Articles from Alderwood

The Assessor recruitment challenge to deliver 3 million Apprenticeships

Supporting National Apprenticeship Week: Alderwood's Annual Awards for the training industry's top employees

National Apprenticeship Week is approaching and will provide an opportunity to champion both excellent Apprentices and inspiring employers. At Alderwood, we want to take this opportunity to also celebrate the integral role of those working within the training industry. After all, it is those involved in the delivery of Apprenticeship schemes who make the up-skilling of individuals and the Government's targets for Apprenticeships a reality.

Casualties of the Government's Work Programme

With current numbers of long-term unemployed in the UK already at 400,000 there is an urgent need to help support people back into work.

Switching from Train to Gain to Apprenticeships... Permanent to Freelance. The options for assessors, tutors and trainers

Train to Gain into Apprenticeship delivery, Permanent into Freelance - what next for FE professionals? The FE and Skills industry is changing. With the changes in funding from Train to Gain into Apprenticeships and the Work Programme. Many Assessors who previously specialised in delivering NVQ's are now delivering Apprenticeships. The changes in funding strategy has also meant that Assessors, Verifiers and Tutors are not just being asked to change what programmes they deliver, but the way that they work to, with a seismic shift from Permanent to Freelance Assessor job vacancies being advertised across the sector.

Welfare to Work: emerging markets

So what to look out for next? The government's many shake ups within the education system have definitely rocked the boat in 2010. The Work Based Learning sector has seen many changes, with inevitable impacts for those working within it. The most notable of these was the government's decision to put the final nail in the Train to Gain coffin, whilst also committing to a increased investment in Apprenticeship schemes. On a delivery level, there have also been emerging and growing courses, such as the increase in BIT/ PMO delivery, in response to the economy's recovery from the recession and the new STLS courses. But what will really be the area to watch in 2011 for those within the education & training industry?

National Apprenticeship Week: don't forget the assessors

National Apprenticeship Week 2011 is finally here and with the Government's recent investment into apprenticeships, it is set to be the most exciting yet. As we are all aware £605 million has been placed into apprenticeship schemes across the country; therefore this week will see not only an increase in excitement and anticipation, but a whole lot of planning how to spend and invest in our youth of today.

Lack of readiness to be employed is Work Programme's biggest obstacle, says survey

A lack of readiness for the world of work is the biggest obstacle preventing employers from taking on the long-term unemployed via the Work Programme, according to a new survey.

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