England’s first funded Safety, Health and Environment Apprenticeship includes programs which combine perfectly to map the required skills, knowledge and behaviours of this award.
Funded via the Apprenticeship Levy, this programme is designed to equip a learner with the core knowledge, skills and behaviours needed to develop a sustainable and rewarding career in the safety, health and environmental field.
Targeted at not only apsiring health and safety professionals but operational supervisors and managers of employers who wish to develop strong health and safety cultures. This program creates a team of Health and Safety Champions to inspire and influence others to see the benefit of working responsibly.
This innovative and exciting program is also the perfect next step to becoming eligible for IOSH Technical membership.
To participate in this programme, aside from being fully committed for the length of the apprenticeship, you must
meet the following requirements:
*If you cannot provide the required evidence to prove you have already obtained a Level 2 in English and Maths, you will be expected to pass these qualifications before you are able to progress to your End Point Assessment (EPA).
Our Level 3 Safety, Health and Environment (SHE) Technician apprenticeship develops your skills, knowledge and behaviours to provide you with off-the-job training to ensure you remain a highly valued health and safety champion.
Able to work alongside business leaders and helping them and the wider health and safety team achieve their goals to deliver business strategies safely. This apprenticeship is linked to a competency framework IOSH blueprint ranging from your induction and enrolment through to safety and health management in your organisation. It also covers how you will influence a safety and health culture and a strategic, business focused approach to safety and health.
You can get help from the government to pay for apprenticeship training.
The amount you get depends on whether you pay the apprenticeship levy or not. You pay the levy if you’re an employer with a pay bill over £3 million each year.
If you are a levy employer, the Safety, Health and Environment Technician Apprenticeship is fully funded via the balance of your Digital Apprenticeship Service account.
If you are a small business who is not a levy employer, the apprenticeship levy will fund 95% of the cost with you contributing only 5%. Therefore, you could get all of this structured program for as little as £250 and if you were hiring an apprentice there are usually local and national financial incentives in place too.
SHE Technician’s will be able to work in organisations of varying size and industry. The role could be based in one location or may involve travel across a range of contracts. The role will be partly office based and partly at the work front providing advice to others on how to work without harming themselves or others.
Working with the management and delivery team of the organisation to advise on the statutory health, safety and environmental requirements as they affect the company’s operations. They will assist the management team in ensuring that the legal and company SHE requirements are implemented. On a daily basis the SHE Technician will assist to develop, review and check on the implementation of safe systems of work, deliver training (e.g. toolbox talks & inductions), investigate incidents, analyse data and present findings to the management team.
A SHE Technician will engage with all aspects of the organisation to support the embedment of a culture that ensures everyone is able to return to their family and friends unharmed, every day whilst also protecting and enhancing the global land, air and water resources for future generations. This will be achieved by inspiring and influencing others to see the benefit of working responsibly, understanding the legal framework and showing how safety, health and environmental management can enhance operational activities.
Whilst any entry requirements will be a matter for individual employers, typically an apprentice might be expected to have achieved or be working towards 5 GCSE’s A*- C including English and Maths as well as having knowledge to level 1 equivalent for commonly used office computer applications.
The apprenticeship will typically last 12-24 months.
With the core of our traditional business being Health & Safety training we have worked very closely with IOSH who are a chartered body and leading global membership organisation for safety and health professionals and mapped this standard against professionally accredited Health, Safety and Environmental courses.
This sees successful learners achieving additional globally recognised IOSH qualifications with the minimal amount of time away from work as possible. Really increasing the quality of learning and value form our employers levy contributions.
Successful learners will achieve not only the Level 3 Safety, Health and Environment (SHE) Technician apprenticeship, but they will also achieve the following globally recognised IOSH qualifications:
Upon completion learners will be able to join the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) at TechIOSH level. They will also be eligible to join the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA) at Affiliate level.
There are lots of acronyms when it comes to the world of apprenticeships, and a common one you may have come across is KSBs. This stands for Knowledge, Skills & Behaviours and they are the main assessment methods used in an End-Point Assessment (EPA). They represent the core attributes an apprentice must have in order to be competent in the occupation they are working in.
The KSBs of the Safety, Health and Environment (SHE) Technician apprenticeship must be met by the apprentice, evidenced and assessed in order to pass. If they fail just one part of the KSB, they will fail the entire EPA. The old frameworks just required apprentices to provide evidence they had met each of the KSBs. However, this didn’t prove the learner actually understood the topic or had learned the skill required.
It is the role of the Independent End-Point Assessor (IPEA) to test an apprentice’s competence against the KSBs rather than against the duties that they have developed for the job. It is important to identify the KSBs required to undertake each duty, and map each KSB to at least one duty.
Knowledge refers to the technical detail and ‘know-how’ that an apprentice needs to both attain and understand in order to carry out their duties. Some of these will be specific to the occupation, but some may be broader such as health and safety training.
This is where the apprentice’s knowledge is applied in a practical manner. Skills will have been learned through both experience, and on-the-job training from a senior member of staff.
One thing to be aware of is that skills shouldn’t be a repetition of the tasks or duties the apprentice carries out. What we mean here is that a duty may be ‘health and safety responsibilities’, but the skills will include identifying and evaluating hazards.
Behaviours are mainly referring to the mindset that the apprentice has. Do they think in a way that is required for the duties they are expected to carry out? These don’t just have to be instinctive, they can be learnt too.
The great thing about behaviours is that they are transferable, so they may be similar across apprenticeship standards. Knowledge or skills tend to be more specific to a particular apprenticeship. Examples of behaviours include: teamwork, problem solving, and having a professional attitude.
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