How we deliver
Welcome to the future of Vocational Traning
Kiwi is an award winning National Training Provider delivering cutting edge accredited Apprenticeship Standards and Short courses. We deliver to you on site within your organisation, online and some courses require time in our training room. What makes Kiwi Education so different is that we operate totally around your business and have a commercial mindset. Our Trainers are occupationally competent and understand the challenges which face businesses each day. Our job is to support the development of your workforce to produce business growth for the organisation.
If you are thinking ” What is an Apprenticeship” we’ve got your covered. Click here to read about our apprenticeships.
How We Deliver
How do Apprenticeships work?
We are flexible to your needs
Our trainers will visit the work place once a month and some courses will require a group focused learning experience. We are totally commercially driven so work flexibly around your organisation and working patterns.
Functional Skills such as numeracy, literacy and ICT form an element of the apprenticeship although if you have GCSEs in these areas you may be exempt.
Apprenticeships bring considerable value to organisations, employers, individuals and the economy. Businesses across the country are now increasingly realising the enormous benefits that Apprenticeships create, not only in terms of a highly skilled workforce but also by boosting productivity and staff retention. Research undertaken by the National Apprenticeships Service (NAS) shows they are an optimal way of training, developing and skilling people for the future, helping businesses secure a supply of people with the skills and qualities they need and which were often not available on the external job market.
To enrol onto an Apprenticeship in your chosen area, you must be in the role for you to be able to gather the evidence – an example being you would not be able to enrol onto the Management apprenticeship if you are not a manager.
Through regular meetings once per month either physical or virtual we are able to deliver training to your workforce and adapt to their learning styles and needs. Our trainers are at hand to provide support and guidance when needed.
Our online platform system allows candidates to log in anywhere any time to see their progress and communicate with their trainer. Photos, screen shots and voice discussions all can be used as evidence and contributes towards the qualification.
All Apprenticeships have an element of Employment Rights and Responsibilities (ERR) included, covering employment law that is there to protect employees and make sure everyone is treated fairly. Some also feature additional qualifications relevant to the role and Framework. Rather than just seeking to demonstrate competence in the particular job role, Apprenticeships are designed to give the apprentice the capabilities to progress their career, offering additional and long-term value to their employer.
All apprentices will be required to maintain a Log Book throughout their Apprenticeship. This log book will contain a record of time spent learning or training, both on and off-the-job, including those spent with a mentor in the workplace.
Apprenticeship Level with Academic Levels
These levels are based on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF).
Specialist qualifications such as PhDs – Level 8
Masters degrees, postgraduate certificates, postgraduate diplomas – Level 7
Bachelor’s degrees (e.g. BA or BSc) – Level 6
Foundation degrees, HNDs, Level 5 diplomas – Level 5
HNCs, Level 4 diplomas – Level 4
A-Levels, Level 3 NVQs, Level 3 certificates – Level 3
GCSE grade A*-C, Level 2 NVQs, Level 2 diplomas – Level 2
GCSE grade D-G, Level 1 certificates – Level 1
Apprenticeship Level with Academic Levels
Apprenticeships and training can be delivered at many levels. You may wish to start with a level 2 or 3 and work your way top the higher levels.
Management & Team Leading – Levels 2, 3, 4 & 5
AAT Accountancy – Levels 3 & 4
Digital Marketing – Level 3
HR Support – Level 3
Business Administration – Level 3
Customer Service – Level 2
Health & Social Care – Levels 2, 3 & 5
Retail – Level 2
Retail Manager – Level 4
Warehousing – Level 2
What does it mean?
Every Apprenticeship standard requires an End-point Assessment to be taken to use the knowledge, skills and behaviours acquired throughout the apprenticeship to award a final grade. The learners portfolio is used with the end-point assessments to grade the learner.
End-point assessment (EPA) tests the knowledge, skills and behaviours that an apprentice has gained during their training. Unique to each standard, EPA demonstrates the competence of an apprentice in their role. This competence is valued by current and future employers.
In most courses an End-point assessment may include:
- Knowledge based on demand test
- Professional discussion relating to CPD
- Competency based interview
- Assessment of portfolio evidence
Once the End-point assessment is complete each element will be marked and graded and a final grade will be awarded to the apprentice.
Functional skills are the key element of English and Maths skills that are needed for working and personal lives. These qualifications can be studied and the core skills are then applied to real-life situations.
Our Trainers will deliver training to the apprentice in these areas to enable them to gain the skills needed within English and Maths Level 1 & 2.
The ESFA’s apprenticeships funding rules state that all new standards must contain 20% off-the-job training. Off-the-job training is learning which happens outside of the normal day-to-day working environment and leads towards the achievement and completion of an apprenticeship. This is time each week where the apprentice can develop and the employer does not lose them for a period of time.
The apprenticeship funding rules state that off-the-job training can include the following:
- The teaching of theory (for example: lectures, role playing, simulation exercises, online learning or manufacturer training)
- Practical training: shadowing, mentoring, industry visits and participation in competitions
- Learning support and time spent writing assessments / assignments.