Wider Skills

For apprenticeships it is importance that you develop you wider skills.  It is important that you develop these wider key skills inside and out of the workplace to help improve your performances.  Wider Skills help show the employer that you are an all-round performer and they can be developed and improved on every day.   

As an apprentice you must develop your wider key skills by Improving:


- Own learning 
- Own performance
- Working with others
- Problem Solving
- Explaining yourself
- I.T Skills
- Teamwork
                              - Literacy and Numeracy skills
- Communication skills 
- Application of skills
- Behaviour development 
- Confidence
- Learning effectively
- Enthusiasm to learn
                                - Positive attitudes
- Manage your own diary
- Time management
- Telephone and email communication
- Customer relations
- Dealing with other employees
- Willingness to listen and ask questions

By having wider key skills and a positive attitude towards learning and training then positive outcomes, skill development and progress occurs. 

By improving these skills you start to address day to day problems that arise in your career. Problem solving is:

  • recognising problems  
  • listening, thinking and communicating 
  • identifying and evaluating possible solutions 
  • putting a solution in place 
  • constantly improving

By creating job lists, task cards and making notes helps you learn to manage your time and requirements.  This simply makes work and life easier.  It may seem hard at the start but it does get easier once you develop your wider skills and become upskilled.  EDLounge will help every one of our apprentices improve their wider skills.  

Online courses available for our apprentices:

  • Functional Skills English
  • Functional Skills Maths
  • Wider Skills
  • Prevent
  • British Values
  • Safeguarding
  • Sustainability
  • De-carbonisation
  • Money and Finance
  • First Aid
  • Being a Tenant
  • FGM
  • Forced marriage
  • Bullying and Harassment
  • CPR awareness
  • Lone working
  • Key skills
  • Manual handling
  • Fire safety awareness
  • Home cooking and food preparation

Contact us for more help regarding Apprenticeships and upskilling staff through EDLounge.