People Skills - Developing Workplace Apprentices - A Modular Approach

Venue: Broomfield Hall
Hours: 7.00
Cost (£): 300.00

Course Overview

Organisations which run effective apprenticeship programmes find it a
cost-effective way to grow their business and maintain a high quality of work. Team members who are involved in working with apprentices also find it extends their own skills.
 
This practical modular programme focuses on developing apprentices in the workplace and is made up of three individual one-day workshops. Delegates may attend the workshop or workshops most appropriate to their role – however, we recommend that you attend the first module before embarking on module 2 or 3.

Course Content

Module 1
 
Foundations for managing and developing apprentices
 
• Clear objectives – for the organisation and individuals
• Roles and responsibilities
• Identifying needs – part of the development cycle
• The learning cycle and different individual preferences when learning
• Core skills: listening, questioning and clarifying, constructive feedback and effective delegation
• Record-keeping: training plans, apprentice progress records and learning logs
• Monitoring progress
• Assessment skills, including practical observation and feedback on simple tasks
 
Module 2
 
Practical skills training one-to-one
 
• Review of core skills and the development cycle
• Structuring a one-to-one training session
• Involving learners to increase effectiveness
• Practice using the above for simple tasks – with feedback
 
Module 3
 
Coaching and mentoring skills
 
• Review of core skills
• The difference between coaching and mentoring, and when each is appropriate
• Models to structure sessions
• Preparing for a coaching session – you and the apprentice
• Practice using case study material – with feedback
 
Benefits for the individual
 
• Development of skills which can be used elsewhere in your role
• Involvement in the progress and achievement of apprentices
• Increased confidence in working with apprentices
 
Benefits for the organisation
 
• Take a structured approach to managing the development of workplace apprentices
• Ensure the progress of apprentices to become fully functioning members of the team
• Provide essential skills development for managers/supervisors involved in the different aspects of your apprenticeship programme
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