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Changing world of Apprenticeships #LevyLove

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Most of you will know that the levy world is about the launch and the timing of the start of this new tax system which will fund apprenticeships is quickly looming (1st May 2017).

The new emphasis for the end assessment piece is aspiring, and in our opinion it provides a much-needed level playing field for apprentices to achieve and obtain a consistent approach to teaching by their provider and employer. The goal of a “pass” or “distinction” grade will hopefully bring that extra competition to achieve at a higher level.

Now the FE sector must facilitate a new and dynamic way to teaching apprentices that most certainly includes

Which is why, at Umbrella which is now in its fourth year, we have invested heavily to create a delivery model which looks nothing like the “old school” NVQ and apprenticeship framework and have, and will continue to take, counsel from employers to be sure that our approach matches their expectations. We are so proud that our employer partners are consistently involved in our transitional plans; it’s why we are confident in our ability to deliver these new standards for our sector and why our reputation as an elite apprenticeship provider is increasing day-by-day.

As with anything in life, approaching this changing state of apprenticeships it has not all been plain sailing. The physical spend and human resource to facilitate this change has been an “eye opener” to our company (albeit planned and forecasted). New learning platforms, new training materials devised by industry professionals and even the changing role of the assessor is all a vital cost to business in order to ensure success for our employer partners. Competition has also intensified as more businesses recognise the opportunities which surround the apprenticeship levy.

Yet with the challenges come many positives. Our perception of a supply chain has truly changed and brings much excitement. Our new business relation’s director, Sam Coulstock, has previously worked for a charity that has had to earn its place and income at an intense level. Using his experience, we are reinforcing the importance of relationships and, using his strategy, we are focusing our energies and ensuring we can be an integral partner to employers across the hospitality sector.

As May approaches, we see ourselves excited by a new landscape which allows us to show off our “peacock feathers” as an elite provider and bring a passionate and detailed apprenticeship programme to our business partners.

Adele Oxberry
Managing Director
Umbrella Training

For help and support with the apprenticeship reforms please contact us info@umbrellatraining.co.uk 0333 577 2557

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