Sub-Committee on Education, Skills and the Economy

Apprenticeships inquiry

Inquiry status: open - accepting written submissions

Deadline for written submissions was midday on Friday 18 March 2016.

Scope of the inquiry

The Sub-Committee welcomes submissions addressing some or all of the following points:

  • The target of three million apprentices by 2020, how the Government proposes to achieve this and how this may affect the 'skills gap'
  • The proposal for an apprenticeships levy and how this may be implemented
  • The institutional architecture of current provision and how this may be affected by the proposed Institute for Apprenticeships
  • Take-up of apprenticeships amongst 16–19 year olds and steps that can be taken to make more young people aware of available opportunities
  • The process of applying for apprenticeships
  • Routes for progression to higher qualifications for current apprentices
  • The quality of, and minimum standards for, apprenticeships, and how standards can be enforced
  • Lessons from other countries' approaches to apprenticeships
Terms of reference: Apprenticeships

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