Approving Draft Apprenticeship Standards September 2017

Closed 11 Oct 2017

Opened 29 Sep 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:

  • Production Manager
  • Print Technician
  • IT Solutions Technician
  • Supply Chain Leadership Professional Integrated Degree Apprenticeship
  • Oral Health Practitioner
  • Clinical Dental Technician
  • Broadcast and Media Systems Engineer
  • Photography
  • Rail & Rail Systems Principal Engineer Integrated Degree Apprenticeship
  • Rail & Rail Systems Senior Engineer Integrated Degree Apprenticeship
  • Rail & Rail Systems Engineer
  • Motor Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technician (Light Vehicle)
  • Improvement Expert
  • Casting Foundry and Patternmaking Technician
  • Clothing or Textiles Pattern Cutter
  • Garment/Sewn Product Technologist
  • Clothing or Textiles Sewing Machinist
  • Food and Drink Advanced Engineer Degree Apprenticeship
  • Learning & Development Practitioner
  • Learning & Development Consultant/Business Partner

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.

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.


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