• Institute for Apprenticeships remains the favourite option for EQA

    The Institute for Apprenticeships continues to be the dominant external quality assurance (EQA) provider of choice for most Trailblazer groups – even though it describes itself as the “option of last resort”. As a result, concerns are deepening across the sector that the government’s own EQA regulator is regulating itself, a situation that Graham Hasting-Evans, managing

    17.23 Aug. 21st, 2017 | News

  • Government meddling blamed for 2 year apprenticeship delays

    Government meddling has meant that students didn’t start on some apprenticeship standards for two years after they were launched. Using the latest Skills Funding Agency data FE Week examined the first standards given government sign-off in 2014. We found two had no starts at all in that academic year or in 2015/16, while low numbers

    2.00 Nov. 11th, 2016 | News