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ACE News

28 APR 2021


ACE members, TAC and partner colleges contribute to new Government guidance

Case studies from ACE members including Troup Bywaters + Anders (TB+A), Stantec, and WSP in the UK join TAC approved training providers London Southbank University, Kingston University and Leeds College of Building, in new Government guidance released today.

Flexible Apprenticeships in Construction is a new ‘manual’ co-authored by industry and the Department for Education which sets out how flexible apprenticeships can be delivered to meet the needs of employers and apprentices. TAC inputted into research behind the scenes sharing how consultancies are delivering flexible apprenticeships.

Last year, the Prime Minister outlined a commitment to making apprenticeships more flexible, and the manual shows how the delivery of training can be shaped to meet employer needs, and how the length of an apprenticeship can be reduced when the student has relevant knowledge and skills.

Kimberly Murphy, apprenticeship and skills manager at ACE/TAC said, “We’re delighted to have supported the development of this vital document that should help any company in construction considering apprenticeships.”

“Greater flexibility in apprenticeships is resulting in happier workforces that are more productive and better value for money for employers. This manual will help all members that are considering apprenticeships to explore how they can tailor them to meet their specific needs – whether that’s front-loading or accelerated delivery apprenticeships making the delivery of apprenticeships more desirable and easier.”

Interested in finding out more about working with apprentices? ACE and EIC members can get in touch with Kimberly Murphy today. Alternatively, please explore our TAC mini-hub.


Flexible Apprenticeships in Construction

April 2021

Manual published by Department for Education. Written following input and case studies from TAC.