Apprenticeships for Employers

When you’re thinking about taking on an apprentice
Our Apprenticeships for Employers e-learning module will assist you in making an informed decision about employing an apprentice.



  • Charity
  • Corporate

Available as

  • Off the shelf
  • Fully Bespoke

This 20-minute course provides support to managers throughout the decision-making process, and looks at these key topics:

  • What are apprenticeships?
  • Apprenticeships by numbers
  • Recruitment strategies
  • Levels of apprenticeships
  • Practical issues such as wages
  • Understanding the increasing role of apprenticeships in the current economic climate
  • Weighing up the benefits of apprentices, against new full-time employees.

In addition, the course provides advice on practical issues such as:

  • Introducing a new apprentice into the workplace
  • Wage levels
  • Resources – where to obtain further information and support.

Course duration: 20 minutes

Always up-to-date
If you get this e-learning course you also receive any updates we make to the content, so you’ll always have the latest version.

Learning by design
This highly interactive course blends rich graphics and audio-visual content with a variety of question-types encouraging learners to take practical steps towards employing an apprentice.  An optional end-of-course test assesses learners on the level of knowledge they’ve retained. Pass rates can be set as required.

Easy to implement & customise
This Apprenticeships for Employers e-learning course comes with Marshall LMS (Learning Management System), which could support other e-learning across your organisation and track completed training.

Our in-house developers can quickly & effectively adapt this course to your sector and organisation, giving you the option to add your own graphics, photos & video, and amend content to include your policies, procedures and key areas.


At Marshalls we’re totally focused on creating content that’s exactly right for your learners. That’s why we’ve built our business around customising our existing courses to match the needs of specific organisations. And if something completely original’s required, we’ll make a bespoke course for you from scratch.

When we do this, our approach is guided by a few key principles.

Organisational Need
Why do you need to provide learning for your users – specifically? Is there a compliance need, a requirement to raise performance – or generate positive outcomes for external stakeholders? We prioritise making this clear as the first step in all of our projects.

Learner Centric
Who are your learners? What are their preferred learning styles? What do they know already? How confident are they with using technology? We’ll put these questions to you, and base our approach around the picture we build up.

Learning Outcomes
We use these to decide what every screen in every course we make is intended to achieve. What is it – exactly – that learners need to explain, describe, distinguish or list? Defining these up-front keeps every project on course as we move from initial proposal, through to storyboarding and then development.

Page-turning e-learning just doesn’t work. All of our courses are highly interactive, making extensive use of scenarios in particular. Rich media is used as appropriate, from audio-visual resources through to animations and bespoke graphics.

Respect for Learners
Treating learners as adults is vital to us. People don’t learn well if they feel they’re being patronised, and we aim to let users manage their own learning experience. We do this by writing our courses with an honest, direct tone, and giving learners choices in the form of additional learning resources and open navigational features.

‘What’s in it for me?’ is a question that all of our learners should be able to answer.

Used by

Marshall ACM delivers diversity training that engages staff and makes a difference, where working together is key to organisational cultural change. Angie Cousins Head of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion University of Surrey (Sept 2014)
The Marshall ACM Online Equality Impact Assessment Toolkit (e-learning tutorial and accompanying database), was commissioned by Durham University in 2008. Since then it has reduced our administrative burden around impact assessments and enabled the university to quickly report on progress on assessments by department. Marshalls have now redeveloped and released a much improved system with very helpful new features such as a action planner, automatic reminders, a question editor and online resources guide. The new system can work as an equality impact assessment toolkit but also as a policy management tool for a university. Marshall ACM have provided highly responsive support and guidance throughout our work with them and this means that the system has enabled the university to gather a great deal of sustainable momentum on impact assessments. Sarah Winship Diversity Advisor Durham University

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