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IfA’s second funding band review: Another 17 standards signed off

Funding bands for another 17 apprenticeship standards under review by the Institute for Apprenticeships have now been approved –...

Jessica Fino
Jessica Fino
Opinion

There is no point ignoring the looming overspend – employer apprenticeship levy usage needs to be restricted

At the AELP annual conference this week the skills minister, Anne Milton, outlined options being considered to restrict employer...

Jessica Fino
Nick Linford
Opinion

Five principles that should underpin quality assessment

It has never been more crucial that we ensure that we have the best regime possible to assess quality,...

Jessica Fino
Sir Gerry Berragan
News

IfA launches recruitment drive for more route panel members

The Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education is looking for around 25 new experts to join its 15 sector-based...

Jessica Fino
Jessica Fino
Opinion

As the wheels fall off plans for the first PhD level apprenticeship, have employers been ejected from the driving seat?

This week we reveal that an Institute for Apprenticeships sub-committee (that includes four board members) refused to approve the...

Jessica Fino
Nick Linford
News

Damian Hinds reacts to concerns that spend on apprenticeships is soaring

The education secretary didn’t deny that the apprenticeships budget is heading for a £500 million overspend this year, when...

Jude Burke
Jude Burke
News

Scrap the Institute for Apprenticeships, says Lords report

The Institute for Apprenticeships should be scrapped, according to an influential committee that sits in the House of Lords....

Paul Offord
Paul Offord
News

Dismay after rail specialist chosen as quality-assurer for digital apprenticeships

A firm of rail specialists have been chosen to replace the Tech Partnership as the external quality-assurance provider for...

Paul Offord
Paul Offord
News

Employers clash with Institute for Apprenticeships over FE teacher funding bands

The group developing three long-delayed FE teaching standards is in a bitter stand-off with the Institute for Apprenticeships, claiming...

Jude Burke
Jude Burke