High quality training essential to the success of reformed apprenticeships, says IfL

Following the publication of the government’s new apprenticeship plan, which aims to deliver more employer-led apprenticeships across England, the Institute of Learning (IfL) has responded, saying that the training provided must be of the highest quality to ensure success.

IfL policy officer Shane Chowen said: “The real test of the reforms announced in the implementation plan will be whether more businesses get involved and offer more apprenticeship opportunities, particularly for young people.

“To ensure maximum value for apprentices, employers and the taxpayer, the training provided must be inspiring, relevant, well planned and expertly delivered. That’s why we support teachers, trainers and assessors being highly trained and qualified.

“IfL agrees with the government that apprenticeships should be responsive and rigorous programmes that provide the skills, knowledge and competencies to succeed in the workplace. High quality of training is fundamental to a successful apprenticeship system.”