Creative Apprenticeships: Assessing the Return on Investment, Evaluation and Impact

21 October 2011

Published by Creative & Cultural Skills, Baker Tilly and the Education and Employers Taskforce

This study shows that the Creative Apprenticeship is adding significant value to employers, employees and the state, and has potentially far-reaching impacts on other sectors that depend on the creative and cultural industries. The latest cohort of 210 CAs is expected to deliver a net gain of c£2.4m to the UK economy over the coming decade, with forecast net gains of some £16.4m for the next five cohorts of learners (with incremental increases in annual learner numbers up to 400 in year 5).

Work experience and HE admissions (July 2011)

This research explores how ‘experience of the world of work’ feeds into admissions to Russell Group universities. It is a desktop review of admissions and criteria for six courses namely: Business/Economics/Management, Dentistry, Engineering, Law, Medicine and Veterinary Medicine/Science. It looks into whether ‘experience of the world of work’ was cited as an essential or desirable criteria or not mentioned at all.

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