What is TOTUM?
Make your money go further; TOTUM, gives you access to massive student discounts and deals on eating out and fashion, tech and travel, and everything in between. It is the student card you need in your life.
Looking for PASS accredited proof of age ID? With TOTUM we’ve got you covered for that too. Flash your TOTUM + ID card to prove you’re over the age of 18, or if you’re 16 or 17 you can prove you’re under 18 and save on public transport.
Can I Apply for a Card?
You must be 16 or over and studying on a qualifying course to be eligible for a TOTUM card.
Your course should require at least 10 hours study weekly for a minimum of 12 weeks at a further or higher education establishment in the United Kingdom
A Qualifying Course means a course of study leading to an exam, qualification or test regulated by the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual), the Scottish Qualification Authority, Qualifications Wales or the Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment of Northern Ireland.
The Apprenticeship Levy
The levy was launched to encourage employers to use apprenticeship programmes, either for new staff or to upskill an existing workforce, to help reduce the skills gaps within England.
The apprenticeship levy requires all employers operating in the UK with a pay bill over £3m each year to make an investment in apprenticeships.
It provides your business with the opportunity to do something great for the future
Find and upskill talent consistently
Those with an annual wage bill under £3m do not pay the Apprenticeship Levy.
For employers with 50 or more employees, 95% of each apprenticeship is funded by the government whilst a 5% investment is required by the employer to enhance the skills of their employees, employers may also be eligible for a £1000 incentive payment if the apprentice is aged 16 – 18.
For employers with less than 50 employees and where the apprentice is aged 16 – 18, the government will fund 100% of the apprentice and may be eligible for a £1000 incentive payment. For those aged 19+ the government will continue to fund 95% of the apprenticeship programme whilst a 5% investment is required by the employer.
The Digital Apprenticeship Service
The Digital Apprenticeship Service is the government portal for employers to find, fund, and manage apprenticeship programmes. Launching in 2017 as the Digital Apprenticeship Service, it has since been renamed the Apprenticeship Service.
Employers login to the Apprenticeship Service to manage apprenticeships and Training Providers.
The Apprenticeship Service allows employers to:
Access apprenticeship levy funds and account balance
Find and manage training providers
Manage their apprenticeships
Manage apprentice recruitment
The new standards were introduced as part of the Government’s major apprenticeship reforms. The standards represent a shift from assessing to learning and put employers in control.
The new standards are written by employer-led groups; this puts employers in the driving seat and gives apprentices a clear career path to follow. Employers can take their involvement to the next level as an employer-provider and deliver training in house.
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We create bespoke apprenticeship programmes that tie into your business needs and objectives, designed to complement existing internal training schemes and add real value to the growth and development of your business. Our Apprenticeship programmes:
20% Off-the-job training
“Off-the-job training is a statutory requirement for an English apprenticeship.
It is training which is received by the apprentice, during the apprentice’s normal working hours, for the purpose of achieving the knowledge, skills and behaviours of the approved apprenticeship referenced in the apprenticeship agreement.
Theory – such as lectures, role playing, online learning, simulation exercises or manufacturer training.
Practical training apprentices wouldn’t usually do during the week – such as shadowing, mentoring, industry visits or competitions.
Learning support and time spent writing assignments
End-Point Assessment (EPA)
End Point Assessment (EPA) is the final assessment for an apprentice to ensure that they can do the job they have been training for.
EPA is separate to any qualifications or other assessment that the apprentice may undertake during the on‑programme stage of the apprenticeship.
The EPA process can include a range of assessments:
Portfolio of work
Assessment of work output