Apprenticeship toolkit

Blended learning

Blended learning means using a combination of face-to-face activities and digital tools and resources to deliver the best possible training solution for each apprenticeship.

A blended approach not only saves money, it can accelerate learning for faster completion rates.

Example benefits include:

  • Reduced travel time and costs for trainers and apprentices
  • Quality online learning content can be reused many times
  • Geographically remote apprentices can work in groups with the same trainer
  • It is easy to include digital quizzes and tests for progress monitoring
  • The variety maintains apprentice interest
  • Apprentices have resources they can refer back to at any time

Examples of effective practice

Based on the experience of using blended learning in apprentice training, Sarabjit Borrill of Leicestershire Adult Learning Service explains how she applies a gradual approach to build learner confidence and encourage independent learning. Find out more.

The Real Apprenticeship Company views staff training in learning design as a key business priority. The company requires all staff in a teaching role to complete a level 3 digital learning design programme to ensure the learning resources they create and use are effective and appropriate.

Sample blended learning plans

Here are some examples and templates you can use to design blended learning