The Government is to enshrine in law its commitment to create 3 million apprenticeships by 2020. Apprenticeships are to be given equal legal treatment as degrees and public sector bodies will be set targets to help reach that 3 million figure.

The Skills Minister will legally protect the term ‘apprenticeship’ through the Enterprise Bill, which is to be introduced to Parliament this autumn.

See: https://w w w.gov.uk/government/news/government-kick-star ts-plans-to-reach-3-million-apprenticeships