A Quality Apprenticeship

Tom Wilson, Visiting Fellow at the University of Wolverhampton and until recently

the Director of the TUC’s Unionlearn will give a 

lecture: ‘A Quality Apprenticeship’

Date: Tuesday 19th January 2016
Time: 5.30pm – 6.30pm
Location: Samuel Johnson building, Walsall campus, University of Wolverhampton, WS1 3BD
Free event (including refreshments)

For further information and to register your attendance please visit, www.wlv.ac.uk/fehw/lectures


What is an Apprenticeship?

What should good Apprenticeships look like?

Why have Apprenticeships become all the rage in the world of Adult Education?

Why has the government adopted the target of creating 3M Apprenticeships by 2020?

And above all, will the new Apprenticeship Levy succeed in transforming the world of Apprenticeships and inject new funding and energy into adult training?

This lecture will discuss these questions, from the perspective of working people as well as employers and training bodies.

Tom Wilson, who was recently appointed as a visiting fellow at the University of Wolverhampton, was until recently the Director of Unionlearn, the education and skills arm of the TUC, the UK umbrella body for Trade Unions. Unionlearn has 30,000 learning representatives, who act as peer mentors to workers, and negotiate with management. Tom has a unique perspective on learning in the workplace, and will talk about the pre-conditions for a quality apprenticeship: a key issue given the government’s commitment to expand apprenticeships over the next 5 years.



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