Independent report

Richard Review of Apprenticeships

Findings from Doug Richard's independent review on what apprenticeships should be and how they can meet the changing needs of the economy.

Documents

Richard Review of Apprenticeships: main report

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Richard Review: call for evidence

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Richard Review: call for evidence - background

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Richard Review: frequently asked questions

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Details

The report’s recommendations include:

  • redefining apprenticeships
  • greater focus on the outcome of an apprenticeship
  • using recognised industry standards to form the basis of every apprenticeship
  • making sure all apprentices reach a good level in English and maths before they can complete their apprenticeship
  • creating the right incentives for apprenticeship training through government funding
  • encouraging greater diversity and innovation in training

The other documents on this page were originally published at the start of the review. They include:

  • the review’s call for evidence
  • an economic paper that provided context for the call for evidence
  • frequently asked questions about the review

See also the government’s response to the review: ‘The future of apprenticeships in England: next steps from the Richard Review’ consultation.

Published 27 November 2012