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dc.contributor.authorFelce, Alison
dc.date.accessioned2016-12-01T09:01:12Z
dc.date.available2016-12-01T09:01:12Z
dc.date.issued2017-01-01
dc.identifier.citationFelce, A. (2017) The Hub in a Pub: University of Wolverhampton Apprenticeship Hub, Higher Education, Skills and Work-Based Learning, 7 (1) pp.70-78, doi: 10.1108/HESWBL-05-2016-0035
dc.identifier.issn2042-3896
dc.identifier.doi10.1108/HESWBL-05-2016-0035
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/620303
dc.description.abstractPurpose This paper presents the innovative approach being taken by the University of Wolverhampton to create an Apprenticeship Hub through which the regional offer for Intermediate, Advanced, Higher and Degree Apprenticeships can be accessed. Readers can review the approach taken and consider the possibilities of a similar approach in their own context. Design/methodology/approach The paper presents a case study that set out and discusses the drivers behind the approach adopted to create the Apprenticeship Hub. It identifies the stakeholders who will engage with the Apprenticeship Hub and it outlines the reasons for, and benefits of, working in collaboration with other organisations to provide an integrated offer for apprenticeship provision across the region. Findings The Apprenticeship Hub is a physical entity within a well-known local landmark building that is easily accessible to the communities which it is intended to serve. It has been developed to meet the national and local contexts and, although only recently established, it is meeting the needs of the stakeholder groups. It provides an environment through which the integrated regional apprenticeship offer can be accessed. Practical implications The world of apprenticeships is changing significantly with many new requirements for employers and for education. It is a complex road to travel, particularly for Higher Education which has not, traditionally, been involved in the world of apprenticeships. This paper posits that a collaborative approach to stakeholder engagement and recognition of respective strengths can lead to organisations working in partnership to draw together their respective expertise to ensure that, through a collaborative approach they can meet the needs of the communities that they serve. Originality/value Apprenticeships are new to Higher Education; universities are entering a complex and unknown territory. This paper set out the approach taken by one university to working in partnership with others to provide an integrated offer that could be adopted or adapted by other providers to their own context.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherEmerald
dc.relation.urlhttps://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/full/10.1108/HESWBL-05-2016-0035
dc.subjectHigher Apprenticeships
dc.subjectDegree Apprenticeships
dc.subjectCollaboration
dc.subjectPartnerships
dc.subjectIntegration
dc.titleThe hub in a pub: University of Wolverhampton Apprenticeship Hub
dc.typeJournal article
dc.identifier.journalHigher Education, Skills and Work-based Learning
dc.date.accepted2016-11-29
rioxxterms.funderUniversity of Wolverhampton
rioxxterms.identifier.projectUoW011216AF
rioxxterms.versionAM
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttps://creativecommons.org/CC BY-NC-ND 4.0
dc.source.volume7
dc.source.issue1
dc.source.beginpage70
dc.source.endpage78
refterms.dateFCD2018-09-12T15:19:25Z
refterms.versionFCDAM
html.description.abstractPurpose This paper presents the innovative approach being taken by the University of Wolverhampton to create an Apprenticeship Hub through which the regional offer for Intermediate, Advanced, Higher and Degree Apprenticeships can be accessed. Readers can review the approach taken and consider the possibilities of a similar approach in their own context. Design/methodology/approach The paper presents a case study that set out and discusses the drivers behind the approach adopted to create the Apprenticeship Hub. It identifies the stakeholders who will engage with the Apprenticeship Hub and it outlines the reasons for, and benefits of, working in collaboration with other organisations to provide an integrated offer for apprenticeship provision across the region. Findings The Apprenticeship Hub is a physical entity within a well-known local landmark building that is easily accessible to the communities which it is intended to serve. It has been developed to meet the national and local contexts and, although only recently established, it is meeting the needs of the stakeholder groups. It provides an environment through which the integrated regional apprenticeship offer can be accessed. Practical implications The world of apprenticeships is changing significantly with many new requirements for employers and for education. It is a complex road to travel, particularly for Higher Education which has not, traditionally, been involved in the world of apprenticeships. This paper posits that a collaborative approach to stakeholder engagement and recognition of respective strengths can lead to organisations working in partnership to draw together their respective expertise to ensure that, through a collaborative approach they can meet the needs of the communities that they serve. Originality/value Apprenticeships are new to Higher Education; universities are entering a complex and unknown territory. This paper set out the approach taken by one university to working in partnership with others to provide an integrated offer that could be adopted or adapted by other providers to their own context.


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