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  • Future Chartered Managers Celebrated in Parliament
    In an uncertain world, effective managers and leaders will be needed more than ever. Today’s Chartered Manager degree apprentices will be tomorrow’s senior civil servants, business leaders and key influencers. That’s why I was delighted that Chartered Manager degree apprentices from some of the country’s largest employers - such as the BBC, BT, the Civil […]
  • Degree Apprenticeships a Key Element of a Broad Apprenticeship Offer
    On the third anniversary of the launch of the Chartered Manager Degree apprenticeship, it is apt to say a few words about the Institute’s view of management apprenticeships and the CMDA in particular. There is a lot of heat and noise generated over management apprenticeships and whether they are an appropriate use of levy funding. […]
  • RoATP Refresh - What’s Needed Now?
    While it might be a little frustrating for good, well-established providers already on it, the recently launched ‘refresh’ of the Register of Apprenticeship Training Providers (RoATP) shouldn’t be dismissed as a bureaucratic exercise. In fact, it’s a vitally important ingredient to getting the apprenticeship reforms back on track and key to the programme really being […]
  • The critical role of Life Skills in addressing the UK’s productivity challenges #FutureOfEmployment
    Life Skills are critical for our success, whether at work, or in life. How we communicate, build relationships, and resolve conflict and complex problems – amongst many other skills – are absolutely essential.  Today’s workplaces demand agility, resilience and the ability to negotiate rapid change.  All too often, the young people I talk with are […]
  • A RADICAL HOUSING PROGRAMME NEEDED TO ALLEVIATE HOMELESSNESS AND BOOST PARTICIPATION IN FURTHER EDUCATION
    HAVING a home is a basic human need. It should also be a human right. For those without a home life is barely tolerable. For a rich society like ours the problem of homelessness is an indictment of its ability to meet one of its citizens’ key welfare needs. Yet homelessness remains a big issue […]
  • The Music Industry Must Boost Accessibility for Students by Embracing Digital Innovation
    With music services under greater strain and tuition levels dropping across the UK, the industry must embrace digital innovation to boost accessibility for students Music is often called one of life’s greatest gifts, yet increasingly this gift is becoming more costly and inaccessible for students in the UK. The University of Sussex recently conducted a […]
  • Apprenticeship funding for non-levy payers (in England): Is the solution 1990...?
    One of the last unresolved areas policy areas within the current Apprenticeship reform is that of long-term funding for non-Levy payers (SMEs for short hand). Large companies have started to make use of the new levy system but SMEs are in danger of being left behind. This has come to a head recently as the […]
  • 3 Best Practices I've Seen In #Apprentice Recruitment
    You may well have read my article on the Trends in Emerging Talent for 2019; it’s going to be a fascinating year. As well as the challenges of Brexit many of the issues that we have been raising for some time in the word of apprenticeships are (at last) being recognised. You will undoubtedly have seen questions […]
  • Turning A Vision for #FutureofEducation Into Reality
    Formed in November 2010 through the merger of the University of Wales Lampeter and Trinity University College Carmarthen, the University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD) is the oldest Royal Chartered University in Wales with campuses across South West Wales and in London. As a trailblazer for technology enabled learning, UWTSD has invested significantly in […]
  • The Role of Professional Education in Plugging the Emerging Technologies Skills Gap
    Training on the job – professional certifications will bridge the skills gap Gone are the days when a qualification earned in an echoey gym hall at the age of nineteen or twenty would see you through your entire career. We also hear fewer and fewer stories of “mailroom to boardroom” career progression, with people now […]
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