The Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education has launched a major review of technical education provision for engineering and manufacturing.

A total of 59 apprenticeship standards will be under review with the Institute focusing on their quality and long-term validity. Recommendations will be published in Winter 2020/21.

A public consultation has been launched as part of the review. It will last for 12 weeks, giving employers, apprentices, training providers and anyone else with an interest in apprenticeships serving these key sectors the chance to have their say.

The Institute’s chief executive, Sir Gerry Berragan, said: “I’m delighted that we have now launched the review into apprenticeships for engineering and manufacturing. These sectors have a huge pool of apprentices and rely on them to develop the quality skills needed; this review will help provide employers with the right apprenticeships needed with the right quality.”

Dr Graham Honeyman CBE, route panel chair for the engineering and manufacturing sector, said: “It’s great that the review of engineering and manufacturing route review has now been launched. The importance of apprenticeships is huge – they are training the next generation to help ensure that British engineering and manufacturing thrives for years to come. It is vital that we make sure that apprenticeships are fit for businesses looking to develop young talent, which is why I would like to urge as many people as possible to take part in this consultation and support the vital review.”

You can take part in the consultation by clicking here.