NAS develops Quality Action Plan


NAS Quality Action Plan highlights areas for improvement

The Quality Action Plan, developed by the National Apprenticeship Service (NAS) aims to make the apprenticeship programme more beneficial to employers and candidates by ensuring a high level of quality is maintained.

Four major areas were uncovered in the plan, including: tools for change, enforcement, research and evaluation, and governance. Since the release of the statement, changes have been made to the guidelines, with the most significant being the introduction of a minimum twelve month contract. In addition, delivery patterns and framework have been under review and implemented since August 2012. National research projects are to be taken annually such as the Evaluation of Apprenticeships which will track the experience of both employer and learner in the hope of constantly improving the apprenticeship scheme.