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star this property date less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
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Department for Education more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Children in Care more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what guidance his Department provides to local authorities on accommodation standards for 16 and 17 year olds in care. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Huddersfield more like this
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Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
star this property uin 259860 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-10more like thismore than 2019-06-10
star this property answer text <p>Local authorities are responsible for commissioning sufficient accommodation to meet the needs of children in care and care leavers; and to ensure that this accommodation is ‘suitable’.</p><p> </p><p>Suitable accommodation is defined in the Children Act Volume 2 guidance, which states that settings used to accommodate children in care should:</p><p> </p><ul><li>be suitable for the child in light of their needs, including their health needs;</li></ul><p> </p><ul><li>ensure the responsible authority has satisfied itself as to the character and suitability of the landlord or other provider;</li></ul><p> </p><ul><li>comply with health and safety requirements relating to rented accommodation; and</li></ul><p> </p><ul><li>ensure the responsible authority has, so far as reasonably practicable, taken into account the child’s: wishes and feelings; and education, training or employment needs.</li></ul><p> </p><p>A copy of the guidance is available at the following link: <a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/441643/Children_Act_Guidance_2015.pdf" target="_blank">https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/441643/Children_Act_Guidance_2015.pdf</a>.</p><p> </p><p>This definition of suitable accommodation also applies to settings used to accommodate care leavers aged 16 or 17.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Stratford-on-Avon more like this
star this property answering member printed Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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less than 2019-06-10T16:49:14.297Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-10T16:49:14.297Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Barry Sheerman remove filter
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-04-18more like thismore than 2019-04-18
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Asylum: Scholarships more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether he plans to further increase the number of scholarships available to refugees, asylum seekers and forced immigrants. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Huddersfield more like this
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Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
star this property uin 245632 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-30more like thismore than 2019-04-30
star this property answer text <p>Last year the government invested £5 million to expand the Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarships, allowing 150 students to benefit from a scholarship by 2025. These Masters scholarships for study in low and middle income Commonwealth countries are open to Commonwealth citizens, including those who hold refugee status in a Commonwealth country.</p><p>Most higher education providers, as independent and autonomous organisations, provide support direct to their students through scholarships and bursaries. Such support is available to refugees and asylum seekers. Organisations such as the Refugee Support Network and the Student Action for Refugees provide information to students on the availability of such support.</p><p>Asylum seekers and refugee children in the UK are entitled to a school place and must be considered for admission in the same way as local residents.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
star this property answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
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less than 2019-04-30T16:30:33.567Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-30T16:30:33.567Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Barry Sheerman remove filter
1104858
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-03-25more like thismore than 2019-03-25
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Apprenticeships more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the Edge Foundation's report entitled Our Plan for Apprenticeships, published on 2 March, what assessment he made of the implications for his policies of that report's finding that the number of apprenticeship starts has dropped from 521,000 in 2011-12 to 376,000 in 2017-18; and what steps he is taking to meet the Government’s target of three million apprenticeship starts by 2020. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Huddersfield more like this
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Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
star this property uin 236323 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-01more like thismore than 2019-04-01
star this property answer text <p>In 2015, we set ourselves ambitious targets, but we will not sacrifice quality to get there. We are aware that the number of people starting apprenticeships has dropped, but we have moved away from the old frameworks and onto new, high quality standards, improving the quality of apprenticeships.</p><p>The number of people starting on these new standards is growing fast. Nearly 60% of people doing an apprenticeship are now starting on standards (in the first 2 quarters of the 2018/19 academic year). In this period, there were 128,100 starts on standards, compared to 71,600 at the same time last year.</p><p>Employers will lead on the design of new standards, giving apprentices the skills that businesses need. There are now over 420 apprenticeship standards approved for delivery and this number continues to grow. We have made a further £3.5 million available to support the Institute for Apprenticeships to introduce new standards and update existing ones, meaning that there will be more choice for employers and people considering their training options.</p><p>We are supporting employers to make the long-term, sustainable investment in training which will generate more apprenticeship starts. We have already extended the time levy-paying employers have to spend their funds from 18 to 24 months, and we will increase the amount of funding that levy-paying employers can transfer to other employers from 10% to 25%, from April 2019, to make the system more flexible. To ease the cost of apprenticeship training for small employers, we are halving the co-investment rate from 10% to 5% for new starts from April 2019.</p><p>Our new communication campaign, ‘Fire it Up’, is working to grow the number of high-quality apprenticeships offered and started, by changing the way people think about apprenticeships, demonstrating that they are an aspirational choice.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Guildford more like this
star this property answering member printed Anne Milton more like this
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less than 2019-04-01T13:24:57.313Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-01T13:24:57.313Z
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star this property label Biography information for Anne Milton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Barry Sheerman remove filter
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-03-05more like thismore than 2019-03-05
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Apprentices: Degrees more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans he has in addition to the levy transfer, to review the (a) barriers and (b) incentives to non-levy participation in degree apprenticeships. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Huddersfield more like this
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Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
star this property uin 228564 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-15more like thismore than 2019-03-15
star this property answer text <p>We continue to keep the apprenticeship programme under review.</p><p>Level 6+ apprenticeships and degree apprenticeships were introduced in 2015 to bring the benefits of employer-led jobs with training to all levels of apprenticeship employment. We are working to move non-levy paying employers away from the current funding system to give them access to the same award-winning digital service as levy payers. We will provide more information on the transition by July.</p><p>We recognise that small and medium-sized enterprises, most of whom do not pay the apprenticeship levy, are the lifeblood of our economy and it is essential that our reforms work for these employers. Smaller employers that do not pay the levy already benefit from generous co-investment with 90% of training and assessment costs for apprenticeships provided by government. Government co-investment will increase to 95% in 2019.</p><p>The National Apprenticeship Service works through intermediary organisations (trade associations, business representative bodies and local partnerships) to reach smaller employers and increase engagement in apprenticeships. Through these organisations, we can reach up to 1.5 million employers.</p><p>We will continue to review the apprenticeship programme and to ensure we have the right incentives and remove barriers where it is possible.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Guildford more like this
star this property answering member printed Anne Milton more like this
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less than 2019-03-15T09:30:54.4Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-15T09:30:54.4Z
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star this property label Biography information for Anne Milton more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Guildford more like this
star this property answering member printed Anne Milton more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Anne Milton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Barry Sheerman remove filter
1082173
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-03-05more like thismore than 2019-03-05
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Apprentices: Degrees more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he has taken to ensure disadvantaged young people are able to access degree apprenticeships. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Huddersfield more like this
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Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-13more like thismore than 2019-03-13
star this property answer text <p>The availability of level 6+ and degree apprenticeships has grown significantly. 78 standards available at level 6 and level 7, of which 60 are degree apprenticeships.</p><p>The National Apprenticeship Service works with local partners and through an employer engagement campaign across the most deprived local authority areas (65 areas in total) to ensure that apprenticeships are available in disadvantaged areas at all levels. We have also recently launched our ‘Opportunities through Apprenticeships’ campaign, working with partners in Portsmouth, Nottingham, South Tyneside and Torbay to increase participation in apprenticeships particularly at higher levels.</p><p>We have specifically supported degree apprenticeships for those under-represented through the Degree Apprenticeship Development Fund. In 2017, we launched the second phase of the fund, which included criteria aimed at encouraging access to degree apprenticeships for: disadvantaged groups, disadvantaged areas, expanding provision in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) and gender diversity in STEM. The fund has also supported a range of awareness-raising activities aimed at higher and degree apprenticeships, including supporting 30 co-branded Universities and Colleges Admissions Service/National Apprenticeship Service careers fairs and offering access to 240,000 Year 12 students.</p><p>We have increased the proportion of people starting an apprenticeship from black and minority ethnic backgrounds to 11.2% in 2017/18 from an average of 10% in 2010/15. We have also increased the proportion of apprenticeships starts by people with learning difficulties and disabilities to 11.2 per cent.</p><p>We do not differentiate between access or performance criteria at different apprenticeship levels, but we do have programme-wide targets and strive to widen participation across all levels of apprenticeships.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Guildford more like this
star this property answering member printed Anne Milton more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 228566 more like this
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less than 2019-03-13T17:21:57.463Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-13T17:21:57.463Z
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star this property label Biography information for Anne Milton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Barry Sheerman remove filter
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star this property date less than 2019-03-05more like thismore than 2019-03-05
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Apprentices: Degrees more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he has taken to establish performance criteria for degree apprenticeships and social mobility. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Huddersfield more like this
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Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
star this property uin 228566 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-13more like thismore than 2019-03-13
star this property answer text <p>The availability of level 6+ and degree apprenticeships has grown significantly. 78 standards available at level 6 and level 7, of which 60 are degree apprenticeships.</p><p>The National Apprenticeship Service works with local partners and through an employer engagement campaign across the most deprived local authority areas (65 areas in total) to ensure that apprenticeships are available in disadvantaged areas at all levels. We have also recently launched our ‘Opportunities through Apprenticeships’ campaign, working with partners in Portsmouth, Nottingham, South Tyneside and Torbay to increase participation in apprenticeships particularly at higher levels.</p><p>We have specifically supported degree apprenticeships for those under-represented through the Degree Apprenticeship Development Fund. In 2017, we launched the second phase of the fund, which included criteria aimed at encouraging access to degree apprenticeships for: disadvantaged groups, disadvantaged areas, expanding provision in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) and gender diversity in STEM. The fund has also supported a range of awareness-raising activities aimed at higher and degree apprenticeships, including supporting 30 co-branded Universities and Colleges Admissions Service/National Apprenticeship Service careers fairs and offering access to 240,000 Year 12 students.</p><p>We have increased the proportion of people starting an apprenticeship from black and minority ethnic backgrounds to 11.2% in 2017/18 from an average of 10% in 2010/15. We have also increased the proportion of apprenticeships starts by people with learning difficulties and disabilities to 11.2 per cent.</p><p>We do not differentiate between access or performance criteria at different apprenticeship levels, but we do have programme-wide targets and strive to widen participation across all levels of apprenticeships.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Guildford more like this
star this property answering member printed Anne Milton more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 228565 more like this
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less than 2019-03-13T17:21:57.523Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-13T17:21:57.523Z
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star this property label Biography information for Anne Milton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Barry Sheerman remove filter
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star this property date less than 2019-03-01more like thismore than 2019-03-01
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Free School Meals: Huddersfield more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of (a) children and (b) children eligible for free school meals reached a Good Level of Development at age five in Huddersfield in each of the last three years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Huddersfield more like this
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Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
star this property uin 227376 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-11more like thismore than 2019-03-11
star this property answer text <p>The requested data is shown in the attached table<strong>.</strong></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Stratford-on-Avon more like this
star this property answering member printed Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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less than 2019-03-11T16:28:58.693Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-11T16:28:58.693Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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star this property file name 227376_Early_years_foundation_stage_profile_percentage.pdf more like this
star this property title 227376_Early_years_foundation_stage_profile more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Barry Sheerman remove filter
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star this property date less than 2018-12-13more like thismore than 2018-12-13
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Apprentices: Management more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, for what reasons he approved a reduction in funding bands for (a) the team leader manager apprenticeship, (b) the operations manager apprenticeship and (c) the chartered manager degree apprenticeship; and if he will publish the assessment on which his decision was based. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Huddersfield more like this
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Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
star this property uin 202046 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-18more like thismore than 2018-12-18
star this property answer text <p>The independent Institute for Apprenticeships (IfA) is responsible for advising on the funding bands for apprenticeships.</p><p>In May 2018, it was announced that the department had commissioned the IfA to review the funding bands of 31 existing standards to ensure that apprenticeships continue to provide quality training which represents value for money for employers and for government. The review has not altered the high quality content of standards. Instead, it has taken older standards that were allocated to funding bands prior to the IfA’s creation through the IfA’s funding band allocation process using the new 30-band structure. This provides consistency in the way that apprenticeships are allocated to funding bands. The reductions to degree apprenticeships for the roles of team leader or supervisor, operations and departmental manager and chartered manager were in line with the IfA’s recommendations as part of the funding band review.</p><p>In addition to considering the IfA’s advice, officials in the department assessed all recommendations from the review to consider the impact on the market, including for providers and apprentices. These assessments form part of internal policy advice.</p><p>The IfA’s recommendations followed extensive employer engagement. The IfA is responsible for managing employer engagement with the reviews, however we have also received one representation from an employer representative body concerning these standards.</p><p>The department will continue to work with the IfA to ensure that funding bands are appropriate and will monitor the impact of these changes once they come into effect.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Guildford more like this
star this property answering member printed Anne Milton more like this
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202047 more like this
202048 more like this
202049 more like this
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less than 2018-12-18T18:32:31.413Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-18T18:32:31.413Z
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star this property label Biography information for Anne Milton more like this
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1024728
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-12-13more like thismore than 2018-12-13
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Apprentices: Management more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the effect of reducing the funding bands for the (a) team leader manager apprenticeship, (b) operations manager apprenticeship and (c) chartered manager degree apprenticeship on the (i) quality of provision, (ii) number of providers, (iii) number of apprentices and (iv) diversity and social background of those apprentices; and if he will publish those assessments. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Huddersfield more like this
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Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
star this property uin 202047 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-18more like thismore than 2018-12-18
star this property answer text <p>The independent Institute for Apprenticeships (IfA) is responsible for advising on the funding bands for apprenticeships.</p><p>In May 2018, it was announced that the department had commissioned the IfA to review the funding bands of 31 existing standards to ensure that apprenticeships continue to provide quality training which represents value for money for employers and for government. The review has not altered the high quality content of standards. Instead, it has taken older standards that were allocated to funding bands prior to the IfA’s creation through the IfA’s funding band allocation process using the new 30-band structure. This provides consistency in the way that apprenticeships are allocated to funding bands. The reductions to degree apprenticeships for the roles of team leader or supervisor, operations and departmental manager and chartered manager were in line with the IfA’s recommendations as part of the funding band review.</p><p>In addition to considering the IfA’s advice, officials in the department assessed all recommendations from the review to consider the impact on the market, including for providers and apprentices. These assessments form part of internal policy advice.</p><p>The IfA’s recommendations followed extensive employer engagement. The IfA is responsible for managing employer engagement with the reviews, however we have also received one representation from an employer representative body concerning these standards.</p><p>The department will continue to work with the IfA to ensure that funding bands are appropriate and will monitor the impact of these changes once they come into effect.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Guildford more like this
star this property answering member printed Anne Milton more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
202046 more like this
202048 more like this
202049 more like this
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less than 2018-12-18T18:32:31.46Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-18T18:32:31.46Z
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star this property label Biography information for Anne Milton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Barry Sheerman remove filter
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-12-13more like thismore than 2018-12-13
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Apprentices: Management more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether his Department complied with the Public Sector Equality Duty when assessing the effect of a reduction in the funding bands for the (a) team leader manager apprenticeship, (b) the operations manager apprenticeship and (c) chartered manager degree apprenticeship; and if he will publish that assessment. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Huddersfield more like this
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Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
star this property uin 202048 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-18more like thismore than 2018-12-18
star this property answer text <p>The independent Institute for Apprenticeships (IfA) is responsible for advising on the funding bands for apprenticeships.</p><p>In May 2018, it was announced that the department had commissioned the IfA to review the funding bands of 31 existing standards to ensure that apprenticeships continue to provide quality training which represents value for money for employers and for government. The review has not altered the high quality content of standards. Instead, it has taken older standards that were allocated to funding bands prior to the IfA’s creation through the IfA’s funding band allocation process using the new 30-band structure. This provides consistency in the way that apprenticeships are allocated to funding bands. The reductions to degree apprenticeships for the roles of team leader or supervisor, operations and departmental manager and chartered manager were in line with the IfA’s recommendations as part of the funding band review.</p><p>In addition to considering the IfA’s advice, officials in the department assessed all recommendations from the review to consider the impact on the market, including for providers and apprentices. These assessments form part of internal policy advice.</p><p>The IfA’s recommendations followed extensive employer engagement. The IfA is responsible for managing employer engagement with the reviews, however we have also received one representation from an employer representative body concerning these standards.</p><p>The department will continue to work with the IfA to ensure that funding bands are appropriate and will monitor the impact of these changes once they come into effect.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Guildford more like this
star this property answering member printed Anne Milton more like this
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202046 more like this
202047 more like this
202049 more like this
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less than 2018-12-18T18:32:31.553Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-18T18:32:31.553Z
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star this property label Biography information for Anne Milton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Barry Sheerman remove filter