UK government set to pull plug on MBA apprenticeships

A controversial MBA apprenticeship plan that allowed corporations in England to ship senior executives to small business college with revenue earmarked for on-the-task teaching is set to be axed.

The move to scrap the qualification was revealed when the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Training, which administers apprenticeship specifications, revealed a revised checklist of apprenticeship specifications pursuing suggestions from businesses with all reference to MBAs removed.

The conclusion is envisioned to be confirmed in early June when the authorities is owing to publish a evaluation of MBA apprenticeships. 

The inclusion of MBAs as section of the government’s apprenticeship plan was widely criticised as it diverted a significant proportion of the funding absent from office teaching. The funding for apprenticeships comes from a levy introduced in 2017 that demands businesses with yearly wage bills over £3m to set apart an equivalent of .5 for every of their payroll.

Less than levy

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