Apprenticeships

Halifax Opportunities Trust is a well established and highly regarded work based learning provider in West Yorkshire registered with the ESFA (Education & Skills Funding Agency)to deliver work-based apprenticeships. We are currently working with a range of employers including primary and secondary schools and childcare providers across West Yorkshire offering qualifications in learning support, early years, play-work, business administration and management and leadership.

The Halifax Opportunities Trust Apprenticeship team are now directly registered with OFSTED for the apprenticeship provision. The team therefore received a monitoring visit from OFSTED to ensure that they meet specific standards, particularly the quality of Leadership, Training and Safeguarding.

The visit was very positive visit and we’re pleased to report that we’ve received the highest ‘grades’ for each section that were possible to achieve. This monitoring visit was undertaken as part of a series of monitoring visits to a sample of new apprenticeship training providers that are funded through the apprenticeship levy.

Read the full report here.

Why choose us?

Blending theory with hands-on practical skills and experience, the apprenticeship package will provide a nationally recognised qualification in the subject area along with functional skills where these are a requirement of the apprenticeship framework. We have developed high quality training programmes ranging from Intermediate level (2) and Advanced level (3) up to Higher level (5) specialising in early years, education and business.

Eligibility 

The Apprenticeship offer is open not only to new staff who may be joining your teams but also to existing employed staff. There is currently no upper age limit on undertaking an apprenticeship, however there are financial incentives to employers who have an apprentice aged between 16-18, contact Lynette Lee for further details.

Our Courses

The qualifications we offer as part of the apprenticeship framework are:

Early Years and Playwork Qualifications 
Level 2NCFE Cache Level 2 Certificate for the Children and Young People's Workforce
NCFE Cache Diploma in Playwork (NVQ)
Level 3NCFE Cache Level 3 Diploma for the Children and Young People's Worksforce (Early Years Educator)
NCFE Cache Level 3 Diploma for the Children and Young People's Workforce (Children's Social Care) (QCF)
NCFE Cache Diploma in Playwork (NVQ)
Supporting Teaching and Learning Qualifications 
Level 2NCFE Cache Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools (QCF)
Level 3NCFE Cache Level 3 Diploma in Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning in Schools (QCF)
Business Administration Qualifications 
Level 2OCR Level 2 Diploma in Business Administration
Level 3OCR Level 3 Diploma in Business Administration
Management and Leadership Qualifications 
Level 5OCR Level 5 Diploma in Mangement and Leadership (Technical Certificate)