What is an IAG apprenticeship?
The Level 4 Information, Advice and Guidance (IAG) Apprenticeship is a higher qualification, awarded by City and Guilds. It's work-based and fully funded by the Welsh Government.
Information, advice and guidance are different types of support your people can offer to their colleagues and to your clients. It refers to relaying facts, making personal professional recommendations, or providing leadership and direction.
The IAG apprenticeship accelerates support abilities within your organisation. Whether your people are handling factual queries, or offering assistance based on their professional experience, the higher qualification will give them the agency and authority to advise with confidence.
Recruit an apprentice and you will be awarded up to £4,000*
*The Welsh Government is offering employers up to £4,000 for every apprentice they recruit between the ages of 16-24, and up to £2,000 for every apprentice over the age of 25.
If you'd like to know more about the employer incentive scheme, use the form below to send us your details and we'll get in touch.
Who is it for?
The IAG qualification is suitable for new or existing employees, who need to develop, update and accredit existing skills. It's also a training tool that offers progression into higher-level roles or education.
The apprenticeship consists of carefully selected qualifications that provide the skills and knowledge required to be successful in an advice and guidance role, in the context of your organisation.
The qualifications within the apprenticeship are tailored, so it meets the specific needs of your organisation and the development requirements of your people.
What is the eligibility criteria?
Welsh Government funded Apprenticeships are open businesses of every shape and size. The full eligibility criteria can be found on the Welsh Government's website.
Your business must complete a health and safety appraisal, conducted by us, during a visit to the place where your Apprentice will work and learn. Once complete, it's valid for four years.
Welsh Government funded apprenticeships are available to anyone over the age of 16 living in Wales.
As it's a Higher-Level Apprenticeship, equivalent to degree level, you will need relevant experience to complete the qualification. Although, you don't need any other qualifications to evidence your experience.
If you'd like to know more about Information, Advice and Guidance and how a Level 4 Apprenticeship could kick start your career path, chase that feeling of accomplishment and get in touch using the form below.
Download the Level 4 Information, Advice and Guidance workbook
To discover more about the Level 4 Information Advice and Guidance Apprenticeship, download the workbook today. Inside you'll find:
- How the apprenticeship will benefit your company and aid the development of your people
- The qualifications within the Level 4 Apprenticeship
- The units which can be selected based on the needs of your business
Exceptional service, in your workplace
When you sign up with TSW Apprenticeships, every step of the process is about quality. The right qualification, the right learning support and the right employer support.
Our service promise to you:
- We ensure the apprenticeship is relevant to, and will enhance, the roles within your organisation
- We're committed to stretch and challenge your apprentices to be high achievers
- We're passionate about employer engagement and we're on the learning journey with you for the duration of their qualifications
What you get from TSW Apprenticeships
When you enquire, we'll visit you to discuss your needs, the apprenticeship process and introduce you to our service. We'll help you build a learning roadmap to enhance your business performance via further education. We'll supply supporting literature, like the IAG workbook, so you can digest the detail and set expectations within your organisation.
We can help you to identify the people within your organisation who would benefit from the IAG qualification. It's a completely free apprenticeship consultation, so you can identify the opportunities, shortlist the candidates and learn about the work-based apprenticeship programme offered by the Welsh Government.
This is the springboard for the apprenticeship where we set expectations with your candidates. Their Training Advisor works with them to lay out the educational roadmap ahead, learn how they'll be measured, and what support they'll receive from their assessors, you and the business. It's a great opportunity to ask questions and set expectations about the time and energy demanded by the IAG qualifications.
Health and safety appraisal
We'll visit your place of work and conduct a health and safety appraisal document. It's a mandatory exercise to prove your organisation is a safe environment for Welsh Government apprentices. We conduct and manage the paperwork entirely, so all you need to do is show us around. Once complete, it's valid for four years, so you can easily take on more apprentices, or bring other qualifications into your organisation.
Learning doesn't just happen during business hours, that's why our assessors are on hand 24/7 via email, text and WhatsApp to support your candidates.
Six-month health check
Feedback and evaluation helps us to see how successfully the learning is transferring into your organisation. It gives you a return on investment value and effectively measure performance improvements following completion of the apprenticeship.
That's why we book in a six-month health check with you and your apprentice.
We walk the candidate through a thorough 40-minute survey, where we discuss their learning experience so far and the quality of the programme. The questions are standardised, so we can collate and compare data between organisations to apply real adjustments.
Then we review with you to see if the programme is meeting your expectations, whether you're able to engage with the apprentices and their work, and if you've noticed the candidate demonstrate knowledge and competence.
We're on hand to support you with any queries as the apprenticeship progresses.