ALT joins IfATE’s influential advisory group for apprenticeships and skills training

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The Association for Learning Technology has joined the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education’s Directory of Professional and Employer-led Bodies (The ‘Employer Directory’) to help shape the future of apprenticeships and technical education.

Inclusion on the Employer Directory emphasises ALT’s position at the forefront of skills and its role in developing a future workforce for the learning technology industry.

The Employer Directory has a membership of over 100 professional and employer-led bodies. 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, Higher Technical Qualifications and approval of wider level 2 and level 3 technical qualifications as well as occupational maps which guide employers and potential learners on different training opportunities.

Fiona Jones, ALT's Professional Development Manager, said: 'Our inclusion in the Employer Directory demonstrates our commitment to advancing standards in Learning Technology. We are delighted to be able to contribute to ensuring the quality and competence of professionals entering and progressing within our industry'. 

Before approving ALT’s application, IfATE considered our ability to represent employers, our capacity and capability to carry out any work and whether there were any conflicts of interest.

Nikki Christie, deputy director for the business services division at IfATE, added: “We are delighted to welcome ALT 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. ALT will be a wonderful addition to this influential group of industry experts”