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Phil Beach CBE

Executive Director for Vocational and Technical Qualifications
Ofqual (confirmed)

Phil is Executive Director for Vocational and Technical Qualifications at Ofqual. He joined Ofqual in January 2015 as the Director of Strategic Relationships for General Qualifications. Before this appointment, Phil served in the Royal Air Force with much of his recent career spent out of the cockpit focusing on command and leadership, strategy, policy and plans.

  • Encouraging on-going and meaningful dialogue around skills policy between enterprise, education providers and government
  • Understanding the impact of traineeships, adult re- and upskilling, new technology and the delivery of T-levels on employers
  • Reducing government bureaucracy and ensuring that there is enough flexibility in the skills and employment system
  • Reviewing the impact of apprenticeships on micro businesses and SMES’s and best practice for balancing the off the job training requirement for apprentices