Coronavirus: IfATE consultations extended by six weeks

Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education says organisations are having to make difficult decisions

Coronavirus consultation delay: Jennifer Coupland, chief executive of the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education

Consultations into funding and external quality assurance have been extended by six weeks, the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education (IfATE) has announced. 

The institute said that in the current climate, many organisations were having to make difficult decisions about their business, and that they wanted “everyone to have the chance to respond if they would like to do so and do not believe this to be the case due to the disruption brought about by the Covid-19 virus”.


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The consultation by IfATE, which is led by chief executive is Jennifer Coupland (pictured), on the proposed new model for setting apprenticeship funding will close on Monday 18 May at midday.

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The deadline for the consultation on a simplified and strengthened model of external quality assurance of apprenticeship assessments will be Thursday 21 May.

The engagement events planned for both consultations will now take place digitally, with dates yet to be confirmed.

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