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Apprenticeships in Wales

Response to the consultation

Evidence submitted in response to this Consultation

Purpose of the consultation

The Economy, Infrastructure and Skills Committee would welcome your views on the terms of reference for the inquiry.


Terms of reference


To review progress since the 2012 report of the Enterprise and Business Committee:  Apprenticeships in Wales (PDF 403KB)

  • Including looking at the role of key players: the Regional Skills Partnerships; the Wales Employment and Skills Board (WESB); and Sector Skills Councils
  • To scrutinise the accessibility of independent careers advice on Apprenticeships and other vocational options?
  • Particularly for young people, either in school, from Careers Wales, online or from other sources?
  • Is the Careers Wales’ Apprenticeship Matching Service fit for purpose?
  • How can better parity of esteem between vocational and academic routes be achieved?
  • To investigate the main barriers to taking up Apprenticeships?
  • How accessible are Apprenticeships for people with disabilities (all ages)?
  • How can people from the lowest income families be supported to take-up Apprenticeships?
  • What good practice exists and what more can be done to address gender stereotyping?
  • To scrutinise the development of higher level Apprenticeships, with the support of further and higher education institutions?
  • How effective is progression between other work-based learning and Apprenticeships and between Levels 2, 3, 4 and above Apprenticeships?
  • How can employer engagement with Apprenticeships be improved?


Providing written evidence


The Committee welcomes written contributions in English or Welsh, and asks organisations with Welsh Language policies or schemes to provide bilingual submissions, in line with their public information policies.


Submissions should be no longer than five sides of A4, with numbered paragraphs, and should focus on matters set out above. Please see guidance for those providing evidence for committees.


Please send your views to: by 3 May 2017. It may not be possible to take into account responses received after this date.


Disclosure of information


Please ensure that you have considered the Assembly’s policy on disclosure of information before submitting information to the Committee.



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