Moves to introduce an apprenticeship programme for the acoustics industry have taken a significant step forward.
The Occupational Standard for the new Acoustics Technician is now available and the Level 4 Apprenticeship is approved for delivery.
More details about the standard can be found at; https://www.instituteforapprenticeships.org/apprenticeship-standards/acoustics-technician/
The apprenticeship has been developed as an employer-led, industry initiative, with support from the Association of Noise Consultants (ANC) and the Institute of Acoustics (IOA).
Universities supporting the programme include London South Bank University (LSBU), and the training is expected to operate under a day release programme.
Richard Grove, Acoustics Director at BDP, is a member of the working group which has developed the apprenticeship. He said: “Approval of the Standard and End-Point Assessment from the Institute for Apprenticeships marks a significant milestone in bringing new people to the acoustics industry, many of whom may not have considered a career in acoustics before.
“We expect the first cohort of apprentices to start in 2020 and our hope is that employers across the acoustics sector support it.”
As the Apprenticeship implementation evolves, ANC will be regularly updating its website to keep the industry up to date with developments.
Check http://www.association-of-noise-consultants.co.uk/ to find out more.