Apprenticeship toolkit

Last updated 12 November 2018

About the toolkit

This toolkit shows how effective application of digital technologies can support the delivery of apprenticeships.

With digital technologies now commonplace in so many aspects of our working, studying and personal lives it is vital that apprentices are well prepared and develop their skills, confidence and gain experience in digital practices to support their immediate apprenticeship journey as well as future career progression.

“It is estimated that 90 per cent of all jobs will include an element requiring digital skills within the next 20 years.”

(Source: Video footage of Matt Hancock MP, The Right Honourable Minister of State for Digital, cited in Blended Learning Essentials 3, October 2017)

Who is the toolkit for?

It is aimed at colleges and training providers (including employer-providers). Organisations delivering end point assessment (EPA) may also find it useful.

How is it structured?

The toolkit is based around the apprenticeship journey and is divided into four sections: preparation, planning delivery and assessment. It focuses on the things that training providers need to do to lead an apprentice to successful completion.

The ‘dip in’ format is designed to accommodate the needs of a range of staff: senior managers may need to review the overview sections while other staff may drill down to specific content relevant to their practice.

The road map view offers an overview of the whole journey.

The process view gives a more linear route through the same information.


The delivery and assessment of apprenticeships are rapidly changing areas and it is important to check the latest advice and guidance from the government website.

Sharing effective practice

If you have an example of effective use of digital technologies to support the delivery of the new apprenticeship standards to share we would love to hear from you.