Policy Officer Apprenticeship Level 4

Duration: 18 months

Policy Officers shape and/or influence government policy, they work with a wide range of stakeholders and experts to gather evidence and to synthesise information and present recommendations to senior colleagues.

We are tremendously proud of this programme which was designed by policy officers with central and local government as well as third sector experience. Expert guest speakers for early cohorts have covered reputation management (case study from history), careers in policy, feedback & analysis, a tour of UK Parliament, stakeholder consultation, assessment and networking.

In October 2019 Ofsted wrote about JGA’s programmes “Apprentices…particularly appreciate being taught by experts who help to bring their subjects to life and make them relevant to their own workplace.”

Clients from around England trust JGA with their policy apprenticeships. These include the House of Commons, Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman, Manchester, Bristol, Salford and Coventry City Councils, Greater Manchester Combined Authority, the London Borough of Camden, Bedfordshire Council and Sheffield University Students Union. With changes to central government contractual arrangements, we hope that colleagues from Whitehall and the voluntary sector will join us.

We welcome new starts and up-skills, graduates and non-graduates, individual apprentices or cohorts, we ask only that they have enthusiasm and a lot to learn!

Course Modules

  1. Policy Area and Organisation
  2. Project and Programme Management
  3. Sustainable development, horizon scanning, and evaluation
  4. Stakeholders and Consultation
  5. Analysis and Feedback
  6. Political Environment – Parliament)
  7. Political Environment – Elections and Lobby Groups)
  8. Political Environment – devolved nations and Europe, and public perceptions and reputation
  9. Commercial Awareness
  10. Policy development and delivery: national and local

Delivery Model

The course is delivered through once monthly full day seminars and coaching by an experienced policy officer, as well as virtual classroom and pre-recorded lessons. We deliver nationally so check out the brochure to get the details and the prospectus to get an idea of some of the other apprenticeship programmes run by JGA.

All teaching is presently delivered remotely and there is an active programme of starts despite Covid-19.

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