The Professional Role

Pre-apprenticeships and traineeships are a great way to prepare young people and adults for the workplace. The traineeship will provide learners with an introduction to the skills, knowledge and behaviours that employers are looking for. Some of these are described in the tables to the right.

The traineeship can be tailored for either a business or an education role within schools. It will include one day a week work experience in a Greenwich school, which will enable trainees to develop professional behaviours and give them a taste of other apprenticeship roles that could be available to them following successful completion of their course.

The Learning Journey

The length of the course is typically 10 weeks with a total of 150 hours learning.

On Programme Learning

The course is delivered 2 days per week, using a blended learning model including formal workshops, tutorials, work experience and independent study. Some will be virtual learning sessions using video calling. Through a series of assignments, work experience and reflection you will develop new knowledge, skills and behaviours that will help you to progress in your chosen career.

Additional Requirements

There are no academic requirements for the traineeship, although candidates cannot already hold a qualification higher than GCSE level. There will be opportunities to study English and/or maths, possibly leading to a qualification.

Education
Knowledge Skills Behaviours
  • Study and obtain level 1 units that relate to the education of children and young people
  • Study and obtain a level 1 qualification in employability
  • Study English and maths
  • Reflect on new knowledge and how this could be applied in the workplace
  • Reflect on professional behaviours needed for the workplace
  • Improve and upskill in the core subjects, following a work plan
  • Observing and learning from experienced staff members in the workplace
  • Developing a professional attitude to work and a commitment to equality and well-being of children and young people
  • Engaging in your own learning and promoting education to children and young people
Business
Knowledge Skills Behaviours
  • Study and obtain level 1 units that relate to the business field
  • Study and obtain a level 1 qualification in employability
  • Study English and maths
  • Reflect on new knowledge and how this could be applied in the workplace
  • Reflect on professional  behaviours needed for the workplace
  • Improve and upskill in the core subjects, following a work plan 
  • Observing and learning from experienced staff members in the workplace
  • Developing a professional attitude to work and a commitment to equality and well-being of children and young people
  • Engaging in your own learning and promoting education to children and young people 
Progression

Upon successful completion of a traineeship, candidates will be assessed to see if they are ready to go onto a level 2 apprenticeship in their chosen area of business or education within a school setting.