Do you have views on how degree apprenticeships are developed and approved? Are you in a position to give feedback on how they work in practice?
If so, you now have the opportunity to have your say.
This month the Institute has proposed a series of developments for degree apprenticeships, and now they want to hear from you. To gain your feedback on these proposals, the Institute has opened a consultation to employers, training providers, and awarding bodies.
The proposed changes are:
- Better support for graduate-entry occupations
- Integration of on-the-job and off-the-job training
- Alignment between apprenticeship knowledge, skills and behaviours, and degree learning outcomes
- Integration of assessment
- Participation of an independent assessor with occupational expertise
This will enable degree apprenticeships to better support the skills ambitions of employers, apprentices, and the nation.
In a statement, The Institute said:
“The proposals would create more opportunities for degrees to be included in level 6 and 7 apprenticeships, where employers can demonstrate that graduate status is generally required for an individual to be employed in a particular occupation or sector.”
“Additionally, degree apprenticeships would only be approved where the End-Point Assessment (EPA) integrates with the final assessment of the degree. EPA would need to involve people with appropriate industry expertise.”
The consultation will close on 16th September 2021. The Institute aims to publish the findings by early autumn 2021.
Attend An Event
The Institute will also be running a series of stakeholder events. These will provide an opportunity for you to discuss the proposals in more detail.
The events are scheduled as follows:
If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org in the first instance.
If you currently have learners in training, now is the time to think about their End-Point Assessment.
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