I’m now two months into my Level 4 Associate Project Management apprenticeship and what has been interesting to see first-hand is the amount of off-the-job training that is required in the new world of standards. At AELP we talk about off-the-job training a lot in various webinars, workshops and at our member sector forum meetings, but experiencing it myself has provided an excellent insight which I’m sure will be useful for future guidance for our members. The Associate Project Management standard includes a mandatory qualification so has included lots of preparation and mock questions to prepare me for this – bearing in mind I haven’t sat an actual exam for a long time!! I’m now surrounded by text books and revision notes, not to mention assignment and portfolio notes and resources. And to think that IfA are currently reviewing this standard’s funding band – we’ll await the outcome of that announcement!!
As members may have seen from recent social media posts, I have just embarked on a Level 4 Project Management Apprenticeship. It is an interesting experience for me to become a learner again having previously worked in ITPs managing apprenticeships and delivery staff, and with AELP as Project Manager for the past 2 ½ years.
This is part 5 and our final part of our Wembley tour series of podcasts with Mark Dawe, Chief Executive of the Association of Employment and Learning Providers (AELP). In this episode, we chat about Degree Apprenticeships. How Degree Apprenticeships have changed the landscape of Work Based Learning and how Work Based Learning could change the delivery of HE to be more workplace focussed.
This is part 4 of our series of podcasts with Mark Dawe, Chief Executive of the Association of Employment and Learning Providers (AELP). In this episode, we chat about SME’s and Apprenticeships. Prior to the Apprenticeship Levy SME’s were the biggest home for Apprenticeships, post-Levy Apprenticeship numbers have declined significantly in SME’s.