ACE Joins IfATE’s Apprenticeship Advisory Group

30 May 2024

Respected engineering body, the Association for Consultancy and Engineering (ACE) has just announced that it has become part of the Institute for Apprenticeships & Technical Education’s employer directory.

This will see it play a major part in the skills development of UK apprentices. The directory features over 100 members in total. It provides industry focused guidance to regulators Ofqual and Office for Students on quality assurance of apprenticeship end-point assessment. Directory members are also increasingly being called upon by IfATE to advise on apprenticeships, T levels and higher technical qualifications (HTQs), as well as approval of wider level 2 and level 3 technical qualifications. 

According to Andrew Gladstone Heighton, Policy Manager at ACE; ‘With our members we have been supporting IfATE since 2017 and it’s great that our input has been recognised by inclusion in the employer directory. We’re committed to helping our members to drive the content of their industry courses so that they can recruit trainees in the knowledge that candidates will have the right skill sets. In the environmental services and across the infrastructure sector, where there are skills shortages, it’s crucial that trainees learn skills that are truly sought after and valued by members.” 

“We are delighted to welcome ACE to the Employer Directory. The fantastic insights and guidance industry-recognised professional organisations provide us with are really important for making sure apprenticeships and technical qualifications stay high-quality, relevant and credible. ACE is a wonderful addition to this influential group of industry experts,” adds Nikki Christie, IfATE’s Deputy Director for Business Services. 

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