Learning and Work Institute was commissioned by the Department for Education to identify and illustrate effective practice in the delivery of English, maths and digital skills across a range of traineeship and/or apprenticeship providers, and to identify any practices that are particularly effective for learners with learning difficulties and/or disabilities (LDD).
This report presents six case studies that were developed through this project. These highlight several features of effective practice in the delivery of English, maths and digital skills.
Embedded delivery: Embedding English and maths was perceived to be integral to effective practice across all six case studies. Providers spoke of the importance of making English and maths relevant by connecting these subjects with the interests, intentions and aspirations of the trainee/apprentice.
Digital skills: Case study providers were committed to developing digital skills alongside English and maths, and embedded these in traineeship and apprenticeship curricular in creative ways.
Effective Initial Assessment: Throughout the case studies, English, maths and digital delivery is responsive and flexible to individual needs.