In 2017 the government introduced the Apprenticeship Levy with a view to encouraging organisations to invest in the practical skills development of the UK workforce. This has been a whole new landscape to understand and engage with for many organisations.
There are many facets to the new Apprenticeships Standards and their successful undertaking that can be challenging and, at times, difficult to understand. Not least, the term ‘apprentice’ is no longer limited to those who are at the start of their careers, learning their trade for the first time. Apprenticeships embody a way of learning rather than denote the career stage.
Many of our clients were asking us about these changes and whether they could continue to work with us using their Apprenticeship Levy funds. The answer is Yes and this page explains how.
Our primary goal is to make apprenticeships as easy to access as possible whilst preserving the LMI principles and process that have made us one of the world’s oldest and most successful leadership development organisations. We have learnt much and are now delighted with the results our many apprentices are achieving through our apprenticeship programmes.
For the purposes of delivering high quality management apprenticeships, incorporating recognised qualifications we (LMI UK) have entered into a delivery partnership with Nescot College, believing that our combined strengths give our clients the very best service possible.
LMI has been helping develop effective leaders and managers in some of the world’s leading companies for 50+ years in more than 80 countries.
NESCOT is an award-winning HE & FE college, rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted in 2016, with a vast experience and an outstanding record when it comes to apprenticeships. They have won SATRO awards for ‘High Performance in Apprenticeships ‘ in each of the last three years.
Our combined expertise enables us to delivery fantastic management apprenticeships for our clients, many of who have Apprentice Levy funds to spend and wish to invest part of this into management and leadership development of their current staff.
Which apprenticeships do we offer?
We are currently delivering two apprenticeships.
Level 3 Team Leader / Supervisor - read more about this here
Level 5 Operations / Departmental Manager - read more here
Who accredits these apprenticeships?
CMI (Chartered Management Institute) are our chosen End Point Assessor and all successful candidates receive their qualifications from them. Those completing the Operations/Departmental Manager apprenticeships are also awarded Chartered Manager status (subject to 3 years management experience).
Do learners have to go to the college?
No! We are primarily delivery apprenticeships in groups on-site with our clients. Most learners will never visit Nescot.
Our team of coaches, trainers and assessors visit regularly for group workshops and also host monthly 1:1 coaching calls.
In some situations we may be able to support individual apprentices and it is also possible to join one of open cohorts based at the college in Surrey. This would only involve visiting for one half day each month.
Do you have to be a Levy payer?
No. If you are not a Levy payer there are limited co-investment opportunities available. Please get in touch to discuss your requirements.