“Apprenticeships are essential for many businesses, invaluable for individuals, and crucial for the wider economy. The good news is there has never been a better time to employ an apprentice or start an apprenticeship because in this financial year the coalition government invested £1.5 billion in apprenticeships. So if we want to kick start our economy, we need to ensure all of our talented and ambitious young people are getting into work.” Nick Clegg, National Apprenticeship week. Full transcript here.
“Employers will be empowered to design and develop their own Apprenticeship standards and qualifications, so they can address skills shortages that are threatening growth”. Read the announcement by the Dept of Business Innovation and skills.
For Empowering Learning, it is very important that there will be a focus on English and Maths – we know exactly how to help individuals dramatically improve their skill. “All Apprentices will work towards a level 2 qualification either through GCSEs or functional skills in English and maths, from August 2014, if they have not already achieved this.”
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