7 Conclusions |
The legislation is justified because
it will strengthen the structure for apprenticeships in England.
But it needs additional measures, particularly those to guarantee
quality of training and to allow apprentices to progress in their
chosen professions. As the legislation builds on existing structures
we expect that it is workable. Whether it will deliver the Government's
targets and a renaissance in apprenticeships depends on the detail
of the system and on whether employers, which the legislation
places in the driving seat, make full use of the provisions and
the other measures to promote apprenticeships. We cannot wait
until 2020 to discover whether the legislation is working. The
Government will need to review the legislation by 2014. If insufficient
employers are establishing apprenticeships the Government will
have to consider stronger measures to change behaviour.