Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10545/610516
Title:
World-class apprenticeship standards: Report and recommendations
Authors:
Mieschbuehler, Ruth ( 0000-0001-9637-731X ) ; Hooley, Tristram ( 0000-0002-1453-4535 )
Abstract:
The aim of this research was to identify world-class apprenticeship standards and to make suggestions as to how these could be applied to the English system. By ‘world class’ we mean that the standards described here are acknowledged to be among the best in the world. Thirteen indicators for world-class apprenticeship standards were identified through the research and these have been divided into four sub-sections: (1) training, (2) skills and expertise, (3) recognition and (4) progression. Each of the indicators is explained separately in this report but they have to be understood as being in close relationship to each other. As well as identifying world-class apprenticeship standards the indicators are also designed to compare these standards to apprenticeship standards that are of a good level but do not necessarily feature amongst the best in the world. Identifying and applying standards in apprenticeships is important because apprenticeship training, especially if delivered at a world-class standard, can raise the number of people in employment, increase individual and company productivity and enhance economic growth. The findings from our research suggest that world-class apprenticeship standards require: • extended apprenticeships of between three to four years; • broad and in-depth scientific and industrial skills and knowledge; • the presence of a ‘master’ in the company to train an apprentice; • high-quality knowledge-based education and training; • recognition through an occupational title on completion of the training; • apprentices to acquire all the skills and knowledge necessary to work effectively in an occupation; • apprentices to become skilled workers in an occupational area with a critical and creative approach; and • progression routes into employment as well as into further education and training. This report is based on interviews with seven experts from Australia, Denmark, England, Germany, Ireland, the Netherlands and South Korea on vocational education and training with a review of the literature.
Affiliation:
University of Derby
Citation:
Mieschbuehler, R. and Hooley, T. (2016) 'World-Class Apprenticeship Standards: Report and Recommendations', Derby and London: International Centre for Guidance Studies (iCeGS), University of Derby and Pearson Education UK.
Publisher:
International Centre for Guidance Studies, College of Education, University of Derby
Issue Date:
2016
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10545/610516
Additional Links:
http://www.derby.ac.uk/research/icegs/
Type:
Research Report
Language:
en
ISBN:
978-1-910755-04-4
Appears in Collections:
Institute of Education

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dc.contributor.authorMieschbuehler, Ruthen
dc.contributor.authorHooley, Tristramen
dc.date.accessioned2016-05-21T18:04:04Zen
dc.date.available2016-05-21T18:04:04Zen
dc.date.issued2016en
dc.identifier.citationMieschbuehler, R. and Hooley, T. (2016) 'World-Class Apprenticeship Standards: Report and Recommendations', Derby and London: International Centre for Guidance Studies (iCeGS), University of Derby and Pearson Education UK.en
dc.identifier.isbn978-1-910755-04-4en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10545/610516en
dc.description.abstractThe aim of this research was to identify world-class apprenticeship standards and to make suggestions as to how these could be applied to the English system. By ‘world class’ we mean that the standards described here are acknowledged to be among the best in the world. Thirteen indicators for world-class apprenticeship standards were identified through the research and these have been divided into four sub-sections: (1) training, (2) skills and expertise, (3) recognition and (4) progression. Each of the indicators is explained separately in this report but they have to be understood as being in close relationship to each other. As well as identifying world-class apprenticeship standards the indicators are also designed to compare these standards to apprenticeship standards that are of a good level but do not necessarily feature amongst the best in the world. Identifying and applying standards in apprenticeships is important because apprenticeship training, especially if delivered at a world-class standard, can raise the number of people in employment, increase individual and company productivity and enhance economic growth. The findings from our research suggest that world-class apprenticeship standards require: • extended apprenticeships of between three to four years; • broad and in-depth scientific and industrial skills and knowledge; • the presence of a ‘master’ in the company to train an apprentice; • high-quality knowledge-based education and training; • recognition through an occupational title on completion of the training; • apprentices to acquire all the skills and knowledge necessary to work effectively in an occupation; • apprentices to become skilled workers in an occupational area with a critical and creative approach; and • progression routes into employment as well as into further education and training. This report is based on interviews with seven experts from Australia, Denmark, England, Germany, Ireland, the Netherlands and South Korea on vocational education and training with a review of the literature.en
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dc.publisherInternational Centre for Guidance Studies, College of Education, University of Derbyen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.derby.ac.uk/research/icegs/en
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dc.subjectapprenticeshipsen
dc.subjectstandardsen
dc.subjectvocational educationen
dc.subjectworld-classen
dc.subjectAustraliaen
dc.subjectGermanyen
dc.subjectDenmarken
dc.subjectEnglanden
dc.subjectIrelanden
dc.subjectThe Netherlandsen
dc.subjectSouth Koreaen
dc.titleWorld-class apprenticeship standards: Report and recommendationsen
dc.typeResearch Reporten
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Derbyen
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