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Who is responsible for quality assessing your apprenticeship?

There are two bodies with statutory duties for quality assessment: Ofsted and HEFCE.

For a small section of apprenticeships the statutory duties overlap. For these, Ofsted and HEFCE have agreed a joint approach. The table below details which bodies are responsible for assessment at the different levels.

QA duties table

Read the Quality assurance FAQs

Quality assessment for L4 and L5 apprenticeships with prescribed HE - recorded webinar

HEFCE has recorded a webinar outlining the current arrangements for quality assurance of apprenticeships and our intentions for the pilot activity with Ofsted.

View the pre-recorded webinar

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Page last updated 2 November 2017

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