The apprenticeship is aligned to professional recognition from Employers within the Business Sector.
The end-point assessment is synoptic and takes place at the end of the apprentice’s learning and development, after a minimum of 12 month’s on programme learning.
It will consist of a knowledge test (20%), a structured portfolio based interview (40%), and a project/improvement presentation (40%), which is carried out after the apprentice has met the required criteria to pass the Gateway process.
The apprenticeship is graded a pass, distinction or fail based on performance in the end-point assessment.
It is estimated that this will take approximately 18 months to complete, this will depend on the previous experience and qualification of each candidate.
The initial diagnostic will enable the programme to be tailored to the individual learner requirements. Learners will have access to a designated tutor, range of blended learning opportunities and an electronic portfolio which will allow progress to be monitored.
This monitoring is key to the success of the programme and outcomes for individuals as it enables any support requirements to be identified at an early stage so that intervention strategies can be implemented.
The on-programme pace will be driven by individuals as well as by the breadth of experience an employer can offer prior to the minimum of 12 months after which end-point assessment will take place.
Employers should work closely with the Assessor to plan and deliver support and training appropriately. This working closely will add value to the employer as it centres on real work competencies demonstrated in a real work environment.
• For Maths, English and ICT Functional Skills training and exams.
On completion, apprentices may choose to register with the Institute of Administrative Management to support their professional career development and progression.