Opinion

The employer knows better than the ‘man from the ministry’

The levy was supposed put employers in control – don’t shunt them into the back seat just because you...

Expert Contributor
Expert Contributor
News

IfA appoints small exam board as apprenticeship ‘External Quality Assurance’ delivery partner

A small awarding organisation that appears to have little experience in the apprenticeships market will deliver external quality assurance...

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
News

Recipe for confusion concern as IfA seeks up to 150 expert advisers

A call for up to 150 industry experts to join new Institute for Apprenticeships advisory panels, has prompted concerns...

Paul Offord
Paul Offord
News

Tendering for external quality assurance finally launched

Tendering for the external quality assurance of apprenticeships has finally been launched by the Institute for Apprenticeships – three...

Alix Robertson
Alix Robertson
News

Technical and FE bill passes: what does it mean for the sector?

The Technical and Further Education Bill received final clearance from the House of Lords this afternoon, and it is...

Jude Burke
Jude Burke
News

Institute for Apprenticeships announces route panel chairs and apprentice panel

The Institute for Apprenticeships has appointed the chairs for 15 route panels, and a panel of apprentices to advise...

Alix Robertson
Alix Robertson
News

Influential group of MPs demand action over lack of apprenticeship assessment organisations

Government apprenticeship policies have come in for stern criticism in a new report by MPs, that insisted standards should...

Alix Robertson
Alix Robertson
News

Two principals on IfA’s board – but what happens to their £15k paycheques?

One of the two college principals who will sit on the board at the Institute for Apprenticeships has refused...

Jude Burke
Jude Burke
Opinion

The Institute for Apprenticeships board lacks balance

Independent training providers will have every right to feel aggrieved that they are not represented on the new board...

Nick Linford
Nick Linford