The current apprenticeship frameworks are being replaced by new apprenticeship standards.
These standards for apprenticeships have been developed by employer groups for specific occupational roles within a wide range of industries and are delivered, tested and funded in a different way from the existing BIS SASE apprenticeship frameworks.
The new apprenticeships include on and off the job training and learning to develop the apprentice’s knowledge, skills and behaviours as set out within the apprenticeship standards. There is no mandatory requirement for an industry qualification unless it has been written into the standard but all apprentices will be required to develop their maths and English skills.
End-point assessment (EPA) is the main assessment method for all new apprenticeships.
End-point assessment must be carried out by a Registered Apprenticeship Assessment Organisation (RAAO) approved by the Education and Skills Funding Agency.
Further information can be found on the end-point assessment page of our website.