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In a move that was predicted by many in the sector, the government has decided that Ofsted will have the decisive say over poor-performing providers.
According to the ESFA’s Removal from register of apprenticeship training providers and eligibility to receive public funding to deliver apprenticeship training’‘ updated today, any provider making ‘insufficient progress’ in at least one of the themes under review will be barred from taking on any new apprentices – either directly or through a subcontracting arrangement.
They can continue to work with existing apprentices, but must tell the employers, and any lead providers, about the monitoring visit outcome.
These restrictions will remain in place until the provider has received a full inspection and been awarded at least a grade three for its apprenticeship provision.
The ESFA can only overrule this guidance if it “identifies an exceptional extenuating circumstance”.