ERIC Number: ED396103
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Back to the Future.
FEDA Bulletin, v1 n12 Jun 1996
The United Kingdom's Modern Apprenticeships were introduced in September 1994 to provide young people in the United Kingdom with a route to achieving the National Vocational Qualifications (NVQs) at Level 3 or above, including a progression into higher education. The pilot implementation of Modern Apprenticeships involved 2,400 teenagers and approximately 14 industrial and business sectors. Modern Apprenticeships seemed to work best where there were existing partnerships among employers, industry training organizations, training and enterprise councils, and further education (FE) colleges. Funding arrangements for Modern Apprenticeships proved to be complex and different across the United Kingdom because of local conditions and different Modern Apprenticeships models. It was concluded that although FE colleges may not appear to benefit directly from involvement in provision of Modern Apprenticeships, they do reap indirect benefits by improving their links with local industry. Three possible roles for FEs in the provision of Modern Apprenticeships (partner, supplier, and enabler) were discussed. It was recommended that more research be conducted to identify those factors that are likely to facilitate or hinder successful implementation of Modern Apprenticeships. (Appended is a list of 13 Further Education Development Agency publications.) (MN)
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Cooperative Planning, Demonstration Programs, Education Work Relationship, Educational Cooperation, Educational Practices, Financial Support, Foreign Countries, Models, Partnerships in Education, Pilot Projects, Postsecondary Education, Program Development, School Business Relationship, School Role, Vocational Education
Further Education Development Agency, Publications Dept., Coombe Lodge, Blagdon, Bristol BS18 6RG, England, United Kingdom (3.50 British pounds).
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Further Education Development Agency, London (England).
Identifiers: Modern Apprenticeships; National Vocational Qualifications (England); United Kingdom