Serac UK were the first Assessment Centre in the UK to deliver an apprenticeship qualification in the Extractives & Mineral Processing industry and are one of the first to be offering apprenticships in the Waste Management and Recycling sectors too.
If you would like to know more about apprenticeships in your industry sector or you would like to know what is involved for you and your business in employing apprentices; then please contact us on 0844 800 8828 or click here to send us your enquiry.
General Apprenticeship Overview
A competencies qualification
This is a qualification which is assessed in the workplace, which must be achieved by the apprentice to qualify for an Apprenticeship certificate, and which is the qualification required to demonstrate competence in performing the skill, trade or occupation to which the framework relates
A technical knowledge qualification
This is a knowledge based qualification, and is often delivered in a classroom environment and is the qualification required to demonstrate achievement of the technical skills, knowledge and understanding of theoretical concepts and knowledge and understanding of the industry and its market relevant to the skill, trade or occupation to which the framework relates. Sometimes an Apprenticeship framework may have an integrated qualification which combines competence and technical knowledge elements in which each element is separately assessed. The assessment for this style of qualification can be a written test, a multiple choice test or other method.
Key Skills (e.g. working in teams, problem-solving, communication and using new technology) or Functional Skills (e.g. Maths and English) qualifications or a GCSE with enhanced content (e.g. Maths and English).
Employment Rights and Responsibilities
This can be completed with through a workbook or sometimes as a unit of the competence qualification
Personal Learning and Thinking Skills
The framework for PLTS emphasises the importance of acquiring and improving skills that enable young people to cope with change and to learn effectively. These skills, together with
the functional skills of English and mathematics, play a crucial role in preparing learners for successful learning, work and life.
• independent enquiry skills
• creative thinking skills
• reflective learning skills
• team working skills
• self-managing skills
• effective participating skills