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Development Days enhance Kaplan Apprenticeship programme

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All training providers strive to offer something different. Here at Kaplan, we are no exception and we are constantly reviewing our offerings to ensure they really stand out in the market.

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With 27 standards now making up our portfolio, one area we have been working on recently is: how we can enrich the learning experience for all of those learners undertaking Apprenticeships with us?

With many of our learners now choosing to study their professional qualifications ‘online’, via our Live Online and OnDemand services their ability to interact with other learners and share ideas and thoughts can be restricted.

So we teamed up with our Leadership and Professional Development team to create a series of unique Apprenticeship Development days, highly interactive workshops that focus on key skills and behaviours (found in all new standards) and their application in the workplace.

Kaplan has now developed over 15 different workshops including:

  • Teamwork
  • Problem Solving and Decision Making
  • Managing Individuals
  • Business Writing Skills
  • Project Management

These days are run throughout the country and at regular intervals providing a flexible opportunity to embed essential skills and behaviours and to meet and interact with other apprentices.

Sarah Cordwell, a Senior Consultant with our Leadership team, discussed the workshops:

Our sessions have one focus: to offer practical skills which can be immediately applied in the workplace. The sessions are fast paced, highly interactive and packed with energy.

She continued, “From the very start, apprentices are expected to contribute, challenge and commit to key learning points. We believe that experiential learning - not chalk and talk - is the way to help develop positive workplace behaviours. And from our experience with apprentices to date, we can confidently say that they respond well to this style of delivery."

But you don't just have to take our word for it. Here's some feedback from some of the apprentices who have taken part in one of our development days. 

Samma Qayum, 2 Sisters Food Group 

"The programme was great and really got me thinking of how I can change and be a better team leader as well as a better team member." 

Hannah Kemp, Scottish Widows 

"Yvonne was very friendly and made us all feel at ease from the get go. Her materials and way of delivering the training were very effective, sometimes long training days in a classroom can be exhausting and hard to keep focus by the end of the day but it didn't feel like this one bit with Yvonne." 

Stephanie Hilson, Lloyds Banking

"I enjoyed the session and the facilitator was very knowledgeable and made everyone feel at ease. There was opportunity for everyone to share experiences and support each other which was beneficial."

Daniel Evans, Lloyds Banking

"Simon's enthusiasm and passion really made for an excellent course and would strongly recommend." 

To find out more about the development days Kaplan has to offer, please contact Tamar Fyne – tamar.fyne@kaplan.co.uk.

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