December 19, 2018

We hear from the Skills Minister, Anne Milton, that she is giving consideration to no longer funding all apprenticeships. Why is she now thinking this, and what might be  causing the possibility of such a significant policy change?

Two pieces of news have emerged from t...

May 10, 2018

I speak to many people in the course of my work on apprenticeships, employers, training providers, people from intermediary organisations and apprentices themselves. I am often told things as fact, which I know not to be true, and am frequently asked questions which le...

May 10, 2018

“High quality will mean that those undertaking apprenticeships have confidence that the skills they are learning will help them succeed, progress and thrive.  And it means that employers will see the bottom line return of a workforce with the right knowledge, skills an...

March 16, 2018

Becoming an employer provider – weighing up the pros and cons

If you work in apprenticeships, you may already know that if you are an employer, there are two main ways of delivering apprenticeship programmes. One option is to go through a professional training provider,...

March 12, 2018

We are all, in Apprenticeship Land, very familiar with the concept of End-point Assessment, or EPA. Originally devised by Matthew Hancock as part of his far-reaching apprenticeship reforms, the principle of EPA was intended to put some integrity into the overall value...

March 5, 2018

I speak to many employers during the course of my work with the National Apprenticeship Show. Whether they are apprenticeship levy payers or SME’s not paying the levy, there is one overriding issue that comes up as a real barrier to employing more apprentices – the fix...

March 1, 2018

Is it really the right time to be changing the apprenticeship funding bands?

Four reasons why I think that now is not the right time

So, the Department for Education (DfE) has decided to review the effectiveness of the current funding band structure. Apparently, they are...

May 22, 2016

Welcome to our new website, I am very excited to be launching my own business where I can be myself and utilise the years of experience and knowledge of apprenticeships.  


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