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Our role, as training provider

Our role, as training provider

As your Independent Training Provider we will play a key role in providing your apprentice/s with specific learning opportunities through ‘off the job learning’ activities.

All of our apprenticeship programmes involve a set number of face-to-face training days and during these we will be working to ensure that all of the Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours specific to the apprenticeship standard are addressed.

Apprentices will leave each training day with specific ‘off the job’ tasks and assignments to complete, designed to strengthen, enrich and embed focussed learning objectives. These will form part of each apprentice’s ‘portfolio of evidence’ – a requirement for all Apprenticeship Standards.

We will make visits to apprentices in your school or setting every 4-6 weeks to support their individual learning on programme, to review their progress and ensure there are no barriers to achievement and success.

We will assess their progress towards achieving their qualification and support them individually to achieve their personal goals and objectives as well as prepare their readiness for successful end point assessment.

This will all be documented in a ‘Commitment Statement’ which is an individual learning plan and is part of the Apprenticeship Agreement which we all sign

Our commitment

At Ebor Academy Trust it is our mission; through our apprenticeship training arm ‘Education Pathways’ to provide high quality training and education for our learners, resulting in motivated, successful and effective practitioners.

As a Registered Apprenticeship Training Provider we are always delighted to work with employers who have chosen to invest in the professional development of employees through apprenticeship training and we look forward to working in partnership with you to develop the sector specific Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours (KSBs) required for your employee to be able to make a significant contribution to your school or setting.

With Education Pathways as your Training Provider your apprentice/s you will receive, as a minimum, training focussed on the specific standards within their programme.

We will deliver a broad and dynamic curriculum programme which enables apprentices to engage in a wide range of learning both knowledge based and practical.

Apprentices will learn about best practice and effective tried and tested strategies and be supported to apply, reflect upon and understand the impact their learning has on their own practice within your workplace.

Through opportunities to discuss their own organisational practices and the different approaches which are used, we aim to enable all of our apprentices to understand different local contexts and be able to use these to inform thinking about wider national contexts.

We want all of our learners to be able to understand that their organisation’s approach reflects the context and needs of the school/setting and its community, and that approaches which work in one organisation may not necessarily work in another but generally the key principles of effective practice; are consistent.

All of our Programme leads are experienced education professionals, with many years of experience working in schools and early year’s settings. We also use additional experts where appropriate, to bring to life aspects of our programmes. They will talk first-hand about their own experiences and offer authentic approaches to support apprentices in achieving successful outcomes/impact.

We use a thematic/key topics approach to our curriculum and aim to provide contextual learning opportunities, to enhance learning. Our curriculum plans clearly set out which standards and strands of standards will be taught and when on each programme these will be addressed.

Where apprentices or employers have expressed a particular interest, or a particular contextual need we will work with them and you to support and achieve success here. Where particular enrichment opportunities may benefit an apprentice we will also work to access these.

It is our intention to develop active learners and encourage questioning, discussion, sharing practice and time for reflection.
It is also our intention that our apprentices, whilst on programme are supported professionally and personally, through regular Wellbeing, Safeguarding, Health and Safety and Prevent check-ins and updates.

We expect high levels of learner commitment, engagement and professionalism throughout our programme and this will be clearly communicated to and understood by your apprentice/s.

Our aspiration is that through our training, our apprentices are increasingly identified and recognised as employees of choice.


Our fast growing apprenticeship programme has been awarded Ofsted’s maximum ‘Significant Progress’ in all three judgement areas in its spring 2021 monitoring inspection – a rare achievement only shared by between five and ten per cent of training providers across the country.

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