Apprenticeships

Hiring an apprentice is easier than you think and as an employer you can get funding from the government to help pay for apprenticeship training.

Apprentices can be employed at different levels, from school leavers and university graduates, to people who want to further their careers or change career direction entirely.

You can hire someone new or upskill an existing employee.

Apprenticeships offer flexible, but structured training to meet the needs of your organisation.

Developed by employers and industry experts, apprenticeships are occupation focused, which means the learning reflects the most relevant knowledge, skills and behaviours needed within the industry.

Training

Apprentices will receive two different types of training.

‘Off-the-job’ training is delivered by TLC, and apprentices must spend at least 20% of their normal working hours completing this; this can be arranged flexibly to suit the needs of your organisation.

This training will teach your apprentice the knowledge, skills, and behaviours set out in the apprenticeship standard so they can achieve occupational competence.

‘On-the-job’ training will be delivered by you, as the employer. You will need to give your apprentice training and supervision to help them perform the job you have hired them for.

End-point assessment

End-point assessment (EPA) is an assessment of the knowledge, skills, and behaviours that your apprentice has learned throughout the apprenticeship, which confirms that they are occupationally competent.

When your apprentice successfully completes their apprenticeship and passes their EPA, they will be awarded a certificate.

Level 2 Animal Care and Welfare Assistant Apprenticeship

The Animal Care and Welfare Assistant Apprenticeship will provide individuals new to the industry with the skills, knowledge and behaviours needed to achieve the occupational competency required for the routine care and husbandry of animals.

Apprentices may also complete the IAT Level 2 Diploma in Laboratory Animal Science & Technology.

The Learning Curve works closely with the employer to establish a programme that works for all aspects of the apprenticeship, tailoring a model of delivery that is flexible and adaptable and connects industry with education.

Typical length: 12 months

Level 3 Animal Technologist Apprenticeship

The Animal Technologist Apprenticeship is ideal for those who have completed the Level 2 Animal Care and Welfare Assistant Apprenticeship and/or the IAT Level 2 Diploma in Laboratory Animal Science and Technology.

The apprenticeship enables individuals to develop into the role of a Licenced Animal Technician, as they complete their IAT Level 3 Diploma in Laboratory Animal Science and Technology.

The Learning Curve provides high quality apprenticeships for animal technologists,  helping individuals attain the high levels of  knowledge, skills, and behaviours required for a professional and ethical science-based career.

Typical length: 24 months

If you’d like to find out more, contact us on info@learningcurvedevelopment.co.uk or call us on 01279 814969.