News

Misleading marketing of ‘industry-approved’ provider schemes exposed

Providers are at risk of being duped into believing they need to pay thousands to become “industry-approved” before they...

Jude Burke
Jude Burke
Opinion

Apprentice targets should cross administrative boundaries

We are failing to meet apprenticeship targets in construction due to some ridiculous barriers that should simply be removed,...

Expert Contributor
Expert Contributor
Opinion

Race to the bottom: who’s checking delivery quality of apprenticeship standards?

Firm guidelines need to be put into place to ensure the quality of the content of the new apprenticeship...

John Hyde
John Hyde
News

Bolton college principal appeals to SFA over new apprenticeship rules

A desperate principal has pleaded with the Skills Funding Agency to relax rules that would prevent Bolton College from...

Paul Offord
Paul Offord
News

Government meddling blamed for 2 year apprenticeship delays

Government meddling has meant that students didn’t start on some apprenticeship standards for two years after they were launched....

Paul Offord
Paul Offord
News

Jaguar Land Rover red-faced by ‘poor’ Ofsted rating

Jaguar Land Rover, the British car manufacturer regularly lauded by ministers for its apprenticeship scheme, has been hit with...

Jude Burke
Jude Burke
Opinion

Apprenticeship standards without assessment organisations should not be approved for delivery

Dr Pember is absolutely right to be mad with the government for exposing apprentices to so much needless anxiety...

Nick Linford
Nick Linford
News

No approved assessment organisation for over half of new apprenticeships

Almost 60 per cent of apprenticeship standards cleared so far by the government for learner starts don’t have an...

Paul Offord
Paul Offord