Submission from SEMTA
Semta will be making a full response to the
consultation on the Bill, and our understanding is that the Select
Committee will receive a copy of this response as part of its
To assist the Committee, we therefore summarise
the content of our response below, and would welcome the opportunity
to take part in the inquiry as it progresses.
1. The ongoing role of Sector Skills Councils
in developing and "owning" apprenticeship frameworks
is not appropriately recognised in the Bill.
2. SSCs must retain the role of "certifying
authority" if apprenticeships are to retain their value,
employer-focus, coherence, and sector-relevance.
3. The ongoing role of Sector Skills Councils
in advising on the specification of apprenticeship standards is
not appropriately recognised in the Bill.
4. It is not clear how LSCs will be able
to "secure availability of apprenticeship places" without
5. The wording of the clause on careers
information, advice and guidance should be stronger, with schools
and careers providers having to justify reasons for NOT advising
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