One of the common themes we hear from industry is that not enough teaching is done during block courses and that too much time is spent on assessment. Skills has taken this onboard and looked at different ways to improve the apprenticeship journey. As a result, we’ve developed programmes that incorporate more learning into block courses by introducing an online, at-home component.
New apprentices entering the following combined courses will now have most of their theory assessments done online, rather than taking up time during block courses:
- Plumbing, Gasfitting and Drainlaying
- Plumbing and Drainlaying
This means apprentices will need to have access to a computer and the internet to complete their theory assessments. Assessments can be accessed via the online My Skills portal, where apprentices currently have access to their learning material.
This new model is intended to give apprentices a greater learning experience as there will be more time for teaching and interaction with their block course tutors.
If you have any questions, please contact 0508 SKILLS (754 557).