Apprenticeship Assessment Plans - November 2017

Closed 11 Dec 2017

Opened 1 Dec 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. Port Marine Operations Officer
  2. Marine Pilot Apprenticeship
  3. Refrigeration Air Conditioning and Heat Pump Engineering Technician
  4. Advanced Clinical Practitioner
  5. Fishmonger Apprenticeship Standard
  6. Asbestos Surveyor & Analyst
  7. Digital & Technology Solutions Specialist
  8. Textile Manufacturing Operative
  9. Marketing Executive
  10. Engineering Construction Erector/Rigger Apprentice
  11. Standard Marketing Manager 
  12. Safety, Health and Environment Technician
  13. Bid and Proposal Coordinator Apprenticeship
  14.  Horticulture / Landscape Supervison
  15. Scaffolder Apprenticeship Trailblazer
  16. Customer Service Specialist
  17. Cyber Security Technical Professional Integrated Degree Apprenticeship
  18. Project Manager Integrated Degree Apprenticeship
  19. General Pest Control Technician
  20. Cabin Crew
  21. International Freight Forwarding Specialist
  22. Maritime Caterer
  23. Poultry Worker
  24. Poultry Technician
  25. Personal Trainer
  26. Civil Engineering Site Management 
  27. Police Community Support Officer
  28. Building Services Engineering Technician
  29. Building Services Engineering Site Management
  30. Lift & Escalator Electromechanic Apprenticeship Standard
  31. Architectural Assistant
  32. Social Worker
  33. Children, Young People and Families Practitioner
  34. 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