Sub-Committee on Education, Skills and the Economy

Apprenticeships inquiry

Inquiry status: open - accepting written submissions

Accepting written submissions; the deadline is 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

Latest evidence

  • 29 Jun 2016 - Apprenticeships - oral evidence | PDF version (PDF252 KB) HC 206 | Published 04 Jul 2016

    Evidence given by Lisa Burger, Executive Director, Royal National Theatre, Mark Froud, Managing Director, Federation for Industry Sector Skills and Standards, Stephen Tetlow MBE, Chief Executive, Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Stella Ziolkowski, Director of Quality and Workforce Development, National Day Nurseries Association

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  • 08 Jun 2016 - Apprenticeships - oral evidence | PDF version (PDF331 KB) HC 206 | Published 19 Jun 2016

    Evidence given by Baroness Wolf of Dulwich, Sir Roy Griffiths Professor of Public Sector Management, King's College London, Professor Alison Fuller, Professor of Vocational Education and Work, UCL Institute of Education, Dr Lynn Gambin, Senior Research Fellow, University of Warwick Institute for Employment Research, Professor Ewart Keep, Director, Centre on Skills, Knowledge & Organisational Performance, Oxford UniversityMartin Doel CBE, Chief Executive, Association of Colleges, Mark Dawe, Chief Executive, Association of Employment and Learning Providers, Shakira Martin, Vice President (Further Education), National Union of Students

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