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Apprenticeships

Appendix

Additional guidance and resources

This is not an exhaustive list, but a few places to start if you are looking for additional guidance and support.


Resources for employers and training providers

National Apprenticeship Service’s employer guides
https://www.apprenticeships.gov.uk/employers/employer-guides

National Apprenticeship Service’s training provider finder
https://www.apprenticeships.gov.uk/employers/choose-training-provider

National Apprenticeship Service’s end point assessment finder
https://find-epao.apprenticeships.education.gov.uk/

Education and Skills Funding Agency’s apprenticeship statistics, which can be broken down by participation, starts, achievement, level, geography and different characteristics
https://explore-education-statistics.service.gov.uk/data-tables

Post vacancies on the governments’ Find An Apprenticeship website
https://www.findapprenticeship.service.gov.uk/

Amazing Apprenticeships’ Genie programme (Genuine Interest in Equality) is a 12-month executive support programme that empowers and resources apprenticeship professionals to create genuine socio-economic diversity and inclusion within their apprenticeships
https://www.genieprogramme.com/

The Sutton Trust (2020) Social Mobility in the workplace: An employer’s guide
https://www.suttontrust.com/our-research/social-mobility-in-the-workplace-an-employers-guide/

Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education (2021)
Raising the standards: the apprentice guide to quality apprenticeships
https://www.instituteforapprenticeships.org/raising-the-standard-best-practice-guidance/preparation-for-end-point-assessment-raising-the-standards/

Embracing Future Potential have lots of resources for employers relating employing apprentices and inclusion
https://www.employinganapprentice.com/employers/
https://www.aspiringtoinclude.com/

The BAME Apprenticeship Alliance convenes conversations between leaders in business and education focused on promoting apprenticeships in BAME communities
https://bameaa.co.uk/about-us/

West & North Yorkshire Learning Providers’ practice-focused blog, The Provider Insider, features interviews with current and former apprentices, training providers and apprenticeship specialists on a range of topics
www.wylp.org.uk/blog/

Apprentice networks (by and for apprentices):
– BAME Apprentice Network – https://bameapprenticenetwork.com/
– Disabled Apprentice Network – https://www.disabilityrightsuk.org/how-we-can-help/special-projects/disabled-apprentice-network
– Apprentice Nation – https://apprenticenation.co.uk/
– Association of Apprentices – https://www.associationofapprentices.org.uk/
– Young Apprenticeship Ambassadors Network (YAAN) – https://amazingapprenticeships.com/yaan/
– National Society of Apprentices – https://nsoa.co.uk/about/
– Multiverse – https://www.multiverse.io/en-GB/community


Resources for employers and training providers

Education and Skills Funding Agency’s parents’ guide to apprenticeships
https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/711088/Parent-Guide-Apprenticeships.pdf

Amazing Apprenticeship’s parents’ and carers’ packs
https://amazingapprenticeships.com/parents/

Education and Skills Funding Agency’s teachers’ handbook for 16-19 year olds
https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/713014/Teachers_Handbook.pdf

Amazing Apprenticeship’s resources for teachers and careers advisers
https://amazingapprenticeships.com/resources/


Intersectionality

BAME Apprentice Network (2021) Employers Guide to Ramadan
https://bameapprenticenetwork.com/download/employers-guide-to-ramadan/

Mencap (2020) Apprenticeships for people with a learning disability
https://www.mencap.org.uk/sites/default/files/2020-02/20120.009%20LDWW2019_Factsheet%207.pdf

Disability Rights UK (2020) Get Ahead Magazine Issue 2: Inclusive apprenticeships, traineeships and supported internships
https://www.disabilityrightsuk.org/sites/default/files/Get%20Ahead%20Magazine%20%20-%20issue%202_0.pdf

unionlearn (2020) LGBT+ inclusive apprenticeships: A resource for union negotiators and reps
https://www.tuc.org.uk/sites/default/files/2020-02/LGBTApprenticeships_0.pdf

National Apprenticeship Service (2019) Championing diversity in apprenticeships
https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/802200/ADCN-Report-2019-LR-v2.pdf

unionlearn (2018) Supporting Black and minority ethnic apprentices: A resource for union negotiators and reps
https://www.unionlearn.org.uk/sites/default/files/publication/UL%20Supporting%20BME%20Apprentices.pdf

unionlearn (2018) Tackling apprenticeship gender inequality
https://www.tuc.org.uk/sites/default/files/Apprenticeships%20gender%20inequality%20booklet%20%283%20web%29.pdf

National Autistic Society (2017) Autism-friendly apprenticeships (National Autistic Society, 2017)
https://www.autism.org.uk/advice-and-guidance/professional-practice/autism-friendly-apprenticeships

unionlearn (2017) Accessible apprenticeships: A TUC guide for trade union activists on bargaining for accessible Apprenticeships for disabled workers
https://www.tuc.org.uk/sites/default/files/Accessible_Apprenticeships.pdf

Disability Rights UK (2017) Into Apprenticeships: The guide for disabled people
https://www.disabilityrightsuk.org/sites/default/files/pdf/IntoApprenticeships2017.pdf

Learning and Work Institute (date unknown) Supporting care leavers into apprenticeships
https://learningandwork.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Fire-It-Up-Employer-apprenticeship-flyer.pdf


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