Ahead of the launch of the Apprenticeship Levy in 2017, Remit worked hard to help businesses understand how to develop apprenticeship strategies, from recruitment to programme delivery, which align with business objectives. Every employer is different and what makes Remit stand out is its ability to create a tailored offering to suit individual business needs and support the delivery of strategic objectives.
To deliver this, Remit implement a seven-stage design programme methodology which we use with clients:
Understand culture, values, methodologies and objectives
• Senior stakeholder engagement
• Understand business wide objectives and strategy
• Understand any other organisational initiatives the Apprenticeship programme will link with
Review starting point model
• Establish the current position of the target apprentice cohort
• Understand existing learning and development programmes in place
• Identify relevant skills gaps
• Work with line managers of the target apprentice cohort to understand performance and skills challenges
• Job shadowing with target apprentice cohort
Review and map current material
• Remit review of current training materials, as well as any in house client training materials against apprenticeship standards
• Consider the sequencing of content- to ensure performance limiting skills gaps are addressed early within the programme delivery timeline
• Establish the blend of learning delivery methods throughout the programme, masterclasses, 1-2-1 sessions, group delivery, e-learning etc.
• Identify 20% off the job learning
• Determine delivery schedules and logistics
• Agree style, tone of voice and brand guidelines for tailored delivery content
• Agree client content sign off dates throughout the design period
Continuous review and evaluation
• Establish a cycle of apprentice and line manager feedback surveys
• Implement a series of apprentice forums to probe into on programme apprentice experience and progress
• Evaluate and re-develop content in line with feedback
Consistently adopting the above process means programmes meet client expectations and respond to business needs. Programmes support apprentice development and enable business success.
To find out more about the apprenticeship levy visit our Levy page or get in touch.