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Apprenticeships must be ‘quality rather than just quantity’, warns TUC

Commenting on a report published by Ofsted today (Thursday) that reveals that the drive to create more apprenticeships has diluted their quality, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:

“There must be an emphasis on quality rather than just quantity. One in three providers visited by Ofsted for this report were failing to deliver high-quality training to their apprentices, and there is a danger that the government’s target of three million apprenticeships could lead to an increase in poor-quality provision.

“Union involvement in apprenticeship programmes is a key safeguard against bad apprenticeships. Unions play an important role ensuring apprenticeships are high quality, decently paid, and that they deliver the skills that both apprentices and employers need for the future.”

NOTES TO EDITORS:

  • All TUC press releases can be found at www.tuc.org.uk
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