Why an Apprenticeship?
If you feel that you don’t want to attend College full-time but would prefer to get a job, earn a decent wage and gain qualifications whilst at work, then Myerscough College has a wide range of Apprenticeship options available to you. Myerscough College is committed to supporting the development and roll out of Apprenticeship opportunities across the full spectrum of public and private sector employers. As a national provider of work based training within the land based sector we offer a choice of Apprenticeships which embrace a wide range of occupational roles and sectors. We regularly liaise with industry and our programmes are designed to develop a skilled workforce capable of meeting the challenges currently being faced by the sector.
Who pays for the training?
Apprenticeship funding may be available through the Skills Funding Agency to support the delivery of training, and can be accessed to support the development needs of new or existing employees. The Government funds Apprenticeship training in full for 16-18 year olds. For those aged over 19 training may be part funded, with employers expected to make a contribution.
Innovation and Delivery
Myerscough college embraces a blended learning delivery model consisting of training and assessment in the workplace, ‘off the job’ technical workshops, online learning supported by electronic portfolio assessment and interactive learning resources.
It is an innovative model that continually evolves to meet learner and employer requirements. The embracing of technology and innovation has increased the efficiency of delivery whilst enhancing the effectiveness of experience and outcome for learners.
Myerscough College is constantly at the forefront of the use of technology across our range of Apprenticeships provision. Our e-portfolio system gives the learner, employer and assessor real time access to training resources and performance indicators, as well as a dedicated online learning channel which includes videos, interactive learning packages, workbooks, referencing and background information and additional resources identified as appropriate during the initial Apprenticeship assessment.
Our e-portfolio is cloud based and can be accessed from a range of devices including PC/laptop, Tablets, and Android and Apple smartphones. There are also a range of Apps to support learners in gathering evidence and to enhance and simplify the learning experience. Tutors also use other software to improve communication channels and enhance the learningexperience.
Industry experienced tutors
Myerscough College’s established national workbased training model is co-ordinated through a network of regionally based workbased tutors with extensive industry experience in their specialist sectors.This gives the employer piece of mind that training and learning is being delivered by an expert who understands needs, pressures and unique requirements of the sector.