Apprenticeships are a key component of the growth agenda. The Government is keen that more high quality apprenticeships are created to meet the needs of employers and apprentices, and help drive up growth and productivity across the economy. This survey invites you to comment on Apprenticeship Standards submitted this month by employer groups, before a decision is made on whether to approve them for further development.
These short surveys will take no more than ten minutes to complete. Your feedback will help ensure that any Apprenticeship Standards that are developed meet the training needs of relevant occupations, and that new apprenticeships are viable, high quality, and widely supported. In particular we are keen to avoid duplicating Standards that have already been published or are already in development.
These survey's seeks your views on Apprenticeship Standards at three stages of development:
End Point Assessment (EPA) stage
For both occupation proposals and occupation standards, we have introduced new templates for Trailblazers to use and this means the drafts are in a different format than before. The template for standards is designed to ensure that Trailblazers work through what knowledge, skills and behaviours (KSBs) are required for full competence in each of the duties. This means that the drafts include some repetition where a K, S or B relates to more than one duty. We are currently working through how to best reflect/format this in final published standards for which readability is paramount. We have also piloted an EPA plan template on a small number of submissions during this cycle which we anticipate will lead to greater consistency in the information provided.
Your feedback will be considered as part of the assessment process for new apprenticeship Standards and help inform the final approval decision. We publish a full list of Standards that are in development or have been approved.
The opening date is 17 Aug 2018 and the closing date is 27 Aug 2018