Details on how millions of top-quality apprenticeships will be delivered over the next three years have been revealed today as the Institute for Apprenticeships sets out its operationas300_k1e8325edit.jpgl plan. 

The government announcement to create three million apprenticeships by 2020 has been supported by the creation of the Institute, which will begin work in April this year to make that bid a reality. 

This plan also announces the names of the eight board members appointed to run the institute, who will largely be made up of employers, business leaders and their representatives. 

Apprenticeships and skills minister Robert Halfon said: "It is fantastic to see such a diverse board who will bring their varied and high-level experience to the Institute for Apprenticeships to ensure apprenticeships are of the highest quality they can be.

"With employer expertise at its heart, the Institute for Apprenticeships will play a crucial role in raising the prestige of apprenticeships and ensuring employers can get the skilled workforce they desperately need."

The plan, which has been published for consultation, will set out how the institute plans to improve the existing apprenticeship system, advise the government on funding and ensure employers get the quality skills they need and how apprenticeship standards will be assessed and regulated. 

Shadow chairman for the Institute for Apprenticeships Antony Jenkins said: "I believe this is an excellent, high-calibre board that will help the institute drive up the quality of apprenticeships.

"Today’s publication of the draft operational plan is the culmination of lots of hard work and engagement over the last 6 months and I am very grateful to all the stakeholders who have helped us prepare it."


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