Apprenticeship Assessment Plans - July 2017

Closed 7 Aug 2017

Opened 28 Jul 2017


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. Technician Scientist
  2. Motor Finance Specialist
  3. Apprenticeship Standards for Industrial Thermal Insulator Technician
  4. Senior Healthcare Support Worker
  5. Custody and Detention
  6. Business to Business (B2B) Sales Professional Integrated Degree Apprenticeship
  7. Senior Investment/Commercial Banking Professional
  8. Financial Services Professional
  9. Public Policy Officer
  10. Fashion Studio Assistant
  11. Community Activator Coach
  12. Customer Service Specialist
  13. Beauty Professional
  14. Operational Firefighter
  15. Rehabilitation Worker (Visual Impairment)
  16. Improvement Technician
  17. Improvement Practitioner
  18. Lift, Escalator and Moving Walk Electromechanic Apprentice Standard
  19. Education and Training - Higher/Further Education - Learning Mentor
  20. Education and Training - Higher/Further Education - Assessor Coach
  21. Leisure and Entertainment Engineering Technician
  22. Further Education Learning and Skills Teacher
  23. Actuary

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