Webinar series: Effective practice in pre-apprenticeship programmes

During the Autumn of 2021, Learning and Work Institute hosted a series of webinars to support the dissemination and exchange of knowledge on effective practice in pre-apprenticeship programmes. You can watch recordings of the events below.

Pre-apprenticeship programmes are targeted at young people aged 16-24 where the main aim is progression to an apprenticeship. Such programmes prepare young people for apprenticeships by providing a combination of vocational training and hands-on experience. Our work, with the support of J.P. Morgan, aims to promote best practice in the delivery of pre-apprenticeship programmes across the world.

The interactive webinars offered training and insight to providers about how to develop key aspects of pre-apprenticeship provision, to secure positive outcomes for young people.

For more information about our work on pre-apprenticeship programmes, please contact Jackie.Woodhouse@learningandwork.org.uk .

Evaluating your pre-apprenticeship programme

Effective evaluation is vital to help you to assess and demonstrate the impact of your programme and ensure you are delivering the best possible outcomes for young people. This webinar provided practical advice on developing an evaluation approach, collecting and interpreting data and using evidence to inform decision-making about pre-apprenticeship programmes.

Project-based learning in pre-apprenticeship programmes

Project-based learning (PBL) is an interactive and hands-on approach, where young people learn by actively engaging in real world projects. This webinar explored the key principles of PBL, the key steps to designing activities and practical insight into how PBL can support learners to develop a range of skills during their pre-apprenticeship programme.

Employer engagement in pre-apprenticeship programmes

Pre-apprenticeship programmes aim to support young people to develop the skills and competencies that employers need, so can often save employers resources on recruiting and training new employees as young people coming from a pre-apprenticeship programme should arrive with a better understanding of the roles and responsibilities they might undertake. To ensure good quality programmes that benefit both young people and employers, employers should be a key partner for programme development.

Supported by JP Morgan

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