Warning over ‘fake’ apprenticeship courses

Half of apprenticeship courses in England have been accused of being “fake” by an education think tank.

The EDSK report says the apprenticeship levy – paid by big employers – is being used on low-skilled jobs or relabelling existing posts, rather than training.

Tom Richmond, the think tank’s director, said the apprenticeship scheme was “descending into farce”. But a Department for Education spokeswoman defended apprenticeships as becoming “better quality”. The apprenticeship levy is paid by large employers, who contribute 0.5% of their salary bill into the training fund.

Author: Sean Coughlan

Source: BBC News

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