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City of Bristol College role in engineering higher level apprenticeships 2012

City of Bristol College role in engineering higher level apprenticeships 2012 Purpose – City of Bristol College has significant experience of developing and delivering Higher Apprenticeships (HAs). The purpose of this paper is to present an overview of delivering HAs in the engineering sector. Design/methodology/approach – Information presented in the paper is drawn from the organisation's own experience delivering an HA programme and presents key issues and challenges that it has faced. Findings – Recent studies within the sector have highlighted dissatisfaction amongst employers that the competence and knowledge elements of apprenticeships traditionally offered were separated and that the “hand skills” elements were omitted from frameworks above level 3. Employers and sector‐wide bodies have worked together to develop a new framework containing all of these elements. Gaining recognition as an “undergraduate apprenticeship” this option is proving attractive for companies. Originality/value – The paper is based on the author's own experience and employer consultation. It presents a case study of an apprenticeship programme specific to their organisation. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Higher Education, Skills and Work-based Learning Emerald Publishing

City of Bristol College role in engineering higher level apprenticeships 2012

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2012 Emerald Group Publishing Limited. All rights reserved.
ISSN
2042-3896
DOI
10.1108/20423891211271665
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Abstract

Purpose – City of Bristol College has significant experience of developing and delivering Higher Apprenticeships (HAs). The purpose of this paper is to present an overview of delivering HAs in the engineering sector. Design/methodology/approach – Information presented in the paper is drawn from the organisation's own experience delivering an HA programme and presents key issues and challenges that it has faced. Findings – Recent studies within the sector have highlighted dissatisfaction amongst employers that the competence and knowledge elements of apprenticeships traditionally offered were separated and that the “hand skills” elements were omitted from frameworks above level 3. Employers and sector‐wide bodies have worked together to develop a new framework containing all of these elements. Gaining recognition as an “undergraduate apprenticeship” this option is proving attractive for companies. Originality/value – The paper is based on the author's own experience and employer consultation. It presents a case study of an apprenticeship programme specific to their organisation.

Journal

Higher Education, Skills and Work-based LearningEmerald Publishing

Published: Sep 28, 2012

Keywords: United Kingdom; Apprenticeships; Higher education; Engineering; Graduates; Undergraduates; Employers; Higher apprenticeships

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