My friends are just starting out in their careers, but I’ve completed my apprenticeship and I’m one of the youngest commercial managers in the BT finance team, as well as one of the youngest CGMA designation holders in the UK.
Commercial Finance Manager, BT Security
We've compiled a list of frequently asked questions to help you navigate CIMA's apprenticeship programme.
You can find a list of training partners by searching the SFA’s Register of Training Organisations.
You should search the training provider database. Our apprenticeship team can discuss any questions you may have about the process. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or complete our contact form to arrange a chat.
Off-the-job training is defined as learning which is undertaken outside of the normal day to-day working environment and leads towards the achievement of an apprenticeship.
This can include training that is delivered at the apprentice’s normal place of work but must not be delivered as part of their normal working duties.
The off-the-job training must be directly relevant to the apprenticeship framework or standard and could include the following:
-The teaching of theory (for example: lectures, role playing, simulation exercises, online learning or manufacturer training)
- Practical training: shadowing, mentoring, industry visits and attendance at competitions
- Learning support and time spent writing assessments/assignments.
Off-the-job training does not include:
-English and maths (up to level 2) which is funded separately
-Progress reviews or on-programme assessment needed for an apprenticeship framework or standard
-Training which takes place outside the apprentice’s paid working hours.
Each situation/apprentice will be different. Email email@example.com or complete our contact form and someone from our apprenticeship team will get in touch to discuss the best option for your organisation.
Yes. An apprentice can complete level 4 with another organisation and then join CIMA's level 7 programme. It is also possible to join level 7 without having completed level 4 and exemptions can be awarded.
- Study pathway can remain very similar.
- The CIMA Qualification already aligns completely to the accounting apprenticeship standards. This standard lists what an apprentice should be able to demonstrate in their role by completing their apprenticeship.
- Availability of Government/Levy funding towards training.
- End-point assessment - an assessment of the knowledge, skills and behaviours that have been learnt throughout the apprenticeship.
- 20% ‘off the job’requirement – The amount of time an apprentice must be allocated on learning and development which is not delivered as part of their normal working duties.
Given the previous age restrictions being lifted apprenticeships can be used to support your whole business, not just young people at the start of their career.
Apprenticeships can be used to support new talent, this could be direct entry staff, school leavers and even graduates.
You can up-skill your existing staff and your existing programmes can be transferred into apprenticeships, providing consistency across your organisation.
Anyone over the age of 16 is now eligible.
The maximum funding available is £9,000 at level 4 and £21,000 at level 7.
Not ready yet? If you are interested in getting more information about the CIMA apprenticeship programme and would like one of our team to contact you via email or phone, please fill in your details and we'll be in touch.