James Holyfield. Are Apprenticeships The Curate's Egg Of The Skills Sector ? And what can you do to help improve the quality of Apprenticeships?. Purpose. The purpose of this session will be to provide a context by - exploring what an A pprenticeship is
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Are Apprenticeships The Curate's Egg Of The Skills Sector?
And what can you do to help improve the quality of Apprenticeships?
The purpose of this session will be to
- exploring what an Apprenticeship is
Sadly a definition was never developed so we have no shared understanding of what an Apprenticeship is. This could be part of the problem.
An Apprenticeship is not
An Apprenticeship is a noble and grand idea
An Apprenticeship is a partnership between the
Where all three partners are supported by
Sector Skills Councils
funding and regulatory bodies
The structures are in place, where
But where are the gaps and opportunities?
There is little guidance at the operational level to help apprentices, employers and learning providers get the best out of Apprenticeships.
- Organisations have their own ideas about what an Apprenticeship is
- organisations tread on each others toes
- Employers don’t know where to start and learning providers want to do it all
More needs to be done to help apprentices get more out of an Apprenticeship, where they
What help and support do apprentices need to become effective employees?
More needs to be done to
What help, support and guidance do employers need to take an active role in Apprenticeship delivery?
More needs to be done to help learning providers
What help do learning providers need so they understand their role?
Awarding organisations play a key role:
- You develop the vocational and other qualifications
Make sure the vocational qualifications are
You are well placed to
Look for gaps and identify opportunities
A temptation is to develop more Apprenticeship frameworks
But we have loads of frameworks already - see AFO
It might be better to look at developing operational materials that help deliver quality Apprenticeships locally.
What materials do apprentices, employers and learning providers need?
With the right guidance in place we can be more ambitious and raise our game.
Apprenticeships could be better used to develop employees able to