News

Ofqual survey into perceptions of vocational qualifications: 7 key findings

New research by Ofqual has revealed worryingly low levels of understanding among employers of key elements the government’s apprenticeship reforms . Its...

Jude Burke
Jude Burke
News

EPA assessor capacity: Will England be able to cope in the long-term?

By 2020, when the apprenticeship reforms will have taken full effect, there are likely to be around 500,000 end-point...

Jude Burke
Jude Burke
News

Ofqual investigating provider after inspectorate found copy and paste assessments

Ofqual has confirmed it is investigating ‘copy and paste’ assessment allegations at a Newcastle-based training provider, uncovered during a...

Jude Burke
Jude Burke
Opinion

New quality assurance rules will create a tiered apprenticeship system

The latest announcements on quality assurance of end-point assessments are a game-changer for assessment organisations – some standards will...

Expert Contributor
TERRY FENNELL
Opinion

Only Ofqual should be allowed to regulate apprenticeship standards

Trailblazers can choose the body that regulates their apprenticeship standard. Only one of these is actually qualified to do...

Rob May
Rob May
News

Ofqual will regulate T-levels, boss insists

Ofqual will play a vital role in regulating T-levels, the chief regulator has said. Sally Collier, who was appointed...

Paul Offord
Paul Offord
Opinion

Ofqual’s new app requires improvement

Ofqual’s app is a step in the right direction. It’s a prototype, though, and several more steps will be...

Gemma Gathercole
Gemma Gathercole
News

Ofqual considers special treatment for new AOs

New apprenticeship exam bodies are next in line for special treatment, after Ofqual hinted that it’s considering a lighter...

Jude Burke
Jude Burke
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