Designing and delivering pre-apprenticeships
Learning and Work Institute is working with the support of J.P. Morgan to explore and promote best practice in the delivery of pre-apprenticeship programmes in Europe and other parts of the world.
We’re focussing on identifying and promoting programmes that enable young people from all backgrounds to gain the skills and experience they need, to successfully bridge the gap to an apprenticeship. Alongside identifying what works, we’re particularly interested in programmes that have developed good practice in four key areas:
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.
L&W have developed a set of resources to support pre-apprenticeship providers with the design and delivery of high-quality programmes that support young people to enter apprenticeships.
This includes two new resources published in February 2021:
These guides are available in Spanish, French and German at the bottom of the page.
Alongside a range of research, we carried out deep dive study visits with organisations where we explored their pre-apprenticeship programmes in detail, speaking to providers, employers and young people, as well as carrying out observations of learning both in the classroom and in the workplace.
These case studies demonstrate the ways in which pre-apprenticeship programmes are designed and delivered in a range of country contexts. They particularly showcase how pre-apprenticeships can support young people from disadvantaged backgrounds to move into high quality apprenticeships.
These 5 short films which act as learning modules and showcase different elements of best practice.