Approving the development of new Apprenticeship Standards March 2017

Closed 10 Apr 2017

Opened 31 Mar 2017


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            Commercial Contract Management

2            HMRC Compliance Officer

3            Steeplejack

4            Construction Equipment Operative

5            Career Development Professional

6            In-Situ Flooring Operative

7            Construction Equipment Maintenance Engineering

  • Construction Equipment Maintenance Mechanic
  • Construction Equipment Maintenance Technician

 8           Laboratory Technologist

9            Operating Department Practitioner

10         Historic Environment Practice

  • Archaeological Research Officer (Artefacts)
  • Historic Environment Advisor
  • Senior Archaeological Officers
  • Archaeological Field Officers

11         Food and Drink Engineer

12         Engineering Industry Professional Engineer

13         Social Change

14         Funeral operations

  • Funeral team member
  • Funeral director

15         Textile Technical Specialist (Technician)

16         Brewer

17         Early Intervention and Family Support

  • Level 2 Early Intervention and Family Support Assistant Practitioner
  • Level 3 Early Intervention and Family Support Practitioner July-September 2017
  • Level 4 Early Intervention and Family Support Advanced Professional/Practitioner
  • Level 5 Early Intervention and Family Support Supervisor/Leader
  • Level 6 Early Intervention and Family Support Supervisory Team Manager

18         Mobile Accounts Technician

19         Mammography

  • Mammography Assistant Practitioner
  • Mammography Associate Practitioner

20         Automotive Glazing Level 2

21         Operational Excellence

22         Facilities Services Operative

23         Professional Sales Person

24         Boatmaster

25         Internal Auditor

  • Professional Internal Auditor
  • Internal Audit Practitioner

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


  • Apprenticeships