Author Archives: James Clay

An employer’s perspective

The relationship dynamic between learner and provider is different if the learner is an apprentice. On a traditional programme, the relationship is between the provider and the learner. The University and the student is a good example of that dynamic. Likewise the A Level learner and their local FE College is another. This dynamic is … Read more

Workshop Report: What would truly digital apprenticeships look like?

As the discovery phase of the Digital Apprenticeship project continues, we wanted to ensure that the sector had an opportunity to have their say in the ideas we had, as well as provide a fresh opinion on shaping our work. Nearly thirty people from across HE, FE and Skills attended our consultation workshop in London … Read more

Once upon a time…

Once upon a time, there was an apprentice called Little Red Riding Hood. She wanted to be a tree surgeon and was looking at a range of apprenticeships. Her employer, the Woodsman, employed many tree surgeon apprentices across many different forests who were all assessed by various Elven assessors. The Woodsman spent many hours working … Read more

Wireframing

If I ask you what you want, what would you say? Generally when asked people what they want, they reply with what they have but faster and shinier! John McNeece, a cruise ship designer, said “There is a problem trying to figure out what people want by canvassing them. I mean, if Henry Ford canvassed … Read more

Data Flow Diagram

In the Digital Apprenticeship project we plan to explore whether Jisc can build a tracking, monitoring and reporting system for apprenticeships that provides a provider dashboard, an employer dashboard and an app for apprentices. With any project it is important that all members of the project team have a shared understanding of the technical structure … Read more

Using Drawings

`As we continue to progress through the discovery phase of the Digital Apprenticeship project we have been using a variety of techniques to research and develop our ideas and concepts. One tool I often use is using coloured pens and paper to draw out concept and ideas that can then feed into the discovery process … Read more

Degree apprenticeships: understanding the opportunities

Last week I attended the UUK event on degree apprenticeships: understanding the opportunities. A one-day seminar that will give delegates a full understanding of the policy landscape and a clear idea of how to implement degree apprenticeships in their institution. Delegates will hear case studies from leaders within the sector and have an opportunity to … Read more

What are our new priorities, and what next? #codesign17

For this challenge we decided the most important area to focus on was the area of delivery of apprenticeships so we plan to explore whether Jisc can build a tracking, monitoring and reporting system for apprenticeships that provides a provider dashboard, an employer dashboard and an app for apprentices. This will help with the employability idea … Read more