The Institute for Apprenticeships (IfA) is a new body led by employers, to regulate the quality of Apprenticeships. It will approve Apprenticeship standards and assessment plans and maintain clear quality criteria, so that only standards that are valued by employers will be approved and funded. BEIS will no longer be responsible for these activities and the Skills Minister will no longer approve standards and assessment plans. It is the intention that these functions will transfer to the Institute during 2016.
The Institute will not be responsible for the operational functions associated with the funding of Apprenticeships or the administration of the levy. These functions will be fulfilled by Government’s agencies and operated through the new Digital Apprenticeship System.
NSAN will work with the Institute for Apprenticeships in relation to the development of new Standards for job roles for the nuclear industry.