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Keep up-to-date with the latest L&D trends and research

From funding and training to advice and best practice, our Latest Trends Blog houses a whole host of information to support you with learning and development at your organisation. 

We’ll frequently be updating the articles, expert opinions, and facts and figures here, so do check in regularly to learn more and keep abreast of the latest news.

And we don’t just deliver knowledge.

We also offer renowned higher and degree apprenticeship packages to help improve your organisation’s productivity and performance, as well as a range of degrees, modules and short courses.

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How can we reverse the digital skills gap?

Can the Digital and Technology Solutions Degree Apprenticeship deliver the highly-sought-after technical skills that UK employers need?

29th September 2016
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What role can higher apprenticeships play in raising healthcare standards?

Can higher and degree apprenticeships help healthcare organisations address workforce planning, care delivery and staff morale challenges?

5th September 2016
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Can degree apprentices close the UK’s management skills gap?

Will the Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship provide employers with the opportunity for greater retention of a skilled workforce?

23rd August 2016
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UK Government publishes new details on apprenticeship levy

A summary of the government's long-awaited August 2016 update on how employers will deal with the upcoming apprenticeship levy.

15th August 2016
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Press release: The Open University and KPMG launch joint apprenticeship scheme

KPMG and the OU have launched an apprenticeship service that enables employers to identify and fulfil their future training needs.

11th August 2016
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Degree apprenticeships report

Gain a better understanding of the recent and upcoming apprenticeships changes, including the introduction of degree and higher apprenticeships

8th August 2016
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The apprenticeship levy explained

All you need to know about the government's Apprenticeship Levy, to help you make the right business decisions for your organisation.

5th August 2016
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The changing face of apprenticeships

Article depicting a short history of apprenticeships and exploring the recent changes to consider what the future of apprenticeships may be.

2nd August 2016
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Apprenticeships: The facts

If we want to understand how apprenticeships have reformed, and why they are different, it’s useful to understand the UK educational landscape as a whole.

2nd August 2016
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Key features of an apprenticeship

Key features of apprenticeships according to the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (formerly BIS) and Department for Education.

2nd August 2016

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