Time to Study (day release study for apprentices)
Policy passed at NUS Scotland Conference 2023
What’s the issue and how does it affect students?
Across the UK, apprentices sign up to study and work in the hopes of getting a qualification and on the job experience. We can't really say that this is the case. Apprentices are given 20% of their on the job time to be spent on studying across the UK, except for Scotland. We are supposed to fit our learning wherever it is convenient - when was the last time an employer felt it was convenient for an employee to be doing anything that isn't the tasks meant to be completed by the team?
What changes would we like to see in society to change this?
The option of a day release format of learning provided for all students to ensure that they receive time to learn regardless of industry or college placement.