House of Lords Calls for Dissolution of the IfA

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The Institute for Apprenticeships should be scrapped, according to a new report by the influential House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee. It said that the role of the institute is “unclear” and that it doesn’t seem to act as an effective policing body for apprenticeships standards. The committee wants a simplified regulatory system across further and higher education and sees no place for the IfA. The committee has also seriously questioned the purpose of government’s target of three million apprenticeship starts by 2020 which, if feels, focuses on quantity rather than quality. Click here for more.