Entrepreneur, former Dragon’s Den investor, and founder of School for Startups, Doug Richard, will lead the independent review into the future of Apprenticeships in England.
The Richard Review of Apprenticeships, commissioned by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and the Department of Education, will look at how to build upon the success of Apprenticeships in recent years. The Skills Funding Agency has welcomed the review with the report expected in Autumn 2012.
To access the BIS Press Release go to http://www.bis.gov.uk/news/topstories/2012/Jun/richard-review-of-apprenticeships
Apprenticeships are work-based training programmes designed around the needs of employers, which lead to national recognised qualifications. You can use Apprenticeships to train both new and existing employees. Funding is available to train apprentices.
Apprenticeships are designed by the Sector Skills Councils, while the National Apprenticeship Service helps to fund the training. Business representatives from the relevant industry sector work with the Sector Skills Councils to develop the course content. Because they genuinely understand your business, the training will be relevant for your industry.
It is a package of on-the-job training and qualifications. Apprenticeships may be one way to fund the Level 2 and Level 3 NVQ’s in Pharmacy Service Skills we offer as part of a larger package of training.
Find out more about apprenticeships at http://www.apprenticeships.org.uk/Employers/The-Basics.aspx