< January 2018

Apprenticeships: a great way to recruit into your workforce.

There has never been a better time to employ an apprentice.

Due to a major government reform, the way that apprenticeships work has changed. New apprenticeship standards will completely replace the frameworks system by 2020. As of the 1 January 2018 the new standards for apprenticeships replaced the Health and Social Care frameworks, with the exception of the level 5 framework, which will remain open until 31 August 2018.

The new apprenticeship standards are three-page documents listing the skills, knowledge and behaviours needed for the apprentice to be competent in their role.

These have to be assessed throughout and the result graded at the end of the apprenticeship by somebody independent.

The Skills for Care website has lots of up to date information about apprenticeships in social care.

http://www.skillsforcare.org.uk/Learning-development/Apprenticeships/Apprenticeships.aspx

And they have a guide to recruiting Apprentices:

http://www.skillsforcare.org.uk/Learning-development/Apprenticeships/Recruiting-an-apprentice.aspx

 

 

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