Apprenticeship Assessment Plans -May 2018

Closed 4 Jun 2018

Opened 25 May 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. Electrical Mechanical Mechanic
  2. Apprenticeship Standard for Physician Associates at Level 7
  3. Oral Health Practitioner
  4. Clinical Dental Technician
  5. Ordnance Munitions and Explosives
  6. Mammography Associate
  7. Prosthetic and Orthotic Technician
  8. Cyber Security Technical Professional
  9. Vehicle Damage Mechanical, Electrical and Trim Technician
  10. Security First Line Management
  11. Formworker
  12. Prosthetics & Orthotics (Degree)
  13. Floorlayer
  14. Vehicle Damage Paint Technician
  15. Animal Trainer
  16. Structural Steelwork Fabricator 
  17. Fashion Studio Assistant
  18. Propulsion Technician
  19. Industrial Coatings Applicator
  20. Foundry and Patternmaking Technician Appenticship 
  21. Road Surfacing Operative
  22. LGV Driver
  23. Bicycle mechanic
  24. Supply Chain Leadership Professional Integrated Degree Apprenticeship
  25. Highways Electrician / Service Operative
  26. Building Control Surveyor Degree Apprenticeship
  27. Waste Resources Operative
  28. Physiotherapist
  29. Occupational Therapist
  30. Vehicle Damage Panel Technician
  31. Heritage Engineering Technician
  32. Highways Maintenance Skilled Operative
  33. Fencing Installer Apprenticeship
  34. Demolition Operative
  35. Express Delivery Manager Degree Apprenticeship
  36. Sporting Excellence Professional
  37. Engineering Fitter
  38. Fashion and Textiles Product Technologist
  39. Pattern Cutter



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 your views matter

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.


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