Apprenticeship numbers are falling, but the Institute for Apprenticeships calculates that the levy will be overspent. What’s going on, and what should the government do about it? Richard Alberg, CEO of MWS Technology, discusses the options. Richard Alberg   Until recently, the prevailing wisdom was that the introduction of the levy had led to a […]

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The ESFA recently announced more stringent rules to get on, and stay on, the RoATP. Will they work? Deborah Talbot takes a look at what’s changed. Since the UK government created the Register of Apprenticeship Training Providers (RoATP) in March 2017, concerns have been expressed about how far it ensures that apprenticeship training providers are […]

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Sector challenges for providers and the best way to overcome them

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the impact on apprenticeship providers

Use technology to drive apprenticeship quality and performance


The Pulse, Autumn 2018

We are pleased to share with you the first of our quarterly newsletters, where we will be keeping you informed on Aptem developments and sharing useful resources that will help you make the most of your chosen delivery platform.

The Pulse, Winter 2019

In this edition of The Pulse, we are delighted to offer news updates, an analysis of the levy shortfall and a great interview with Mark Dawe of the AELP, as well as Aptem product and team developments.

White Papers

University Challenge: Making Apprenticeships Work in Higher Education

The delivery of vocational degrees through apprenticeships is a growing and potentially lucrative opportunity for the university sector. Public higher education is a high-quality product with centuries of accumulated experience in teaching higher-level learning.

It is critical, in the context of the opening up of higher education and skills training to private providers, that the university sector position themselves at the heart of the government’s apprenticeship strategy.

Universities need to understand the distinct challenges presented by the apprenticeship regulation and compliance system.

This white paper outlines the pinch points the university sector might encounter as it seeks to adopt and expand apprenticeship programmes. In addition, it looks at what solutions are on offer to improve the efficiency, cost-savings and data accumulation necessary to meet government requirements.

To download the white paper, please click here.


Apprenticeships for employers and providers – an introduction

Apprenticeships have existed as part of the landscape of work in the UK since the 12th Century, though they have waxed and waned in popularity. Since 2015 and the publication of the policy document English Apprenticeships: Our 2020 Vision, plus the introduction of the Levy in 2017, the current UK government has committed itself in principle to a target of three million apprenticeships starts by 2020.

This short eBook will introduce you to many aspects of apprenticeship policy, using up to date information about recent policy changes. It will point out the issues that any prospective employer or training provider seeking to hire or train apprentices will need to know, and it will show how MWS Technology’s complete apprenticeship management platform, Aptem, can help you deliver apprenticeships efficiently and cost-effectively.

To download the eBook , please click here.

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