KEITS Courses & Apprenticeships
KEITS provide expert support to assess
your staff within your workplace,
allowing employers to observe and
take part in the assessments.
24+ Advanced Learning Loans
If you’re 24 and older, you can now
apply for a new Advanced Learning
Loan to help with the cost of your
course at KEITS.
What is an Intermediate Apprenticeship?
An Apprenticeship is a framework made up of the following qualifications:
- A Work Based Diploma Level 2
- Functional Skills at level 1 in Maths, English and ICT (depending on the Qualification chosen)
- A Technical Certificate/ Independent Assessment
What is an Advanced Apprenticeship?
An Advanced Apprenticeship consists of:
- Work based Diploma Level 3
- Functional Skills Level 2 in Maths, English and ICT (depending on the Qualification chosen)
- A Technical Certificate/ Independent Assessment
What are Functional Skills?
Functional Skills are the skills that you need in order to operate confidently and successfully in school, work and training. You will be exempt from having to complete these as part of your framework if you have the equivalent to a GCSE or A Level at the relevant grade. Functional Skills are made up of Maths, English and ICT.
How Do I sign up?
You will need to be employed within a business for a minimum of a month and have the support and training from your employer. Once you have made a call to one of our Business Development Team, they will discuss with you your specific needs and make sure that we choose the right course to suit you. To speak to one of our Business Development Team, call us on 0208 327 3800.
What is "Work Based" Learning?
Worked based learning lets you earn while you learn with courses designed to fit around you and your employer's needs.
What courses are on offer?
We have a variety of courses on offer, this includes Horse Care, Floristry, Animal Care, Horticulture, Team Leading, Management, Customer Service and Business Administration. We also have a range of short courses available for example First Aid, IOSH, Equine Transport, BHS Stages, BHEST and Certificates of Competence - PA1 & PA6
How many hours do I need to be working?
The minimum amount of hours you need to be working is 30 hours per week. This will allow you the time to gather the experience and evidence for your portfolio.
What is the cost?
With the correct funding available (dependant on age and location) your course will be fully funded and will cost you nothing.
If you are 16-18 years of Age your course will be fully funded by the Government, whilst anyone that is 19+ completing a Level 2 Qualification will require an Employer Contribution. All learners aged 24+ will need to apply for a Learning Loan to be able to complete a Level 3 Qualification. For more information and current fee's please call the Business Development Team on 0208 327 3800.
Do you have enrolment dates?
We do not have specific enrolment dates as we operate on a roll on/roll off system so you are able to sign up with us at any time of the year.
Does it matter what type of business I work at?
No, the type of business that you work at shouldn't affect you in anyway, so long as the business is relevant to the type of course and that they have the correct facilities for you. All businesses undergo a health and safety check prior to a sign up and to make sure that it is a safe environment for you to work in.
How long do I have to wait to be signed up?
All potential learners should be settled in their place of work for a minimum of a month. However, if you are already working at a business and you have been there for over this timescale then one of our Business Development Consultants can arrange a visit sooner.
Can I apply if I do not hold any qualifications?
Yes you will be able to apply, we require that you must be living in England and not taking part in full-time education. All of the initial paperwork and assessment that you will complete helps us to make sure that we choose the right level for you.
I already have my BHS stages, will this affect me doing this course?
Having your BHS will not affect you doing the course. Nor will it affect your funding. The only thing it will do is count as APL (Accredited Prior Learning) and you may be able to go into your course at a higher entry level.
Is there a minimum or maximum age limit?
The minimum age limit for a level 2 qualification would be 16 years old and there is no maximum age limit dependent upon current funding and as long as you are in a full time job.
How often would my assessor visit and how long will each assessment take?
Your assessor will visit you in the work place at regular intervals and will spend up to 2 1/2 hours with you on each visit.
Where can I find vacancies in my area or local to me?
We have an online Vacancy system which you can check to keep you up to date on all available apprenticeship roles. Please visit www.apprenticeships.org.uk
How long does it take for the completion certificates to arrive?
Completion certificates are usually received between 10-12 weeks after certification has been applied for.