Wales is making good progress in addressing barriers to apprenticeships for learners from black and minority ethnic groups and those with disabilities, according to a report published this month by Estyn.
In 2013, Education Minister, Huw Lewis asked Estyn to conduct a two year thematic review of equality issues relating to the Apprenticeship programme in Wales. The review was to consider engagement and participation barriers facing black, minority ethnic (BME) and disabled groups and to identify good practice models.
The first of two reports was published in November 2014. It identified the barriers that prevent learners from BME communities and those with disabilities from engaging in apprenticeship programmes.