The push to create apprenticeships fast has devalued their brand, with low level skills such as coffee-making being accredited, Ofsted has said. Ofsted chief Sir Michael Wilshaw says some learners are not even aware they are on apprenticeship schemes.
Apprenticeships, which ministers in England say are key to tackling unemployment, are sometimes covering workers’ pre-existing skills, he says.
The government says it is improving the quality of schemes through reforms. Skills minister Nick Boles said: “Putting an end to poor quality apprenticeship training lies at the heart of our reforms of apprenticeships.
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