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From Paralympics to apprenticeship: marking International Day of Persons with Disabilities

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December 3rd is the United Nations' International Day of Persons with Disabilities. Former double Paralympic swimmer Amy Marren is a solicitor apprentice and member of IfATE's panel of apprentices. Here, she gives her thoughts as a disabled person in the …

COP27 Update: employers prioritising green skills training

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November is the United Nations Climate Change summit COP27. With the conference in its second week, we want to highlight some of the brilliant employers working hard to provide green skills training to their apprentices, with a total of 70 …

COP27 Update: 70 green apprenticeships fit for a King

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November is the United Nations Climate Change summit COP27. Recently, King Charles III - who hosted a reception at Buckingham Palace ahead of the conference - expressed how "vital" apprenticeships are. Apprenticeships received the Royal seal of approval from the …

Black History Month: A conversation between Jennifer Coupland and Charlotte Mensah

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This year’s theme for Black History Month is 'Time For Change: Action Not Words'. Our chief executive Jennifer Coupland talks to our hair and beauty route panel member Charlotte Mensah about what changes she has seen and what else needs …

‘Time for Change’: we talk to our staff about what changes they have seen

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This year’s theme for Black History Month is ‘Time for Change: Action not Words’. We wanted to talk to our staff and apprentice panel members about what changes they have seen in their lifetimes and careers, and what still needs …

The Importance of Black History Month to Apprentices

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October is Black History Month and this year’s theme is ‘Time for Change: Action not Words’. As an arms’-length body developing apprenticeships and technical qualification for talented people around England, we want to make sure that we are supporting and …

Marketing T level consultation - have your say

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The Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education (IfATE) is running a public consultation on the Outline Content for an upcoming Marketing Technical Qualification. We welcome views from providers, employers, and industries bodies. The Outline Content aims to provide learners with …

How IfATE is supporting the Government’s climate change agenda

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Technical education and apprenticeships are important in both retraining the current workforce and equipping young people with the skills required for the transition to net zero. We’ve been working hard to support the Government’s climate change agenda. We already have …