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Improving Incentives to Learning in the Workplace

Grant reference: L139251005

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Creating a 'modern apprenticeship' : a critique of the UK's multi-sector, social inclusion approach
This article critiques the UK's approach to the development of a contemporary apprenticeship programme initially designed to increase the supply of intermediate level skills. Since 1994, when the Modern Apprenticeship programme was introduced, it has struggled to meet expectations and in many occupational sectors, apprentices leave without completing the prescribed qualifications. The programme's performance is worst in sectors which previously had no history of apprenticeship. A key problem for the programme is the lack of employer demand and commitment, yet the government wants the Modern Apprenticeship to expand so that it can provide a pathway for as many young people as possible. The article explores the structure, content and implementation of the Modern Apprenticeship and argues that the government is more concerned with the programme's social inclusion potential than with developing a high quality work-based route.
Original Document
10.1080/1363908022000032867
English

Primary contributor

Author Alison Fuller

Additional contributors

Co-author Lorna Unwin

Additional details

16
1
Yes
1363-9080
Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group
01 March 2003
5-25
Abingdon
Post-print
Journal of education and work

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Fuller, Alison and Unwin, Lorna (2003) Creating a 'modern apprenticeship' : a critique of the UK's multi-sector, social inclusion approach. Journal of education and work. 16 (1), pp. 5-25 Abingdon: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group.

Vancouver

Fuller Alison and Unwin Lorna. Creating a 'modern apprenticeship' : a critique of the UK's multi-sector, social inclusion approach. Journal of education and work 2003; 16 (1): 5-25.