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Habia advises sector to respond to Apprenticeship review

Posted: Tuesday 31 July 2012

Habia is advising the hair and beauty sector to make sure it has its voice heard in the most comprehensive review of Apprenticeships since their introduction in the 1990s. The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) and the Department for Education (DfE) have appointed Doug Richard, serial entrepreneur and early investor, to lead an independent review into the future of Apprenticeships.

The review aims to:

take a medium-term look at the future of Apprenticeships in England

identify best practice and ensure that going forward, Apprenticeships meet the needs of the changing economy

deliver the qualifications and skills which employers need, to world class benchmarks

ensure the government is maximising the impact of public investment in Apprenticeships.

The closing date for responses is 7 September 2012. Doug Richard is expected to report on his findings and recommendations in the autumn.

Andrew Darby, Habia Deputy CEO, said, "The outcome of this review may very well change the way Apprenticeships in England are developed and delivered, so it's really important that our sector makes its views known. Apprenticeships are likely to be at the centre of training and vocational learning in England over the next decade and more, so it is not exaggerating to say that this review could influence education policy for a generation to come."

To take part in the consultation, go to