Innovation and Leadership in Apprenticeships

Published: 16 Mar 2016


Apprenticeships are at the centre of the Government’s skills agenda. This publication considers how a range of colleges are tackling the reforms. It looks at the experiences and pitfalls, sharing good practice and the lessons learned. The following strategic considerations are found through the case studies:

  • The effective use of labour market intelligence
  • Improving approaches to commerciality
  • Re-aligning the classroom offer towards pre-apprenticeship, creating a route to apprenticeships
  • Increasing the influence of the employer voice
  • Improving communications with both internal and external stakeholders
  • Strategic decision making to secure the future of the college

Apprenticeships are already a critical area of work for colleges, and will become more so. These case studies provide invaluable examples of how changes in process and attitude can yield positive results.

The publication includes case studies from:

  • Warwickshire College Group
  • Furness College
  • Barnsley College
  • Bridgwater College
  • Vision West Nottinghamshire College
  • Dudley College
  • Kirklees College
  • The Manchester College
  • Cornwall College Group
  • The Bournemouth & Poole College
  • Chesterfield College