Media Watch: Row over make-up of new policing body (FE Week)

The Government has come in for criticism after rejecting attempts to ensure representatives from FE providers and trade unions sit alongside employers on the new apprenticeships policing body.

Kevin Brennan, the Shadow Business, Innovation and Skills Minister, also raised concern during the 11 February debate about the make-up of the Apprenticeship Delivery Board, charged with advising the Government on how it could achieve the 3m apprenticeship starts target by 2020.

He said: “It’s made up of members who are all able people, I’m sure, but drawn from a relatively narrow section of business. “It is therefore crucial the remit and board of the Institute [of Apprenticeships] are broadly based.”

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