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Have you seen the new Amazing Apprenticeships homepage?
As the work of Amazing Apprenticeships continues to expand, we have re-designed our homepage to make it easier for you to find relevant information, support and resources.


Please find below the monthly Parents and Careers packs available to download.


Armed Forces webinar recording
Amazing Apprenticeships hosted an exclusive webinar with the Armed Forces to explore the apprenticeship opportunities with the British Army, Royal Navy and Royal Air Force. If you missed it please find the full recording, presentation slides and more here.


Masterclasses to boost students’ mindset
WorldSkills UK have just launched a suite of Mindset Masterclasses to help students and apprentices become more confident, resilient and agile. The masterclasses, which are free to access, include ten bite-sized learning modules. Find out more here.



Plan ahead for #NAW2021 
It’s never too early to start planning for National Apprenticeship Week. It will run from the 8th – 14th Feb 2021 and to help you to prepare, we have released a helpful checklist and a comms toolkit. Click here to access the resources. 
The theme has now been announced as 'Build the Future'. To help you to prepare for the big week, we have a collection of free resources, including checklists, comms toolkits and more.


Traineeships Activity Pack
In collaboration with the Department for Education, Amazing Apprenticeships has created a new interactive Traineeship Pack for students.
The resource takes students through 13 fun and engaging tasks to discover the benefits of traineeships. You can download the Activity Pack here.


Useful SEND information 
We’ve been including guidance in recent Parents & Carers Packs on how to support children with additional needs when it comes to apprenticeships. Check out December’s edition for more info on job coach support and identifying strengths when applying for post-16 options.



Get Ahead – Issue 2
Our fantastic friends at Disability Rights UK have released the second issue of Get Ahead, the newsletter co-edited with and for young people. Click here to read issue 2, which includes information and resources on post-16 education, training and work.



Test your T Level knowledge
T Levels are continuing to roll-out and so it’s important that you and your students understand the basics. Take our short quiz to challenge yourself and see just how much you know about T Levels! Can you score 10 out of 10? Click here to start the quiz. Don't forget that we have guides, poster bundles, factsheets, explainer films, webinar recordings and powerpoint slides to help you get acquainted with this exciting qualification. Access the free resources by clicking here. The T Levels student site features a helpful postcode finder to help students to find a T Level near them. The results show the colleges and schools who deliver T Levels and how far they are from you. You can also filter results by course area e.g. 'Health', 'Education & Childcare' or 'Science'.


Traineeships information
Traineeships help 16 to 24 year olds – or 25 year olds with an Education, Health and Care (EHC) plan – get ready for an apprenticeship or job if they don’t have the appropriate skills or experience. We have a brilliant collection of free resources to help you to become more familiar with traineeships.


New apprenticeships podcast
HomeServe Foundation has created a new podcast series - All About Apprenticeships. The first episode explores the opportunities and incentives that apprenticeships can offer, the importance of apprentices for the future of our country and much more. Listen to the first episode now.



The Big Assembly is back! 
The interactive LIVE digital broadcast enables students and teachers to engage in conversation about exciting career opportunities, events and more! The Big Assembly takes place on 9th February during NAW2021 and is totally free to attend, so sign up now!



New Year Virtual Careers Fair
The National Careers Service will host the New Year New Career Virtual Careers Fair, taking place from 27-29 January. People can visit a wide range of organisations and can get advice and support to manage careers and how to take first steps towards them.


UCAS Virtual Apprenticeship Fair
On Tuesday 9th February, 10am-4pm, UCAS will be hosting a Virtual Apprenticeships Event to help students, parents and teachers to discover the world of apprenticeships. You will be able to speak with experts and access a range of interesting information