MBA Management #Apprenticeship Faces The Axe
Today (27 Feb), the Secretary of State for Education, @GavinWilliamson, has written to Jennifer Coupland, Chief Executive Officer of the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education @IFAteched asking her to review the Senior Leader Master’s Degree Apprenticeship standard to ensure it is meeting its intended aims and providing value for money.
This apprenticeship – which was approved for use by the IfATE in February 2018 – is the second most popular standard on offer at this level with 3,410 in 2018/19.
It is currently the only apprenticeship standard at this level that contains either an MBA, MA or MSc in management.
In his letter, the Secretary of State reiterated his determination to ensure levy funds are used to support the people that can benefit most from an apprenticeship, such as those starting out in their careers or those from disadvantaged backgrounds, rather than paying for staff who already have a degree and are highly qualified to receive an MBA.
Education Secretary Gavin Williamson said:
"The levy funds apprenticeships for businesses of all sizes, helping people of all ages and backgrounds make the most of their talents.
"I am committed to maintaining an employer-led system, but I’m not convinced the levy should be used to pay for staff, who are often already highly qualified and highly paid, to receive an MBA.
"I’d rather see funding helping to kick-start careers or level up skills and opportunities. That’s why I’ve asked for a review of the senior leader apprenticeship standard to ensure it is meeting its aims."