Posted on May 14, 2020
Apprenticeship programmes are a great way to upskill existing staff and narrow skills gaps within your organisation. They allow employees to combine work and study by mixing on-the-job training with a more traditional style of learning; they’ve been around for years, but they’ve had a bit of a revamp recently as the apprenticeship levy was introduced.
As restrictions on social interactions are set to be in place for the next few months, face-to-face learning has been halted, and learning has taken an online turn - but this doesn’t mean you can’t hire an apprentice. In fact, it’s a great time to think about your COVID-19 recovery strategy, and how apprentices could help your business thrive after the crisis.
With restrictions still in place, education and training experts, Learning Curve Group, have recognised the need for online training, launching five of their apprenticeship programmes online as part of their ‘Advance Academy’.
From May 2020, individuals have been able to enrol onto an apprenticeship programme with LCG which mixes training with their employer and remote learning with a specialist apprenticeship trainer. Once lockdown rules are relaxed further, the delivery of these programmes will be a blended approach with some workplace visits. Brining the delivery online opens a multitude of opportunities for businesses who may have wanted a more remote set up with the apprenticeship providers. If recent times have shown us anything, it’s that the world must go on and apprenticeships can’t be forgotten about.
The apprenticeships available to study online are:
These programmes aren’t just for new staff - existing staff can enrol onto one of these qualifications, even whilst on furlough. With the government stating that training and CPD can still be completed whilst furloughed, there’s no better time to enrol your staff onto an apprenticeship.
Group Commercial Director at Learning Curve Group, Steve Morris, said: “What sets businesses apart from their competitors is their people, and apprenticeships are a very effective way of developing staff of all ages. The opportunity to learn is something that helps motivate, develop and engage staff in these challenging times and we want to continue raising awareness of the opportunities that remain available.
“The redesign of our apprenticeship training has allowed us to continue supporting sectors and businesses to develop their workforce. We’re passionate about narrowing skills gaps and supporting businesses to really enhance their training strategies to get maximum results.”
Working with over 4,500 employers every year, Learning Curve Group is one of the UK’s largest and most diverse training providers. Specialising in supporting businesses with a wide range of training needs for over fifteen years, they’re a provider of choice for both levy and non-levy payers across the country.
To enrol your staff onto an apprenticeship as part of the Advance Academy, email firstname.lastname@example.org