News: January 2020

DWP publish review of the Merlin Standard

DWP recently commissioned the Centre for Economic and Social Inclusion (CESI) to undertake a review of the Merlin Standard, which was published recently on The review makes a number of recommendations, including strengthening the rigour…

Outcome – based Success Measures: Consultation

BIS has launched a further consultation on outcome-based success measures. This sets out detailed proposals about how the new measures will be used for accountability and intervention alongside achievement rates as part of Minimum Standards. The…

Apprenticeship Reforms: New Resources

The Apprenticeship Staff Support Programme has produced some new resources to support understanding and implementation plans for the apprenticeship reforms: A ‘Resources for Planning and Action’ document, which includes a section on planning for the delivery…

Apprenticeship Standards: New List Published

Following feedback from the sector, the SFA have published a new list of all the apprenticeship standards that employer-led trailblazers are currently developing. The list shows all the standards that the BIS has approved for development….

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