An Apprenticeship is a work based learning programme where the learner is "earning while learning". It focuses on developing the skills required to enable the learner to gain full time employment in the Environmental Conservation Industry. The programme is aimed at learners over the age of 16. The Apprentice will be employed and receive at least the minimum Apprentice wage. The Apprentice will attend college on a day release basis and should achieve the Level 3 Apprenticeship Framework within the agreed timescale. The learner will also complete Essential Skills qualifications in both communication and application of number.
Learners, who have succesfully completed this Apprenticeship at the required standard, can further develop themselves with additional vocational qualifications or other Further Education Courses. Progression into Higher Education is possible, an example of some of the courses which are available in the UK are: -
Learners following this Apprenticeship will have to achieve a framework of qualifications which will include: -
Essential Skills must be achieved in order for a successful completion these are: -
Coursework, assignments, work based observations and work based evidence.
These programmes are part financed by the European Social Fund through the Welsh Government.