THE SCHEMES

LCAS would be able to offer further advice at an initial fee of £1,000 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.

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If the Company has decided to pursue a Trailblazer Scheme then LCAS would provide advice on appointing suitable Consultants leading to a consultancy package involving:

  • Options research
  • Formal submission to the Institute for Apprentices to form an Employer ‘Trailblazer’ and manage on-going communications;
  • Co-ordinate the employer input to design and develop the apprenticeship standards;
  • Co-ordinate the employer input to design and develop the assessment plans that include the appropriate methods of endpoint assessment and external quality assurance;
  • Cost the apprenticeship training and endpoint assessment to inform the relevant Agency funding cap allocation;
  • Stakeholder engagement and managing wider consultations on the standards and assessment development;
  • Assist in obtaining final approval of Trailblazer standard and Assessment plan.

It is envisaged that the Livery Company would enter into a contract with LCAS to provide support and a separate contract with the Consultant. Consultancy costs are likely to range from £5,000 to develop an existing apprenticeship training scheme to £20,000 for ‘blue-sky’ schemes.

The LCAS support fee would be £1,000. LCAS will maintain a list of consultants with a track record in skills development.

If on the other hand Livery Companies decided to pursue a privately funded Apprenticeship Scheme, LCAS can assist in ensuring that the right support is made available.

In order to provide rigour, the generic requirements are broadly similar to publically funded schemes, but without the need to engage in Government bureaucracy.

LCAS would provide advice on appointing suitable Consultants leading to a consultancy package involving:

  • Co-ordinate the Livery Company requirements via Trade/Craft Committees
  • Assist the Livery Company to define what should be included in a qualification – this may include additional employer requirements
  • Investigate potential qualifications and frameworks
  • Develop the qualification with reference to generic LCAS framework
  • Develop the detailed assessment plan

It is envisaged that the Livery Company would enter into a contract with LCAS to provide support and a separate contract with the Consultant. Consultancy costs are likely to range from £5,000 to develop an existing apprenticeship training scheme to £20,000 for ‘blue-sky’ schemes. The LCAS support fee would be £1,000. LCAS will maintain a list of consultants with a track record in skills development.

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WORKING WITH LCAS
 

Kirsty Thomson is now employed at the Royal Mews as Assistant Harness Maker and Carriage Restorer having gained a Distinction at the end of her apprenticeship.

THE CITY OF LONDON
 

David Davis completed his one year Flight Instructor Higher Apprenticeship in September 2017 with a Merit.

TRAILBLAZER SCHEMES SET-UP AND MANAGEMENT
 

James Northwood is following his three year apprenticeship by studying for further exams in Watch Repair and Servicing.

TESTIMONIALS

Margaret Ginman

Wax Chandlers

“I would like to praise all concerned in this scheme (Bee Farming Apprenticeship). It has been particularly suited to apprentices in a rural environment.”

David Mortlock

Wheelwrights Court Assistant

“I believe the LCAS has created a spark of hope for the future of the Craft/Trade.  It has given the opportunity for Wheelwrights to pass on their skills and once again take control of the standards of Wheelwrighting that they cherish and strive to maintain. 

Steven Pearson

Air Pilots

“The best moments were passing the Flight Instructor test, and then sending my first student on their very first solo.”