Consultation outcome

Institute for Apprenticeships sets out vision on quality

This consultation has concluded

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Institute for Apprenticeships Statement: Quality Apprenticeships

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Detail of outcome

The public consultation on the draft document ran for six weeks through September and October, and attracted over 350 responses. Crucially, the vast majority of respondents said that they would use the guidelines set out in the final Quality Statement when managing their own apprenticeships.

Original consultation


The Institute for Apprenticeships has today set out its understanding of what makes a high quality apprenticeship – and is seeking views to further shape its work.

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Consultation description

The Institute was established to uphold the quality of apprenticeship standards in England. To support its efforts, it is seeking to bring clarity by defining what an apprenticeship is, what a high quality apprenticeship looks like and how that should be judged. The Institute has published a draft ‘Quality Statement’ which will act as a core reference point for its work and will help shape the wider apprenticeship landscape. Employers, training providers, assessors and members of the public now have the opportunity to offer feedback on the draft statement and suggest any changes.

The survey closes on 18 October. A period of assessment will follow, after which a final statement will be published.

Find the draft Quality Statement survey

Further information

The short document has been drafted in conjunction with groups collectively monitoring quality and outcomes in the apprenticeship sector – The Quality Alliance. This group brings together the various government bodies whose roles together ensure the quality of apprenticeships. Its membership includes the ESFA (National Apprenticeship Service), Ofsted, Ofqual, HEFCE, The Quality Assurance Agency and DfE, with the Association of Employment and Learning Providers, the Association of Colleges and Universities UK attending as advisors. The Quality Alliance’s role is to monitor quality across the sector and build effective coordination to improve quality where appropriate.

Published 29 September 2017
Last updated 23 November 2017 + show all updates
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