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Apprenticeships in line with your aspirations

Want to take advantage of the apprenticeship levy, or simply foster the next generation of talent? You’ll need to ensure that the curriculum is tailored to your needs and aligned with your values. This way, your rising stars will have the precise set of skills and knowledge to take your business to the next level – and progress their own career in the process.

Shape the curriculum to your needs

Being listed on the register of apprenticeship training providers (RoATP) means we can offer the professional – and compliant – training you need to see results. Our blended programmes will provide you with all the support the apprentice needs, including a development coach and BMS performance facilitator. What’s more, the programmes are delivered via our apprenticeship portal, giving you real-time access to data and progress.

Apprenticeship FAQs

What is an apprenticeship standard?

An apprenticeship standard is a qualification where the employee learns new skills and gains valuable experience, whilst working in their role. There are over 400 standards across Sales, Marketing, HR, Finance, Data and Engineering.

BMS Progress focus on Sales, Leadership, Management and Coaching.

You work towards a nationally recognised qualification, whilst receiving hands-on support and professional training from experts within your industry.

What are the benefits of completing an apprenticeship?

- Earn whilst you learn
- Develop and enhance your skill set
- Get ahead in your career
- Gain a nationally recognised qualification
- Build contacts and network

How are apprenticeships funded?

An apprenticeship standard is funded through an employer’s apprenticeship levy – or for SME’s, supported through the governments co-funded model.

Levy funds can only be used to upskill existing employees or train new employees.

Who can apply for an apprenticeship?

An apprenticeship standard is suitable for people of any age, living or working in England who are:

- Looking to upskill in their current job
- Looking for a career change
- Looking to gain a formal qualification

Where is the apprenticeship training completed?

Completed in your contracted working hours, it can be completed at your place of work, with your training provider, or a combination of both.

How much time do I need?

In England, it is a statuary requirement to spend 6 hours to achieve your qualification.
Development time is delivered by subject experts, and can include:

- Teaching theory (e.g. classroom lessons, lectures, digital learning)
- Practical training (e.g. shadowing, projects, live entertainment)
- Learning support and time to write assignments

It can be in or outside the work environment and can be flexible, e.g. a couple hours each day, once a week, or a block release – but must be completed within contracted hours. The mix of training interventions will vary across employers, and they will work with the training provider to identify the best model that fits them.

Where do I go if I have personal problems?

We have a duty of care over you. You can talk to us if you have any concerns, and we will always make time to listen.

If you have any safeguarding concerns over yourself or a peer, and don’t feel comfortable speaking with your coach, you can talk directly to our Safeguarding Officers:

Katie Rooney or Rochelle Hewitt
Alternatively, you can reach out to your line manager, colleague or your BMS Progress Development Coach.

Why do I have to do Functional Skills?

Maths and English Functional Skills at Level 2 are equivalent to a GCSE grade 4 (grade C on old grading system). For all apprentices a Level 2 Functional Skill or equivalent GCSE is a mandatory requirement to pass through the apprenticeship gateway to take the end point assessment.

Functional Skills Process

If learners do not already possess these qualifications prior to enrolling, the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) will fund apprentices to achieve qualifications in English or maths (or both). This funding is separate to the Apprenticeship Levy and comes directly from the ESFA.  
BMS Progress has a specialist team of Functional Skills Tutors who drive the company strategy for maths and English development. All learners who must take their Functional Skills in maths and/or English are allocated to a tutor from this team. The tutor will then liaise with the learner’s Development Coach to identify the right time for maths and/or English support to begin, and the tutor will work alongside the Development Coach to support the learner to achieve their Functional Skills qualifications in the first half of their apprenticeship.  

What if I don’t have my GCSE certificates?

1. Ask your training provider to check the Learner Records Service (LSR) as they may be logged there.
2. If they’re not there, you can reach out to your school / college for an MIS report.
3. You can reach out to the exam awarding body to gain a reprint.

Still have questions? Contact us here or call us on: 01925 645332