours within the standards. These are evidenced through reflective journals and workbooks.

The Learning Institute provides face-to-face and/or online support in the form of seminars, Q&A sessions, coaching and mentoring to contextualise the standards to the workplace and ensure the apprentice feels secure in their knowledge.

Following Initial Needs Assessment, an individualised programme for the 20% off-the-job training time is agreed with the employer. The Learning Institute will provide advice and guidance to the employer on the best way to arrange and support an apprentice, and assist in preparing the apprentice for End Point Assessment.

Early Years Educator (Level 3)  

The Early Years Educator apprenticeship is a new programme which includes in-house and offsite training, accredited through CACHE/NCFE.

Training is made up of tasks and exercises that develop the knowledge, skills and behaviours within the standards, contextualised to each workplace. The Learning Institute provides face-to-face and/or online support in the form of seminars, Q&A sessions, and coaching and access to online CACHE resources and online testing.

Following Initial Needs Assessment, an individualised programme for the 20% off-the-job training time is agreed with the employer. The Learning Institute will provide advice and guidance to the employer on the best way to arrange and support an apprentice, and assist in preparing the apprentice for End Point Assessment.

Improvement Leader (Level 6)  

The Improvement Leader apprenticeship is being designed by TLI to contextualise improvement methodologies created for the manufacturing industries to a public sector setting. 

The Level 6 award looks at strategic improvements across an organisation to raise performance, reduce waste, or eliminate error.  It should be seen in the context of building an improvement culture within an organisation, and should be undertaken and supported in the workplace with operational input which ideally is in the form of one or more Level 4 Improvement Practitioners who deliver operational improvement projects within an organisation. 

Training takes the form of up-front learning on six-sigma and LEAN methodologies, for those without previous experience with these, and ongoing coaching in the collection and interrogation of data, design, roll out and evaluation of impact of an improvement project(s). 

Following Initial Needs Assessment, an individualised programme for the 20% off-the-job training time is agreed with the employer. The Learning Institute will provide advice and guidance to the employer on the nature of the project being undertaken and best way to arrange and support an apprentice, and assist in preparing the apprentice for End Point Assessment.

This standard has been mapped against NPQML and future development may include the awarding of this specific education professional qualification alongside the apprenticeship.

Improvement Practitioner (Level 4)

The Improvement Practitioner apprenticeship is being designed by The Learning Institute to contextualise improvement methodologies created for the manufacturing industries to a public sector setting. 

The Level 4 award looks at making operational improvements within an organisation to raise performance, reduce waste, or eliminate error.  It should be seen in the context of building an improvement culture within an organisation, and should be undertaken and supported in the workplace under the supervision of a Level 6 Improvement Leader who is delivering strategic improvements within an organisation. 

Training takes the form of up-front learning on six-sigma and LEAN methodologies, with ongoing coaching in the collection and interrogation of data, design, roll out and evaluation of impact of an improvement project. 

Following Initial Needs Assessment, an individualised programme for the 20% off-the-job training time is agreed with the employer. The Learning Institute will provide advice and guidance to the employer on the nature of the project being undertaken and best way to arrange and support an apprentice, and assist in preparing the apprentice for End Point Assessment.

This standard has been mapped against NPQML and future development may include the awarding of this specific education professional qualification alongside the apprenticeship.

Infrastructure Technician (Level 3)  

The Infrastructure Technician apprenticeship is delivered through in-house and offsite training, and includes BCS technical certificate accreditation.

Training is made up of tasks and exercises that develop the knowledge, skills and behaviours within the standards, contextualised to each workplace. The Learning Institute provides face-to-face and/or online support in the form of seminars, Q&A sessions, and coaching and access to online BCS resources and online testing. 

Following Initial Needs Assessment, an individualised programme for the 20% off-the-job training time is agreed with the employer. The Learning Institute will provide advice and guidance to the employer on the best way to arrange and support an apprentice, and assist in preparing the apprentice for End Point Assessment.

Senior Leader (Masters) (Level 7) 

The Senior Leader (Masters) apprenticeship will be delivered through a combination of in-house and offsite training at local centres, and includes CMI accreditation. 

Training is made up of tasks and exercises that develop the knowledge, skills and behaviours within the standards, contextualised to each workplace.

Each apprentice has, in addition to completion of unit assignments, to complete a practical work-based project based on the Leadership role in order to pass The Learning Institute's MA Values-Led Leadership as part of the Gateway assessment.  The Learning Institute provides face-to-face and/or online support in the form of seminars, Q&A sessions, and coaching and access to online CMI resources. 

Following Initial Needs Assessment, an individualised programme for the 20% off-the-job training time is agreed with the employer. The Learning Institute will provide advice and guidance to the employer on the best way to arrange and support an apprentice, and assist in preparing the apprentice for End Point Assessment.

Senior Leader (Masters with SENCo Award) (Level 7)) 

The Senior Leader (Masters with SENCo Award) apprenticeship will be delivered through a combination of in-house and offsite training at local centres, and includes CMI accreditation. 

Training is made up of tasks and exercises that develop the knowledge, skills and behaviours within the standards, contextualised to each workplace.

Each apprentice has, in addition to completion of unit assignments, to complete a practical work-based project based on the Leadership role in order to pass the Master's Degree as part of the Gateway assessment.  The Learning Institute provides face-to-face and/or online support in the form of seminars, Q&A sessions, and coaching and access to online CMI resources. 

Following Initial Needs Assessment, an individualised programme for the 20% off-the-job training time is agreed with the employer. The Learning Institute will provide advice and guidance to the employer on the best way to arrange and support an apprentice, and assist in preparing the apprentice for End Point Assessment.

Teacher (Level 6) 

The Teacher apprenticeship provides the opportunity for an apprentice to follow the innovative school-based initial teacher training (ITT) programme run by The Learning Institute, with the additional opportunity to gain PGCE alongside QTS as part of this provision. 

In house and offsite training is delivered through face-to-face and/or online lectures and includes support in the form of seminars, Q&A sessions, and coaching and mentoring for both the apprentice and the workplace mentor. 

Following Initial Needs Assessment, an individualised programme for the 20% off-the-job training time is agreed with the employer. The Learning Institute will provide advice and guidance to the employer on the best way to arrange and support an apprentice, and assist in preparing the apprentice for End Point Assessment.

Teaching Assistant (Level 3) ​​​​​​ 

The Teaching Assistant apprenticeship is delivered through a combination of in-house and offsite training at local venues, and includes opportunities to visit different workplaces. 

Training includes tasks that develop the knowledge, skills and behaviours within the standards contextualised to each workplace. The Learning Institute provides face-to-face and/or online support in the form of seminars, Q&A sessions, and coaching for both apprentice and work-base mentor. 

Following Initial Needs Assessment, an individualised programme for the 20% off-the-job training time is agreed with the employer. The Learning Institute will provide advice and guidance to the employer on the best way to arrange and support an apprentice, and assist in preparing the apprentice for End Point Assessment.

Team Leader (Level 3) 

The Team Leader apprenticeship is delivered through a combination of in-house and offsite training at local venues, and includes CMI accreditation.

Training is made up of tasks and exercises that develop the knowledge, skills and behaviours within the standards, contextualised to each workplace. The Learning Institute provides face-to-face and/or online support in the form of seminars, Q&A sessions, and coaching and access to online CMI resources.

Following Initial Needs Assessment, an individualised programme for the 20% off-the-job training time is agreed with the employer. The Learning Institute will provide advice and guidance to the employer on the best way to arrange and support an apprentice, and assist in preparing the apprentice for End Point Assessment.

Want to know more about our apprenticeships?
Contact:   apprenticeships@learninginstitute.co.uk