On programme learning experience
Each apprentice will have an allocated assessor who will manage the learning experience, structure action plans using SMART targets, deliver off the job technical knowledge and assess competency. Close liaison with the employer occurs to ensure that on the job training is commensurate with the job role and maps to the qualification standards. The amount of assessor activity varies but usually is twice a month for approximately two hours each.
As an apprentice the functional skills of English, Maths and ICT (if applicable) will be built into the learning programme unless exemption can be proven. These will be delivered by a nominated assessor and be appropriate to the type of apprenticeship and each learners ability, with a target of achieving level 2. The learning plan will be structured around the job role and will be supported by the employer.
Personal Learning and Thinking Skills
These are a range of six types of skills which are identified, developed and mapped by the assessor(s) and are embedded within the learning programme. The assessor(s) will encourage independent action relating to these and will be included in the target setting.
Internal quality assurance
Alert Training UK Ltd has an internal quality assurance policy and assessment strategy which ensures the qualification standards are being met and the centres policies and procedures are upheld. This process occurs through a sampling activity which involves a nominated person from Alert Training UK Ltd examining the learners’ portfolio and making a judgment on the standard of work, quality of assessment decisions, performance against targets and compliance.
Each learner will have structured review periods every ten weeks following an initial six week review from the start of the programme. This will record the progress being made by the learner in the individual units of the qualification; the level of completion of functional skills and technical certificates; discuss health and safety, safeguarding and equality and diversity experiences of the learner. Comments will be recorded from the learner, the employer and the assessor.
Short course provision
Learning programmes other than apprenticeships are offered by Alert Training UK Ltd and will follow a structure of IAG; initial assessment, induction, delivery, assessment, completion and certification. The length of time may be one day up to six months and will have IQA and review activities commensurate with the programme.