December 2015 work-based learning and colleges update: Retail sector
Find out about updates to new apprenticeship standards in the retail sector.
New apprenticeship standards
Following the rejection of the retailer assessment plan by BIS (owing to the continued fundamental issue of the industry’s proposal for employer led governance and quality assurance, on which policy is yet to be defined), the assessment plan has been revised and resubmitted on 26 November 2015.
Awarding organisations also provided the new apprenticeship standards group with costings for the proposed independent end assessment element of the plan to help determine the funding cap for the apprenticeship. This was submitted at the same time as the assessment plan.
We anticipate a decision on whether the plans are approved or not in late December/early January.
Awarding organisations will be meeting with the new apprenticeship standards group in January to further plans for assessment, grading and quality assurance which we will then be able to share with our customers