Myerscough College can deliver Apprenticeships at different levels intermediate Level 2 Apprenticeships Designed to build and consolidate knowledge and competence of operational roles within an industry. Level 2 Apprenticeships are designed specifically with the employer in mind, making it easy to re-skill and up-skill an existing workforce as well as creating new Apprenticeship roles. Advanced Level 3 Apprenticeships Perfect for people in a supervisory or managerial role, or for employees looking to attain the skills required to reach a supervisory or managerial level. Advanced Level 3 Apprenticeships cover all aspects of learning designed to support career progression and managerial development. Who are Apprenticeships for? Apprenticeships are for new and existing staff. They are open to all ages above 16 years old and not in full-time education, although Government funding is prioritised to certain groups. Individuals with a Level 4 qualification or higher are not eligible to receive funding for an Apprenticeship. Apprenticeships 2016 / 17 6 how is training delivered? The Apprenticeship programme may involve one-to-one discussion, practical demonstration, assignment work, assessment - both practical and theory, online learning as well as formal taught sessions and workshops. Most of our Apprenticeships are delivered as workbased provision with training and assessment in the workplace using the latest blended learning techniques and use of an extensive virtual learning platform and online e-portfolio. Some schemes such as Construction Plant Maintenance, Landbased Engineering, Farriery and Veterinary Nursing involve attendance at College on a block release basis. Please contact us for specific details. What about wages? All Apprentices are employed and must have an up to date contract of employment. Ideally, a salary should be offered that reflects the job role and the skills and experience of the candidate, whilst recognising the training opportunity being offered. From October 2016 a minimum wage of £3.40 per hour must be paid to all Apprentices who are under 19 or in the first year of their Apprenticeship; this is reviewed annually in line with Government minimum wage policies. Individuals not falling into these categories should be paid the National Minimum Wage. Apprentices must be employed for at least 30 hours per week and for a sufficient period of time that allows them to complete their Apprenticeship.
The AGE 16 to 24 Grant for Employers The AGE 16 to 24 grant for employers* aims to support businesses which would not otherwise be in a position to do so, to recruit individuals aged 16 to 24 into employment though the Apprenticeship Programme. The Skills Funding Agency will provide AGE 16 to 24 grants to eligible employers in respect of qualifying Apprentices with an individual value of £1,500. AGE 16 to 24 is for employers with less than 50 employees who are new to Apprenticeships or haven’t enrolled a new recruit or existing employee onto an Apprenticeship Programme in the previous 12 months. Employers can be paid up to 5 grants in total. *The grant will be available, subject to availability of funds up until April 2017. different rules may apply for employers based within the following areas: • Greater Manchester Combined Authority • The West of England • Leeds City Region • Tees Valley Combined Authority • Liverpool City Region • Norfolk and Suffolk (New Anglia now) • Sheffield City Region • Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Local Authority please contact us for more information if you think you are based within these areas. 01995 642255 or email email@example.com £1500 AGE Grant 7 Apprenticeships 2016 / 17