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IfATE restarts route reviews of technical education

Published: 25/09/2020

The Institute for Apprenticeships & Technical Education (IfATE) has restarted its wide-ranging programme of route reviews. These reviews examine certain technical education programmes, such as apprenticeships and T Levels, to see where there are opportunities to improve them. …

New course search database

New course search database

Published: 21/09/2020

The Engineering Council has published a new course search database, which replaces separate databases for accredited degrees and approved technician programmes. Employers, students and graduates can now look in one place to see whether a degree, apprenticeship or other qualification is recognised (accredited or approved). …

Changes to the EQA process

Changes to the EQA process

Published: 10/08/2020

The Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education (IfATE) has announced it will move to a new simplified External Quality Assurance (EQA) system, following a public consultation launched in February this year. The changes will see EQA delivered by the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual) or, for integrated degree apprenticeships, the Office for Students (OfS). …

External Quality Assurance (EQA) of apprenticeships

External Quality Assurance (EQA) of apprenticeships

Published: 31/03/2020

Apprenticeships are an important pathway into engineering and all apprentices undertake an End Point Assessment (EPA) at the end of their apprenticeship. …

Engineering Council joins register of EQA providers

Engineering Council joins register of EQA providers

Published: 25/02/2020

The Engineering Council is pleased to have been approved by the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education (IfATE) as an External Quality Assurance (EQA) provider …

National Apprenticeship Week 2020

National Apprenticeship Week 2020

Published: 30/01/2020

An opportunity to celebrate the diversity and value that apprenticeships bring to employers, apprentices and communities, National Apprenticeship Week runs from 3-9 February …

Higher apprenticeships

Higher apprenticeships

Published: 28/11/2019

Anyone involved in the development of engineering-related higher apprenticeships is encouraged to engage with relevant professional engineering institutions as early as possible. …

Accreditation Review

Accreditation Review

Published: 28/11/2019

The Engineering Council is currently conducting an Accreditation Review. This is separate to the review of the Accreditation of Higher Education Programmes (AHEP) and is focused upon accreditation processes, with the aim of assessing the extent of perceived inconsistencies. …

Degree apprenticeships – update from the Office for Students

Degree apprenticeships – update from the Office for Students

Published: 19/03/2019

A new report from the Office for Students (OfS) reflects on progress around degree apprenticeships up to the 2017-18 academic year. …

National Apprenticeship Week 2019

National Apprenticeship Week 2019

Published: 04/03/2019

National Apprenticeship Week takes place from 4-8 March and celebrates apprentices and how, by enabling you to earn and learn, an apprenticeship can open up possibilities for your career. …

Shaping the future of engineering

Shaping the future of engineering

Published: 08/05/2018

The Engineering Council takes an active interest in developments in national education and skills policies …