On Tuesday 29 March, the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Sajid Javid, set out the next steps for living with COVID-19 in England from Friday 1 April.
Updated guidance advises:
For education and childcare settings from Friday 1 April:
We can support all the business-critical functions within a large employer – so only need to work with one provider, one account manager.
All SGS apprenticeships are directly delivered by SGS, giving responsiveness, consistency, accountability and control of quality.
We have designed a Customer Service pathway with administration content, to plug the gap left by removal of the Business Administration Level 2 Framework. Many employers used the BA 2 as an entry level apprenticeship, with the apprentice then progressing into Level 3 admin, or IT or Finance. Our Customer Service – Admin Pathway fills this niche for employers.
We have very strong retention and overall achievement rates, ahead of national averages. Our employers are supported with a dedicated account manager to steer them through every step of the apprenticeship journey.
Learners are supported with their training assessor to ensure they have every opportunity to thrive, achieve and progress to the next level. We have flexible delivery models, including programmes at Filton, Stroud and central Bristol. We also offer workplace delivery for some apprenticeship programmes.
We support over 1000 employers a year with their apprenticeship programme, recruiting over 600 new apprentices every year.