Havant Sixth Form College

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Student Guide

An apprenticeship is where you work within a business and study on a college programme at the same time, you will develop your skills and knowledge in both the workplace and whilst at college. 

You will work, earn and learn! 

Why Havant Sixth Form College?

At Havant Sixth Form College we specialise in subject areas, set high standards and consistently get amazing results.

You will have access to:

  • All College facilities, including Learning Resource Centre and campus restaurants
  • Google for Education: our integrated digital platform for all your teaching and learning
  • Your own Personal Programme Assessor for the duration of your course 
  • Academic Support Centre 
  • National acclaimed Careers Service
  • College Careers and Skill Based Events
  • NUS Student Discount Card
  • A central campus location with great transport links

Why do an Apprenticeship?

You will:

  • Gain a wage. This will vary from employer to employer.
  • Train alongside experienced staff, working a minimum of 30 hours a week.
  • Attend College and achieve qualifiations.
  • Be treated as a staff member, go through an induction and be assigned a mentor in the workplace.
  • Progression opportunities.

What are the entry requirements?

You must not be in any other full time education or completed a full Level 4 or higher qualification. You must also have been resident in the UK for the last 3 years.

It is desirable that you have your GCSE English, Maths and IT Grade C or above, however, this is not essential. If you do not have these then we would carry out an assessment to evaluate your level.

This then enables us to identify how we can progress you through the programme and if you could achieve the relevant Functional Skills Level.

How can you become an apprentice?

Route 1 - If you are already in a job or have found a job and your employer is supporting you in doing an apprenticeship then we can support as the training provider. Please contact out team.

Route 2 – All apprenticeship vacancies are advertised on the National Apprenticeship website. It is only possible to apply for an apprenticeship if there is a position available. https://www.gov.uk/apply-apprenticeship

The Process

1. Check for Vacancies

We suggest that you register yourself on the National Apprenticeship website and regularly check for vacancies with us.

Alternatively, if you also know the apprenticeship route you wish to pursue, please contact us and we will add you to our student interest list and contact you as soon as new vacancies with us become available.

2. Application Process

Once you have seen a vacancy with us that you wish to apply for, please apply directly through the website. 

You will be notified via the website if you have been shortlisted and invited to interview. An interview will take place between you, the company and the College.

3. Appointment

If you are successful, we will agree a start date with yourself and your employer and you will then complete all induction documentation.

We will then liaise with you regarding review dates, your progression and the apprenticeship journey ahead.

4. Ongoing

You will attend your college course at least once a month.

You will be assigned a Programme Assessor who will regularly update you on your progress.

You will build a portfolio of work of which your assessor will support you with in College and in the workplace.

There are various assessment methods used which include observations, worksheets, statements and evidence collected from your workplace.

You will also be required to carry out work in your own time.

Student Quotes

“This apprenticeship has allowed me to gain a qualification when I believed all hope was lost.”

Kelly-Marie Leonard. Clinical Health Advanced Apprenticeship Ultrasound Assistant, QA Hospital

“An apprenticeship has been an excellent way for me to get back into work and I have increased in confidence and enjoyed earning whilst learning.”

Advanced Apprentice, Business and Administration

“I am really enjoying my apprenticeship experience, I have developed as a person and learnt new skills. I am gaining qualifications and earning at the same time. I aim to progress onto the Advanced Apprenticeship.”

Max Christie, Fasset Ltd

“I’m really enjoying the apprenticeship. The lecturers are very helpful and I always receive constructive feedback on my assignments. The lessons are at my place of work so very convenient, and each assignment is explained fully so there is no pressure when working at home. The team building day was lots of fun, it was great to meet others on the course and talk about other places of work.”

Jessica Cook, Advanced Apprenticeship in Clinical Health, QA Hospital

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