​​Training Works

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​Training Works is an independent training company, registered with the ESFA, providing high quality vocational training solutions to the Adult & Child Care Sector

Frequently asked questions

  1. What is an Apprenticeship?
    An Apprenticeship is a nationally recognised qualification that is valued by employers and gives you a great start to your career.
  2. Do I need GCSEs for an Apprenticeship?
    You do not need GCSEs for an Apprenticeship programme, although your predicted / awarded grades do indicate your suitability to an employer.
  3. What does it involve?
    All Apprenticeships Include: QCF (Qualification Credit Framework). QCFs are work-related qualifications that help you develop the practical skills and knowledge needed in a specific job. they're split into units and each unit is assessed through the observation of practical work and a portfolio of evidence and Functional skills.
  1. Am I eligible for an Apprenticeship?
    You are eligible for a government-funded Apprenticeship if: You are not qualified to Level 4 or above You are not already studying part or full-time at college/school You are living in England You are 16+
  2. How long does an Apprenticeship take?
    Apprenticeships are structured, vocational programmes, lasting from a minimum of 12 months to four years. You learn and earn on the job.
  3. How will it help me?
    The benefits of doing an Apprenticeship include: Earning a salary from day one of starting your job. You’ll also be entitled to paid holidays just like any other employee Real ‘on-the-job’ experience, which is valued by employers A recognised qualification
  1. What is expected of me?
    You need to commit 1–2 hours a week for studying within working hours You need to attend your booked appointments with our Assessor's You should act upon any training targets that your Assessor may set You should regularly ask your employer for feedback on how you are doing in your job  
  2. What types of Apprenticeships can I do?
    Business Administration, Customer service, Team Leading & Management Health & Social Care and Childcare.
  3. If I already have a job can I still do an Apprenticeship ?
    Yes you can. If your employer agrees, you can undertake an Apprenticeship where you work now. Your current contract and rate of pay shouldn’t change.  
  1. How can Training Works Help?
    Our experienced team will help you to: Search and apply for vacancies Update and improve your CV Improve your interview techniques Arrange interviews on your behalf and match you with the right vacancies
  2. How much will I get paid?
    The minimum wage for an Apprenticeship is £3.90 per hour, this is set by government. You will be paid at least the minimum wage, however we often find that employers do pay more than the minimum wage. The apprentice minimum wage applies to all 16 to 18 year olds and to those aged 19 and over in the first year of their Apprenticeship.
  3. How can I apply?
    Complete the registration form located in the main menu under registration and Post it to: Training Works, Unit 18, Enterprise Centre, 291-305 Lytham Rd, Blackpool FY4 1EW. Or Call Training Works on 01253 478180