The learner experience is pivotal. It’s the key to having an employee that gets the most out of their apprenticeship programme, completes it and adds real value to your business.
Learners start programmes at different ability levels, so it’s up to your training provider to make sure that every learner receives the best chance of success – and provides consistent support at every step.
Lifetime has a dedicated Learner Support Team, with a range of life skills resources available to every learner, alongside a 24/7 learner welfare helpline. It’s why Lifetime was voted as Top Training Provider in the RateMyApprenticeship Awards 2021 and 86% of learners would recommend Lifetime (according to the latest National FE Choices Satisfaction Survey).
Clarity is key when it comes to monitoring an apprenticeship programme. As an employer, you’ll want key insights into how learners are progressing and whether they’re engaging with course modules and materials.
Real-time tracking of learner activities is something that all employers should have access to. It’s why our partners have 24/7 access to Lifetime’s own leading-edge reporting suite. Our bespoke platform provides real-time insight on learner progress, visits, and total achievements, and tracks levy spend. We also provide detailed candidate sheets, monthly learner specifications, and detailed end-of-year reports for key stakeholders.
Inspiring learners and delivering programme content in an engaging way comes down to the quality of the apprenticeship coach. Coaches should not only be trained to unlock potential, but also be subject area experts, with up-to-date knowledge of their industry. It’s their job to make off-the-job learning relevant and realistic, drawing on their up-to-date knowledge and real-life experience.
A lack of background expertise not only undermines learner confidence, but also results in knowledge gaps and could potentially affect learner performance at the End-Point Assessment stage.
At Lifetime, our regional coaches are experts in the sectors they teach (often with experience up to senior management level in their specific industry). They act as a natural extension of the team, attending regular back-to-industry days to live and breathe our partners’ culture and get to know the ins and outs of their business.