Approving Draft Apprenticeship Standards July 2016

Closed 14 Aug 2016

Opened 1 Aug 2016


Apprenticeships: Approving Draft Apprenticeship Standards


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 new draft apprenticeship Standards submitted this month by our Trailblazer employer groups, before a decision is made on whether to approve them for further development and delivery.

How you can help

This short survey will take no more then ten minutes to complete. Your feedback will enhance the development of Standards submitted by our Trailblazers and help ensure that new apprenticeships are viable, high quality, and widely supported.

The survey seeks your views on:

  • Whether each draft Standard fully covers the skills, knowledge and behaviours needed for full competence in the relevant occupation;
  • Whether the length and skill level of each draft Standard is substantive enough for the relevant occupation.


 The draft Standards submitted this month are: 

  • Degree Apprenticeship Standard for Healthcare Science Practitioners (HCSPS) and Biomedical Scientists
  • Food and Drink Maintenance Engineer
  • IT Business Analyst
  • Regulatory Compliance Officer
  • Mineral Processing Weighbridge Operator
  • Skilled Fencer


A copy of the draft Standard will download when you select the one you want to comment on in question 4. If you would like to comment on more than one Standard you will be prompted to do so once you have finished responding to the first.

For more information on the list of employers and other bodies involved in the Trailblazers that are developing these Standards please click on the link below entitled “list of employers”.

What Happens Next

Your feedback will be considered as part of the assessment process for new apprenticeship Standards and help inform the final approval decision. A list of which Standards have been approved will be available on once confirmed.

A new survey will be open for two weeks from the last Friday of every month, inviting feedback on all draft Standards submitted that month.


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