Course Code: WGSP1001 Traineeship Next course dates Start dateLocationDuration Anytime Bispham Campus 14 Weeks Apply now Overview Is this course for me? How will I be assessed? Key information Where could this course take me? Course Overview This programme is for those learners who are between 16 to 24 years old and wish to pursue a career as an apprentice, but as yet have not gained employment within the industry area of their choice. The programme (minimum of 12 weeks, up to a maximum of 6 months) will enable you to develop a wide range of knowledge, skills and behaviours to aid your progression into employment as an apprentice in your chosen sector area. You will also have an opportunity to develop your maths and English skills. Traineeships cover a range of vocational areas, including Health and Care (Adult/ Child), Business Administration, Construction, Hospitality and Catering, Engineering, Automotive, Retail, Customer Service and Hair and Beauty. You also get a free bus pass and a possible £40 bursary (conditions apply). Entry Requirements You must be aged between 16 and 24 years. If you’ve already got a level 3 qualification, please take a look at our apprenticeships. Assessment Methods Your traineeship will provide the following knowledge and skills: Work based experience Digital industry project Career planning and making applications Interview skills Keeping safe Crime and its effects Food hygiene Health and safety at work and first aid You will be assessed by: Industry placement (30%) Coursework (40%) Independent learning (25%) Exam (5%) Terms and Conditions Read our full terms and conditions. Teaching and Learning Methods Teaching methods include group work, discussions, scenarios, practical sessions, observations in the workplace and weekly progress meetings with your skills coach. This traineeship comprises: 100 hours industry placement 60 hours independent study 224 hours classroom study Industry Placement and Field Trips We will support you to gain a 100-hour industry placement with a local employer in areas such as: Health and Social Care Business Administration Construction Hospitality and Catering Engineering Automotive Retail Customer Service Hairdressing During your programme you will obtain valuable knowledge, skills and behaviours relating to your sector subject specialism area. Other Costs and Equipment Needed Applicants will need access to a computer and the internet. Expert Tutors All staff involved in the delivery of adult education courses within the College are approved to teach the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering a given programme are appropriately qualified and, where appropriate, possess relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice. Career Options and Progression Completion of this programme will give you the knowledge skills and behaviours to progress to the work based learning programme as an apprentice, or alternatively, further study as a full time learner on a study programme of your choice here at the college. On completion of the programme we will assist you in your career and job search, supporting your potential interview for current vacancies, an exit interview, together with meaningful written feedback. The skills, knowledge and experience you gain will enhance your CV and help you to stand out when applying for suitable roles.