Quality of training is poor and disadvantaged people are missing out on opportunities, report finds
Apprentices are not getting high-quality training from apprenticeship schemes and many people, particularly those from disadvantaged backgrounds, are not getting adequate support to pursue an apprenticeship, according to a new report from the Education Committee
The report, The apprenticeships ladder of opportunity: quality not quantity, published today (8th Oct 2018), focuses on the challenges of improving apprenticeship quality and promoting social justice.
It found that while many further education (FE) colleges and independent training providers are doing good work in this area, many apprentices are being let down by poor-quality training and support.
The Committee set out a number of recommendations to improve quality and support and clamp down on poor-quality schemes. It recommends Ofsted is given an expanded role in inspecting schemes and for a cap to be placed on the amount of training new providers can offer until they prove the quality of their provision. Read more