As one of the fastest growing employer contracts of vocational training, Capita Learning & Development can also provide external services to other organisations for workforce development solutions through assessment, training and accreditation. Our external services cover:
- Outsource administration for vocational learning programmes
- Full delivery of a vocational learning programme incorporating:
- Work based learning
- Key skills
- Technical certificates
What we do
Everything starts with an understanding of what your business is already doing to train and develop your workforce. In a consultative approach we then assess your current training programmes, advise on any gaps identified that may be required as part of the qualification curriculum and suggest suitable qualifications that reflect your workforce and business needs. We deliver a wide range of vocational training, work-based learning courses, to achieve NVQs, apprenticeships, life skills and key skills. We offer impartial and free advice about all aspects of learning and courses.
Vocational training, work-based learning programmes delivered in your workplace. The benefit of this type of training is that the learner earns-while-they-learn. All vocational training is co-ordinated with the employer to ensure it meets their specific business needs and requirements, but is also designed so that the individual learner achieves nationally accredited and recognised vocational qualifications such as NVQs, Apprenticeships, Advanced apprenticeships or Technical certificates. This is one of the most popular types of qualification achievable through our learning programmes.
With training delivered in the workplace, the individual learner benefits from the practical “on the job” experience that is relevant to their role and enhances their skills through a combination of training modules and programmes. Apprenticeships consist of three elements which focus on the development of the individual learner:
- An NVQ at Level 2 or Level 3
- Key skills - essential skills that are vital in any employment
- A technical certificate - which provides the underpinning knowledge required
- There are two levels of apprenticeship:
- Apprenticeships – achieving NVQ Level 2, equivalent to 4-5 GCSE’s at Grades A-C
- Advanced apprenticeships – achieving NVQ Level 3, equivalent to 2 A levels
National Vocational Qualifications (NVQ) are work-based awards in England, achieved through assessment and training. In Scotland they are known as Scottish Vocational Qualifications (SVQs). To achieve an NVQ, learners must prove that they have the competence to carry out their job to the required standard. NVQs are based on National Occupational Standards that describe the 'competencies' expected in any given job role. Typically, learners will work towards an NVQ that reflects their role. For example, someone working in administration may elect to take an NVQ in Business and Administration.
Key skills are essential skills underpinning success in education, employment, lifelong learning and personal development. These key skills are vital to compete in the employment marketplace today. All apprentices have the opportunity to improve their key skills. These include: Communication, Application of number (numeracy), Team work, Problem solving, Improving own learning, and Information Technology.
Technical certificates focus on the knowledge and understanding that underpins the competencies of an NVQ proving that an apprentice understands the theory behind the job, as well as being able to carry out the practical tasks.