Apprenticeship education on your desktop

By Dr Toby Thompson

Dr Toby Thompson, Networked Learning Director in the Learning Design and Innovation group at Cranfield University, explains how he, along with Cranfield’s engineering and manufacturing experts, delivers an entirely online engineering post-graduate course, the first of its kind in the UK.

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Metro Bank & Cranfield launch ground breaking banking masters-level apprenticeship

By Cranfield School of Management

Cranfield School of Management has partnered with Metro Bank to launch an MSc in Retail and Digital Banking.

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Taking stock of the Levy

By Professor Daniel Prior

Where are we?

The evidence so far points to employers ‘wasting’ the Apprenticeship Levy - the most significant development in employer-led training yet seen - with more than £1 billion in funds left unspent already and rumours of the expenditure being written off as a tax. Just 8% of levy funds were spent in the first 10 months of the initiative.

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In defence of the Levy

By Professor Lynette Ryals

The Reform think-tank report – claiming the use of the Apprenticeship Levy for higher qualifications is a “mislabelling” of courses – feels like an outsider’s view, remote from the realities of business needs.

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