Employers – Join the consultation on Degree Apprenticeships. Deadline 16th September. The Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education is proposing five specific changes to the requirements of degree apprenticeships:
- better supporting graduate-entry occupations
- integration of on-the-job and off-the-job training
- alignment between apprenticeship knowledge, skills and behaviours and degree learning outcomes
- integration of assessment
- participation of an independent assessor with occupational expertise
Minister Gillian Keegan said, “These proposals will help make sure degree apprenticeships continue to meet the skills needs of employers and create even more opportunity to earn whilst you learn for people across the country.”
Background – There have been one hundred degree apprenticeships approved since 2015. The Institute (IfATE) recognises the prestige that degrees and graduate-status carry and aims to create more opportunities for degrees to be included in level 6 and 7 apprenticeships, integrate the end-point assessment (EPA) with the final assessment of the degree, and ensure degree apprenticeships better meet employers’ skills needs and support apprentices to progress in their careers.
Read more here.
Link to Consultation here.