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Employers must continue to control the content and assessment of apprenticeships according to draft government guidance intended to give 'strategic advice' to the Institute for Apprenticeships.
The draft strategic guidance put out for consultation this month, proposes how the institute should carry out its functions which come into effect from April 2017.
The guidance puts employers firmly at the forefront of apprenticeship standards development although the importance of input from professional bodies, sector experts, providers, assessment organisations and apprentices themselves is acknowledged. It also sets out a series of 'core principles' which all apprenticeships must follow.
The guidance confirms the Institute’s main functions: