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“As a librarian, managing access to information, resources, materials and facilities”

The profession, once known as ‘librarianship’, has taken on many guises and, consequently, the role of the librarian has changed substantially. No longer are librarians just the custodians of books and collections. They now undertake a range of other functions, including the management of electronic resources. This apprenticeship covers the whole lifelong learning sector, providing the underpinning support for both formal and informal learning, teachers, facilitators and learners. As an intermediate apprentice, you’ll take on one of a number of assistant roles, in which you’ll promote access to information, retain and secure access to it, support customers in searching and obtaining it, or engage in the development of an information service. The advanced apprenticeship is offered through more senior roles, such as archive coordinator.

Duration: 12 months

Relevant school subjects: English and ICT

Entry requirements: GCSEs in English and maths, or equivalent

Achievement upon completion: Level 2 (Intermediate)—equivalent to GCSEs at grades A* to C; Level 3 (Advanced)—equivalent to A-levels at grades A to E

Potential salary upon completion: £21,000 per annum

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