Focus Awards Apprenticeships

Apprenticeships are a fantastic way to help shape the future of an organisation and to gain highly trained staff with a funding contribution from Government. Apprenticeships offer the opportunity to earn a living and obtain the skills needed for a career and can last from 1 to 4 years, depending on the level of qualifications the apprentice is studying for.

Apprentices are typically aged 16 or over and combine working with studying for work and knowledge -based qualifications, ranging from a Level 2 programme equivalent to GCSEs – up to degree level. The frameworks include numeracy and literacy skills (Functional Skills) at different levels depending on the framework if the learner has not achieved GCSE Maths and English already.

We offer a wide range of Apprenticeship frameworks recognised for funding in the following sectors

  • Business Administration.
  • Customer Service.
  • Health and Social Care.
  • Play work.
  • Sport and Fitness.
  • Teaching and Learning.

 

Functional Skills

Functional Skills are a vital part of the Apprenticeship Framework covering the essential knowledge, skills and understanding needed to operate confidently and independently in everyday life and work. These skills are in English, Mathematics and Information Technology. We can offer assessment of these either paper-based or on-line.

Apprenticeship Funding

Apprenticeships in England are undergoing reform, enabling employers to have a more direct input into the content of the Apprenticeship. From 2017 a new funding structure will also be in place.

Current arrangements are as follows which shows the Government contribution to the overall funding rates.

Provision                                                             16-18                     19=-23                  24+

Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship            100%                     50%                      40%

Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship                  100%                     50%                      40%

Level 4 Higher Apprenticeship                                                     50%                        40%

Each framework has a funding base rate which can be found on the SFA Hub, Learning Aim Reference Service.

Apprenticeship Levy

In the July 2015 budget the Government announced a plan for an Apprenticeship levy. The large employer levy is planned to partially fund Apprenticeships. More information is available

For more information about the content of our Apprenticeships and any of the above call us for a chat on 0845 8620 068, or send an email to apprenticeships@focusawards.org.uk. We’d be glad to help.

 

N/A – this means there is not a requirement for a qualification in this section

Apprenticeship Competence Qualification KnowledgeQualification Combined Qualifications Others
Intermediate Level Apprenticeship in Leisure Operations  Focus Awards Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Active Leisure, Learning and Well-being Operational Services Focus Awards Level 2 Certificate in Leisure Operations  N/A Focus Awards Level 2 Award in Employment Rights and ResponsibilityFunctional Skills 
Advanced Level Apprenticeship in Leisure Operations  Focus Awards Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Leisure Management  Focus Awards Level 3 Certificate in Leisure Management  N/A Focus Awards Level 2 Awards Employment Rights and ResponsibilityFunctional Skills
Intermediate Level Apprenticeship in Exercise and Fitness  Focus Awards Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Instructing Exercise and Fitness Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing  N/A Focus Awards Level 2 Awards Employment Rights and ResponsibilityFunctional Skills
Advanced Level Apprenticeship in Exercise and Fitness  Focus Awards Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Personal Training  Focus Awards Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training N/A Focus Awards Level 3 Awards Employment Rights and ResponsibilityFunctional Skills
Intermediate Level Apprenticeship in Spectator Safety  N/A  N/A  Focus Awards Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Spectator Safety Focus Awards Level 2 Awards Employment Rights and ResponsibilityFunctional Skills
Intermediate Level Apprenticeship in Activity Leadership  Focus Awards Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Activity Leadership Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing N/A Focus Awards Level 2 Awards Employment Rights and ResponsibilityFunctional Skills
Advanced Level Apprenticeship in Sports Development  Focus Awards Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Sports Development  Focus Awards Level 3 Certificate in Sports Development (QCF) N/A Focus Awards Level 3 Awards Employment Rights and ResponsibilityFunctional Skills
Advanced Level Apprenticeship in Customer Services Focus Awards Level 3 Diploma in Customer Service (QCF). N/A N/A Focus Awards Level 2 Award in Employment Rights and ResponsibilityFunctional Skills
Intermediate and Advanced Apprenticeship in Business Administration Focus Awards Level 2 and 3 Diplomas in Administration (QCF) N/A N/A Focus Awards Level 2 Award in Employment Rights and ResponsibilityFunctional Skills
Advanced Level Apprenticeship in Health and Social Care Focus Awards Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) for England (QCF) Level 3 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care (QCF) N/A Focus Awards Level 2 Award in Employment Rights and ResponsibilityFunctional Skills
Intermediate Level Apprenticeship in Supporting Teaching andLearning in Schools N/A N/A Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools Focus Awards Level 2 Award in Employment Rights and ResponsibilityFunctional Skills
Advanced Level Apprenticeship in Supporting Teaching and Learning inSchools Level 3 Diploma in Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning in Schools Focus Awards Level 2 Award in Employment Rights and ResponsibilityFunctional Skills
Intermediate Apprenticeship for the Children and Young People’sWorkforce Focus Awards Level 2 Certificate for the Children and Young People’s Workforce (QCF) Focus Awards Level 2 Award in Employment Rights and ResponsibilityFunctional Skills
Intermediate Level Apprenticeship in Playwork Focus Awards Level 2 Diploma in Playwork (NVQ) Focus Awards Level 2 Award in Employment Rights and ResponsibilityFunctional Skills
Advanced Level Apprenticeship inPlaywork Focus Awards Level 3 Diploma in Playwork (NVQ) Focus Awards Level 3 Award in Employment Rights and ResponsibilityFunctional Skills