Helping Shape Your Future

Since 1986

Helping Shape Your Future

Since 1986


At North West Community Services Training Ltd we provide Apprenticeships. Here’s a short guide.

What is an Apprenticeship?

An apprenticeship is a programme of learning that combines practical training on the job with study towards recognised qualifications. It is a real job where you learn, gain experience and get paid. By the end of an apprenticeship, you’ll have the right skills and knowledge needed for your chosen career.

As an apprentice you will:

  • Learn and train for a specific job
  • Get paid and receive holiday leave
  • Get hands-on experience in a real job
  • Study and develop your knowledge, skills and behaviours for a minimum of 6 hours per week
  • Complete assessments during and at the end of your apprenticeship
  • Be on a career path with lots of future potential
  • Work alongside experienced staff
  • Have access to the same employment rights

What is an Apprenticeship made up of?

Apprenticeship Standards are made up of Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours (KSB) set out by the Institute for Apprenticeships and in consultation with a large proportion of leading employers across the country who looked at what was needed for a person to be successful in that role. These KSB’s are measured and assessed by an End Point Assessment (EPA) after a set period of on programme learning and development. The EPA is different for each sector and will be carried out after you have completed all on programme elements as listed below and it has been agreed that you are ready by you, your employer and your Training Officer.

On programme elements could include:

  • A portfolio of evidence showcasing how you meet the KSB’s for your standard
  • Completed Project (if applicable to your standard)
  • Functional Skills Maths and English up to Level 2 (if you do not already hold equivalent qualifications)
  • Diploma (if applicable to your standard)
  • Paediatric First Aid Certificate (if applicable to your sector)

Remember your apprenticeship is just the start of your career. We will be on hand to offer you Careers Information, Advice & Guidance (CIAG) throughout your time with us.