• IfA rejects level 2 business admin apprenticeship leaving employers ‘disappointed’ and ‘upset’

    A proposal to create a level 2 business support apprenticeship has been rejected outright by the government, with officials claiming the standard is “not viable”, FE Week can reveal. In a move that has “disappointed” sector leaders, the Institute for Apprenticeships’ deputy director of approvals, Ana Osbourne, has written the trailblazer lead for the wished-for

    16.39 Jun. 28th, 2019 | News

  • DfE's double standards over level 2 business admin apprenticeship

    The Department for Education has been accused of double standards after it launched a recruitment drive for level 2 business administration apprentices on frameworks while refusing to approve an equivalent standard. Old-style apprenticeship frameworks will be fully switched off next year and replaced with standards, which the government constantly lauds as being of “higher quality”.

    11.00 May. 24th, 2019 | News

  • 72 apprenticeship frameworks with replacement standards to stay until 2020

    There are 72 old-style apprenticeship frameworks with direct standard replacements, the government has confirmed – but they’re not going to be switched off until 2020. The list of 72 – which includes 47 different frameworks at multiple levels – was published today by the Education and Skills Funding Agency. It had sought feedback on switching the

    16.36 May. 29th, 2018 | News