Apprenticeship Reforms

Put employers in the driving seat

Apprenticeships are now based on standards designed by employers (known as trailblazer standards), making them more relevant and, therefore, more attractive to existing and new employers.

Simplifies the system

The new employer-designed standards are short and easy to understand. They describe the knowledge, skills and behaviour (KSBs) that an individual needs to be fully competent in an occupation.

Increases the quality of apprenticeships

An apprentice needs to demonstrate their competence through rigorous and holistic independent assessment. This focuses on the end of the apprenticeship to ensure that the apprentice is ready to progress.

Gives employers purchasing power

Putting control of government funding for the external training of apprentices in the hands of employers, empowers businesses to act as customers, driving up the quality and relevance of such training.

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