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Ready for Apprenticeship reform?

How prepared are providers and employers to meet the challenges of the Apprenticeship reforms? Dorothy Lepkowska looks at the latest research findings

Apprenticeships are undergoing their biggest reform in decades. Ministers have set an ambitious target of three million Apprenticeships by 2020, with delivery starting in May next year.

The reforms aim to simplify funding, engage employers in the development of standards, offer more flexibility and engagement with employers, increase quality, and include the introduction of an Apprenticeship Levy for businesses with a wage bill larger than £3 million.

But how prepared are providers and employers to meet the timescale – and what do they think of the changes?

A joint report from the National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER) and the Association of Employment and Learning Providers (AELP), – Providing for the Future: Providers’ views on Apprenticeship reform – examined in depth the views of 15 Apprenticeships providers to find out. Twelve were independent training providers (ITPs), one was a further education college, and two were other types of organisations providing Apprenticeships.

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