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Flexible Apprenticeships in Construction Manual launched today

A new manual has been published today to set out how flexibilities in apprenticeships can be used and delivered in construction – to meet the needs of employers and apprentices.

Apprenticeships have been on a transformational journey since 2012, with reforms such as the introduction of employer led standards leading the way in ensuring apprenticeships are relevant, high quality, and meet the skills needs of employers.

In 2020, the Prime Minister committed to building on this success, and making apprenticeships more flexible, to better meet the needs of employers and apprentices.

The ‘Flexible Apprenticeships in Construction’ manual, published today, sets out:

  • how the delivery of apprenticeship training can be flexed to meet employer needs; and

  • how the length of an apprenticeship can be reduced where an individual has existing relevant knowledge or skills.

The manual has been co-authored by Government and Industry bodies, alongside a wide range of employers including LAAN ambassadors, Troup Bywaters + Anders. TB+A are an award-winning apprenticeship employer and currently support 50 apprentices through their programme – which is around 22% of their overall workforce.

As a clear and keen advocate for apprenticeships, TB+A highlight the structure and benefits of the day release apprenticeship delivery model, which provides apprentices with an opportunity to regularly put theory into practice and develop their knowledge, skills and behaviours. This particular form of apprenticeship delivery gives apprentices the chance to focus on their studies by attending college / university one day a week, where they are supported by academic and workplace mentors.

If you are interested in finding out more about the range of flexible apprenticeship models available, download your copy of the manual below or visit for more information.

Flexible Apprenticeships Manual
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