In 2019/20 more than 900 students were enrolled on one of the eight level three or level six TAC apprenticeship standards, more than 300 of which were with one of our 16 recommended training providers. Find out more about our standards below.
TAC'S LEVEL THREE APPRENTICESHIP STANDARDS
TAC'S LEVEL SIX APPRENTICESHIP STANDARDS
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
I have been able to work on large projects and schemes, trusted with deadlines and given responsibility on site. This is an invaluable opportunity that I want to get the most out of!
Jodi Thomas, environmental apprentice
I love working with a variety of people with a wide range of expertise, who support you along the way, working on big projects, and learning how to use different software packages.
Yusra Faki, apprentice at Atkins
When I found out about degree apprenticeships I thought "this is a winner". I get real world experience in the workplace, as well as studying for a degree, and being paid at the same time!
Molly Drinkald, apprentice
I enjoy the variety in my job, as every project is different it allows for alternative approaches. Working from home as an apprentice is currently challenging, however we are still communicating as a team.
Harrison Drury, transport planning apprentice at Curtins
I previously attempted a full-time degree course and was overwhelmed by the stresses of being a full-time student, an apprenticeship gave me to opportunity to get a degree without the worries.
Conor O’Loughlin, degree apprentice
Having alternative options to university is imperative. Offering something that is more practical-based can motivate students to continue learning in a better environment for their own situation.
Nyal Patel, apprentice
All providers have agreed to work towards meeting a minimum standard as laid out in the tender document. Those providers that have worked with the consortium for over a year, and have a well-established regional group in place which endorses their application, will be invited apply to become a partner provider and will be able to use the TAC logo and promote their status.
The provider network has grown in size since 2010 in response to employer demand and new standards with both further education and higher education. In some cases TAC has approached providers to get involved and in others, as in London and the West Midlands, the consortium has gone out to tender. TAC are always looking to meet new providers who are interested in teaching our standards.
TAC apprenticeship standards have been aligned to the professional registration standards from the Engineering Council and the Society for the Environment. The Engineering Council is the UK regulatory body for the engineering profession and holds the national registers of Engineering Technicians (EngTech), Incorporated Engineers (IEng), Chartered Engineers (CEng) and Information and Communications Technology Technicians (ICTTech). The Society for the Environment is the UK regulatory body for the environment profession and holds the national register of Registered Environmental Technicians (REnvTech), Registered Environmental Practitioners (REnvP) and Chartered Environmentalists (CEnv).
We work closely with the professional institutions and bodies and where our standards allow, apprentices can apply for professional registration for one of these titles alongside the End Point Assessment. A number of the professional bodies are now also registered and regulated as End Point Assessment Organisations (EPAOs).
How apprentices are building the future
Gareth Drought, chair of TAC on this year’s National Apprentice Week.
National Apprenticeship Week 2022 takes place 7 to 13 February 2022.
Helping Employers and Apprentices discover the potential of TAC standards
New flyers designed to provide a single point of information on the eight standards.