Apprenticeships Frameworks and standards
Changes to the way apprenticeships are created and delivered are providing opportunities to create apprenticeships differently. Learn more about how the apprenticeship standards and frameworks are changing.
Working with apprenticeship frameworks and standards
Apprenticeships are changing. The transition from old standards to new is expected to be complete by 2020 but employers and providers are working now on how they will meet the new requirements. One of the biggest changes is to the way apprentices are assessed at the end of their period of learning.
In the new apprenticeships, there is no longer a mandatory requirement for qualifications and where qualifications are not mandatory, employers and providers have much more flexibility to choose which qualification to offer or can develop a programme that does not include qualifications at all.
We know the new standards inside-out
We believe that everyone – employers, FE colleges and private training providers – will work together to realise the success of the new apprenticeship standards.
We have worked with Trailblazers (a Trailblazer is made up of a group of employers who work together to design new apprenticeship standards for occupations within their sectors) and BIS (The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills) to develop the new apprenticeship standards, advising them on assessment and grading, as well as developing assessment plans.
As your expert apprenticeship partner we can help guide you from the old standards to the new.