2017 Report details for project: Apprenticeships Reform Programme

Project name: Apprenticeships Reform Programme - there are 3 reports for this project: 2017, 2018, 2019
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Organisation: DFE (D6) - see all reports for this organisation
Report year: 2017 (data is from Sept 2016)
Category: Transformation - see all reports for this category
Description: A multifaceted transformation programme, aiming to deliver against 4 key strategic objectives: · To meet the skills needs of employers - and the country by being high quality, relevant programmes that result in apprentices becoming fully competent in their occupation · To create progression for apprentices - by creating high quality programmes that result in apprentices becoming fully competent with transferrable skills in an occupation that offers progression. · To widen participation and social mobility in apprenticeships – to ensure that more people from a diverse range of backgrounds have access to the benefits of apprenticeships at all levels. · To create more quality apprenticeships - through our campaign work and by creating a sustainable funding system and a high quality apprenticeships offer. We have looked to develop and implement a new employer levy and funding system, design and implement a new digital online IT system which will enable employers to manage their apprenticeship programmes and establish a new Institute for Apprenticeships, which will all complete in April 2017. We are supporting transition from apprenticeship frameworks to new employer designed standards, establishing ways to raise BAME participation rates by 20%, designing a policy to ensure inclusive apprenticeships to support social mobility and, with the support of the Institute, significantly uplifting the quality and quantity of apprenticeships. We will also implement a comprehensive strategy to support employers and providers to understand the changes to the apprenticeship system and ensure that the wider market is ready.
DCA (RAG): Amber/Red
DCA text: A subsequent IPA Gateway 0/4 review in January 2017 has improved the overall delivery confidence RAG status of the Apprenticeships Programme from Amber/Red to Amber and improved the Readiness for sevice in April to Amber/Green.
Start date: 2015-05-08
End date: 2021-04-01
Schedule text: The Apprenticeship Reform Programme has continued to deliver to plan, with key milestones achieved ahead of Levy implementation in April 2017
Baseline: £1,919.40m
Forecast: £1,784.20m
Variance: -7.00%
Variance text: Slower than budgeted move from frameworks to more expensive standards and lower than anticipated number of learners from those assumed in the spending review model.
Whole Life Cost: £11,347.50m
WLCost text: Forecast Whole Life Costs are currently within profile limits projected in the Strategic Outline Business Case.
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Sourcefile: IPA_2017.csv

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