Pre legislative Scrutiny of the Draft Apprenticeships Bill

Definition of apprenticeship 20. We found it anomalous that legislation aiming to bring about an “ ambitious expansion and strengthening of the Apprenticeship Programme ” from a Government that wants " apprenticeships to be seen ...

Pre legislative Scrutiny of the Draft Apprenticeships Bill

This is the Commitee's scrutiny of the draft Apprenticeships Bill which was published on 16 July 2008. While putting much of the current arrangements for apprenticeships onto a statutory basis, the draft Bill provides greater flexibility to allow employers to design and bring forward for approval their own apprenticeship frameworks. The extent of this flexibility was not clear as a key document, the specification of apprenticeship standards, which will determine the core components of frameworks was not published with the draft Bill. Nor did the Government set out in detail how the National Apprenticeship Service would be resourced or organised, or how the legislation would apply in Wales. These as key omissions impeded the scrutiny process. With this in mind it was concluded that in general the legislation is justified because it has the potential to strengthen the structure for apprenticeshipsin England. However there was a major concern of volume at the expense of quality.The Government must ensure that the draft Bill is re-written to promote, monitor and report on the quality of apprenticeships. Without provisions underpinning quality, the legislation risks the devaluation of apprenticeships, and employers, parents and young people as well as adults will cease to see apprenticeships as a progressive route through to a future career.

Apprenticeships

From this early formalisation of the master - apprentice relationship , the apprenticeship grew over the centuries . By the late nineteenth century , the scope of apprenticeships had spread from what was ( at the time ) more traditional ...

Apprenticeships

The apprenticeship programme can play a key role in resolving some of this county's most pressing issues. It can help us to create a more skilled workforce, to increase employment and to generate sustainable economic growth. For these reasons, the Government has, quite rightly, made apprenticeships a priority and has devoted significant resources to help them thrive. But money does not guarantee success. This wide-ranging, evidence-based report carefully lays out the areas where the current model could better serve apprentices, their employers, or, in many cases, both. The Committee recommends that the Government takes a more active approach in the future and constantly reviews the profit levels of training providers as an indicator of potential risks to efficiency. The Committee heard evidence of excessive profits at the public's expense, of a Government paying out too much money far too easily and of a lack of genuine value for money being provided by apprenticeship schemes. This is unacceptable

Apprenticeships

In 1993 John Major's government proposed the introduction of modern apprenticeships, which did not require pure technical ... This new apprenticeship system became functional in 1995 and has been revamped and reformed ever since.

Apprenticeships

As unemployment becomes an issue on every graduate's and career changer's mind, apprenticeships are becoming the most legitimate and popular routes into work. But how do you choose the apprenticeship that's right for you? And for parents, how do you support and guide your child into the best possible career path? Apprenticeships uses friendly and jargon-free language to answer all of those questions and more. Based on real life experiences and insider knowledge it dispels common misconceptions, helps you assess all the alternatives, provides self assessment questionnaires and practical guidance on the application process. For both school leavers and adult learners, this is the only resource you'll need to make an informed decision. With information on funding, your rights, developing skills as well as information on key national and regional learning providers, Apprenticeships will give you the confidence and knowledge to pursue your chosen career and compete with other candidates.

Apprenticeships

The requirements of an apprenticeship program are set by the organization or employer sponsoring the program . Applicants are ranked according to their skills , education , and experience . Apprenticeships in some occupations are highly ...

Apprenticeships


Adult apprenticeships

How the number in apprenticeships has been increased 2.5 Beyond increasing funding , the Government has intervened in a number of ways to encourage the expansion of apprenticeships : Widening eligibility . The Government decided in 2003 ...

Adult apprenticeships

The Apprenticeship Programme expanded by 140 per cent between the 2006/07 and 2010/11 academic years. Apprentices aged over 25 account for 68 per cent of this increase. Most of the increase in the programme has been in just 10 apprenticeship occupations. Apprentices and inspectors are generally positive about the quality of apprenticeships, with 91 per cent of apprentices satisfied with their training; but the rapid expansion of the programme brings risks that need to be managed. One concern is that in 2010/11, 19 per cent (34,600) of apprenticeships lasted less than six months, when most are expected to last at least a year. Advanced apprenticeships yield higher returns than intermediate apprenticeships: spending on adult apprenticeships overall could be producing an economic return of £18 for every £1 of public spending. Most apprenticeships in England, though, are at a lower level than those offered by other countries. The Apprenticeship Programme is well coordinated and is better managed than a previous government programme, Train to Gain, for example by maintaining a central register of approved providers, with a single national contract and account manager for each. The rates paid to training providers by the Skills Funding Agency are not based on sufficiently robust information on the cost of the training provision, and so the Agency and National Apprenticeship Service do not know the extent to which providers may be earning surpluses or incurring losses on some types of apprenticeship. Furthermore, some employers are not paying the expected contribution towards training providers' costs.

Adult apprenticeships

standards is also key to ensuring all apprenticeships focus on new learning . All frameworks were reassessed and in many cases altered to meet SASE requirements ; many issues that have been raised in relation to quality relate to pre ...

Adult apprenticeships

The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills works with the Skills Funding Agency (the Agency) and the National Apprenticeship Service (the Service), to deliver the Apprenticeship Programme. Adult apprentices represented 325,500, or 71%, of the 457,200 apprentices who started their apprenticeship in the 2010/11 academic year. During the 2010-11 financial year the Department spent £451 million on adult apprenticeships. The Programme has been a success more than quadrupling the number of adult apprenticeships in the four years to 2010/11 and the proportion of adult apprentices successfully completing their apprenticeship has also risen, from around a third in 2004/05 to over three-quarters in 2010/11. Further work, however, needs to be done to maximise its impacts. The Department should improve its understanding of which apprenticeships offer the biggest returns. The Service should give both employers and individuals better information about the benefits arising from different types of apprenticeship, as well as about the quality of the many training providers. The Service should do more to increase the number of employers offering apprenticeships, and to increase the proportion of advanced skill level apprenticeships achieved, moving England closer to the levels delivered in other European countries. Importantly, around one in five apprenticeships lasted for six months or less. The Service accepts concern that apprenticeships lasting for such a short period are of no proper benefit to either individuals or employers. The Service says it is tackling the problem but it needs to do more to guarantee the length and quality of training -especially the off-the-job training apprentices receive

The New Apprenticeships

We take a more detailed look at the assessment of apprenticeships in Chapter 5. 1.4. HIGHER. AND. DEGREE. APPRENTICESHIPS. Higher- and degree-level apprenticeships are for employees aged 18 years or over. These apprenticeships provide ...

The New Apprenticeships

Are you involved in assessing the new apprenticeships? Are you clear about your role and responsibilities in the context of the new apprenticeships? Do you need support in being an effective learning facilitator? One of the key features of the new standards-based apprenticeships is the role of learning mentors and coaches and the need to support apprentices throughout their journey and prepare them for end-point assessment. This book takes you through the essentials of learning and development, and the principles and practice of mentoring, coaching and assessing learning. Whatever your vocational subject, this accessible and concise text provides you with an in-depth understanding of these areas and how to effectively apply them to practice.

Draft Apprenticeships Bill

Apprenticeships Bill 13 ( 2 ) The period specified in an order under subsection ( 1 ) must not exceed 2 years . ( 3 ) An apprenticeship sector is an " available sector ” , in relation to a person's election under section 3F for the ...

Draft Apprenticeships Bill

Dated July 2008, Contains foreword, draft Bill and explanatory notes

The Success of Apprenticeships

apprenticeships. Wolfgang Dick gives his testimonial as a teacher-tutor of many apprentices in a leading French business school. Christophe Storai and Soufyane Frimousse, who are tutors and in charge of an apprenticeship training center ...

The Success of Apprenticeships

Apprenticeships can offer apprentices, their teacher-tutors and business apprenticeship supervisors experiences that are rich in knowledge. The Success of Apprenticeships presents the observations and opinions of 48 actors regarding apprenticeships. These testimonies recount how apprenticeships allowed them to improve their expertise, their professional practices and their organization skills. This book also examines how their interactions in the work/study process allowed them not only to develop the skills of apprentices, but also the skills of those who accompanied them – the teacher-tutors and the business apprenticeships supervisors. The creation of an authentic community of apprentices subscribes to the formation of an ecosystem of learning, in which each individual harvests fruits in terms of the development of their personal abilities.

Seven Questions about Apprenticeships

This accurately reflects the apprenticeship landscape in many countries, where apprenticeships are most common in manufacturing, construction and engineering. In the United States, for example, approximately 50% of apprentices are in ...

Seven Questions about Apprenticeships

After a period of relative neglect in many countries, apprenticeships and other forms of work-based learning are experiencing a revival. Their effectiveness in easing school-to-work transitions and serving the economy is increasingly recognised. However, engaging individuals, employers, social partners and education and training systems in such learning remains a significant challenge. In light of this, Seven Questions about Apprenticeships draws out policy messages on how to design and implement high-quality apprenticeships, using material from the OECD project Work-based Learning in Vocational Education and Training. It presents answers to seven questions commonly asked by governments and practitioners seeking to either introduce or reform apprenticeship systems for young people and/or older workers. Can apprenticeships provide a useful contribution in every country? Should employers receive financial incentives for providing apprenticeships? What is the right wage for apprentices, and how long should an apprenticeship last? How can we ensure a good learning experience at work? How can apprenticeships be made to work for youth at risk? And how to attract potential apprentices? The study establishes principles of effective practice by building on new analytical work and examples of effective practice from around the world.

Registered Apprenticeships

To answer your questions , we spoke with Labor officials at headquarters and regional offices about their efforts to promote the apprenticeship program . We also interviewed federal and state employees in four states — California ...

Registered Apprenticeships


OECD Reviews of Vocational Education and Training Seven Questions about Apprenticeships Answers from International Experience

At their best, apprenticeships clearly signal labour market relevance because they have been designed with employers and other social partners, and they are primarily delivered in real workplaces with real employers.

OECD Reviews of Vocational Education and Training Seven Questions about Apprenticeships Answers from International Experience

After a period of relative neglect in many countries, apprenticeships and other forms of work-based learning are experiencing a revival. Their effectiveness in easing school-to-work transitions and serving the economy is increasingly recognised. However, engaging individuals, employers, social ...

The Essential Guide to Teaching New Apprenticeships

Once an apprenticeship was complete, sometimes lasting up to seven years, young apprentices could progress to become a 'journeyman', earning a wage for their skilled work, on their way to becoming an experienced Master craftsman ...

The Essential Guide to Teaching New Apprenticeships

This much needed text provides clear, accessible and practical advice on teaching new apprenticeships.

The Draft Apprenticeships Bill

An the world of work quickly to shift into an apprenticeship is exactly the right programme for apprenticeship programme if ... Will the Bill help that problem ? and just consider apprenticeships , O - levels and ANick Edwards : Well ...

The Draft Apprenticeships Bill

Apprenticeships have a long history and are widely recognised as a powerful form of learning. Not all young people thrive in a school or college environment: some find the world of work more stimulating and a better place to learn. The Committee welcomes much of the Government's policy in seeking to raise the standards of apprenticeships, including some of the measures contained within the Draft Apprenticeships Bill. They are not convinced, however, that legislation is strictly necessary to achieve this. The real bite in the Draft Bill lies in the duty to be placed on the Learning and Skills Council (and, in due course, successor bodies), to secure the availability of apprenticeship places for anyone above compulsory school age but under 19, and who holds the necessary entry level requirements. Given the economic downturn, they have grave doubts about whether such a statutory duty can be met. Even if it can, it is feared that the pressure of that duty could lead to the quality of apprenticeships being compromised. The Government's aspiration for a greater supply of apprenticeships and greater diversity of entry to apprenticeships is very much dependent for success on the ability of the public sector to take up the apprenticeship challenge. The Committee also strongly supports group apprenticeship schemes, in which an organisation would have links to smaller firms which, singly, would find it difficult to offer the breadth of experience or continuity of work required for an apprenticeship. Concerns about the impact of the challenging economic circumstances extend beyond apprenticeships. The Government plans to introduce legislation in the 2008-09 Parliamentary Session to transfer responsibility for funding and delivering education and training for 16 to 18-year-olds from the Learning and Skills Council to local authorities. This will be a dramatic change and, caution is strongly urged

Innovative Apprenticeships

The paper argues that the continuing viability of apprenticeship lies in reclaiming its power as a model of vocational ... The paper draws on empirical case studies from England of intermediate level apprenticeships involving school ...

Innovative Apprenticeships

The transition from school to vocational education is of different quality and performance in the diverse national VET systems and heavily determined by the different structures of governance in the national education and VET systems. In September 2009, the International Network on Innovative Apprenticeship (INAP) hosted its third international conference in Turin bringing together leading researchers in the area of international TVET research. This book summarises all topics discussed within the frame of the Turin conference and overviews current research and analysis in the following fields: Managing successful transitions from school to work * Building vocational identity * Competence evaluation and development in VET * Levels of governance and the role of stakeholders in apprenticeships

Registered apprenticeships Labor could do more to expand to other occupations report to the Chairman Subcommittee on 21st Century Competitiveness Committee on Education and the Workforce House of Representatives

Meanwhile, at the local level, the Alaska tribal council's employee development director noted that interest in the apprenticeship among the council staff was high, and she planned to start the apprenticeships by October 1, 2001.

Registered apprenticeships Labor could do more to expand to other occupations   report to the Chairman  Subcommittee on 21st Century Competitiveness  Committee on Education and the Workforce  House of Representatives


Apprenticeships Career Training Credentials and a Paycheck in Your Pocket

might be able to transfer credits to an apprenticeship program later . Or you might find a school that offers many of apprenticeship's benefits . The box below discusses some qualities to look for in a school . Choosing a program People ...

Apprenticeships  Career Training  Credentials  and a Paycheck in Your Pocket


Apprenticeships

Defending the term “apprenticeship” With several hundred million dollars that building trades annually invest in ... In the early 1990s, proponents called for establishing a vast expansion of “youth apprenticeships” which is the wording ...

Apprenticeships


Apprenticeship in England United Kingdom

References Amin-Smith, N., J. Cribb and L. Sibieta (2017), Reforms to Apprenticeship Funding in England, ... BIS (Department of Business, Innovation and Skills) (2014a), “Apprenticeships evaluation: Employers", BlS Research Paper, No.

Apprenticeship in England  United Kingdom

One of a series of studies on vocational education and training, this review focuses on the apprenticeship system in England and concludes with policy recommendations. England has launched a series of reforms that champion the institution of apprenticeship, and address some previous weaknesses. The reforms encourage more substantive apprenticeship programmes and a stronger funding framework. Despite these strengths, there is still some way to go to establish an apprenticeship system in England to match those of the strongest countries. This report suggests several ways in which reforms might be adapted to achieve higher quality and better outcomes. An effective apprenticeship system involves various elements such as the development of the apprentice in the workplace by the employer and the broader education of young apprentices. The report argues that England should consider introducing regulations and standards to ensure that these elements are part of all apprenticeship programmes, and that the recently introduced apprenticeship levy supports high-quality training. In comparison to other countries, England has relatively few young apprentices. The report suggests England could facilitate transition from school to work by making better use of apprenticeships targeting school leavers.

Cooperative Apprenticeships

( c ) “ Bureau ” shall mean the Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training , Employment and Training Administration . ( d ) “ Administrator " shall mean the Administrator of the Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training , or any person ...

Cooperative Apprenticeships

Apprenticeship education and training programs for today's youth and tomorrow's workers have become increasingly important in today's schools. This guide provides examples and tools for designing and developing apprenticeship education and training programs. Industry, labor, education, and government leaders are concerned with strategies to improve the skills of America's current and future workers. A key to the solution is shared responsibility for worker preparation based upon industry derived training standards, which this guide outlines.