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QA Apprenticeships A 'High-tech, High-touch' Model for Technical Education QA Apprenticeships Case Study United Kingdom 2,000 Users Commenced 2015 The Challenge Formed in 2008, QA is the first IT apprenticeships provider rated Outstanding by Ofsted. They offer apprenticeships throughout England and Scotland in business, digital marketing, IT, project management and software/web development. In partnership with multinational organisations like Accenture, Cisco, HPE and Microsoft, QA helps apprentices achieve their potential while fuelling technical industries with skilled employees. "Our heritage is in providing high-tech training, the vast majority of which was face-to-face," said QA Business Development Director Ben Sweetman. "Our educators are the key to our success. Their expertise and guidance creates well-rounded and well-informed apprentices who are inspired and enthused." When the company began offering degree apprenticeships in 2015, their delivery model had to change. "We needed the best of both worlds, we wanted to continue the face-to-face training that served us so well and combine it with a digital learning experience. We designed the model to enable self- directed study and actively encourage the application of practical skills in the workplace." The need for a blended learning experience led QA to tender for a robust and flexible VLE, which would provide a seamless learning experience, both online and face-to- face. instructure.com/canvas/en-gb Key Findings A smooth implementation process meant that Canvas was immediately useful for QA. In addition to students and teachers, moderators from external bodies are actively engaged with Canvas, continually gaining insights into learners' progress. Canvas empowers teachers and students to engage in a clear and transparent education programme. 01 02 03

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