Approving Draft Apprenticeship Standards February 2017

Closed 10 Mar 2017

Opened 24 Feb 2017


Apprenticeships: Approving Draft Apprenticeship Standards


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 new draft apprenticeship Standards submitted this month by our Trailblazer employer groups, before a decision is made on whether to approve them for further development and delivery.

How you can help

This short survey will take no more then ten minutes to complete. Your feedback will enhance the development of Standards submitted by our Trailblazers and help ensure that new apprenticeships are viable, high quality, and widely supported.

The survey seeks your views on:

  • Whether each draft Standard fully covers the skills, knowledge and behaviours needed for full competence in the relevant occupation;
  • Whether the length and skill level of each draft Standard is substantive enough for the relevant occupation.

 The draft Standards submitted this month are:

  • Advanced Manufacturing Fitter
  • Building Services Design Engineer
  • Civil Engineer Degree Apprenticeship Standard
  • Cyber Security Technical Professional Integrated Degree Apprenticeship Standard
  • Digital Administrator
  • Express Delivery Manager Degree Apprenticeship
  • Facilities Manager
  • Formworking
  • High Speed Rail and Infrastructure Higher Technician
  • Improvement Practitioner
  • Improvement Technician
  • Interior Systems
  • Marine Pilot
  • Motor Finance Specialist
  • Operational Firefighter
  • Optical Assistant
  • Pest Control Technician
  • Port Marine Operations Officer
  • Project Manager
  • Rehabilitation worker (visual impairment)
  • Senior Insurance professional
  • Senior/Head of Facilities Management Degree
  • Thermal Insulation Operative (Revised)
  • Thermal Insulation Technician
  • Water Treatment Operative
  • Water Treatment Technician

A copy of the draft Standard 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 Standard you will be prompted to do so once you have finished responding to the first.

For more information on the list of employers and other bodies involved in the Trailblazers that are developing these Standards please click on the link below entitled “list of employers”.

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