Training for Apprentices

Our Apprentice Rep Training materials from 2018-19 are available below for reference. The materials for 2019-20 are currently being reviewed and updated and will be uploaded on this page by the end of August. 

The materials, launched in 2016-17, include an introductory presentation designed for institutions to generate interest amongst reps, along with the training materials for delivery by sparqs.

The training is aimed at newly elected apprentice reps who have not attended training before. It aims to develop confidence in their role, as being an apprentice rep for the first time can be a daunting prospect.

The training is designed to be delivered to between 12-20 apprentices per session.  It lasts 2 hours and is split into 2 parts. The first part looks at the role of the apprentice rep and what the Apprentice Learning Experience is, while the second half takes the rep through the process they would go through as a rep.

It covers:

  • Effective communication.
  • Gathering apprentice opinion.
  • Providing effective feedback.
  • Developing solutions to issues.
  • Meeting skills.

We have developed the following presentation as an introduction to the Apprentice Learning Experience, for colleges to use to generate initial interest amongst apprentices:

This presentation focuses more on introducing the apprentices to the concept of learning and teaching and how they can effectively feed back about their experience at college, whilst also introducing them to the role of the apprentice rep. Those interested in becoming a rep can then attend a training session, the materials for which are below.

Apprentice Training materials (2018-19 materials for reference)

As noted above, the materials for 2019-20 are currently being reviewed and updated and will be uploaded below by the end of August. 

If you have difficulty downloading the presentations (which may depend on the type of browser you are using) please contact us to request them by email.


Booking Apprentice Rep training

The 2019-20 booking form will be available when bookings open in late July. Completed booking forms should  be emailed to (please view our Privacy Policy for details of how we collect and use your personal information).

For more information, please contact us.


To read more about our wider work in developing the apprentice voice in both colleges and workplaces, please see our Apprentice Voice webpage.

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