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Apprenticeship learning on the increase at Askham Bryan College

Date: 4th March 2019

Askham Bryan College has announced a substantial increase in the number of young people it is helping to boost their qualifications and skills through apprenticeships

Askham Bryan College has its main campus in York and specialises in providing land-based courses ranging from agriculture through to environmental conservation, equine studies and veterinary nursing. In figures just released, apprenticeship numbers have gone up by 3.7% for the year 2017/18 – from a total of 868 for 2016/17, to the most recent figure of 900.

The college works in partnership with around 800 employers providing young people with the technical skills and nationally recognised qualifications needed to complement their employment learning.

With National Apprenticeship Week on the horizon (4th- 8th March), Askham Bryan College will hold its Apprenticeship Awards Evening on Weds 6th March when in addition to recognition for students, there will be awards for the best employers and also the best tutors.

Catherine Dixon, the College’s Chief Executive said: “This method of learning is a very effective way of up-skilling young people who literally earn while they learn; it not only benefits the individual’s future career prospects and assists employers by increasing their apprentice’s skills,  but also helps to boost the local economy.

She added: “Askham Bryan has run apprenticeship courses for many years and thus we have huge experience and knowledge. We work with a range of employers across the North of England, from small single operator businesses through to multi million pound enterprises. We also work closely with schools to raise awareness that apprenticeships are an exciting way of combining practical skills with technical qualifications.

Askham Bryan has some 5,000 students in total, and apprenticeship learning complements complements its full time diploma and degree courses.

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Askham Bryan College,
Askham Bryan,
YO23 3FR
01904 772277