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ERIC Number: ED574367
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Nov
Pages: 21
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-1-911039-26-6
Providing for the Future: Providers' Views on Apprenticeship Reform
McCrone, Tami; Sims, David; Gladding, Cath
National Foundation for Educational Research
Apprenticeships are currently undergoing reform in England. Funding mechanisms and the content of Apprenticeship programmes are being restructured. NFER and the Association of Employment and Learning Providers (AELP) have carried out a joint research project to inform future policy and practice with evidence on how providers of Apprenticeships are preparing for the reforms. More specifically, the objectives included: (1) to understand current knowledge of the new reforms amongst apprenticeship providers; (2) to explore areas of concern to providers, such as the move from Frameworks to standards; and the introduction of the Apprenticeship Levy in spring 2017; and (3) to establish providers' state of readiness and preparation for the reforms and what help they would welcome in preparing for them. This report, based on 15 in-depth interviews with senior leaders in Apprenticeships' providers, concludes that the current context of policy uncertainty and rapid change is putting considerable strain on the provider market. The methodology is appended.
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER) (England); Association of Employment and Learning Providers (AELP) (United Kingdom)
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)