AELP Provider Survey Shows Major Issues with Apprenticeship Reforms

An AELP survey of providers that looked at the effectiveness of the apprenticeship reforms has been published on day two of its annual conference. Almost 75% of training providers revealed that they unhappy with the amount of non-levy apprenticeship funding available, claiming it is “insufficient” to meet demand from small businesses. In addition, 77% of providers still believed that employers are struggling to understand and engage with the new apprenticeship system, 72% said there are not enough new apprenticeship standards in place, and 82 per cent didn’t think there were enough end-point assessment programmes available. Click here for more.

Meanwhile a AELP has published the results of a FOI request to the ESFA which show that independent training providers continue to deliver 74% of apprenticeships either directly to employers or via subcontract arrangements.