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Training providers and policy experts questioned on apprenticeships

13 March 2018

The Education Committee examines the quality of apprenticeship training with representatives from the Association of Colleges, FE Week, the Learning and Work Institute, Leonard Cheshire Disability, training provider Middleton Murray, the National Society of Students and awarding organisation NOCN.

Witnesses

Tuesday 13 March in Committee Room 15, Palace of Westminster

At 9.45am

  • Stephen Evans, Chief Executive, Learning and Work Institute
  • Graham Hasting-Evans, Managing Director, NOCN
  • Neil Heslop OBE, Chief Executive, Leonard Cheshire Disability
  • Nick Linford, Editor, FE Week

At 10.40am

  • Dr Alison Birkinshaw OBE, President, Association of Colleges
  • Angela Middleton, Chief Executive, MiddletonMurray
  • Simon Hawthorn, Leadership Team, National Society of Apprentices

Purpose of the session

The session is likely to focus on how the quality of apprenticeships and training is defined, who is responsible for the quality and how best to remove barriers to access to high quality training.

The inquiry

The inquiry is examining 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.

Further information

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