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Looking at the uptake and retention of apprentices in the post-pandemic landscape. What have training providers done/doing to meet these Challenges
Exploring the barriers to non-levy payers and the challenges for SME’s in supporting growth
Assessing the collapse in apprenticeships starts at entry-level and amongst the under 25’s and how the apprenticeship market needs to meet this challenge
What does high quality look like within the end point assessment system: and what are the expectations of EPAOs?
How can providers and employers effectively prepare apprentices for end point assessment throughout the EPAprogramme journey?
How can the flexibilities and adjustments made amid the Covid-19 pandemic add long term value to the end point assessment system?
Forming effective relationships with EPAOs EMPLOYERS TRAINING PROVIDERS AND APPRENTICES
Organisations who Support The Apprenticeship Sector
How Supporting Organisations are Supporting the Apprenticeship Sector
2 Workshops (tbc)
Analysis of government data by the London Progression Collaboration (@lpc_progression) – an initiative to boost apprenticeship starts in the capital – has revealed a major decline in entry-level apprenticeships.
The analysis shows that since 2014/15, entry-level apprenticeship starts in England have plummeted by 72 per cent, while at the same time starts in higher level apprenticeships, often taken up by older people, have skyrocketed by 400 per cent.
The LPC warns that this decline in entry-level apprenticeships will be particularly affecting young people, as they are traditionally most likely to take up these opportunities. The LPC, which has supported more than new 700 apprenticeships in 160 small businesses over the last eighteen months, says there is a serious concern that this leaves those out of work, on zero-hour contracts, in in-work poverty or on the bottom rung of their career ladder less able to access apprenticeships.
The analysis shows that this decline in apprenticeships for young people has been particularly stark in the capital with the number of under-19s starts down from 9,550 in 2016/17 to 3,880 in 2020/21 – now making up just 11 per cent of apprenticeship starts, half of what they did five years ago.
These findings follow previous research that found apprenticeship starts in small-and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) fell by more than 36 per cent immediately following the introduction of the apprenticeship levy in 2017.
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