Approving the development of new Apprenticeship Standards November 2016

Closed 11 Dec 2016

Opened 28 Nov 2016


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 proposals to develop new Apprenticeship Standards submitted this month by employer groups, before a decision is made on whether to approve them for further development.

How you can help

This short survey will take no more than ten minutes to complete. Your feedback will help ensure that any Standards taken forward for development  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.

The survey seeks your views on:

  • Whether you support the development of the proposed Apprenticeship Standards;
  • Whether you think the proposed Apprenticeship Standards would typically take at least 12 months of training to develop the skills, knowledge and behaviours required for that occupation (required as part of our criteria);
  • Whether these Standards are similar to, or duplicate, existing Standards.

Please find a list of the bids submitted this month below:

1. Advice Worker


2. Ambulance Sector

  • Ambulance Care Support Worker (Level 2)
  • Ambulance Healthcare Support Worker (Level 3)

3. Beauty Professional


4. Coaching and Mentoring

  • Executive Coach and Mentor
  • Management Coach and Mentor
  • Workplace Coach and Mentor

5. Commercial Airline Pilot


6 Construction and Civil Engineering Ground Worker


7. Construction Contracting


8. Creative Media Sales Executive


9. Digital Marketing and Social Media Officer


10. Faith Sector

  • Minister in Pastoral Charge
  • Assistant Pastoral Minister

11. Fitted Interiors Installers


12. Food and Drink

  • Food and Drink Specialist Engineer
  • Incorporated Food Engineer

13. Food and Drink Manufacturing  Manager


14. Furniture

  • Furniture Quality Technician
  • Furniture Production Leader
  • Furniture Design Technician
  • New Product Developer
  • Bespoke Furniture Maker
  • Advanced Furniture CNC Specialist
  • Traditional Upholsterer
  • Advanced Furniture Repairer

15. Heritage

  • Heritage Carpenter and Joiner
  • Heritage Masonry

16. High Speed Rail and Infrastructure Higher Technican


17. Higher Education Professional


18. Insulation and Building Treatments Operative


19. Intelligence Analyst


20. Occupational Therapy


21. Optical Assistant


22. Painter and Decorator


23. Pharmacy

  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Clinical Pharmacy Technician

24. Physician Associate


25. Physiotherapist


26. Policy Officer


27. Production Manager


28. Radiotherapy

  • Radiotherapy Assistant Practitioner
  • Radiotherapy Practitioner Radiographer (Degree)

29. Diagnostic Radiography and Therapeutic Radiography


30. Senior Insurance Professional


31. Senior Leader/Manager within Local Government/Public Sector


32. Sporting Excellence Professional


33. Technician Dyer and Colourist (Textiles


34. Textile Finisher


35. Textile Weaving Technician


36. Thermal Insulation Technician


37. Wood Sector

  • Wood Product Manufacturer
  • Advanced Wood Product Manufacturer

38. Youth Worker

39. Medical Ultrasound



A copy of the proposal 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 proposal you will be prompted to do so once you have finished responding to the first. If you are interested in finding out more information about who is involved in the development of any proposal, including any professional body involvement, the contact details for the named employer group, if nominated, can be found in the proposal itself. Alternatively you can contact us using the details provided above.

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.


  • Teachers
  • Headteachers
  • Governors
  • School support staff
  • Early learning and childcare providers
  • Training providers
  • Local authorities
  • Adult education providers
  • Pupils
  • Young people
  • Parents
  • Foster carers
  • Adoptive parents
  • Employers
  • Community representatives
  • Volunteers
  • Social workers
  • All


  • All