Quality of apprenticeships and skills training

Nursery World
Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Launched by the Education Select Committee, this inquiry will explore whether apprenticeships are value for money.

As well as looking at whether more needs to be done to detect poor-quality provision, barriers to the socially disadvantaged will be considered.

The committee says that while many independent training providers and further education colleges are providing excellent training, too much provision is poor.

As part of the inquiry, the committee is inviting written submissions on the following issues:

  • The quality of current provision, how this varies by sector, level and region, and the impact of this on learner outcomes;
  • The effectiveness of the quality monitoring system, in particular the role and capacity of Ofsted;
  • The role of the Education and Skills Funding Agency in ensuring value for money, and the impact of different funding models;
  • Quality and oversight of training provided by subcontractors;
  • The quality of training received by the socially disadvantaged everyone, regardless of background.’

Deadline: 5 January 2018.

Submission form can be found here


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