Sue Attewell

Analogue apprenticeships are dead. Long live digital

Flexible technology that fits into people’s busy lives could help to revive the appeal of vocational learning

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The “earn while you learn” promise is no longer enough to entice modern learners to undertake apprenticeships. In our technology-driven society, apprenticeships are being left behind because they are failing to take into consideration our ever-complicated lives. Flexible and immediate access to information is now fundamental to our learning landscape; antiquated analogue apprenticeships simply do not hit the mark.

In a positive move by the government, apprenticeships are being revamped, with a commitment to 3 million starts by 2020. They have also been placed at the heart of the Post-16 Skills ...

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