The comments made by Michael Gove, the then Secretary of State for Education, on 14 March 2013.
Doug Richard set out a compelling plan to drive up the quality of Apprenticeships and involve employers more closely in their design. We must ensure that every Apprenticeship includes qualifications and assessment which meet a high standard and command the confidence of employers.
Only serious reform will allow us to raise the status of Apprenticeships. I am very grateful to Doug for his review and look forward to receiving the views of the public on the proposals.