What would truly digital apprenticeships look like?

Apprenticeships is a growth area undergoing massive reform, with a government target of three million starts by 2020 and the implementation of the post-16 skills plan. The employer levy funding beginning in April 2017 is estimated at £2.5 bn, a billion pounds larger than now. Increasing and more effective use of technology will be crucial to achieving government targets whilst maintaining high quality.

We think it’s time we had fully digital apprenticeships – to meet the needs of employers and apprentices in the 21st century.

This blog will be used to synthesise the discussion and debate around the digital apprenticeships co-design challenge.

It will be updated with regular postings about the subject and issues. It will also have blog posts from Jisc staff and other experts in this field, discussing the issues and challenges that we could face in this area.

This is an issue that impacts on training providers, colleges and universities, no matter what your background, discipline or role, you will be affected. Share your hopes and your fears, tell us what you think might happen, but also what you think should and could happen.

If you have written a blog post, then please let me know and we will point people to it from this blog.

You can also join in the conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #codesign16

You can read more about this co-design challenge on the main Jisc website.

This post will be updated as the conversation continues.

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