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Improving learner retention and success through progress monitoring

The Construction Industry Training Board has developed a performance management system to track apprentices’ progress which has led to improved learner retention and success rates. Read more >

B-wbl 3.3

Sharing apprenticeships between businesses to maximise learning

Apprentices at B-wbl share their time between a number of companies as small businesses are not always able to support a full-time trainee. This ensures learners get a full training programme and a wide range of work experience. Read more >

B WBL 3.1

Allocating apprentices to colleges most able to teach the required skills

Apprentices at B-wbl are trained by the college that is best able to deliver their chosen vocation. This reduces costs and benefits learners. Read more >

Providing work placement opportunities in partnership with Higher Education

Rathbone Training and Cardiff University have developed an effective partnership that benefits learners from both institutions. A new degree programme offers students both practical experience with an external organisation and academic study. Read more >

Tackling poverty and disadvantage through the community

Tackling poverty and disadvantage through the community

Rhondda Cynon Taf ‘s E3+ programme, ‘Enrich, Extend, Excite’, targets young people at risk of exclusion, with low self-esteem and poor social skills as well as looked-after children or those who are more able and talented. Schools in the area offer activities such as sports, photography, dancing, journalism and cooking to foster a sense of worth and belonging in the school community. Over the past three years there has been a marked improvement in performance in education. Read more >

A safe and secure environment helps pupils flourish

A safe and secure environment helps pupils flourish

At Ysgol Maes Dyfan, pupils benefit from one-to-one sessions with a Learning Coach which have boosted their communications skills, raised their confidence and increased self-awareness. Read more >

Monitoring learner experience

Monitoring learner experience

After expansion, ITEC Training Solutions Ltd, Cardiff, wanted to ensure that learner experience was at a top priority and developed a central way to measure feedback. The ITEC Data Responsiveness Internal Survey System (IDRIS) was created to monitor the quality of learning. Learners are asked to input feedback through IDRIS at three points during their learning. The tool then provides data and action is taken based on the feedback. Read more >

Working together to improve wellbeing for work-based learning

Working together to improve wellbeing for work-based learning

Vocational Skills Partnership is a consortium of four private work based learning providers in Abercynon. Together they have created an online wellbeing hub where learners, employers and employees can access the latest information on improving their wellbeing. Read more >

Leading learners across Wales by example

Leading learners across Wales by example

ISA training in Bridgend encourages its learners to take a holistic view of their career path and has inspired Hair and Beauty learners to become state registered. The training company has undertaken a major national campaign to raise the profile of the level 3 qualification needed for state registration, ensuring that their own learners feel genuinely motivated to advance within the industry as well as sharing this message with other learners across Wales. Read more >

The world is their Oyster

The world is their Oyster

ISA Training in Bridgend has raised the aspirations of learners studying Hair and Beauty by offering them new experiences through the Oyster Strategy. The strategy offers taster days, exchanges and gap years which have broadened learners’ horizons while also improving the development of essential skills, technical knowledge and confidence within the workplace. Read more >

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