Managing time (or simply the notion of not having enough of it), seems to be a daily challenge for all learning providers. We asked providers from the further and higher education space as well as the work-based learning sector; to tell us their common day to day headaches; and we weren’t surprised to read that 25% of the post 16 sector find ‘lack of time’; the squeeze on people and the need to do more with less, a constant pressure.
Apprentices want intense training, a clear career path, good pay, and to be inspired.
Here are ten fantastic roles that tick all boxes:
Congratulations! If you're reading this you may have recently found out that you have made it onto the Register of Apprenticeship Training Providers. Step one may be complete - but the hard work starts now.
Self-assessment is widely-regarded as an essential element of the improvement cycle, but it is all too often misunderstood and maligned. Learning to self-assess effectively as an organisation is not easy and the skills to do so have to be developed.
2017 - the year of the apprenticeship levy has arrived.
From April 6, the levy will come into effect and eligible employers will begin to pay. Over the next three years, the levy is expected to fund the government’s target of three million new apprenticeships.
So after much deliberation and discussion you have decided that becoming an employer-provider is a viable and attractive option for your organisation.
You have analysed your levy bill, reviewed your workforce skill needs, evaluated your L&D and talent development programmes in line with available standards and decided that delivering your own apprenticeship programmes is the most effective pathway for you.
2017 will be a turning point for employers, employees and apprenticeships as a whole.
By now I expect every employer understands what the apprenticeship levy is and, financially, how this will affect their business. Despite this, with only 6 months until the levy comes into effect, many organisations still have no clear strategy for embracing the levy and utilising their levy funds.
Four months ago I sat in the Palace of Westminster listening to an FE Week debate which featured a number of leading figures within the learning and skills sector air their views on the proposed reforms to apprenticeship funding, delivery and assessment.
Britain’s decision to leave the European Union was a shock to many, and will certainly have significant and far-reaching implications for the future of our country. In a previous post we looked at the differing views for those who wanted to leave and those who wanted to remain, and what a Brexit would mean for education.
Should we stay or should we go? On Thursday 23rd June Britain will decide whether it should leave or remain in the European Union. Over recent weeks we have heard many arguments from both sides of the campaign. Our holidays will cost more, our house values will plummet and thousands of jobs would be put at risk, or we would be billions of pounds better off, have full control over our borders and not be held back by the rules and regulations imposed on us from Brussels.