Maximising the Value for Apprenticeships in Wales

The ‘Maximising the Value of Apprenticeships to Wales’ report is an independent report undertaken by Beyond Standards, on behalf of City & Guilds and the NTfW, who in turn were supported by the City & Guilds National Advisory Committee for Wales. This report offers fresh ideas and a new momentum to the debate about how Wales might provide an exemplary apprenticeships system. City & Guilds have also written a response to the report outlining our recommendations for the Welsh Government and a few calls-to-action.

30 January 2019

Apprenticeships in Wales are at a crossroads; or perhaps beyond. The Welsh Government’s decisions to retain Apprenticeship Frameworks and qualifications rewarding apprentices’ achievements, and not to introduce a voucher scheme enabling employers directly to commission training providers, using money from the UK Apprenticeship Levy, moves Wales decisively away from English precedents.

The ‘Maximising the Value of Apprenticeships to Wales’ report is an independent report undertaken by Beyond Standards, on behalf of the City & Guilds and the NTfW, who in turn were supported by the City & Guilds National Advisory Committee for Wales. This report offers fresh ideas and a new momentum to the debate about how Wales might provide an exemplary apprenticeships system. Some practical means to achieve this goal are suggested in this report, with clear recommendations. Separate to this report from Beyond Standards, we have published our own response and reflections which include a number of calls for action from the Welsh Government.

The report as well as our response to it, offers fresh ideas and a new momentum to the debate about how Wales might provide an exemplary Apprenticeship system for the future. A future that would greatly benefit Welsh working people and employers who choose to base themselves in Wales. To learn more about the research read our recommendations click below to read the full report and our response to it.

Main report: English (PDF) | Welsh (PDF)

City & Guilds response report: English (PDF) | Welsh (PDF)

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