The skills we need, and why we don't have them: how Apprenticeships should be reformed to make the UK compete on the global stage

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Author: Richmond, Tom; Simons, Jonathan


This report starts from the position of strong support for a high quality system of professional and technical education. It sets out the changes needed to ensure that the UK has one. The authors argue that, despite the move away from the old system of frameworks to the new Apprenticeship standards, the concern is that many of these new Apprenticeship programmes fall short in terms of quality. The report identifies a number of weaknesses with the approved new Apprenticeship standards. It outlines how the reality of rolling out the reforms has created an environment where Apprenticeships...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Apprenticeship; Governance; Quality; Outcomes

Keywords: Education and training system; Education and training reform; Recommendations; Best practice

Geographic subjects: Great Britain; Europe

Published: London, England: Policy Exchange, 2016

Physical description: 75 p.

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ISBN: 9781910812211

Resource type: Report

Call number: TD/TNC 126.565

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