Enabling broader learning and enhanced destination for apprentices

The apprenticeship landscape can be seen as a chess board, where multiple pieces engage as a collective, but with their own needs, moves...

Apprenticeships: AstraZeneca

Photo credit AstraZeneca   As part of National Apprenticeship Week, the Science Council interviewed Kim Hardman – Director of UK apprenticeships and Karen...

The heartbeat of operations – Technicians

Tom Cheek – Apprenticeship Lead (Science Council) Technicians act as the heartbeat of operations and are the enablers of innovation. They are a...

Science Council submits to degree apprenticeship consultation

The Science Council has submitted to the degree apprenticeship consultation this Thursday 16th September 2021. The consultation sets out proposals for changes to existing...

Apprenticeships: The purpose and potential of reviews

By Apprenticeship lead, Tom Cheek In this blog we will be considering the role of reviews in apprenticeships, exploring the potential benefits of...

Apprenticeships: Initial Assessments

Tom Cheek, Apprenticeship Lead In this blog we consider the importance of initial assessments for apprentices, with the impact this essential early activity...

Apprenticeships in Northern Ireland

Tom Cheek, Apprenticeship Lead Apprenticeships are managed by the Northern Ireland Government, offering frameworks that require the completion of a combination of qualifications...

Apprenticeships in Scotland

The landscape of apprenticeships across the UK – Scotland Skills Development Scotland is Scotland’s National Skills Body with an objective in creating a...

Apprenticeships in Wales

The Welsh government manages an approved Welsh Apprenticeship Framework, developed to ensure an apprentice has the relevant knowledge, skills and qualifications. Apprenticeships combine...

Apprenticeships: The Importance of Mentoring

Tom Cheek, Apprenticeship Lead at the Science Council In this blog we are going to consider the value and importance of intelligent allocation...