End-point assessment: Digital Apprenticeship Quality Board

In January 2018, The Institute for Apprenticeships officially recognised a new, employer-led, Digital Apprenticeship Quality Board, convened with the support of the Tech Partnership. The Board assumed immediate responsibility for the external quality assurance of apprenticeship end point assessments.

NB – Following the announcement of the Tech Partnership’s closure in 2018, the employers are seeking another organisation to deliver this service from July 2018, under the leadership and direction of the Digital Apprenticeship Quality Board. Proposals must be received by midnight on 23 March 2018. Find out more

The purpose of the Board is to assure the consistency, comparability and quality of the assessments apprentices undertake before their apprenticeship can be successfully completed. The Board is specifically responsible for reviewing the quality of end-point assessment decisions and the internal quality assurances processes of all organisations approved by the Institute for Apprenticeships to administer end-point assessment of digital apprenticeships.

The Digital Apprenticeship Quality Board members are:

  • Tim Clayton, Head of Technology, Sainsbury’s (Chair)
  • Sarah Brooks-Pearce, Future Talent Manager, Auto Trader UK
  • Georges Acar, Technology and Innovation Director, Delta Financial Systems Ltd
  • Nilu Singh, UK Apprenticeship Programme Lead, Wipro Limited
    Guy Wolfenden, VP Digital Transformation, Central Government, CGI UK Limited
  • Maya Tudor, Apprentice Programme Manager, Google
  • Nick Bell, IT Director, Inspired Energy

Already over 3,500 people are taking part in new digital apprenticeships, with 13 published standards at Level 3 and Level 4, covering roles including Infrastructure Technician, Digital Marketer, Network Engineer and Cyber Intrusion Analyst. A further three standards are currently in development, including IT Solutions Technician and Digital Applications Technician.

Click here for more details on the Board’s announcement

Click here for more on the Digital Apprenticeships standards