NOCN launches white paper: Making the Apprenticeship Reforms Work
Posted 30 January 2017
Recognising the challenges we face, the UK Government has set an ambitious policy reform agenda for apprenticeships and technical education, which recognises the needs of the economy and is employer, employee and employment focused.
Significant effort and resources have been committed over the last four years, by the Government, employers and other organisations committed to education and skills development.
At NOCN, we believe that to move forward the reforms, three key actions are necessary:
1. The Government urgently moves ahead with the setting of the Institute for Apprenticeships (IfA) soon to have its remit extended to include technical education;
2. The Government and the devolved administrations should work together to establish a UK-wide Skills Enhancement Strategy; and
3. The Government needs to urgently put in place a clear methodology for developing and implementing new apprenticeships and technical qualifications, underpinned by a new regulatory regime.
The introduction of the Apprenticeship Levy in Spring 2017 brings with it some key challenges for employers but also many opportunities.
Read Graham's full white paper 'NOCN white paper on making apprenticeship reforms work January 2017' - download below.
NOCN MD Graham Hasting-Evans is available as a media/conference spokesperson on apprenticeship reforms. Contact James Harkness on firstname.lastname@example.org with media and speaker enquiries.