Employer Providers Pose a Significant Threat to Conventional FE in a Time of “UnderFunding”
As if “underfunding” wasn’t a big enough threat to FE we are now faced with Employer Providers registering on RoATP
If large employers register to provide their own apprenticeship programmes a lucrative slice of income will be lost to FE. It’s not that total numbers will diminish significantly in the short term as it is SMEs that employer most people in the country. But large employers represent a tranche of apprentices that are low hanging fruit in many senses. Where else can we go and see several apprentices in one location and perhaps deal with the same manager for each of them?
Employer Providers Article
A recent article in FE News deals with various aspects of employer providers and poses a number of questions. It’s a good article but like all short articles, it cannot cover the topic in depth. What it misses are the advantages employers will reap in providing their own training and the threat they pose once established.
I commented on these points in my reply to the article.
This is what I said … […]