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Whether you are aiming to be an inspiring leader, early years educator or work in elderly or young people's care, YTP has the apprenticeship for you.

2020 saw the start of apprenticeship standards designed by groups of employers to set out the skills, knowledge and behaviours required by the industry/sector.

Standards focus on achieving full occupational competence with learning activities being undertaken throughout the duration of the apprenticeship. The apprentice is assessed at the end to prove they can carry out all aspects of the job.

An apprenticeship is a minimum of 12 months long and requires at least 20% off-the-job training and a thorough end-point assessment. 

Off-The-Job Training

An apprenticeship is a work-based programme, so all off-the-job training must take place within an apprentice's normal working hours (excluding overtime).

We can work with the employer to decide when, where and how this is delivered. It's essential that this training is delivered away from the apprentice's working duties, teaching new knowledge, skills and behaviours required for their specific apprenticeship.

We will ask employers to complete a commitment statement at the beginning of the apprenticeship to set out the training the apprentice will receive, and which elements count towards off-the-job training.

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The benefits of an apprenticeship: 

Enrolling in an apprenticeship programme allows you to earn while you learn. You will get paid a wage right from your first day at work. We will work together with your employer to ensure you will be getting all the training and help so you develop the skills, knowledge, behaviours, and qualifications you need. As a YTP apprentice, you'll get the best of both worlds. You will get at least the minimum wage for your age, but many apprentices earn much more. You can find out more about the national minimum apprenticeship wage here.

Gain the qualifications you need. YTP Apprenticeships are highly focused on helping you develop and achieve the skills, experience, and qualifications our local employers want you to have. We will also make sure your maths; English and IT skills are at the right level.

It’s a real job. Like all your work colleagues, you will be entitled to holiday pay and other benefits such as pension contributions. You’ll be working alongside full-time members of staff so you can get a sense of what the job will be like once you finish your apprenticeship. During your apprenticeship, you gain practical experience and understanding of the role and your industry that you can’t read in a book.


Great pathway prospects. Once you have completed your apprenticeship you could stay with your company, get promoted, continue into Higher Education or even decide to look for a full-time job elsewhere. Apprenticeships, although focussed on a particular profession, help you to gain transferable skills that you will find useful in other industries or career paths. Examples include health and safety requirements, numeracy, time management, and how different roles and industries work together.

For further information, support or guidance contact the team:

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Tel: 01709 871872 

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