SKILLS FOR Security has begun the first induction on its pilot apprenticeship scheme as part of a new partnership forged with specialist security solutions provider Corps Security. The scheme, entitled the ‘Team Leader and Supervisor Apprenticeship’, can be delivered flexibly to meet specific business needs with the curriculum covering seven major aspects from organisational culture and strategy through to self-management and project management.
The course allows learners to reflect on past experiences, learn from them and be prepared for the more challenging days they may subsequently face during the course of their career.
Corps Security was keen to make use of its levy fund for this apprenticeship and chose Skills for Security to develop a bespoke package that suited the company’s requirements. A round table discussion involving Corps Security’s senior management outlined their needs and priorities for this apprenticeship which will be delivered via shorter, more frequent remote learning sessions. This format will not affect the high quality of teaching to be delivered. In fact, it aims to increase engagement due to being more accessible.
Pardeep Singh, training and development advisor at Corps Security, explained: “This is an exciting opportunity to use the apprenticeship route to support and upskill our colleagues, which is one of the company’s key priorities. Skills for Security has demonstrated a proactive approach in supporting us to launch this pilot apprenticeship. We look forward to working with the team going forward and offer further development opportunities to our colleagues.”
Range of learners
Ashley Scott, tutor at Skills for Security, added: “I often see students’ expressions change throughout workshops when they either learn something new that will make their day-to-day role as a leader easier or perhaps when a commonly perceived ‘tough’ aspect of leadership, such as conflict or change management, is made simple and clear.”
Scott added: “It’s really refreshing that we currently have learners ranging from first time supervisors through to operations directors. The course is designed to be as interactive as possible, driving learner engagement at every opportunity.”
Corps Security commenced its apprenticeship training programme last month.