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ESFA - New roadmap to support employers on their road to a quality apprenticeship

The road to a quality apprenticeship has been published to help employers understand the steps involved in delivering high quality, successful apprenticeships in their businesses.

A practical guide to aid employers of any size, The road to a quality apprenticeship provides links to information that employers can use to help them achieve a quality experience for their apprentices while maximising the benefits for their business. It will be followed by similar guides for end-point assessment organisations and apprentices.

Together with the provider guide to delivering high quality apprenticeships, they demonstrate the collaborative approach involved in delivering apprenticeships.

The road to a quality apprenticeship is useful for providers as it can help them to understand the role employers play in the apprenticeship journey plus it is a helpful resource to draw employer’s attention to during apprenticeship discussions.

Please share The road to a quality apprenticeship with your colleagues and the employer contacts you work with too.



ESFA – The Institute for Apprenticeships Employer Directory: new window set to open for employer directory applications and webinar Tuesday 15 June

A window for applications to the Institute’s new employer directory is due to open in June.

The Institute set up the directory of professional and employer-led organisations for Ofqual and the Office for Students (OfS) to draw on industry expertise as external quality assurance (EQA) responsibilities are transferred over to them.

Thousands of incredible employers already play a critical role in designing apprenticeships and end point assessment plans to meet the skills needs of their sectors, with support from the Institute.

Now, the Institute is looking for professional and employer led bodies to sit on our new employer directory. This directory will ensure industry voice remains at the centre of the EQA process for apprenticeship end point assessment, so that apprentices are best prepared for the real-life world of work.

You can see details about the employer directory, as well as how to apply, on the Institute’s website. No deadline for applications has been set yet.

The Institute is also hosting a drop-in session for anyone who would like to understand the employer directory a bit more. You can sign up here, the session will take place on Tuesday 15 June.



ESFA Business Update

See the May 2021 update here

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