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  • The themes include: 

    • Quality of Education (Teaching, Learning and Assessment)
    • Personal Development
    • Behaviours and attitudes 
    • Leadership and Management (Includes Safeguarding and Governance)
    • Overall Effectivene
    The inspection took place from 7 to 9 December 2022. We were very encouraged by the extremely positive feedback that the team of inspectors provided during the visit. As a relatively new provider, to achieve this grade on a first inspection was fantastic. The lead inspector advised that this was a very high bar to reach. The inspectors also praised the dedicated attitude and commitment demonstrated by learners and their workplace mentors during their interviews. The Apprenticeship Team work very hard to deliver the highest quality programme and endeavour to fully support all learners throughout the course, with a strong emphasis on each learner's wellbeing and mental health. Keeping learners safe is our highest priority.
    To read the full report please click on this link: https://reports.ofsted.gov.uk/provider/33/2556377
    If you want to find out more about the apprenticeship scheme please call our Apprenticeship Coordinator, Rowena Hunter, on 020 7691 8992. Alternatively, please click on the bar below to send the team an email. We will respond to your enquiry at a time convenient for you. 

    IRRV are an approved provider listed on the Apprenticeship Provider and Assessment Register (APAR).

    The IRRV's Revenues and Welfare Benefits Practitioner Apprenticeship provides off-the-job training, allowing apprentices to earn wages while learning a trade. 

    To find out more please click here and an email requesting contact will be automatically sent to the Apprenticeship Team


    What Is An Apprenticeship?

    An apprenticeship is a genuine job with an accompanying skills development programme.

    Through an apprenticeship, an apprentice can gain:

    • technical knowledge
    • practical experience
    • wider skills (for immediate job and future career)

    Testimonials from IRRV Apprentices


    “I was successful in my application and interview for the Senior Specialist Collection & Recovery for business rates!
    It would not have been possible without doing this apprenticeship and has made a huge difference now to my career.”

    Adelle Kirk, City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council


    “This training was really good and will really help in the Unit and in our job. Appreciate it.”

    Daniel McEldron, Durham County Council


    “The fact that it covers everything so areas that even I, as a Revenues Trainer, had not got to see previously
    (such as Valuation Tribunals and in depth Business Rates) are covered in great detail.”

    Chris Megginson, East Riding of Yorkshire Council

    Genuine Job

    By this we mean that:

    • The apprentice must have a contract of employment which is long enough for them to complete the apprenticeship successfully. 
    • The cost of the apprentice’s wages must be met by the employer.
    • The apprentice must have a job role within the organisation that provides the opportunity for them to gain the knowledge, skills and behaviours needed to achieve their apprenticeship.
    • The apprentice must have appropriate support from within the organisation to carry out their job role i.e. a workplace Mentor.


    Apprentice Off-The-Job-Training

    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 standard and could include the following:-

    • The teaching of theory (e.g. lectures, role playing, simulation exercises, on-line learning, virtual or face to face training);
    • Practical training; shadowing; mentoring; industry visits and attendance at competitions.
    • Learning support and time spent writing assignments.

    Remember - 'If there is no need for new skills there is no need for an apprenticeship'

     It does not include:

    • English and maths (up to Level 2)
    • Progress reviews / on-programme assessments
    • Training outside the apprentice’s paid working hours

    How Should Off-The-Job Training Be Delivered?

    • It is up to the employer and training provider to decide an appropriate delivery model. This may include regular day release, block release and special training days/workshops.
    • A minimum of 6 hours per week for full time workers or at least 20% of the working hours each week for part time staff should be spent on training (Our apprentices will need a minimum of 1 day per week to complete this higher level apprenticeship).
    • Off-the-job training cannot be delivered solely by distance learning.