TOOLKIT FOR APPRENTICESHIP COACHES AND IN-COMPANY TRAINERS

The Toolkit reflects the findings in mapping a specific subjective network of good practices relevant to their country’s cultural, economic, and social context concerning the AC profile.

The toolkit provides learning materials and resources that support Apprenticeship Coaches through the process of assembling a portfolio complying with EQF standards.

The material includes written and audio-visual material, ranging from reports to training aids, case studies and interactive exercises.

> REFLECTION
> ASSESSMENT
> IMPROVEMENT
A range of skill check tools is included through which Apprenticeship Coaches can capture and quantify the achievement and relevance of prior learning and experience.

For candidates undertaking the CLOCK reflective learning process, these tools will support progress towards accreditation.

We deliver this Toolkit as a specific subjective network of good practices relevant to their country’s cultural, economic, and social context concerning the AC profile.

A triangular structure is formed by the three critical assumptions as anchoring points for each of the learning pathway modules defined in IO2 (Support, Network, Training, and AC Specifics).

1 - I want to look back and self-reflect

Includes tools that enable the AC to assess their practice in the CCI, define one’s professional profile further, and help gain additional insight into one’s particular skillsets, best practices, and study cases.

2 - I want to be present and understand what I’m doing

Includes tools that enable the AC to improve one’s knowledge through creativity, problem-solving, critical thinking, leadership, communication, collaboration, information management, adaptability, and curiosity.

3 - I want to look ahead and improve my performance

Includes tools that enable the AC to seek and receive accreditation and formal qualification for the non-formal and practical knowledge in a chosen area of expertise.
The triangular structure is composed of three large triangles which represent the three key areas of personal and professional development, which intersect with the four learning pathway
modules identified in the previous Intellectual outputs.
The triangular structure allows the tools to be positioned at the intersection of one of the key areas of development and one of the learning pathway modules, enabling the user to have an as
clear as possible understanding of how each tool could be useful to them.
> I want to look back and reflect
> REFLECTION
It deepens one’s understanding of self and leads to significant discoveries or insights.

> An exercise to describe and define one’s motivations to start artistic and business activities at CCI.
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> A tool used to introduce young people to career opportunities and CCI employers.
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> A really useful tool in understanding what is the value(s) you bring to your work, your network etc.
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> A wide array of tools and resources focused upon increasing accessibility and inclusion in different sectors and contexts across the CCIs.
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> CREUS Visual Guide for Mentors. A five step guide to the mentoring journey for working with creative young people in non-conventional learning spaces. CREUS was one of only 15 Erasmus Plus projects selected as a best practice case study.
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> This publication outlines the different benefits that apprenticeships can bring , such as improving employee retention, the introduction of new ideas and perspectives, boosting a company’s ability to innovate, and more.
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> A tool to execute selection processes, management and supervision of working arrangements that foster diversity, equal opportunities and the welfare of the apprentice.
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> I want to be present and understand what I’m doing
> ASSESSMENT
It identifies, gathers, and interprets information that involves establishing strenghts, improvements and insights.

> A tool that helps conduct an analysis of learning needs with the apprentices.
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> Skills and Attributes. A simple and concise self-assessment exercise.
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> How to improve Emotional Intelligence through training. A useful compendium of resources, tools, exercises, activities, worksheets.
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> An overview of the CCI from the perspective of the European Commission. It includes events, reports, handbooks, resources etc.
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> A tool that works with e-training CCI partners to identify training provisions and cocreate training material to meet apprentice needs, identify skill gaps, and support apprentice’s personal development.
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> A tool which defines the terms and conditions for the apprenticeship with the CCI employer, including rates of pay, working hours, intellectual property, health and safety, meeting national statutory requirements.
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> I want to look ahead and improve my performance
> IMPROVEMENT
It processes planning how to apply the reflection and assesment productively.

> A tool that helps engage and communicate effectively with CCI employers, consult with and involve young people as apprentices. Self-Awareness Activities and Exercises.
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> Team work and exercises to improve communication
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> Publication that gives an overview of the CCIs in Europe and their heavyweight role and importance to Europe’s economy and innovation. It describes the impact of the Covid pandemic on the sector and sets out the challenges for re-building its importance post-Covid.
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> A tool that helps broker the matching of CCI Employers with Apprentices and defines the training provision. A platform for creating trainings, finding trainings and trainers.
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> This British Council publication provides an overview of the Technical and Vocational Education Training System in the UK.
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> CLOCK Your Skills is a programme offering accreditation for skills gained at work, that was developed and tested in the field of cultural learning. CLOCK can help the CA to develop their career through validating real life work-based skills through qualifications that are equivalent to trditional higher educational qualifications.
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> Tools and Resources Available for Peer Mentors
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> A tool to support the CCI Employer and the Apprentice throughout the Apprenticeship to help solve problems and ensure retention and completion. European Council Recommendations setting out a European Framework for Quality Apprenticeships.
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> Document that explains the Apprenticeship Standards in the UK and maps those that are available in the CCIs. More standards are being developed over time and so the AC would need to keep themselves updated.
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NEXT STEPS
This toolkit is freely available as an interactive resource on the project website: you will gain access to the materials and an online community of Creative Apprenticeship Coaches from across Europe, who are supporting the project to ensure that it truly reflects working practice in the sector, and piloting the materials with learners. On the OER, as part of this community, you can feed back to us your comments on using the materials. We welcome your views and suggestions for improvements.

Thank you!