Supporting apprentices – a guide for technical staff

Gain the skills to effectively support an apprentice in a technical environment

Type of Course: Personal Development                              ⇲  Download Brochure
Course Reference: HOC-005, HFFC-005

This CPD is suitable for any technical and professional services staff who are planning to support, or are already supporting, an apprentice in the workplace as part of their role. The one day interactive CPD will focus on developing skills to identify opportunities for evidence collection in order to demonstrate competence against the apprenticeship framework through a practical and tailored approach to supporting an apprentice. The CPD will provide practical help and guidance for technicians in understanding the apprenticeship standard and their contribution in ensuring apprentices achieve successful outcomes.

This course has been designed to accommodate various learning styles and to allow participants to learn from group discussions, individual reflection on the current practice. The participants will be encouraged to implement learnt skills within their work.

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The aim is to provide participants with the skills and knowledge to enhance the workplace experience and opportunities for demonstrating competence of the apprentice for whom they are responsible.

Objectives of the course include exploring the following:

  1. Essential skills, attitudes, behaviour and understanding required to effectively support an apprentice
  2. Apprenticeship standard and key elements
  3. Identify opportunities for assessment and evidence collection
  4. Technician’s role and contribution in supporting an apprentice

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Provide the essential skills, attitudes, behaviour, knowledge and understanding required to effectively support an apprentice in the workplace
  • Provide an overview of the apprenticeship standard and its key elements
  • Identify opportunities for assessment and evidence collection
  • Give an overview of the technician’s role and contribution in supporting an apprentice

“Excellent and very useful information. Hoping to encourage a way forward through the Technical Commitment Steering Group at the University of Edinburgh.”

Neil K Kempsell, University of Edinburgh

“Very useful and inspired future actions”

Henry Rae, University of St Andrews

“This course provides a great insight into the total structure of the apprenticeship journey. A good opportunity to talk with other like minded people with different experiences.”

Damon Grimsey, University of Southampton

“Very interesting information – particularly from the perspective of someone looking to implement an apprentice scheme.”

Malcolm Hosie, University of Edinburgh

“Was well-delivered but overview had more aspects involved than expected so lacked detail in some areas that perhaps needed it.” – in reference to the Bitesize course.”

Alex Todd, University of Surrey

“Thanks for the bitesized workshops. Very helpful to know if the full day activity would be suitable.”

Janine Timms, Sheffield Hallam University

“Excellent course, I didn’t realise we were doing things so well.”

Fiona Wright, University of Sheffield

  • Online (HOC-005) – Instructor-led event
  • Onsite (HFFC-005) – Face-to-Face (Currently not available due to Covid-19 pandemic)

HEaTED Members:

Online: £185.00
Onsite: £285.00





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Online: £285.00
Onsite: £470.00

1 Day (Around 6 hours)

This activity is subject to minimum group numbers but can be delivered on-site at your
institution at a time and date to suit your team. Please contact us at for more information.

For HEaTED members, we offer 1 free place for every 10 bookings, and 2 for groups of 15 or above.