National
Apprenticeship Service
(NAS)
How Apprenticeships & Skills can support Councils’ Priorities and
Economic Prosperity
Presented by
Cathryn Henry, Employer Accounts Manager
Contents
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What is an Apprenticeship
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The National Apprenticeship Service
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Local Authorities and Apprenticeships
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Apprenticeship Reform
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Next steps
National Apprenticeship Service
What is an Apprenticeship?
• Centre piece of the Government’s skills policy
• A work-based training programme designed for employers by employers,
• For new recruits or existing staff as a pathway to progression.
• Allows the apprentice to gain real and relevant experience in a paid,
productive job whilst gaining theoretical and underpinning knowledge and
nationally recognised qualifications.
• On completion apprentices must be able to undertake the full range of duties,
appropriate to the job, confidently and competently to a high standard
expected by the employer.
• Over 100,000 employers in over 160,000 workplaces in England offer
Apprenticeships.
What is an Apprenticeship?

The Apprenticeship framework comprises:
Competency
(NVQ/Diploma)
Employee
Rights &
Responsibilities
Technical Knowledge
(Certificate/ Diploma)
Personal
Learning &
Thinking skills
Specified
Guided
Learning
Hours
Functional Skills
Maths/English/ICT
Additional:
Entry Conditions,
Equality & Diversity,
Progression
(Non Statutory)
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Apprenticeships - Funding
Investment from Government:
100% age 16-18
50% age 19-24
40% age 25+
*reduced subsidies for employers with 1000+ employees
Each apprentice must
have a registered training provider
(which can also be their employer)
There are 1,100 providers in England
Each apprentice must be employed
and their wages paid by their employer.
Over 100,000 employers in over 160,000
workplaces in England offer Apprenticeships .
250 Apprenticeship ‘qualification framework’ areas.
Programmes last from 1 to 4 years
Frameworks are at levels:
2 (Intermediate), 3 (Advanced), 4 - 8 (Higher)
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Evidence of value and impact
Apprenticeships deliver economic and
social benefits
For individuals…
Higher Wages: individuals with an Intermediate Level Apprenticeship earn £73,000 more over their lifetime
than individuals with similar or lower–level qualifications; and those with an Advanced Level Apprenticeship
earn on average around £105,000 more*
Satisfaction rates with Apprenticeships are high: 87% of Apprentices are more confident about their own
abilities as a result of undertaking an Apprenticeship**
For employers…
Competitive advantage: 80% of workplaces employing apprentices agree that they make the workplace more
productive. 81% of consumers favour companies who employ apprentices. 83% of employers who employ
apprentices rely on the programme to provide skilled workers of the future***
For the wider economy…
Apprenticeships create a diverse pool of labour from which others can recruit and promote; with additional
benefits to other individuals and employers through the transfer of knowledge
Value for money…
The National Audit Office concluded that spending on Apprenticeships produces a good return on investment
(Advanced Level £21 and Intermediate Level £16 for every £1 of public funding invested)
* Source – London Economics **Source – Apprentice Learner Survey 2012
***Source – Evaluation of Apprentices, Employer Survey - 2012
National Apprenticeship Service
About the National Apprenticeship
Service (NAS)
Created by the government in 2009 and has responsibility for:
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Increasing the number of employers offering apprenticeships
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Improving the quality and diversity of applicants
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Hosting the online apprenticeship recruitment system (AVonline)
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1.5billion annual budget
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Engaging with a wide range of partners to help design the
frameworks for apprentices.
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Implementing all Government polices aimed at improving the
quality and quantity of Apprenticeships.
•
WorldSkills UK National Competitions
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The UK’s membership to WorldSkills International
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Traineeships
National Apprenticeship Service
Rising Number of Apprenticeship Starts
Apprenticeship starts - nationally
600000
500000
503,000
510,000
2011/2012
2012/2013
457,000
400000
280,000
300000
240,000
225,000
200000
100000
0
2007/2008
2008/ 2009
2009/2010
2010/2011
Recent Successes
National Apprenticeship Success rates
100%
73.8%
80%
76.4%
70.9%
63.9%
59.0%
60%
48.6%
40%
20%
0%
2005/06
2006/07
2007/08
Intermediate
2008/09
Higher
2009/10
2010/11
Total
In 2001/02 – 76% of starters did not complete their Apprenticeship programme
In 2010/11 – 76% of starters successfully completed their programme
National Apprenticeship Service
Apprenticeship Performance
Apprenticeship starts by Sector
There are nearly 250 frameworks offering 1,200 roles. There is a very
varied picture across sectors, though all main sectors grew.
160,000
Business, Admin / Law
140,000
120,000
Retail
100,000
Health, Public Services and Care
80,000
Engineering and Manufacturing
60,000
40,000
20,000
Construction
0
2002/ 03
2003/ 04
2004/ 05
2005/ 06
2006/ 07
2007/ 08
2008/ 09
2009/ 10
2010/ 11
National Apprenticeship Service
Our priorities for 2013-14
1
Drive up quality and standards and increase employer ownership and
engagement through supporting the successful implementation of
the Richard Review and Holt Review.
2
Identify and tackle poor quality provision, deliver the Large Employer
Outcome Pilot and Apprenticeship Grant for Employers and further
simplify systems and processes for employers.
3
Improve access and drive up demand from individuals and employers
in order to support growth for 16- to 24-year olds, at Advanced and
Higher levels, and in priority sectors.
National Apprenticeship Service
Our priorities for 2013–14
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Improve information and communication about Apprenticeships
particularly to individuals, schools and parents, and through the
successful operation of Apprenticeship vacancies.
Traineeships:
Ensure that providers and employers understand traineeships,
using links with major employers to promote traineeships and
secure their support to provide high quality work experience and
progression into jobs and Apprenticeships.
National Apprenticeship Service
Local Authorities & Apprenticeships
Local Authorities can link with Apprenticeships in three ways:
• As an EMPLOYER
• As a partner in the drive to reduce WORKLESSNESS
• As a key driver of ECONOMIC PROSPERITY in their locality
Local Authorities do utilise their role as an employer and influencer to
support the worklessness agenda but often don’t take advantage of
Advanced and Higher Apprenticeships to support their own workforce
development plans and those of local businesses
National Apprenticeship Service
Apprenticeship Reform
“The future of Apprenticeships in England: Implementation Plan”
October 2013
• radically simplify the system
• put employers in the driving seat of apprenticeships
• be based on standards designed by employers, to meet the specific
needs of their industry
• 60+ companies have already signed up to be ‘Trailblazers’
• will commence as early as the end of 2014
• will in the future last for a minimum of 1 year
National Apprenticeship Service
Apprenticeship reform
“The future of Apprenticeships in England: Implementation Plan”
October 2013
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will be short and easy to understand - they will describe the skills and
knowledge that an individual needs to be fully competent in an occupation
•
increase the quality of apprenticeships
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an apprentice will need to demonstrate their competence through rigorous
independent assessment and more thorough academic assessment –
including stepping up the maths and English requirements;
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apprentices will be graded – pass, merit, distinction – putting them on a par
with full time education
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require a minimum of 20% off-the-job training - time away from their
workstation to focus on training
National Apprenticeship Service
Next steps
If you would like to know more then you can:
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Visit:
www.apprenticeships.org.uk
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Read:
The future of apprenticeships in England: Implementation Plan
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Contact:
NAS Employer Account Manager
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Phone:
College/Training Provider
National Apprenticeship Service
Traineeships
What is a Traineeship?
Traineeships prepare young people for their future careers by helping them
to become ‘work ready’:
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to be able to secure a job or an Apprenticeship within 6 months.
Traineeships will last anything from six weeks to a maximum of six months
with the content tailored to the needs of the individual, including three core
elements:
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Work placement (Unpaid) (minimum 6 weeks, maximum 5 months)
Work preparation training.
English and maths support if required.
Providers and employers will be able to add flexible additional elements to
the content of Traineeships to meet labour market and personal need.
National Apprenticeship Service
Thank you
Cathryn Henry
[email protected]
+44 (0)7760 990 381
National Apprenticeship Service
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