ASK - Apprenticeship Support and Knowledge

The Apprenticeship Support and Knowledge for Schools project has been commissioned by the National Apprenticeship Service, part of the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA), to support the Government’s target of achieving 3 million apprenticeship starts by 2020. Through the project our three Delivery Partners will offer a range of inspirational and engaging apprenticeship and traineeship support to all learning establishments offering provision to years 10, 11, 12 and 13 across four regions: North, Midlands, London and South.

The project aim is to work with teachers, careers advisers, parents and governors, alongside other key partners, to support schools and ensure that they meet their statutory duties regarding the provision of impartial IAG, specifically in relation to apprenticeships and traineeships.

The services provided include:
• Group assemblies / information sessions
• Sessions to sign students up to Find an apprenticeship
• Apprenticeship application workshops for smaller groups of students
• Apprenticeship events
• Apprenticeship champion training for careers advisers and teachers
• Guest speakers – apprentice and employer ambassadors
• External visits
• Staff (teacher and governor) CPD
• Parents events

Additionally, if an establishment has a particular request, this can be negotiated and agreed. We are also growing a network of 1000+ apprenticeship champions in schools across England. Our network of inspiring teachers and careers advisers, with our expert support, will:
• Positively promote and encourage students of all abilities to consider apprenticeships
• Create opportunities for students to engage with employers and apprentice ambassadors
• Keep up to date with the latest developments and opportunities

For more information contact Helen Richardson at Workpays hlnwrpy.ouee@okasc.k or call 07772 357890.

Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Collaborative Outreach Programme (DANCOP)


DANCOP Mission
DANCOP is a collaborative network between universities and colleges across Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire that exists to provide targeted higher education outreach programmes to secondary schools and colleges across the two counties. We are proud to be a part of the National Collaborative Outreach Programme and our work focuses on specific target wards where we have the opportunity to inspire and inform about higher education and the opportunities it brings!

We would be delighted to hear from you to discuss eligibility to engage in your area -, Telephone 01332 591396, Email: if@emacpc.knotadno.ou.

What DANCOP can do for you?
The DANCOP team are really excited about working with young people in the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire area and helping to raise their aspirations around Higher Education. We aim to do this by offering a wide range of outreach activities for years 9-13 that we hope will inspire consideration of all options available and help them to achieve their future goals. DANCOP also aims to offer a range of tailored events for parents; where they can come and talk to us about any questions they may have concerning their child attending Higher Education. Alongside these events we will provide targeted events for teachers and advisers to help share best practice and the latest updates within the education sector, learn new skills and bring together the people at the heart of supporting young people and their futures.

The Access Project

The Access Project is a charity that supports young people from disadvantaged backgrounds to reach selective universities. This activity is part of the DANCOP project. They currently work with c.900 young people in 21 schools across Greater London and the West Midlands. Their programme supports trained graduate volunteers to deliver one-to-one tuition with our young people - this helps to raise attainment, enabling students to make their university offers. They work with c.1,000 volunteers. A copy of their current impact report is attached for information which also gives an idea of their programme. The Impact Study can be accessed here..