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APPRENTICESHIPS

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MCQ offer three levels of Apprenticeship, depending on your previous experience and qualifications you can undertake;

Intermediate Level Apprenticeships:
Apprentices work towards work-based learning qualifications such as a Level 2 Competence Qualification, Functional Skills and, in most cases, a relevant knowledge-based qualification.
 
Advanced Level Apprenticeships:
Apprentices work towards work-based learning such as a Level 3 Competence Qualification, Functional Skills and, in most cases, a relevant knowledge-based qualification.
 
Higher Apprenticeships:
Apprentices work towards work-based learning qualifications such as a Level 4 Competence Qualification, Functional Skills and, in some cases, a knowledge-based qualification such as a Foundation Degree.

What are the benefits to the learner?

Earn while you learn: Apprenticeships are paid, and all apprentices should work for at least 30 hours a week, apart from in exceptional circumstances. All Intermediate and Advanced level apprentices receive at least the appropriate minimum wage.

Gain qualifications: With every Release Potential apprenticeship comes a very high standard of training that rewards hard work. All Apprenticeships must be at least 12 months long and lead to a national qualification that is recognised and respected by employers around the world.

Progress in your career: Upon completion, the majority of apprentices (85%) stay in employment, with around two-thirds staying with the same employer. A third of all former apprentices had received a promotion within 12 months of finishing, and of those in work, three quarters reported taking on more responsibility in their job.

What are the benefits to the employer?

Proven results: An incredible 96% of employers that take on an apprentice report benefits to their business, whilst 72% of businesses also report improved productivity as a result of employing an apprentice. Further benefits reported by apprentice-employers include an improved product or service, the introduction of new ideas to the organisation, improved staff morale and better staff retention.

A capable workforce: Businesses that offer Apprenticeships view them as beneficial to their long-term development. According to the British Chambers of Commerce, most employ an apprentice to improve the skills base within their business.
Here at MCQ we ensure that our apprentices are fully supported and receive the highest standard of training.

Increased productivity: Apprenticeships are boosting productivity by enabling businesses to grow their skills base. The average Apprenticeship increases business productivity by £214 per week, with these gains including increased profits, lower prices and better products.

This Apprenticeship covers a wide range of job roles on two pathways: the adult social care pathway and the health care pathway. This could mean working in the NHS, the private sector, local authorities or in the voluntary sectors.

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This Apprenticeship is for people who work with children – from birth to 16-year-olds (and their families) – in settings or services whose main purpose is children’s care, learning and development. Workers in this area make sure children are looked after, kept active, happy and nourished. They also help children develop social and practical skills.

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The Higher Apprenticeship is fully funded* and an excellent route if you have already undertaken an Intermediate or Advanced Apprenticeship and have now progressed to a more senior role. It is open to anyone employed in an appropriate job role either as an existing or newly recruited member of staff.

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