Consultation Hub

This site hosts consultations run by the Department for Education. Public participation is important to the development of our policies and guidance so please have your say.

Consultations that started before 21 January 2016 can be found at e-consultation

Open Consultations
National Fostering Stocktake - Call for Evidence
Primary assessment in England
Primary school pupil assessment: Rochford Review recommendations
Analysing family circumstances and education
Caste in Great Britain and Equality Law
See All Open Consultations
Closed Consultations
Exclusion guidance 2017
Change to criteria for agreeing loan schemes
Approving the development of new Apprenticeship Standards March 2017
Apprenticeship Assessment Plans - March 2017
Approving Draft Apprenticeship Standards March 2017
See All Closed Consultations

We Asked, You Said, We Did

Here are some of the issues we have consulted on and their outcomes.

We Asked

We asked for your views on proposals from employer groups to develop new Apprenticeship Standards, to help ensure that any new Standards taken forward for development are viable, high quality, and widely supported. In particular we wanted to know whether the proposed Apprenticeships were in recognised occupations requiring at least 12 months of training, and whether the Standard would duplicate any others already in existence.

You Said

We received a wide range of responses across all bids, including from, employers, universities, Trade Association, Federation, Royal Marines, Royal Navy, Theatres and schools. All comments were considered as part of the overall review of proposals carried out by the department.

We Did

We approved the following Apprenticeship proposals for development:

  • Digital User Experience Professional
  • Express Delivery Manager
  • Financial Services Professional
  • Senior Leader
  • Science Industry Process/Plant Engineer
  • Motor Finance Specialist
  • Power Networks Engineer
  • Puppet Maker
  • Stone Mason

A summary of comments received was included in the feedback to each proposal. The Department will now support the successful employer groups to develop their Standards.