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Ministerial Corrections

Volume 649: debated on Monday 19 November 2018

Ministerial Correction

Monday 19 November 2018

Education

The following is an extract from Education questions on 12 November 2018.

Apprenticeships

Apprenticeships are now of high quality, with more off-the-job training and holistic end-point assessment. This ensures that, at the completion of an apprenticeship, the apprentice can demonstrate that they have the skills, knowledge and behaviours for their existing employer or a new employer in the future. Forty-four apprenticeships are now at the new higher-quality standard, and training is up from 540 hours to 670 hours, which is a 20% increase—well ahead of where we thought we would be on quality.

[Official Report, 12 November 2018, Vol. 649, c. 2.]

Letter of correction from the Minister for Apprenticeships and Skills:

An error has been identified in the response I gave to my hon. Friends the Members for Thirsk and Malton (Kevin Hollinrake) and for Redditch (Rachel Maclean), and to my right hon. Friend the Member for Ashford (Damian Green).

The correct response should have been:

Apprenticeships are now of high quality, with more off-the-job training and holistic end-point assessment. This ensures that, at the completion of an apprenticeship, the apprentice can demonstrate that they have the skills, knowledge and behaviours for their existing employer or a new employer in the future. Forty-four per cent. of apprenticeship starts are on the new higher-quality standards, and training is up from 540 hours to 670 hours, which is a 20% increase—well ahead of where we thought we would be on quality.