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Frequently Asked Questions

There are many common questions asked by employers and apprentices about Apprenticeship training. Below are the answers to the most common questions.

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  • How much does the training cost?
    The off the job apprenticeship funding for this Standard is £12000. These costs are funded directly by the Education and Skills Funding Agency via Employer Levy Funding.
  • How do I apply for funding?
    Levy Payer – If you are a local authority or employer that pays into the Government Levy fund, you will have a team managing the fund who will be able to advise you on how to secure funding. Non Levy Payer – If you are a small organisation (not paying into the Levy) you will need to set up a Levy Account and request the funding – information on how to do this can be found at:
  • What level is the training?
    This Apprenticeship is a Level 5 programme. Level 5 training is traditionally the Second Year of Higher/Further Education, such as a Foundation Degree / Dip He.
  • Where is the In-Person training delivered?
    There are no prolonged periods away from the workplace Year 1 - 1 day focussed face-to-face training sessions are delivered in the centre of London Year 2 - 1 & 2 day focussed face-to-face training sessions are delivered in the centre of London
  • How is the training delivered?
    On-line training - We have a bespoke online training platform for the apprentice to access their learning and to store all their work Learning - Utilising a ‘tried and tested’ Active Learning methodology, apprentices develop the practice skills they need to function as a proactive member of the team Weekly Work - The apprentice is guided through the programme with weekly worksheets that develop their knowledge, skills, and behaviours and evidence their development Workshops - Everything that is considered a classroom activity we deliver via TEAMS. In-person training focusses on active hands-on work.
  • Who delivers the training?
    All training staff on the Vision Rehabilitation Training Apprenticeship programme are qualified and practicing Rehabilitation Workers and/or have Lived Experience of a Visual Impairment. These experts bring the variety and reality of their day-to-day experience to their training sessions
  • Is there help with funding for small, organisations?
    Yes. If you do not pay into the Governments Levy Scheme, – the Government will pay 95% of the off-the-job training fees. You will need to pay just 5% of your Apprentices training costs.
  • How long is the apprenticeship training?
    Based on an Apprentice being employed full-time (35 hours pr week), the off-the-Job training is for 24 months.
  • How much Off-the-Job training is an Apprentice entitled to?
    20% of the Apprentices working week is reserved for Off-the-Job Training. Based on a standard employment contract of 35 hours a week an apprentice will have 7 hours per week allocated to Off-The-Job training
  • Is the Apprenticeship Professionally recognised?
    Yes The Rehabilitation Workers Professional Network (RWPN) recognise the apprenticeship as a requisite for working as a Rehabilitation Worker and for joining their Professional Register.
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