INITIAL ADVISORY SERVICE
LCAS will provide basic advice into the resources, method and timing of setting up apprenticeships and apprenticeship schemes through a dedicated helpline.
This helpline should be the first port of call for any Livery Company considering starting an Apprenticeship Scheme with a view to possibly obtaining funding either from the Government or private funds.
Once contact has been made, a face to face meeting will be arranged and this first meeting will include discussions surrounding the Company’s requirements, understanding what the Company already supports and determining connections through internal committees and external trade bodies and associations. LCAS will also undertake a scoping exercise into the specific Livery Company’s area of interest and establish if any qualifications and/or training already exists.
This advice will be offered to the Livery Companies at no charge.
LCAS would then be able to offer further advice at an initial fee as to the best way forward to set up an apprenticeship scheme.
The possible outcomes from this initial advice is that assuming that it wishes to move forward, a Company could decide either to look into setting up a Trailblazer scheme or a privately funded scheme.
LCAS would also provide advice on appointing suitable Consultants leading to a consultancy package.
See The Schemes