• IfA 'considering' releasing apprenticeship overspend presentation

    The Institute for Apprenticeships is “considering” releasing a presentation given to employers that warned of an imminent apprenticeship overspend. The admission came in a letter, sent today, from its boss Sir Gerry Berragan, in response to a request from shadow skills minister Gordon Marsden. “We are considering the request and will respond as soon as

    17.46 Dec. 20th, 2018 | News

  • Pressure mounts on Hinds to explain £500m apprenticeship 'alleged overspend'

    The chair of the influential education select committee has urged the government to be “open and transparent” about a projected £500 million overspend on this year’s £2 billion apprenticeships budget, after the education secretary dodged a question about it in parliament yesterday. Robert Halfon asked Damian Hinds to confirm the figure – first raised by

    10.08 Dec. 18th, 2018 | 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 he was quizzed about it by FE Week. Damian Hinds was asked whether he acknowledged the Institute for Apprenticeships’ concern, revealed in a presentation by its chief operating officer Robert Nitsch last week, that “we are

    10.00 Dec. 7th, 2018 | News