Apprenticeships are a fantastic way to start or enhance a career. London Met is delighted to currently offer the Level 6 Teacher Apprenticeship and our Architecture Apprenticeship (RIBA 2 and 3) - MArch as part of our learning portfolio. Apprenticeships enable you to be employed full time, being paid, whilst being released to learn and qualify in your occupational area. What is even better is that your employer would fully fund the cost of your training through their Apprenticeship Levy fund.
Apprenticeships have to be commissioned by your employer. The first step, therefore, is to speak to your line manager or human resources lead to discuss the apprenticeship and how this links to your role and career progression.
Your employer would need to contact London Met to discuss the course particulars. Once this is all agreed, you would be asked to make an application to London Met for the apprenticeship.
The process and documentation will all be shared with you and your employer, and the apprenticeship team will support you through the process.
If you're not currently employed but are keen to develop your career through a qualification in your chosen area, London Met would be delighted to discuss other courses that may be suitable. Please feel free to browse our courses or contact our enquiries team.
An apprenticeship is a training course delivered by a registered provider that is undertaken whilst you're working. You therefore must be employed, with an employment contract, to be an apprentice.
Apprenticeship courses, known as apprenticeship standards, range from Level 2 (equivalent to GCSE level) to Level 7 (master's level).
Each standard has been developed by industry employer groups to determine the skills they need within their industry area. The standard sets out the knowledge, skills and behaviours that must be achieved during the course in order to pass the apprenticeship.
An apprenticeship provider will deliver the training for your course, which will include all teaching, learning, support and guidance to meet the standard. To pass the apprenticeship, every apprentice must undertake an End Point Assessment (EPA). This is a final assessment at the end of the course that will determine whether you have met the requirements. This is nearly always undertaken by a third party provider, not your training provider.
To view what apprenticeship standards are available nationally you can visit the Institute for Apprenticeships website.