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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 online live workshops 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 workshop 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 monitor progress and provide feedback on all completed assignments every month. We also offer informal catch-up sessions, 1:1 professional discussions/support and where necessary, observations or support in settings.

We conduct formal Progress Reviews a minimum of every 12 weeks to which employers/mentors are always invited.

We ensure every apprentice is individually supported to achieve their personal goals and objectives, is effectively prepared for end point assessment and gains the highest qualification award possible.

All of this is documented in an apprentice’s individualised ‘Training Plan’ which all parties sign.

Our commitment

At Ebor Academy Trust it is our mission 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.

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 not just professionally but personally, through regular Wellbeing, Safeguarding, Health and Safety and Prevent check-ins and ‘Beyond the Standards’ 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 apprenticeship programme was awarded “Good” in all areas by Ofsted in Autumn 2022. Inspectors said Ebor programmes helped apprentices “develop significant and relevant new skills, knowledge and behaviours” and that they feel valued and listened to and grow in confidence and resilience to carry out their roles.

“Trainers, who are well qualified and highly experienced in the sector deliver lessons that are interesting and thought provoking,” they said.

Ofsted noted that over half of the apprentices who completed their programme with Ebor achieved a distinction grade in their end-point assessment.

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