Sir Gerry Berragan, Chief Executive of the Institute for Apprenticeships

Sir Gerry Berragan, Chief Executive of the Institute for Apprenticeships

Sir Gerry Berragan was a career soldier for 37 years, finishing as the Adjutant General, responsible for all Army personnel matters. Before this he was Director General for Personnel, and was the Director General Army Recruiting and Training for 3 years from 2008-11.

He has been involved in designing, delivering and evaluating training for most of his career and has always been passionate about gaining accreditation for the considerable skills training that soldiers undertake.  He became the Army’s Apprentices Ambassador in 2008 to lead the effort that resulted in the Army becoming the largest apprenticeships provider in the country, offering more than 45 nationally-recognized training schemes.  He brings this practical leadership experience of delivering high quality training and successful apprenticeships at scale to the appointment of Chief Executive of the Institute for Apprenticeships.


Technical Education Reforms – An IfA Perspective

Sir Gerry Berragan will provide a view of the ongoing and planned reforms to the technical education landscape, covering both apprenticeships and T Levels, from the perspective of the Institute.  He will offer an opinion on what this means for Awarding Organizations as they adapt to this changing landscape.

Key points:

  1. Changes in the technical education landscape are exciting, far-reaching and fundamental - but they will present new challenges for the provider base.

  2. Because these changes are being implemented progressively, there is still time to adapt to take advantage of the opportunities.