New resources for pre-apprenticeship providers

Tuesday 9 February | 12.00 – 1.00pm (GMT) and Thursday 11 February | 4.00 – 5.00pm (GMT) 

Learning providers across the world have had to adapt to delivering programmes for young people online due to the coronavirus pandemic. This has been a new experience for the majority of pre-apprenticeship and other work-based learning providers. Meanwhile, labour markets across the world are constantly changing and young people need a wide range of skills in order to build sustainable, successful, and rewarding careers.  

This webinar launched 

  • New resources for blended learning and skills development on pre-apprenticeship programmes and;  
  • New international peer learning initiative for pre-apprenticeship providers.  

Find out more about the best practice in designing and delivering pre-apprenticeship programmes.

Blended learning on pre-apprenticeship programmes  

This new resource contains practical information and guidance to enable providers to learn from wider research and practice in delivering effective blended learning programmes. It draws on evidence and lessons learned from pre-apprenticeship programmes across the UK, Europe and more widely.   

Skills development on pre-apprenticeship programmes  

Basic skills, digital skills, employability and transversal/soft skills are crucial in preparing young people for an apprenticeship and for building successful careers. This practical resource will enable pre-apprenticeship providers to develop and enhance their programmes to ensure that young people are equipped with the key skills they need for the future.  

Peer learning activity  

Learning and Work Institute is launching a programme of international peer learning activity. This will enable people to exchange experiences, knowledge, and ideas to facilitate the sharing of new and effective approaches to delivering pre-apprenticeships. It will provide an opportunity for individuals and organisations to reflect upon their own practice, gain practical insight into how others work, discuss the challenges they face and how these challenges can be overcome.  

Insight from practice – Formare, Brazil  

Fundação Iochpe, a non-profit organisation dedicated to supporting organisations to improving the life chances of disadvantaged young people will provide insight into their Formare programme. This professional training programme focuses on low income families in Brazil and aims to support young people to develop the skills and qualities needed for the changing world of work, to improve their social mobility and social and economic prospects. 


  • Luisa De Simone, Global Philanthropy, EMEA, J.P. Morgan
  • Claudio Anjos, President, Fundação Iochpe
  • Nicola Aylward, Head of Learning for Young People, Learning and Work Institute
  • Seana Friel, Researcher, Learning and Work Institute