Eligibility Guidance – 2014/15 Contract Year

16-18 Apprenticeships

  • Level of qualification to be undertaken: Level 2 or 3.
  • Age: Must be under 19 at start of programme.
  • Prior qualifications: Must not have obtained a prior qualification at Level 4 or above – ie degree or NVQ 4 – or have a qualification at a similar level in the same area.
  • Employment: Apprentice must be employed for 30 hours. Only in exceptional circumstances will learners who work less than 30 hours be enrolled on to programme. Confirmation & Agreement to be obtained from MIS manager prior to enrolment of these learners.
  • Level of qualification to be undertaken: Level 4 or 5.
  • Age: Must be under 19 at start of programme.
  • Prior qualifications: Must not have obtained a prior qualification at Level 5 or above – ie master’s degree – or QCF/Apprenticeship at Level 5 or above. Must not have a qualification at a similar level in the same area.
  • Employment: Apprentice must be employed for 30 hours. Only in exceptional circumstances will learners who work less than 30 hours be enrolled on to programme. Confirmation & Agreement to be obtained from MIS manager prior to enrolment of these learners.

19-23 Apprenticeships

  • Level of qualification to be undertaken: Level 2 or 3.
  • Age: Must be over 19 and under 24 at start of programme.
  • Prior qualifications: Must not have obtained a prior qualification at Level 4 or above – ie degree or NVQ 4 – or have a qualification at a similar level in the same area.
  • Employment: Apprentice must be employed for 30 hours. Only in exceptional circumstances will learners who work less than 30 hours be enrolled on to programme. Confirmation & Agreement to be obtained from MIS manager prior to enrolment of these learners.
  • Level of qualification to be undertaken: Level 4 or 5
  • Age: Must be over 19 and under 24 at start of programme.
  • Prior qualifications: Must not have obtained a prior qualification at Level 5 or above – ie master’s degree – or QCF/Apprenticeship at Level 5 or above or have a qualification at a similar level in the same area.
  • Employment: Apprentice must be employed for 30 hours. Only in exceptional circumstances will learners who work less than 30 hours be enrolled on to programme. Confirmation & Agreement to be obtained from MIS manager prior to enrolment of these learners.

24+ Apprenticeships

  • Level of qualification to be undertaken: Level 2.
  • Age: Must be over 24 at start of programme.
  • Prior qualifications: Must not have obtained a prior qualification at Level 4 or above – ie degree or NVQ 4 – or have a qualification at a similar level in the same area.
  • Must be new into job role/sector or, if in existing role, needs significant new knowledge and skills and an Apprenticeship is the most appropriate programme of learning.
  • Employment: Apprentice must be employed for 30 hours. Only in exceptional circumstances will learners who work less than 30 hours be enrolled on to programme. Confirmation & Agreement to be obtained from MIS manager prior to enrolment of these learners.

Traineeships

  • Level of qualification to be undertaken: Level 2.
  • Age: Must be 16-24 on the first day of learning.
  • Prior qualifications:
  • 16-18: Have not yet achieved a full Level 3 qualification.
  • 19-24: Have not yet achieved a full Level 3 qualification.
  • Employment: Must be unemployed on first day of traineeship, have little work experience and be focused on work or the prospect of it.

Sector Based Work Academies

  • Level of qualification to be undertaken: Level 2
  • Age: Must be 19 or over at start of programme.
  • Prior qualifications: No restrictions.
  • Employment: Must be unemployed.

24+ Learning Loans

  • Level of qualification to be undertaken: Level 3 or Level 4 standalone qualification; Level 5 Apprenticeship.
  • Age: Must be 24 or over at start of programme.
  • Prior qualifications: No restrictions.
  • Employment: Can be employed or unemployed.