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The New Apprenticeship Model

The new model has gone from training that is generic to training that relates specifically to the employer’s needs. The new model requires ongoing and highly efficient communication and negotiation between the trainer and employer to support the apprentice.

This video provides you with examples from training providers who have used the new apprenticeship model to bring digital in at every opportunity to enrich and improve what they do.

What is the New Apprenticeship Model?

The new model has gone from training that is generic to training that relates specifically to the employer’s needs. The new model requires ongoing and highly efficient communication and negotiation between the trainer and employer to support the apprentice.

Digital Enhancement of Apprenticeship Processes

Digital methods help a lot with that new process, as the video shows. That in turn means that leaders and managers must be ready to change the way their organisation operates and supports their staff in using digital if they are to optimise their effectiveness.

Employer, trainer and apprentice in a three-way jigsaw collaboration

As you saw in the video, this might mean setting up iPads or using a designated member of staff to brainstorm ideas and assist with setting up the use of digital in different areas.

The key in this Preparation stage is to make sure everyone is ready.

The preparation stage of the apprenticeship roadmap The Preparation stage.

Future Apprenticeships Toolkit

The ‘Future Apprenticeships: Provider Toolkit’ from the Department for Education and the Education and Training Foundation, provides detailed lists and resources of what has to be done, but does not include any advice on how digital methods can help.

The ‘Jisc Apprenticeship Toolkit’ is an interactive online tool enabling you to click through to advice, guidance and online tools relating to the ways technology can help at each stage.

Have your say:

  • What challenges do you and your organisation face in developing a digitally-enriched apprenticeship programme?
  • How might you be able to help your organisation move forward in developing a digitally-enriched apprenticeship programme?
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