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What apprentices need to know

Anyone aged 16 or above can apply and no experience is required. Working towards or already achieved GCSE grades C or above in Maths and English are required and a knowledge of commonly used computer applications is recommended for the academic elements.

This apprenticeship is equivalent to two A-levels and takes 18-24 months to complete. Following a full 24 month journey, IOSH technical membership will be achieved. View the full specification.

What you will learn

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • contribute effectively, adapting to the audience to present information or training in an assertive, engaging way
  • work with others well in a team and lead by example in a collaborative way
  • assist in the development, management, implementation and monitoring of the Safety, Health and Environmental Management System by updating systems in line with changes in legislation or best practice
  • Assist and/or manage the investigation of accidents, incidents, dangerous occurrences, near misses and other incidents as directed
  • plan and have systems in place to manage change during an activity relevant to the working environment.

Entry requirements

Whilst any entry requirements will be a matter for individual employers, typically an apprentice might be expected to have achieved or be working towards 5 GCSE's A* - C including English and Maths as well as having knowledge to level 1 equivalent for commonly used office computer applications.

How you will be assessed

Assessment activities will be completed in the following order:

  • Assessment of knowledge through an exam using multiple choice and short answer questions.
  • Testing of knowledge, skills and behaviours evidenced in a work project with a presentation and a question and answer session.
  • Professional discussion based around a portfolio of work to assess overall achievement of the knowledge, skills and behaviours across the standard.

Duration

The apprenticeship will typically last 24 months.

Qualifications

Apprentices without level 2 English and Maths and level 1 equivalent ICT will need to achieve this level prior to taking the end-point assessment.

Link to Professional Registration

This apprenticeship is equivalent to two A-levels and takes 18-24 months to complete. Following a full 24 month journey, IOSH technical membership will be achieved.

Level

This apprenticeship will be level 3.

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