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Have you seen the new Amazing Apprenticeships homepage?
As the work of Amazing Apprenticeships continues to expand, we have re-designed our homepage to make it easier for you to find relevant information, support and resources.

 

Please find below the monthly Parents and Careers packs available to download.

 

April Parents' & Carers' Pack
In the April issue we look at typical interview questions, digital T Levels, Degree apprenticeships in the digital sector, Autism Awareness Week, Stress Awareness Month and much more! Please download the pack below.

 

 

Stephen Lawrence Day 2021
SLDay 21 takes place on 22nd April. Schools will be able to access a range of resources available next week, so keep your eyes peeled for a mailing. In the meantime, please visit the official SLDay website for more info and to watch the campaign video.

 

ASK Summer Transitions programme
New for 2021, ASK is introducing a new of range presentations and resources to assist young people in years 11 & 13 to understand the options available to them locally. Please click here.

 

Student competition 
The Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) has launched a new competition to win £250, asking students in years 10-13 to write about big economic challenges by 21 May 2021. Find out how students can get involved here.

 

 

T Levels: resources webinar
Join this webinar on 5th May at 3.30pm to hear about new resources and how they can be best used in schools and colleges to introduce and share information about T Levels with students, staff, parents and governors.

 

 

Get Ahead Newsletter issue 3
The latest Get Ahead issue from Disability Rights UK is now available to download from our website. It includes information on Post-16 options and T Levels, Further and Higher Education, Support available in college and university, Funding for disabled students and much more!

 

 

Armed Forces webinar recording
Amazing Apprenticeships hosted an exclusive webinar with the Armed Forces to explore the apprenticeship opportunities with the British Army, Royal Navy and Royal Air Force. If you missed it please find the full recording, presentation slides and more here.

 

Masterclasses to boost students’ mindset
WorldSkills UK have just launched a suite of Mindset Masterclasses to help students and apprentices become more confident, resilient and agile. The masterclasses, which are free to access, include ten bite-sized learning modules. Find out more here.

 

 

Traineeships Activity Pack
In collaboration with the Department for Education, Amazing Apprenticeships has created a new interactive Traineeship Pack for students.
The resource takes students through 13 fun and engaging tasks to discover the benefits of traineeships. You can download the Activity Pack here.

 

Useful SEND information 
We’ve been including guidance in recent Parents & Carers Packs on how to support children with additional needs when it comes to apprenticeships. Check out December’s edition for more info on job coach support and identifying strengths when applying for post-16 options.

 

 

Get Ahead – Issue 2
Our fantastic friends at Disability Rights UK have released the second issue of Get Ahead, the newsletter co-edited with and for young people. Click here to read issue 2, which includes information and resources on post-16 education, training and work.

 

 

Test your T Level knowledge
T Levels are continuing to roll-out and so it’s important that you and your students understand the basics. Take our short quiz to challenge yourself and see just how much you know about T Levels! Can you score 10 out of 10? Click here to start the quiz. Don't forget that we have guides, poster bundles, factsheets, explainer films, webinar recordings and powerpoint slides to help you get acquainted with this exciting qualification. Access the free resources by clicking here. The T Levels student site features a helpful postcode finder to help students to find a T Level near them. The results show the colleges and schools who deliver T Levels and how far they are from you. You can also filter results by course area e.g. 'Health', 'Education & Childcare' or 'Science'.

 

Traineeships information
Traineeships help 16 to 24 year olds – or 25 year olds with an Education, Health and Care (EHC) plan – get ready for an apprenticeship or job if they don’t have the appropriate skills or experience. We have a brilliant collection of free resources to help you to become more familiar with traineeships.

 

New apprenticeships podcast
HomeServe Foundation has created a new podcast series - All About Apprenticeships. The first episode explores the opportunities and incentives that apprenticeships can offer, the importance of apprentices for the future of our country and much more. Listen to the first episode now.