This new Scottish Modern Apprenticeship for Hospitality can help to address these issues. It offers an important route at entry level for the sector and provides an apprentice with the relevant skills and knowledge whilst gaining experience on the job. It offers an alternative route to more traditional forms of education. The learning is in context and the content can be flexible to suit individual and employer. They can provide the first step towards a longterm career, encouraging apprentices to stay and progress in the industry of their choice. Read More
People 1st is the leading skills and workforce development charity for employers in the hospitality, tourism, leisure, travel, passenger transport and retail industries focusing on transforming skills in the sector through the development of effective recruitment, training and talent management solutions.
Apprenticeships are a great option for individuals joining our industries, as they can gain real work experience, and with the new apprenticeships, achieving an industry set professional standard.
We’re working closely with employers and other industry representatives to make sure that apprenticeships are based on professional standards that maximises their opportunities and meet employers’ need for skilled staff both now and in the future.
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Apprenticeships are not qualifications in their own right. Instead they are a framework with the following elements:
Knowledge based element
Competence based element
Transferable skills (Functional Skills, Essential Skills Wales, Core Skills, Essential Skills NI or Key Skills)
They combine on-the-job and off-the-job training, with learners spending time in a business working towards a work-based qualification and time with a training provider working towards a technical qualification and transferable skills.
Although different types of Apprenticeship are available and there are differences between England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, all Apprenticeships follow the same basic pattern:
A work based qualification that is designed to ensure the apprentice is job ready, such as an NVQ/SVQ Diploma at either Level 2 or 3
Transferable Skill qualifications such as communication,application of number and ICT.
Apprenticeships are divided into two levels. In Scotland they are known as Level 2 Modern Apprenticeship and Level 3 Modern Apprenticeship.
A Level 2 Modern Apprenticeship is an introductory framework aimed at those just entering the industry and wanting to gain the basic skills needed for further development. It is the minimum standard required to work effectively in a business.
A Level 3 Modern Apprenticeship is the target level for anyone wanting to be a truly proficient professional in their chosen field. It expands upon the basic skills gained at Intermediate Level and is aimed at those wishing to enter the top level of their profession or go on to become managers and owners. People who have been in the industry for some time but are looking to update or accredit their skills can also take it.
Apprenticeships are available in the following areas:
– Hairdressing Level 2 and 3 Modern Apprenticeship
– Barbering Level 2 and 3 Modern Apprenticeship
Costs including the training, are met by your local funding body. Your local funding body will also help you to keep paperwork to a minimum.
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On 1st April 2015, Scottish Bakers rebranded its training arm to National Food and Drink Training (NFDT). This is a direct result of strengthening its training provision to include lean manufacturing techniques and the delivery of the new Food Manufacturing Excellence (FME) qualifications See More.
In Scotland, Food & Drink is being seen as more and more important as an economic contributor in terms of its turnover, employment and it’s potential to grow further. With the on-going challenges of the economic slowdown, increasing interest in local/quality products, the need to enhance our food security as well as the need to look to our longer term sustainability this importance is going to increase further.
To find out more on apprenticeships within this sector, visit Improve’s Scottish apprenticeship page.
We are the skills champion of our industry.
The Financial Skills Partnership (FSP) is an organisation with a single goal: to proactively support the development of a skilled workforce in the UK’s financial, finance and accountancy sectors.
Every business in our industry needs good people. People who have different backgrounds, different levels of experience; people who can help take your business forward. We work with our employer partners to help them identify those people.
We help them develop and shape their internal programs from work experience and apprenticeships to school leavers and graduates.
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Energy Skills Scotland works with partners, employers and education in the energy industry. Led by Skills Development Scotland, we’ve brought together information on the energy sector into one place.
Energy & Utility Skills (EU Skills) is the Sector Skills Council for the gas, power, waste management and water industries. Their purpose is to ensure that their industries have the skills they need now and in the future.
The energy and utilities sector is fundamental to the success of the UK economy and is crucial to the way modern society functions. It is critical to facilitate an adequate supply of competent people to develop, maintain and enhance the sector.
Energy and Utility Skills Group’s career page contains more information on apprenticeships in this sector.
Creative Scotland is the national organisation responsible for Scotland’s arts, screen and creative industries which came into being on 1 July 1, 2010.