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28/01/2020

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Update 06/11/2020:

Enginuity hosted the final IfATE workshop on Thursday 8th October with more than 85 attendees to build on the participation in earlier workshops (February/March 2020). Today we are at a pivotal moment as we endeavour to find sustainable outcomes which look to the future, embracing the opportunities which will result from industrial digitalisation and low carbon technologies to accelerate a green recovery and a fair transition. The Engineering and Manufacturing Route Review (E&M) commenced in autumn 2019 as part of a legal and statutory requirement to review the occupational map and apprenticeship standards, some of which dated back to 2014. Employers agreed that it was important to understand the E&M route review requirements and timelines because the actions resulting from the review would need careful prioritisation to accommodate business priorities at specific times of the year. Therefore, the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education (IfATE) commissioned Enginuity to conduct a series of face to face workshops during February/March 2020 which facilitated consultation with employers, providers, end-point assessment organisations, professional, trade and sector bodies.

The October virtual workshop offered a final opportunity to explore the impact of Covid-19, and emergent themes prior to the formulation of a final report. This report will form part of the planned employer group consultation between November 2020 and February 2021 and ultimately will form the annex to IfATE’s final published recommendations, planned for June 2021. IfATE remains keen to listen to employers and key stakeholders and to be receptive to the challenges the sector faced as a result of the pandemic.

Enginuity would like to thank all who participated in the workshops and for the support from a broad range of sectors including automotive, aviation defence, food and drink, energy and utilities, science industries, pharmaceutical and manufacturing. We all universally believe in both the value of apprenticeships. Everyone deserves high-quality training and assessment as the foundation to a purposeful and satisfying career irrespective of your start in life.

28/01/2020:

The Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education (the Institute) is hosting a series of consultation events as part of the Engineering and Manufacturing Route Review.

To ensure stakeholders at all levels across industry and education are equally represented, we are inviting employers, training providers and End-point assessment organisations interested in Engineering and Manufacturing (and across all sectors) to register to attend.

These five, free-to-register events offer all attendees a unique opportunity to shape the outcome of the route review and apprenticeship standards of the future.

The fundamental aim is to ensure employers have a safe, competent and productive workforce and individuals enjoy purposeful, satisfying careers that begin with a high-quality apprenticeship.

Find out more about each event and register to attend.

Please note: tickets for each event are strictly limited and offered on a first-come-first-served basis. Book your ticket now to avoid disappointment.

Please share your thoughts about the #EMRouteReview on social media before, during and after the events.

Overview

The Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education has taken the decision to extend the deadline for the Engineering and Manufacturing Route Review consultation. Interested parties now have until 5th February 2020 to submit their views and help shape the future of apprenticeships.

Ana Osbourne, Deputy Director – Approvals for the Institute said:

“Employers have told us that they need additional time and we want the hear from everyone who has in interest in the sector.’’

“The extension will help us to take a more rounded view when we come to making decisions on this route.”

Background

• The Engineering and Manufacturing Route Review was launched on 16 October 2019 and was due to run for twelve weeks, the original closing date was 8th January 2020.

We would appreciate your participation in the consultation. We would also appreciate if you could encourage your colleagues and further networks to take part in the consultation.

Original post

A 12-week public consultation has been launched as part of the largest ever Route Review by the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education (the Institute). Encompassing 59 apprenticeship standards in the Engineering and Manufacturing sector the announcement follows the successful completion of the Digital Route Review, the first of its kind, in May earlier this year.

The consultation is open to employers, apprentices, training providers and all interested parties to influence future technical training provision within the sector. The Institute is especially keen to encourage a strong engagement with employers who are, in its view, best placed to advise on the UK’s real-world skills and training needs.

This is in line with the Institute’s overarching policy for the reform programme which set about replacing the now-defunct apprenticeship frameworks with standards. A measure which sought to address the widely-held criticism that employer’s skills requirements were not being met under the old model. Dr Graham Honeyman CBE, Route Panel Chair for the Engineering and Manufacturing sector, said:

“It’s great that the review of Engineering and manufacturing Route Review has now been launched. The importance of apprenticeships is huge – they are training the next generation to help ensure that British engineering and manufacturing thrive for years to come. It is vital that we make sure that apprenticeships are fit for businesses looking to develop young talent, which is why I would like to urge as many people as possible to take part in this consultation and support the vital review.”

Jacqueline Hall, Head of Skills Policy for Enginuity also welcomed the news:

“The potential impact arising from the outcome of this review should not be underestimated. As the backbone of the UK’s economy, the consultation’s findings and subsequent review recommendations for the sector will be transformative. Not just here, but across the globe where British Engineering and Manufacturing are rightly regarded as leaders in education and innovation. At a time when Industry 4.0 is revolutionising the way we work and learn, this review is both timely and crucial. I encourage all our friends and colleagues to have their say, and in so doing, a stake in building a better future for us all. Because Engineering and Manufacturing hold the greatest potential for solving the most urgent challenges facing our society and our planet.”

Have Your Say

As custodians of the engineering and manufacturing sector, Enginuity will actively facilitate the Route Review ensuring widespread coverage, participation and inclusivity. You can take part in the consultation process by completing the Route Review Consultant 2019 – Engineering and Manufacturing survey.

Following the publishing of recommendations in Winter 2020/21, the Institute will take a sensible pace of change with the standards available to ensure a smooth transition.

Engineering and Manufacturing Route Review Scope

For reference, the Engineering and Manufacturing Route Review will look at the Route’s Occupational Map as well as the following apprenticeship standards:

Engineering Design and Development Pathway

Engineering, Manufacturing and Process Control Pathway

Maintenance, Installation and Repair Pathway

Contact

If you have any questions about these standards please contact: [email protected]

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