The Institute for Apprenticeships & Technical Education (the Institute) has confirmed that External Quality Assurance (EQA) for apprenticeships will move to Ofqual.
The transition, announced on August 4th, is planned to take place over the next two years.
EQA for integrated higher and degree apprenticeships will move to the Office for Students (OfS). The OfS will complete this work in line with a framework set by the Institute.
In a statement Ofqual said:
“We have carefully considered the feedback from the consultation, as well as from further engagement with various stakeholders. Our decision is to proceed with the proposal, with some important changes to refine and strengthen it. This includes creating a directory of employer-led organisations, that Ofqual and OfS can draw on. This will ensure the employer’s voice remains central to ensuring that apprenticeships, and end-point assessments, retain relevance and credibility with employers.”
“We have set out a plan to transition to the new system over the next two years. We will keep this under review, to offer an agile and responsive service.”
Click here to view the full statement and access the full consultation response document.