The introduction of End-Point Assessments (EPA), the ‘exam’ taken by apprentices at the end of their training, is arguably the single most important change to apprenticeships since the Richard Review. It is therefore important to ensure that the EPA …
Every day, the Institute for Apprenticeships is working with employers to create and develop new apprenticeship standards. We’re doing this to raise the quality of apprenticeships, and to replace all the old apprenticeship frameworks by 2020.
Apprentices are the future of businesses. The UK is facing a skills shortage across many sectors and employers need highly skilled workers. Apprenticeships can close that gap by training young people.
We want to raise the quality of apprenticeships to the highest possible standard. Apprenticeships should be respected and placed just as highly as other education options such as university degrees.