Future Apprenticeships: New portal launched to support the implementation of the apprenticeship reforms

The new Future Apprenticeships portal has been launched to support the professional development of the workforce for delivery. It will support leaders, managers and practitioners make the transition from apprenticeship frameworks to the new standards, engage with employers and grow their apprenticeship offer. The site is usable from a range of devices and enables universities, colleges and private providers to engage easily and navigate to the content that is most relevant to them.

The new portal promotes the activities from the Futures Apprenticeships programme with dedicated areas for leaders, managers and governors and teachers/trainers/practitioners. It also contains links to wider information on the apprenticeship reforms and a range of resources.

The resources section includes a practical toolkit. The Future Apprenticeship provider toolkit has been written and designed by the Strategic Development Network (SDN) and builds on work with hundreds of colleagues, from all types of delivery partners (including a number of UVAC university members) who have engaged with the Future Apprenticeship programme. It shares transition models and effective practice from providers who have been quick to adopt the new standards. It highlights actions that leaders, managers and practitioners will need to consider, and equips them with tools to starting putting these actions into practice.

The toolkit is split into two broad sections:

1. Strategy and Planning: setting strategic priorities and objectives; understanding the opportunities, customer needs and financial viability; mapping out the organisational structures and partnership arrangements required; and agreeing the plans, timescales and teams to drive the transition forward.

2. Implementation: putting the operational building blocks in place for future apprenticeship delivery, from curriculum development, assessment and quality, to business development, marketing and compliance.

The first edition of the tool kit will help members set their apprenticeship agenda and journey for the next two years.

Follow the link to download the toolkit.