Apprenticeship Assessment Plans - February 2018

Closed 12 Mar 2018

Opened 2 Mar 2018



Apprenticeships are a key component of the growth agenda. The government is keen to ensure that a greater number of 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 Assessment Plan proposals submitted this month by employer groups, before a decision is made on whether to approve them for publication.

Whilst the nature and methods of assessment will differ between occupations, we require all Assessment Plans to focus on the end-point assessment process and do the following four things:

  • Explain what will be assessed (i.e. which skills, knowledge and behaviour listed on the standard, giving detail if needed)
  • Explain how the apprentice will be assessed (i.e. which method or range of methods will be used at the end of the apprenticeship to judge competency).
  • Indicate who will carry out the assessment (i.e. who will be the assessor(s) for each aspect of the end-point assessment) and who will make the final decision on competency and grading.
  • Propose quality assurance arrangements to make sure that the assessment is reliable and consistent across different locations, employers and training and assessment organisations.

The Assessment Plans submitted this month are:

1. Formworker
2. Project Manager Level 6 Degree Apprenticeship
3. Painter & Decorator
4. Workboat Crewmember
5. Animal Care and Welfare Assistant
6. Sewing Machinist
7. Passenger Transport - Driver
8. Dental Nurse
9. Podiatrist
10. Dental Technician
11. Marketing Manager
12. Marketing Executive
13. Professional Economist (Degree)
14. Train Driver
15. Metal Recycling General Operative
16. Lift & Escalator Electromechanic Apprenticeship Standard
17. Cabin Crew
18. Archaeological Technician 
19. Photographic Assistant
20. Port Operative
21. Air Traffic Control
22. Broadcast and Media Systems Engineer
23. Payroll Administrator 
24. Chartered Town Planner
25. Advanced Baker
26. Packaging Professional Integrated Degree Apprenticeship Standard
27. Rail and Rail Systems Engineer
28. Asbestos Analyst/Surveyor
29. Engineering Operative
30. Autocare Technician
31. Customer Service Specialist
32. Junior Estate Agent
33. Outdoor Activity Instructor



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 where relevant the professional body please contact




Why We Are Consulting

This survey invites you to comment on Assessment Plan proposals submitted this month by employer groups, before a decision is made on whether to approve them for publication.



What Happens Next

A new survey will be open for two weeks from the last Friday of every month, inviting feedback on all draft assessment plans 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
  • Unions and representative organisations
  • Government bodies and departments
  • All


  • Apprenticeships