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New SHE Technician Apprenticeship (ST0550)


About the SHE Technician Apprenticeship

As regards the requirements of the apprenticeship, candidates will need to be of employed status within an organisation that provides scope for work activities that reflect a part office / partly at the work front, providing advice to others, whilst having opportunities to work with management to offer support and guidance to others concerning safe working practices.

They will develop occupational competence to advise on statutory health, safety and environmental requirements that impact on organisational practices and will in time, influence others to make the right choices through developing a greater understanding of the legal framework and exploring how effective environmental management can enhance operational activities.

Full details of the standard are available from the Institute for Apprenticeships:

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Why choose Cognitia? 

Cognitia specialise in the delivery of accredited vocational training courses (NVQs), along with a variety of other health & safety related courses. We also provide a consultancy service in relation to health and safety and currently partner with several organisations in relation to this area of our business, including the building of health & safety management systems, site audits, accident and incident investigations.

Our aspiration is to be the leading training provider in the UK in relation to health and safety apprenticeships. Our team are vastly experienced within these sectors and within education and training in general, enabling us to provide an optimum level of service concerning all aspects of our business.

How is the Apprenticeship Structured?

The standards are split into 3 key elements that reflect the skills, knowledge and behaviours required of a SHE Technician. A three-tiered approach will be used to validate overall competence. However, firstly there will be a period of on programme training delivered via the training provider (Cognitia) lasting approximately 14 months.

Our delivery model will combine a four-staged cycle that will repeat each month, reflecting 4 full days training per month in compliance with the standard 20% apprenticeship requirement.

This will encompass tutor led sessions that focuses on the constructs of the standard that will include:

Skills & Behaviours Knowledge
1.) Communication skills 1.) Foundations in health and safety
2.) Working in a team 2.) Legal framework
3.) Conflict management 3.) Environmental management – Session 1
4.) Innovation 4.) Environmental management – Session 2
5.) Ethical practice/equality & diversity 5.) Principles and practice of risk assessment
6.) Continual professional development 6.) Workplace hazards and risk control
7.) Leadership & management skills 7.) Performance standards (active and reactive monitoring)
8.) Developing tools for advice and guidance 8.) Behavioural safety
9.) Hazards and risks 9.) Management of health and safety at work
10.) Inspections and monitoring systems 10.) Accident and incident causation
11.) Managing professional relationships and maintaining records 11.) HSG 65 – Plan Do Check Act
12.) Accident and incident investigation 12.) The business case


  • There will be a work placement visit to carry out reviews, mentoring, observations, professional discussions and to engage with the employer regarding any applicable tasks that will motivate and develop the learner.
  • The intention is to work collaboratively with all of our partner organisations to ensure that we tailor our provision where possible, to reflect your working environment and organisational expectations concerning standard duties and responsibilities and also aspirational objectives.

A portfolio building, and reflective practice session based on the compilation of evidence sources, completion of set tasks and journal entries will conclude the learning cycle.

Other than work placement visits all other sessions will be facilitated using Canvas (an online platform), which will provide learners with a technologically advanced system that is both flexible and engaging and is now seen by many, as a leading instrument in the delivery of apprenticeships.


Following on from the process of on programme training, learners will subsequently move onto Gateway where a formal meeting between the apprentice, employer and training provider will take place to establish whether required standards have been met. At this stage there must also be evidence of the apprentice having achieved a level 2 in Maths and English and a level 1 in ICT. 

The final stage of the learning journey is End-Point which consists of three assessment stages.

End-point Assessment

  1. Knowledge Exam – A 2 hour examination, comprising of multiple choice and open response questions to test the apprentice’s knowledge against national occupational standards.
  2. Assessment of Work Project – This will typically commence within 6 months of the Gateway meeting. The report will be assessed and form the basis of the presentation. For example a work project could follow a Plan, Do, Check, Act model, by writing or reviewing an activity risk assessment to plan and identify improvement in the organisations management system. The work project report will be 2000 words (+/-10%).
  3. Professional Discussion – A recorded professional discussion will take place between the apprentice and the end-point assessor and will cover all key elements detailed within the standard. The professional discussion will last 60 minutes +/- 10%.

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