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Public consultation opens on apprenticeships in engineering and manufacturing

Published: 23/10/2019

The Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education (IfATE) has launched a public consultation on apprenticeships. The consultation forms part of a larger, wide-ranging Route Review into technical education in the sector. This will examine apprenticeship standards on the Engineering and Manufacturing Route, as well as the fifty-nine apprenticeships which come under this grouping.

Sir Gerry Berragan, Chief Executive of IfATE, said:

“I’m delighted that we have now launched the review into apprenticeships for engineering and manufacturing. These sectors have a huge pool of apprentices and rely on them to develop the quality skills needed; this review will help provide employers with the right apprenticeships needed with the right quality.”

The public consultation is open now and will close on 8 January 2020. Responses are welcome from all individuals and groups with an interest in technical apprenticeships, including (but not limited to) employers, training providers and current and former apprentices.

IfATE is an employer-led public body which oversees the standards and quality of apprenticeships and T Levels, as well as overseeing External Quality Assurance (EQA). It is due to publish its recommendation from this Route Review in a year’s time, in winter 2020/21.

For more information please see the IfATE website