Work-based learning ‘failing’ employers and staff

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. Sixtyper cent of work-based learning is inadequate, according to a government bodyreport.TheAdult Learning Inspectorate’s first annual report finds the standard of adulteducation and learning in the UK is failing employers.Thereport highlights “serious underachievement” and says too few young peoplereceive the quality of training that will prepare them for employment oraddress the country’s skills shortages.Leadershipand management aspects of training came in for the most criticism with only oneof 300 training providers inspected judged as outstanding.Thereports finds that employers training their own staff do the best training.Onaverage only a third of young people embarking on a Modern Apprenticeshipachieve their qualification. Thereport found key skills, such as communication and IT were the biggest singlecause of young people’s failure to succeed with a Modern Apprenticeship.DavidSherlock, chief inspector at the ALI, said: “We must not make apprenticeships asoft opinion, or betray the young people who see an apprenticeship aspreparation for a career, but we need to be realistic about tackling thingswhich do not work.“Thiscountry needs more vocational training, better work-based learning. We must notallow an apprenticeship system, similar to those that work well in othercountries, to founder.”By Paul Nelson Work-based learning ‘failing’ employers and staffOn 1 Aug 2002 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Articlelast_img

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