“The Digital Apprenticeship Quality Board is delighted to have been appointed by the Institute of Apprenticeships to run the external quality assurance service for digital apprenticeships. Digital skills increasingly underpin the efficiency and competitiveness of organisations of all sizes and across all sectors. Over the last five years employers have been working to develop apprenticeship standards that will equip people with the digital skills that employers require. The employer-led Digital Apprenticeship Quality Board will ensure that apprenticeships really are delivering to the industry standards.We take this responsibility very seriously and will work closely with all the other stakeholders to ensure that digital apprenticeships in England deliver to the highest industry standards”
Tim Clayton Head of Technology
J Sainsbury PLC
Chair of the Digital Apprenticeship Quality Board
Hundreds of employers with an interest in digital apprenticeships have been working together to develop a suite of Digital Apprenticeships as part of the Government’s apprenticeship reforms. The employers’ original vision was:
a full suite of apprenticeship standards to cover all entry level technology and digital occupations which:
-standards and assessment plans that ensure that successful apprentices are fully competent in their occupation and can progress their careers as appropriate, and are eligible for professional recognition.
The Digital Apprenticeship Quality Board builds on this vision by ensuring effective external quality assurance of the occupational validity, consistency and comparability of assessment decisions. This provides the following benefits:
Our role is to reassure employers and apprentices that digital apprenticeships deliver the skills and behaviours that the industry needs. We strive to be a critical friend and trusted partner in our work by offering the appropriate balance of support, challenge, confidentiality, understanding and insight.
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