In February 2020, the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education (IFATE) launched a consultation on plans to simplify the delivery of external quality assurance (EQA). The consultation closes on 21 May 2020. AELP is publishing a draft response to the consultation following input from end point assessment organisations and members. AELP will be making a formal submission to the EQA consultation after we have taken into account members’ comments to the draft response which can be accessed here. Please send your comments to AELP’s chief policy officer Simon Ashworth at: [email protected] .