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The value of apprenticeships

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 1, 2018 2:58:00 PM / by Dr Miles Watkins, IQ President posted in Apprenticeships, CPD, lifelong learning

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Much has been written around the merits and challenges of apprenticeships, both nationally and within our own sector.  Whilst there are many discussions at the national level around aspects such as the impact of the Apprenticeship Levy, it is important not to lose sight of the core purpose and value of apprenticeships.

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Recognising professionalism through lifelong learning

[fa icon="calendar'] May 1, 2017 2:52:00 PM / by Dr Miles Watkins, IQ President posted in CPD, IQ Academy, lifelong learning, Skills Wheel

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We are all bombarded every day by new technology and new working practices. Without acknowledging it, each of us engages in daily personal development that enables us to keep our heads above the flood waters of modern-day life. That ever-increasing speed of change also interfaces with our work lives, whether we like it or not. It is the role of a professional body such as IQ to help us to be better-equipped employers and employees.

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