Controversial £40 charges for the external quality assurance of apprenticeship endpoint- assessment will start being phased out as soon as October. The fees will end as the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education (IfATE) hands over EQA responsibility for over 300 apprenticeship standards to Ofqual.
Federation of Awarding Bodies Chief Executive Tom Bewick has welcomed the news, but said the IfATE “must get better” at communicating how the transition will work so that “we avoid any further unnecessary
complexity and confusion”.
Remember IfATE have approved NSAR to deliver an external quality assurance (EQA) services for Rail, Digital, Logistics & Freight, Screen, and Adult Care Apprenticeship Standards.