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Driving up the standard of Engineering and Manufacturing apprentices

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Meet John Warden, the Institute’s Route Panel Member for the Engineering and Manufacturing Apprenticeship Route. In his blog, written for National Apprenticeship Week, John talks about the importance of preserving specialist skills and recruiting the right people. Route Panel Members …

Funding myth buster

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Each apprenticeship is allocated to one of 30 funding bands, which range from £1,500 to £27,000. When the Institute makes a funding recommendation, we take into account a range of factors including: quotes from training providers; a review of training …

Overseeing external quality assurance of apprenticeships

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An important aspect of the reform of apprenticeships is the end point assessment (EPA). The EPA is undertaken by an independent assessment organisation. Apprenticeship Assessment Organisations (AAOs) are responsible for designing, administering and marking assessments. Apprenticeship standards can have more …