Learning Providers join Forces to Build on Success of Graduate Apprenticeships
20 April 2018
The Communities of Leadership and Practice (CoLP) in Work-Based
Learning launch event took place at The Studio in Glasgow.
The event brought together existing and prospective Graduate
Apprenticeship learning providers to share and discuss the vision
for developing an active and progressive CoLP in Scotland.
Graduate Apprenticeships let people work, learn and earn,
studying towards a degree with an associated university or college
while in full-time employment.
The apprenticeship is available in nine different subject areas,
offered by 12 Scottish colleges and universities.
The CoLP launch gave current and prospective learning providers
the chance to network, reflect on the programme so far and engage
in discussion around the value and opportunities presented by
work-based learning programmes like the Graduate
James Dunphy, Head of the Department for the Enhancement of
Learning, Teaching and Access at Robert Gordon University, said:
"The event provided our university and college partners with the
chance to share information about opportunities they were working
through and investigating if the answers to any challenges exist
within the community.
"It was an excellent platform for learning providers to meet and
develop a shared response in the implementation and progression of
Skills Development Scotland is supporting more than 800 Graduate
Apprenticeships in 2018.
The programme has been developed by SDS with support from the
European Social Fund. It is backed by employers, universities,
colleges and schools across the country.
To find out more about Graduate Apprenticeships and work-based
learning in Scotland, head to www.apprenticeships.scot