Inspection body Ofsted is requesting that employers play a bigger role in judging the effectiveness of skills training and education.
Its Employer View website, which was launched on Monday (April 28th), asks employers in England to lodge their views on training providers, the BBC reports.
Employers are asked to rate any training provider which is eligible to be inspected by Ofsted. These include in-service training courses, apprencticeships and longer, more general courses.
A short questionnaire encourages employers to rate communication, feedback and support from a particular training provider.
Ms Fitzjohn, Ofsted's national director for further education and skills, said: "Employers in the past have often not been sufficiently included in the education and training of learners, including apprentices, and we recognised that this needed to change."
She added that it would encourage employers to become more involved in education and training and help them choose the provider that best meets their needs.
Posted by Alan Douglas