As a parent, you want your child to have the best start in their chosen career to set them up for life. An Apprenticeship is a great way to kick start their career and will allow them to earn while they learn with a proper job gaining skills, knowledge and experience.
Our Apprenticeship takes between 30 to 36 months to complete and will give your child the opportunity to receive all the training they need whilst gaining a Nationally recognised qualification.
As long as your child is aged 16+, living in England and no longer in full time education, then they will be eligible to do an apprenticeship. The focus is to equip learners with all of the skills, knowledge and experience they need for their job, future employment and progression.
At Floortrain, we recognise that some of our learners may require additional support due to challenges that they may face but we are committed to working together with parents/carers to support all our learners towards achieving their goals. We also have many resources and alternate learning methods available to ensure that every learner has a learning programme that is tailored to suit their individual needs.
Benefits to Apprenticeships
Earning a salary whilst learning*
Increased future earning potential
Great progression opportunities
Individualised learning plans so your child will learn at a pace that suits them with unlimited support
The same benefits as their colleagues who aren’t doing an Apprenticeship
* For more information on current national minimum wages, please visit www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates
As you are probably already aware, the government made changes to raise the participation age meaning all students who left year 11 in the summer of 2013 had to continue in education or training until the age of 18. However, despite some confusion, this does not mean that your child must stay in school.
The options available to your child also include doing an Apprenticeship as an Apprenticeship is work-based learning in which they will gain qualifications.
Most of your child’s training is on-the-job working with a mentor to learn the specific skills required for their workplace. The remainder of their training will be off-the-job which includes things such as attending sessions at our training centres, completing workbooks, doing research and revision etc. Off-the-job training will make up a minimum of 20% of your child’s Apprenticeship which ensures they have enough time to learn everything they need to know.