The new Apprenticeship Analyser is an online tool that offers unique and precise data to colleges on current supply of apprenticeships, market share, gaps in the market and employer demand. It will also help identify skills shortages and sector priorities.
Colleges will need to access data that can help them design an apprenticeship offer driven by local business demand. This tool gives them that data as RCU has unrivalled access to apprenticeship information.
Richard Boniface, Managing Director of RCU, says;
“At a time when budgets are tight and area reviews are providing additional challenges alongside the targets set by government for apprenticeships, this tool we’ve developed will help colleges plan effectively and deliver a curriculum that meets local and sector demand.”
The Apprenticeship Analyser has been build in partnership with and is endorsed by the Association of Colleges (AoC). The Apprenticeship Analyser is available to all AoC member colleges on an annual subscription basis which is accessed via the MiDES website to ensure they have the latest information they require to continue to serve the needs of their local communities in respect to skills needs and apprenticeship provision.
The AoC Create Consultancy Team have recently developed a bespoke service that is designed to help colleges grow their Apprenticeship provision. Modular in style and utilising RCU’s Apprenticeship Analyser, the package may be commissioned individually or as part of an overall solution and is intended to support colleges throughout the various stages of the Apprenticeship growth journey. To download a brochure and find out more please contact AoC Create: AoC Create Apprenticeship Growth Service.
LMI data presented within the RCU Apprenticeship Analyser enables you to identify the current and future employment demand for all Occupations. You will be able to discover the largest occupations or industries in your area, growth areas or the level of skills shortages in specific jobs.
Identify those occupations facing the highest level of skills shortages as reported by employers on the latest UKCES Employer Skills Survey (ESS).
A new Apprenticeship Analyser also now features Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) area profiles, including industry and employment demand reports, and identified priorities for skills and economic growth.
Compare the volume of apprenticeships skills delivered in your local area to relevant employment demand. The online Apprenticeship Analyser tool presents powerful data such as your college’s market share, apprenticeship volumes and trends, by subject area, programme level and even down to individual frameworks and pathways. Detailed provider lists also show who else delivers apprenticeships in your area and how their quality of provision compares.
The Apprenticeship Analyser enables you to compare the monthly profile of apprentices (starts, on programme, completions etc) for your college and all other apprenticeship providers. You can also break the reports down by Sector Subject Area (tier 2), programme level (apprenticeship, advanced or higher), area and age band.
“The tool will help us design an apprenticeship offer that will resonate with employers in our region giving us a distinct competitive edge.”
Head of Marketing at Preston's College