One of the important areas that form part of the new approach to apprenticeships is ‘personal development, behaviour and welfare’ or PDBW for short. PDBW covers a range of areas and these include the following:
- the apprentice demonstrating pride in achievement and commitment to learning not just during their apprenticeship but on into the future
- self-confidence, self-awareness and understanding of how to be a successful learner
- understanding the choices available for the next stage of their education, employment, self-employment or training.
- employability skills so that they are well prepared for the next stage of their education or employment.
- prompt and regular attendance to the academy and workplace.
- following of any guidelines for behaviour and conduct, including management of their own feelings and behaviour, and how they relate to others
- understanding of how to keep themselves safe from relevant risks such as abuse, sexual exploitation and extremism, including when using the internet and social media
- knowledge of how to keep themselves healthy, both emotionally and physically, including through exercising and healthy eating
- personal development, so that they are well prepared to respect others and contribute to wider society and life in Britain
Everyone would agree that all of the above are essential for young people if they wish to do well in their career and help their salon to be more successful.