• 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

  • Skills minister: IfA is better but still not fast enough

    The number of approved apprenticeship standards has exceeded those awaiting sign-off for the first time, but the skills minister still wants to see things done ‘faster and better’. In fact, a tough-talking Anne Milton told FE Week that she has pursued the Institute for Apprenticeships over the need to pick up the pace with “a

    15.24 Jun. 22nd, 2018 | News

  • IfA boss hits back at 'vested interests' against apprentice reforms

    The Institute for Apprenticeships’ new boss has hit back at “vested interests” who he claims want to see the reform process fail. Sir Gerry Berragan was speaking today at an Ofqual conference for vocational education awarding organisations in Birmingham. He admitted that some criticism levelled at the IfA, which launched last April, was “fair”, but

    13.39 Feb. 27th, 2018 | News

  • Sir Gerry Berragan, Chief executive, Institute for Apprenticeships

    The new boss of the Institute for Apprenticeships is not giving anything away. After 37 years in the military, Sir Gerry Berragan seems more comfortable dealing in facts than stories about his life. But this might be just the kind of discipline the organisation needs, after a year under a caretaker chief executive and a

    17.00 Jan. 28th, 2018 | Profiles

  • BREAKING: Institute for Apprenticeships appoints board member as chief executive

    The new chief executive of the Institute for Apprenticeships is military man Sir Gerry Berragan, who was previously unveiled as a board member. He was a career soldier for 37 years, finishing as adjutant general, responsible for all army personnel matters, serving between August 2012 and August 2015. Sir Gerry had been appointed the army’s

    10.21 Nov. 14th, 2017 | News