Why undertake an apprenticeship?
Apprenticeships are a fantastic way to start or enhance a career and London Met is delighted to have apprenticeship courses as part of its 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 what apprenticeship you would like to undertake 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 that apprenticeship.
The process and documentation will all be shared with you and your employer, and the apprenticeship team will support you through the process.
When London Met is working with an employer to recruit a new apprentice, these will be advertised on this website, where you will be able to make an application. London Met will then contact you to confirm whether you meet the requirements of the apprentice job description and supply your application to the employer. It will then be the employers’ decision whether to progress your application.
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.
London Met is delighted to be delivering apprenticeships in a range of occupational areas – and our apprenticeships offer continues to grow.
Building on its strengths, the University is commencing its apprenticeship programme with courses in the following areas:
- Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship (Level 6) (est. start: September 2019)
- Teacher Apprenticeship (Level 6) (running)
If you're interested in undertaking an apprenticeship, please get in touch using the form below. In order to undertake an apprenticeship with us you will need to be employed so you may wish to download our apprenticeship flyer for employers and give it to your line manager to consider.
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). There are in the region of 300 standards available, with the same number also in development.
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.