• Apprenticeship quality remains a ‘mixed picture’, says Ofsted's Paul Joyce

    In July the prime minister claimed that apprenticeship quality had risen since the introduction of the levy and standards – even though Ofsted had found the reverse. Five months on from Theresa May’s comments in parliament, FE Week editor Nick Linford asked Paul Joyce, Ofsted deputy director for FE and skills, if things have improved.

    8.00 Dec. 8th, 2018 | News

  • Ofsted DOES soften 3 year full inspection rule - after sector backlash

    Poorly performing new apprenticeship providers will now only be left in no new business limbo for up to a year – not three, as Ofsted had previously said. The U-turn was confirmed today by Paul Joyce (pictured above), the education watchdog’s deputy director for FE and skills. “Where providers are judged to be making insufficient

    14.02 Sep. 18th, 2018 | News

  • Exclusive: Ofsted wants key degree apprenticeship inspection role

    Talks have begun between Ofsted and the government over extending the inspectorate’s remit to cover degree apprenticeships. Paul Joyce, Ofsted’s deputy director for FE and skills, revealed this during an exclusive webinar with FE Week editor Nick Linford (both pictured during the session above) this afternoon. Degree apprenticeships are currently only inspected by the Quality

    18.06 Dec. 6th, 2016 | News