Author Archives: James Clay

Digital Apprenticeship Community Event – 19th April 2018 – Portsmouth

Following the first successful community event in London, we are running a second community event at The University of Portsmouth on the 19th April 2018. The event runs from from 10:30 to 3:30 and lunch will be provided. If you’re working in the area of apprenticeships and are interested in how digital can improve the whole … Read more

Apprenticeship requirements

We’re working on ways to improve the apprentice experience by capturing and analysing the many kinds of data that can be collected through the apprenticeship journey. This research is developing alongside our effective learning analytics project. At the core of the learning analytics service is the learning data hub (formerly called the learning records warehouse) … Read more

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


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