Tips & Resources

Tips, resources, sector challenges and the best ways to overcome them.


Our eBook introduces you to a general overview of what you need to know to apply to the Register of Apprenticeship Training Providers (RoATP). The booklet also signposts you to key government links in the application process.

This short eBook will point out the issues that any prospective employer or training provider seeking to hire or train apprentices will need to know. It will also show how Aptem can help you deliver apprenticeships efficiently and cost-effectively.

White Papers

University Challenge: Making Apprenticeships Work in Higher Education.

It is critical 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 that universities 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.


The Pulse, Spring 2019

In the Spring 2019 edition of The Pulse, we are delighted to offer news and product updates, as well as an interesting interview with UVAC’s Mandy Crawford-Lee.

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.

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.


Funding Apprenticeships After Levy Overspend

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.

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Will The New RoATP Guidelines Drive Up Quality?

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…

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Smart Machines Can Transform Apprenticeships

Artificial intelligence, or the rise of the smart machine, is the stuff of science fiction. But applying machine learning to apprenticeships can deliver a better learning experience, argues Mark Abrahams, Head of Research at MWS Technology.

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Better The Devil You Know?

When we speak to providers about their apprenticeship delivery systems, we do sometimes encounter the phrase immortalised by that global pop sensation, Kylie Minogue: ‘Better the devil you know’.

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