The text below is the Workers’ Educational Association’s response to the Richard Review of Apprenticeships
Firstly the WEA welcomes the opportunity to consider feedback to government on the future of the apprenticeship programme. It is very important that all who are involved in policy delivery have a clear and shared vision of the role of the modern apprenticeship programme in our education system, our economy and society.
Apprenticeships can benefit all sections of society and many occupational groups have newly adopted the apprenticeship scheme as a means of developing the skills we need for the future. However participation in apprenticeships is very unequal whether you look at gender, ethnicity age or disability.
There are some gaps between supply and demand. To address some of these gaps the Workers’ Educational Association (WEA) strongly supports the emphasis on integrating wider learning into the workplace and the recognition of lifelong learning processes outlined…
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