SSSC Learning and Development Manager, Ann McSorley will present her research paper on modern apprenticeships (MAs) to the 18th International Conference on Human Resource Development in Lisbon on 9 June.
Ann’s research paper explores the development of modern apprenticeships in Scotland and models of evaluating the experiences and characteristics of good practice. It identifies that while there is significant literature on apprenticeships, there is limited research on policy and practice relating to devolved nations within the UK and specifically in social services. The research paper proposes further studies to evaluate the experiences and characteristics of good practice in apprenticeships. Consequently this will support the promotion of a suitable model for quality assurance of MAs in the social service sector for candidates, employers and learning providers.
The conference, organised by the University Forum for Human Resource Development (UFHRD), is an international association which promotes discussion and debate about learning which benefits employees and organisations as well as workers and employers. The conference will feature research presentations from a number of international academic and practice perspectives.