Apprenticeship Standards

Vocational qualifications have changed.

An essential tool in this reform of vocational qualifications is the new Standards

WHAT ARE STANDARDS?

Standards have been designed to ensure successful development of all areas within Apprenticeships. Gearing Apprentices towards achieving the specific skills for the company that they work for means that once they have completed their course, they will be a fully competent and productive employee.

The Standard

SKILLS

Acquired and demonstrated through continuous professional development

KNOWLEDGE

This is delivered through formal learning and applied according to the business environment.

BEHAVIOURS

Developed and exhibited in the workplace

END POINT ASSESSMENT

Includes an Apprentice Showcase, Practical Observation and Professional Discussion

The Education Skills Funding Agency is responsible for implementing funding, planning and performance measures to support Standards in England. It is also delivering the Standards Service Layer, which stores learners’ achievement data from awarding organisations.