ERIC Number: ED411419
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Delivering Modern Apprenticeships. FEDA Paper.
FEDA Matters, v1 n16 1997
Modern Apprenticeships, which were introduced in 1994, allow young people in the United Kingdom who do not want to commit to full-time further education the chance to achieve a National Vocational Qualification in their field while continuing in employment. The different models for delivery of Modern Apprenticeships that have been developed in further education were examined in a study of 12 further and higher education colleges delivering one or more Modern Apprenticeships. The sample, which was selected to reflect a cross-section of program sizes, occupational areas, geographic locations, and college settings, represented more than 25 different Modern Apprenticeships. Data on models of delivery, funding matters, partnerships and competition, and progression were collected through two site visits of each college and a questionnaire administered to college representatives. Each college supported more than one delivery scheme. Modern apprentices were employed predominately by small- to medium-sized enterprises. It was concluded that delivery of Modern Apprenticeships could be facilitated by General National Vocational Qualifications. In 75% of colleges, funding was allocated on an outcome basis. (Appended are the numbers of current registrations of modern apprentices on schemes offered by colleges in the project and the study questionnaire.) (MN)
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Cooperative Planning, Coordination, Curriculum, Delivery Systems, Education Work Relationship, Educational Cooperation, Financial Support, Foreign Countries, National Surveys, Noncollege Bound Students, Partnerships in Education, Postsecondary Education, Questionnaires, School Business Relationship, Technical Institutes, Vocational Education, Youth Programs
Further Education Development Agency, Publications Dept., Mendip Centre, Coombe Lodge, Blagdon, Bristol BS18 6RG, England, United Kingdom (6.50 British pounds).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Further Education Development Agency, London (England).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom