This apprenticeship is suitable for those working in the public sector who either perform regulatory services functions within local authorities such as environmental health, fire safety, licensing or trading standards, or work within monitoring compliance teams within national regulators such as the Food Standards Agency (FSA), Health and Safety Executive (HSE), Department for the Environment Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) or the Register of Regulated Qualifications (OFqual).
- Apprentices will attend nine one day workshops.
- Each apprentice will be allocated a training adviser who will visit them in the workplace on a monthly basis to provide training and support and monitor their progress and the training they are receiving from the employer.
- The employer will be invited to regular progress reviews.
- The end point assessment should only commence once the apprentice has developed all the knowledge, skills and behaviours defined in the standard.
- To help determine whether the apprentice is ready for end point assessment a meeting will take place involving the apprentice’s line manager, their training adviser and any other appropriate managers from the employer.
- Apprentices must have achieved a level 2 qualification in English and maths before being entered for their final apprenticeship assessment.
- Knowledge exam comprising multiple choice questions (MCQ) and short answer questions (SAQ).
- An observation of professional practice.
- A Viva ( interview and professional discussion) supported by a work-based portfolio of evidence.
- The apprentice can be awarded a pass, merit or distinction.
Employers will set selection criteria for their own apprenticeships.
Possible progression to more senior roles in their field, including management.