Apprenticeship toolkit

Flipped learning

Flipped learning reverses the usual sequence of delivery by a trainer followed by activities for apprentices. Flipping the learning sequence can help you and your apprentices in many ways.

How many times do you repeat the same explanations and demonstrations? Recording the core material, for example, in a video, animation or narrated presentation gives you more time to spend on the individual needs of your apprentices.

Apprentices are better prepared. Knowledge, gained from reviewing training materials in advance, becomes a springboard for on-programme activities. Training becomes more of a mentoring role.

Learning becomes active, differentiated and learner-centred. Apprentices have more opportunity to develop higher-order skills such as analysis, synthesis and evaluation. Where you have a delivery cohort, apprentices can work in groups to identify and solve problems, set up experiments, give presentations or hold discussions.

Apprentices can return to the online content to study at their own pace which is particularly valuable when getting to grips with essential, complex procedures.

Costs associated with traditional delivery, such as projectors, screens and photocopied handouts, disappear.