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Who are Apprenticeships designed for?

Apprenticeships are open to anyone over the age of 16 and not in full time education.

Apprenticeships can be used by employers with existing employees, new recruits or by individuals looking at their long term development and career prospects.

Which Apprenticeships does the BIIAB offer?

Click here to see which Apprenticeships the BIIAB offers in England.

An apprentice will be able to earn money (including paid holidays) while learning and working towards a nationally recognised qualification.

The employer will be able to develop staff to nationally recognised standards and may be able to receive state funding towards the costs of delivery.

How are apprenticeships delivered?

The majority of the apprenticeship will be spent in the workplace enabling the apprentice to gain sector specific, hands on practical experience from those already working in the industry. An apprentice may also spend some time at a training provider to ensure they obtain the key knowledge and skills needed.

Benefits for the centre

  • Potential funding available for apprentices
  • Government backed – both now and for the near future
  • Industry credibility
  • Support and advice from the BIIAB

Apprenticeships qualify for Government funding, which covers all or part of the cost of the Apprenticeship training, depending on the age and experience of the apprentice. This funding is accessed to cover the formal learning and assessment that is required as part of the programme. Centres can identify the funding available by visiting the SFA HUB.

Where can I get further information?

Phone – 01276 684449

Email – apprenticeships@bii.org

Based in Northern Ireland, Wales or Scotland?

There are slightly different Apprenticeship systems in the different nations in the United Kingdom.  While there are more similarities than differences, the BIIAB makes available Apprenticeships in each Nation based on demand.

To find out which Apprenticeships the BIIAB offers in Northern Ireland click here

To find out which Apprenticeships the BIIAB offers in Wales click here

To find out which Apprenticeships the BIIAB offers in Scotland click here

End Point Assessments

BIIAB is approved as an End Point Assessment organisation for specific apprenticeship standards, with more applications in process with the SFA.  To find out which apprenticeships BIIAB is currently approved to deliver End Point Assessments for please click here.  To find out which additional apprenticeships BIIAB is applying to become an End Point Assessment organisation for please contact qualifications@bii.org.