Apprenticeships already offer great opportunities for business and young people with consistently high satisfaction rates. The Government reforms are aiming to make the apprenticeship programme even more rigorous and responsive to employers’ requirements.
Put employers in the driving seat.
Apprenticeships will be based on standards designed by employers (currently known as trailblazer standards), making them more relevant and therefore more attractive to existing and new employers.
Simplify the system.
The new employer-designed standards will be short and easy to understand. They will describe the knowledge, skills and behaviour (KSBs) that an individual needs to be fully competent in an occupation.
Increase the quality of apprenticeships.
An apprentice will need to demonstrate their competence through rigorous and holistic assessment. This will focus on the end of the apprenticeship to ensure that the apprentice is ready to progress.
Give employers purchasing power.
Putting control of government funding for the external training of apprentices in the hands of employers, to empower businesses to act as customers, driving up the quality and relevance of such training.
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