Approving Draft Apprenticeship Standards February 2018

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Opened 2 Mar 2018


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:

1. Clinical Coder
2. Prosthetist/Orthotist
3. Regulatory Affairs Specialist (Healthcare/Veterinary)
4. Wood Product Manufacturing Operative
5. Passenger Transport Driver
6. Community Safety Advisor
7. Highways Maintenance Skilled Operative
8. Degree Apprenticeship Standard – Ecologist
9. Registrar (Creative and Cultural
10. Floristry
11. Marina and Boatyard Operative
12. Wireless Communications Rigger
13. Specialist Rescue Operative
14. Retail Leaders Degree Apprenticeship
15. Apprenticeship Standard for Mammography Associate
16. Train Driver
17. Smart Home Technician
18. Stairlift Lifting Platform Service Lift electromechanic apprentice standard
19. Water Resourses Operative
20. Cultural Heritage Conservator
21. Outdoor Activity Instructor
22. Bioinformatics Scientist Level 7 Degree Apprenticeship
23. Gunsmith
24. Senior Hair Professional
25. Senior Journalist
26. Production Chef
27. Building Control Surveyor Degree Apprenticeship
28. Senior Production Chef
29. Transport and Warehousing Operations Supervisor
30. Transport and Warehousing Operations Manager
31. Packaging Professional Integrated Degree Apprenticeship Standard
32. Broadcast and Media Systems Technical Operator
33. Apprenticeship Standard for Physician Associates
34. Church Minister
35. Road Surfacing Operative
36. Apprentice Standard for Blacksmith
37. Acoustics Engineering Technician
38. Network Cable Installer
39. Systems Engineer Degree Apprenticeship Standard

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.

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.


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