Students will be taught using our virtual classroom platform (VCP). This platform gives access to live classrooms and fully functional virtual environments with the freedom to attend from anywhere that has a suitable internet connection. It is important that apprentices are able to access an appropriate study environment, away from their usual work desk. Having access to a head-set microphone is also a great advantage and allows more beneficial interaction with both the trainer and student group
As part of this programme, Apprentices will have regular reviews with an appointed workplace assessor. These reviews are critical to ensuring apprentices are progressing with their programme and are being supported appropriately in the workplace.
Apprentices will need to successfully complete two exams as well as an End Point Assessment (EPA), with achievement being graded as a Pass (60%), Merit (76%) or Distinction (86%). The EPA is based upon:
- Knowledge Test using scenarios and questions - Knowledge of leading people, project management, managing people, communication, building relationships, operational management, finance (30% Weighting)
- Structured competency based interview - Knowledge and application of learning relating to leading people, managing people, building relationships, communication, operational management, project management, finance (30% Weighting)
- A portfolio of evidence - Application of knowledge and demonstration of skills and behaviours relating to leading people, managing people, building relationships, communication, operational management, project management, finance, self-awareness, management of self, decision making, taking responsibility, inclusivity, being agile, professionalism. The assessor will evaluate competence, utilising the portfolio of evidence to test actual understanding and maintain a consistent evaluation (20% Weighting)
- Professional discussion relating to CPD activity – Evidence of CPD (20% Weighting)