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Discover our range of government funded courses

Busy Bees Education and Training offers a wide range of courses that can help to strengthen and grow your workforce. Investing in your team’s development has proven to motivate and improve performance, as well as have a positive impact on staff retention and with various government-funded courses available, it’s a cost-effective way to invest in your team.

Our government-funded courses and apprenticeship scheme offer you the opportunity to grow your team, train your business, and create a pipeline of talent. Our CPD courses aim to upskill, empower, and inspire your workforce. Every trainee is supported by our experienced team of trainers every step of the way, with 1-2-1 tuition and a flexible approach.

We also offer a range of courses for training in business including our leadership and management courses.

To find out more please get in touch using the contact form below.


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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

If we offer an apprenticeship that would suit your business, fill out our employer enquiry form here, and we will get in touch with you.

All of our courses are available to employers looking to upskill their staff. Our leadership and management training courses in particular are great for gearing up your staff to pursue their next step within your business.

We have a range of apprenticeships covering different skills, these include adult care training courses, childcare training, catering and hospitality courses, health and safety courses, and IT training courses.

One of the biggest misconceptions surrounding apprenticeships is that they are only available to school leavers. However, recent reforms to government funding have changed the face (and age) of apprenticeships.

Anyone aged 16 and over can be enrolled on an apprenticeship, including school leavers, career changers, and people looking to develop their skills as part of their current job.

Your business can take on as many apprentices as required.

The minimum wage for apprentices is £6.40 per hour. 

Learners who have completed 12 months of an apprenticeship, move to the National Minimum Wage rate of pay.

An apprenticeship agreement is signed by the employer and apprentice before the start of the programme and outlines key details about the apprenticeship.

It’s a legal requirement and acts as a contract of employment between the apprentice and employer. Apprentices younger than 18 will need to get a parent or guardian sign on their behalf.

The agreement is one of two documents that all apprentices will need to sign before starting the programme. The other required document is called the apprenticeship commitment statement, which is an agreement between the apprentice, employer, and training provider. Both documents are usually signed at the apprentice induction meeting.

The length of an apprenticeship depends on the specific standard but will be between one and four years. The training programme for all apprenticeships will be at least 12 months long. The minimum length was introduced with new apprenticeship standards as a measure to improve programme quality.

Intermediate apprenticeships

Level 2 Apprenticeships will usually be around 12 to 18 months long, and a Level 3 or Level 4 apprenticeship will usually be between one and two years. The length depends on the level of apprenticeship, the industry sector, and the existing knowledge of the apprentice.

Higher-level apprenticeships

Apprenticeships at levels 5, 6 to 7 can usually last anything between two to five years in total. Again, this depends on the exact standard of apprenticeship, your employer and level of competency.

Graduates are able to complete apprenticeships if they do not already have a qualification in the chosen field.