Education Committee

The quality of apprenticeships and skills training inquiry

Inquiry status: open

Evidence session held on 16 January 2018. Ongoing.

Scope of the inquiry

The inquiry examines whether employers, learners and tax payers are getting value for the time and money invested in training, and whether more needs to be done to detect poor-quality provision.

The Committee invites written submissions on the following issues:

  • The quality of current provision, how this varies by sector, level and region, and the impact of this on learner outcomes;
  • The effectiveness of the quality monitoring system, in particular the role and capacity of Ofsted;
  • The role of the Education and Skills Funding Agency in ensuring value for money, and the impact of different funding models;
  • Quality and oversight of training provided by subcontractors; and
  • Quality of training received by the socially disadvantaged, and barriers to them undertaking this training.


Terms of reference: The quality of apprenticeships and skills training

Latest evidence

Next meeting(s)

27 February 2018 10:00 am

Oral Evidence Session

Quality of apprenticeships and skills training
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Paul Devoy, Chief Executive, Investors in People
Jane Gratton, Head of Business Environment and Skills Policy, British Chambers of Commerce
Kevin Rowan, Head of Organisation, Services and Skills, TUC
Tim Thomas, Director of Employment and Skills Policy, EEF - The Manufacturers' Organisation


Room 18, Palace of Westminster

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