In May 2019, the apprenticeship reforms will be entering their third year. Long enough for the policy to have bedded in sufficiently to provide meaningful data on how providers and employers are using the levy. Now seems a good time to reflect on the reforms. Before we do, it’s worth reminding ourselves of the breadth of these changes:
You're a long-standing Tribal customer and thinking about attending the Tribal Empower Conference. But you're busy. Budgets are tight. Your manager wants return on investment. Time away from the day job can be difficult to muster … but logic is in the logician.
Accurately identifying inefficiencies
The words and the backdrop may differ, but the sentiment is largely the same across the world’s Post Secondary Education (PSE) systems – find out which parts of the organisation are less efficient and address those inefficiencies.
Since the 2017 introduction of the Apprenticeship Levy, we have been delighted to welcome a host of apprentices to the business, we have apprentices working in across Tribal Group in HR, Benchmarking, Finance, Education Services and Higher Education.
With apprenticeship programmes firmly established in government policy, they are just too important for higher education to ignore! Higher and degree apprenticeships are an attractive, debt-free way to become a student, and once graduated, a highly employable individual. They can generate an income stream for universities, and establish and reinforce existing links with employers, providing them with fully competent professionals. What’s not to like?
Many OECD countries currently face falling domestic enrolments. Universities have been able to successfully prop their numbers up by looking to the international student market for a number of years, but there is increased concern about an unsustainable over-reliance on international students.
Post-secondary education systems regularly change as a result of new government policy, or the introduction of initiatives to tackle under-performance in student outcomes or financial terms.
They say a picture can paint a thousand words…. But how many words can a 60 second video paint? Just shy of around two million if you read the research. This, combined with living in such an attention deficit economy, we decided that the way to demonstrate the power of our brand was to show it. To show the different ways that our customers' 'customers' engage with education, all over the world.
One of the topics keeping new apprenticeship providers awake at night is the prospect of Ofsted inspection. The regime for inspection of new apprenticeship providers changed earlier this year, here’s a summary of what you can expect.