DfE consults on Institute for Apprenticeships

The Department for Education is consulting on the draft strategic guidance document from Government to the Institute for Apprenticeships for 2017-18. The consultation closes on 31 January 2017.

The Government has set out a programme of reform to raise the quality and quantity of apprenticeships. To underpin these reforms, the Institute for Apprenticeships will be established as an independent body to act as the guarantor of the integrity of the apprenticeships system, with a mandate to assure quality and provide objective advice on future funding for apprenticeship training.

The Secretary of State can issue advice and guidance to the Institute. DfE proposes to publish an annual ‘strategic guidance’ document which will outline the policy parameters within which the Institute should operate and exercise its functions.