The government has set a target of growing the volume of Apprenticeships to 3 million starts by the year 2020, overhauling not just the way Apprenticeships are funded but also the content of Apprenticeships themselves.
The latest reforms effect the content of Apprenticeships themselves. The Apprenticeship Frameworks will be phased out over the next couple of years and replaced by new Apprenticeship Standards.
Designed by employers, with input from sector bodies, awarding organisations and training providers, these new Standards focus on delivering training that can be tailored to a specific job, within a specific industry. As a result as employers, can effectively tailor Apprenticeship training programmes to their business.
The new reforms aim to:
- place employers at the heart of Apprenticeship design
- increase the quality of Apprenticeships
- simplify the Apprenticeship system
- give employers greater control over Apprenticeship funding and how it is used.
The structure of the Standards will differ from current model and each Standard itself will contain its own individual requirements, specific to industry sector. They offer greater flexibility and have been developed in way that the employer and provider will agree on the training and assessment content and how this will be delivered.
Intec are already delivering standards in Management and Team Leading, Customer Service, Retail and Warehousing & Logistics.