Getting Started
Gateway & End-point

During Your Programme

These web pages aim to provide a handy access point for information that you will need during your apprenticeship programme.

On this page:

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Our Team

The full team involved in teaching and coaching for the Policy Apprenticeship.

Drew Lindon
Tutor, Skills Coach & Programme Lead

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Andrew Wyatt

Andrew Wyatt
Tutor

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Vicky Lane
Tutor & Skills Coach

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Maurice Diamond

Maurice Diamond
Tutor

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Ollie Kasper

Ollie Kasper Hope
Tutor & Skills Coach

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Catherine Baker

Catherine Baker
Tutor & Skills Coach

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Stanley Silva

Stanley Silva
Skills Coach

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Ben French

Ben French
Skills Coach

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Alex Marshall
Skills Coach

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Nadine Jump
Progress Adviser

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Matt Houlihan
Skills Coach

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Jo Cowin

Jo Cowin
Progress Adviser

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Jo Larkin

Jo Larkin
Progress Adviser

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Explaining the Roles

There are three key roles in the team which will support your apprenticeship. Some members of staff cover more than one of these.

Your tutor will lead you through your workshops or seminars and deliver a large proportion of the knowledge elements of your apprenticeship with you.

Your coach will meet with you each month to help develop and evidence your skills and behaviours within the workplace. Your line manager will attend part of this session. They will help you gather evidence to demonstrate your overall competency.

Your learner progress adviser will help provide additional support where needed and monitor your progress. You will meet with them, and your line manager, every three months.

Your E-Portfolio: OneFile

We use One File as our e-portfolio system. This is where your assignments will be set, you will submit your work and you will log your off-the-job training.

Your regular reviews will be stored on here as will some resources for your course. You will complete a learning journal, be able to monitor your progress towards your Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours and refer to your workplace training plan.

We will provide you with training on how to use OneFile as well as ongoing support when it is needed. You can access the OneFile support page and book training via the buttons below. Contact laura.maria@jga-group.co.uk if you need more help.

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Laura Maria
Systems Support Executive

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Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours

During your Policy Officer apprenticeship, you will learn to demonstrate the following knowledge, skills and behaviours.

Knowledge

History of the policy area; policy aims, challenges and issues; how to engage relevant organisations; political context; relevant policy tests; legal implications; international aspects as applicable; consideration of sustainable development duties.

Skills

Apply analytical techniques; make use of analytical support and key statistics related to policy area; work with experts outside of policy; apply the basics of economic appraisal; handle sensitive information securely.

Behaviours

Takes responsibility for self-development; reflects on lessons learned and feedback to improve performance; champions continuous improvement; seeks out opportunities to improve ways of working; looks to create effective change.

Off-the-Job Training

It is a funding requirement that apprentices need to dedicate 20% of their working hours to their learning and development, this equates to around one day per week. This doesn’t mean that you get a day off each week, but you do need to be undertaking new learning.

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How Can I Evidence My Learning?

Your coach and tutor will work with you to best gather evidence of your training. This can take various forms;

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Completing Your Apprenticeship

End Point Assessment (EPA) is the process at the end of your programme for you to demonstrate to a third party assessor that you have acquired the knowledge, skills and behaviours set out in the apprenticeship standard. This will only happen once yourself, your line manager and Skills Coach have agreed that you are ready.

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Safeguarding, Prevent, Welfare & British Values

Susan Prestridge
Susan PrestridgeSafeguarding & Prevent Officer
There is nothing more important than keeping you safe. If you or someone you know is at risk, click on the button below to raise your concerns.

We are strongly committed to practices that protect your from risk of abuse, neglect or significant harm. Our staff recognise and accept their responsibility to develop an awareness of the risks and issues involved in safeguarding. All staff and learners should have zero tolerance for abuse, bullying, neglect and violence.

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Prevent is about safeguarding people and communities from the threat of terrorism. At the heart of Prevent is safeguarding children and adults and providing early intervention to protect and divert people away from being drawn into terrorist activity.

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We provide expert support to help you on your apprenticeship journey. This includes mental health and neurodiversity, careers guidance and academic and financial challenges.

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We want to help you achieve your full potential. We offer careers consultancy to ensure you have impartial and constructive information and guidance to help you decide and then to action your career decisions.

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We aim to create an equal, diverse, inclusive and respectful culture. All of us contribute towards this culture through our actions and words. JGA aims to address any barriers to equality in our systems, policies and decision making as well as in our behaviour and ways of working.

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The Fundamental British Values underpin what it is to be a citizen in a modern and diverse United Kingdom, valuing our community and celebrating diversity.

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There is a code of conduct which applies to you and all learners on JGA’s programmes. This lays out the expectations for your behaviour whilst on the apprenticeship.

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