Supporting Apprenticeships

Cogito can provide support to work based learning providers to help in the review and development of apprenticeship provision.
The support available is provided by consultants with proven expertise.

Cogito also has expertise in the development of new apprenticeships frameworks and can assist employers who wish to use apprenticeships within their staffing or even to create an apprenticeship which is tailored to their specific needs

From 2011 all apprenticeships are now created according to the Specification of Apprenticeship Standards  (SASE in England SASW in Wales). Cogito has expertise in the requirements of SASE and what this means for apprenticeship developers, employers, and learning providers who are delivering apprenticeships that are SASE complaint.

View the latest frameworks
Apprenticeship Frameworks Online (AFO) contains detailed information on all of the Apprenticeship frameworks currently available

For general information on apprenticeships why not look at the National Apprenticeship Service:

Apprenticeship Grant for Employers (AGE) 

The AGE is aimed at helping eligible employers to offer young people aged 16 to 24 year olds employment through the Apprenticeship programme, by providing wage grants to assist employers in recruiting their first apprentice. The National Apprenticeship Service will provide up to 40,000 Apprenticeship grants to small or medium sized employers recruiting 16 to 24 year olds with a value of £1,500 to encourage new employers to take on new apprentices. The £1,500 is in addition to the training costs of the Apprenticeship framework which are met in full for young people aged 16 to 18 and 50% for those aged 19 to 24. click here for more information 

To check if you are eligible and to apply for AGE 16 to 24 you can:

Two useful resources for young people wanting to find out more about apprenticeships:


72%of businesses who currently employ apprentices say they made a positive contribution during the recession

80% of employers who employ apprentices agree they make the workplace more productive

81% of consumers favour using a company which takes on apprentices

83% of apprentice employers rely on their Apprenticeship programmes to provide a skilled workforce for the future

88% of apprentice
employers believe that Apprenticeships lead to a more motivated and satisfied workforce

94% of consumers think that it is important for companies to take on apprentices during today’s economic recovery

Top Tips for Apprenticeships 

Top tips to getting the best results from an apprentice scheme

Apprenticeships: Are they useful for business?

What are the key factors of a successful apprenticeship?
It’s one thing to start up an apprenticeship scheme within your company and another to ensure that it is successful. Drawing on experience, apprenticeship provider Arch has brought together five key components into what makes a successful apprenticeship.

CIPD guide to apprenticeships for employers