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What is the Apprenticeship Levy? A quick guide

Posted by Tribal Group on September 13, 2018

The Apprenticeship Levy came into effect on 6 April 2017. The purpose of the levy is to encourage employers to invest in Apprenticeship Programmes and to raise additional funds to improve the quality and quantity of apprenticeships. The levy is set to raise £3 billion with a view to funding three million new apprenticeships by 2020. All businesses – whether they pay the tax or not – can access the Apprenticeship Levy.

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Topics: Skills, Training and Employability, Further Education, Higher Education

Student recruitment, it's a lot like dating

Posted by Lauren Hancox on August 30, 2018

We recently carried out a survey to all education providers in the UK and Asia Pacific (APAC). We asked those filling out the survey to tell us their priorities for 2018. In the UK, 80% of all sectors said student recruitment and retention were their main priorities. In APAC, around 65% said the same.  

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Topics: Further Education, Higher Education

The role of digital disruption in higher education

Posted by Tribal Group on August 27, 2018

Digital transformation is taking place across all industries, and it is changing business models. Having remained free of large-scale change for more than a century, Australian universities are experiencing digital disruption that would transform the sector and signal a change to the traditional university model.

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Topics: Higher Education

The role of data in improving the student experience

Posted by Tribal Group on August 6, 2018

With increased university fees, high living expenses, and the increased competition for graduate jobs; students are becoming more selective about where they choose to study, and this is having an impact on universities.

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Topics: Higher Education

Evolving Australia’s universities in an era of rapid change

Posted by Tribal Group on July 26, 2018

They’re the backbone of the nation’s tertiary education sector, however many Australian universities are in need of  fundamental change.

The processes and workflows that have supported their functioning for decades are no longer sufficient. If universities are to continue to effectively meet the requirements of students, some essential shifts are required.

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Topics: Higher Education

How wide is the digital divide in education?

Posted by Tribal Group on July 16, 2018

If you’ve been reading our blogs in this series, you’ll have seen how the technology necessary for cloud-based blended and distance learning as well as MOOCs is undoubtedly more prolific and cheaper than it ever has been – hence more and more educators around the world are moving to the cloud. Yet many argue that the digital divide is widening: the gulf between those who have ready access to computers and the Internet, and those who do not.

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Topics: Higher Education, Schools & Early Years, Skills, Training and Employability, Further Education

Working with training providers – an employer perspective

Posted by Daniel Barrass on July 9, 2018

Apprenticeships are a core part of BT’s Talent Strategy; ensuring they maintain and develop a highly skilled workforce. Recent reforms have allowed BT to link their apprenticeship strategy strongly to their culture and development principles.  BT have used apprenticeships to fund initiatives that address attraction, retention and performance challenges through developing internal career pathways with accredited learning solutions. 

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Topics: Higher Education

What happens when teaching is no longer restrained to the classroom?

Posted by Tribal Group on June 7, 2018

The need for more learner-centred systems (over institution and educator dictated systems) is growing. After all, digital natives demand flexible and tailored services – their apps and lifestyle tools are increasingly 24/7 and accessible from smart devices. Cloud-based apps are loved by resident students, blended students and distance students alike: students are empowered.

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Topics: Higher Education, Further Education, Schools & Early Years, Skills, Training and Employability

A best-practice checklist for action planning

Posted by Tribal Group on June 6, 2018

An audit may often be the root-cause of a quality improvement plan – but it doesn’t have to be. Having a robust evidence-based quality improvement process is not just for auditors – it can also help attract talented staff and students.  So here’s our checklist for action planning with a difference:

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Topics: Higher Education, Further Education

College apps: The communication revolution in education

Posted by Tribal Group on June 4, 2018

The last couple of blogs in this series have reviewed the need for an app for colleges and have highlighted that if you have the right tools and processes in place to communicate with students effectively – you’ll deliver a great ‘Student Experience’ that students will love, thrive on, and advocate.

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Topics: Further Education, Higher Education