new manual sets out how flexible apprenticeships can be used and delivered in Life Sciences to meet the needs of employers and apprentices. Co-developed by the Department for Education (DfE), the Office for Life Sciences (OLS), BIA and the life sciences sector, the manual outlines different ways that apprenticeships can be used flexibly:

  • Flexible models for training, so off-the-job training can be delivered to best suit the needs of apprentices and employers, such as through weekly delivery, front-loading, or block training.
  • Accelerated apprenticeships, which can significantly reduce the duration to reflect prior learning.
  • Portable Flexi-Job Apprenticeships (pilot) and Flexi-Job Apprenticeship Agencies which are supporting learners to move between shorter-term employment with different employers including in life sciences.

Read more and download the manual here.