Frequently Asked Questions

Blue Lion Training Academy is here to Involve, Improve & Inspire adult learners to unlock their true potential in a way that benefits their organisation and helps grow a sustainable UK economy. Lets share with you some frequently asked questions from apprentices and their employers.

Ten most popular questions asked by an Employer…

The Creative Apprenticeship Network (CAN), is a network of companies that work with Blue Lion Training Academy to remove the ‘T’ from CAN’T through TRAINING apprentices with real-life industry insights. The aim of this network is to equip apprentices trained by Blue Lion Training Academy, with the knowledge, skills, and behaviors that will help them thrive.

Blue Lion Training Academy is a creative apprenticeship provider, so if you are a company that works in the creative and media space and can provide experience in the creative & digital media industry please email info@bluelionta.com to see how we can help each other.

We want to remove ‘T’ from CAN’T through TRAINING apprentices with real-life creative industry insights.

Our goal is to grow a network that will allow apprentices to get invaluable experience and insights throughout each apprenticeship program and drive continuous improvement.

According to the government update “Apprentices can remain on their programme; they should continue to fulfil the minimum 20% off-the-job training entitlement. Off-the-job training can already be delivered flexibility at a time and way to suit the employer and apprentice (remote observations, distance learning, etc.)”

Things have changed… and training will be delivered 99% remotely and depending on when or if one of our trainers or assessors are required to come onsite, all government social distancing measures will be followed to ensure your apprentices get the best knowledge, skills and behaviours aligned to their apprenticeship.

Upskilling your current staff is vital for new skills and a robust workforce. Blue Lion Training Academy can help guide you through the process of up-skilling current staff through skills gap analysis and interviews. This way we can find the best way to help you choose the right apprenticeship for your employees or new apprentice recruits.

If you need further guidance in finding the right apprenticeship course for your current employee(s), Call us on 01332 738 625 to speak to one of our team members.

This depends on the course

We offer the following apprenticeships:

Level 3 – Junior Content Producer

Level 3 – Advertising & Media Executive

Level 3 – Digital Marketer

Level 3 – Broadcast Production Assistant

Level 4 – PR & Communications Assistant

To see how long each apprenticeship takes to deliver & gain the qualification, click on the one you are interested in.

Well it’s easy…

Signup your company with the Digital Apprenticeship Services and once you have created your account find our UKPRN (10065784) and assign Blue Lion Training Academy to your new cohort and we will help you create the apprenticeship vacancy and take it from there… What to find out more, call or email us, or take a look at our funding policy.

Apprenticeships help businesses across all industries by offering a cost-effective route to attract fresh talent and to invest in your company. The word “Apprentice” is someone who is learning new knowledge, skills, and behaviors. With an apprentice, you can invest in the growth of your company by either upskilling current staff or getting a new member of the team who has other skills they can bring to the company on top of what they are learning in the apprenticeship. This means that your apprentice will have the skills to apply to different responsibilities that will benefit the company.

According to data on National Apprentice Service, “92% of companies that have taken on apprentices believe this leads to a more motivated and satisfied workforce and 80% have seen a significant in employee retention”.

Another finding on National Apprentice Service was “81% consumers favor a company that takes on apprentices”, in addition to the government funds available to businesses, you will see a return on your investment.

Hiring an apprentice or getting an existing employee to gain new knowledge, skills, and behaviours as part of an apprenticeship programme can help bring new insights for exiting employees and they can add value as a key team member.

No, a company can choose a current employee to get upskilled through an apprenticeship, if they are aged 16 or over. This will allow your current staff to improve their knowledge, skills, and behaviors to grow within your company. Click here to see what types of apprenticeships Blue Lion Training Academy offers for upskilling

You need to think about who you want to have access to your apprenticeship service account. You can control what each person can do.

You can give staff members permission to:

  • approve apprenticeship data
  • approve costs for training which are agreed with the training provider
  • reconcile payments to training providers
  • sign the agreement with ESFA

You should give at least one other team member full access. This means that if the account owner is on holiday or leaves the organisation, someone else can sign an agreement or make changes.

For help with your Apprentice Service Account, you can either:

Opening times: 8 am to 8 pm, Monday to Friday.

However, if you are looking for help and it is related to one of our Creative Apprenticeships please feel free to call us on 01332 738 625

Ten most popular questions asked by an Apprentice…

Blue Lion Training Academy runs Digital Classrooms, so you can be anywhere in England, we can deliver the training virtually.

However, for the work experience aspect, you can travel where possible as agreed with Trainer.

Thanks to our network of work experience providers we can provide learning and training to students and employer all over England

Blue Lion Training Academy runs Digital Classrooms, so you can be anywhere in England, we can deliver the training virtually.

However, for the work experience aspect, you can travel where possible as agreed with Trainer.

Thanks to our network of work experience providers we can provide learning and training to students and employer all over England

If you are an employee, you can become an apprentice by simply asking your manager to be upskilled in the apprenticeship to gain new Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours.

If you are unemployed, you can call Blue Lion Training Academy, to see what vacancies we have available through our partners and businesses currently advertising for apprenticeships.

You can find creative apprenticeship vacancies through our Blue Lion Training academy vacancy page under the IMPROVE US section of this website or click here.

We always have something available for young creatives. If you can’t see any current vacancies then please subscribe to our newsletters on this page, this will help notify you of any new vacancies that are made available.

Apprentices that have been made redundant can email Blue Lion Training Academy at marketing@bluelionta.com to continue their apprenticeship terms and conditions permitting.

At Blue Lion Training Academy, we believe each one of us should involve, improve, and inspire.  We aim to involve both the employer and apprentice in the training to ensure a standard is being met to ensure return on investment and the rights knowledge, skills and behaviours are being taught in preparation for the apprentice’s End-Point-Assessment. We aim to continuously improve & inspire apprentices to constantly aim higher and drive a high-performance culture within their place of work, even if it may be remote.

Yes, employers are still taking on apprentices during this period, with regulations put in place with government guidelines. 99% of Blue Lion Training Academy apprenticeship delivery is now done remotely using some of the industry’s best online software.

With everything going on right now, apprenticeships have become the best alternative route to getting educations.

At Blue Lion Training Academy, we offer our training online for employers & apprentices. Call us on 01332 738 625 to see how we can support you.

Check out our apprentice page, to learn more about creative apprenticeship in the media & creative industry.

Creative apprenticeships are all about engaging with customers, through visuals, images, writing, and sounds. Whether it direct or online, digitally or remote it’s all about learning on the job. This allows you to apply and sustain knowledge, skills and behaviours that are taught throughout your apprenticeship programme.