OCR welcomes today’s exciting announcement on traineeships, a new programme of learning for 16 to 19 year olds designed to help young people to gain skills and experience for apprenticeships and other sustainable jobs.
“OCR is more than ready to go on traineeships,” commented OCR Chief Executive, Mark Dawe. “We offer everything that colleges and training providers need to prepare and deliver these new programmes of learning. We will be running a very exciting pilot traineeship project over the next three months. The experience and knowledge gained from the pilot will give us an invaluable head start and ensure what we offer from August is robust and rigorous.”
Skills Minister Matthew Hancock confirmed that traineeships are to kick off from August 2013. A traineeship will combine work placements and work skills training, and a focus on English and maths for those who did not achieve a C grade at GCSE. With flexible additional content such as mentoring, vocational qualifications and careers guidance, the model is designed to better prepare young people to take up apprenticeships or other sustainable employment.
Mark Dawe continued: “Our broad portfolio of industry-led qualifications, enhanced by the new Cambridge Progression qualifications for core English and maths skills which provide effective preparation for OCR Functional Skills, means we are particularly well placed to help training providers and colleges to take up this new initiative. OCR’s Employability Skills qualifications focus on the skills, knowledge and confidence required for successful selection, recruitment and development in the workplace.”
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