As current apprentices look towards the end of their qualification, the Newcastle Falcons School Sports Apprenticeship scheme is now preparing for a new cohort to begin this Autumn.
Run in conjunction with learning provider InnovEd, the scheme is a Level 2 Apprenticeship qualification with multiple parts running across the Newcastle, North Tyneside, Stockton and Durham areas.
Specifically designed to be flexible around the schools involved, the programme comprises of an average of one day a week of academic training, and four days a week of on the job learning in a school.
Running over 12 months from October 2015 apprentices will be employed under their employing school’s HR terms, providing even greater flexibility in specifying what the school needs from their sports apprentice.
The club is now recruiting schools to become involved with the second cohort of the programme, with job adverts to be published via the National Apprenticeship Service website once apprenticeship positions are finalised. The website can be found here.
Read on to find out more about the programme and why you should get involved.
Why would a school take on an apprentice?
As a result of their involvement in the programme, our employer schools have reported a number of benefits, including:
The Apprenticeship Framework comprises a package of training programmes. A Level 2 apprentice working as a school apprentice would typically have the following training packages:
The majority of learning is “on the job” with a teacher acting as a mentor. The external involvement for the Apprentice is;
If you are interested in taking on an apprentice, or have any further questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0191 214 2866.
Alternatively for more information on the Falcons' School Sports Apprenticeships programme click here.