An Apprenticeship is a work based learning programme at Level 3 where the learner is "earning while learning". The programme is ideally suited to employees who have some element of responsibility within their job role. The Apprentice will be employed and receive at least the minimum Apprenticeship wage. The Apprentice will attend college on a block release basis and should achieve the Level 3 Apprenticeship Framework within the agreed timescale.
Learners who have successfully completed this Apprenticeship can progress onto a Higher Apprenticeship at Level 4 if available.
Learners following this Foundation Apprenticeship will have to achieve a framework of qualifications which will include:
Coursework, assignments, work based observations and work based evidence.
The land-based engineering industry wants the entry requirements for the Apprenticeship to be flexible, so therefore has suggested that one of the following should be completed:-