Apprenticeship standard: entrepreneur

Describes the job role that an apprentice will be doing and the skills required of them by the entrepreneurship sector.


Apprenticeship standard for an entrepreneur

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This document is relevant to:

  • employers wanting to recruit an apprentice
  • training organisations working with employers to make the apprenticeships available

The approved standard outlines the skills, knowledge and behaviours required of the apprentice and the job they will need to be able to do by the time they have completed their apprenticeship.

This standard is not yet ready to use.

An apprenticeship standard is only available for delivery when both the standard and assessment plan is approved and a funding band (core government contribution) has been assigned to the standard.

Under our reforms, employer-designed standards will replace frameworks over the course of this parliament.

Employers involved in creating this standard

If you’d like to get involved and contribute to the development of the entrepreneur standard, please read the guidance for trailblazers, and email the trailblazer contact:

The standard for an entrepreneur was developed by:

  • UnLtd
  • Impact Hub
  • Deutsche Bank
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Social Firms UK
  • National Enterprise Network
  • Reason Digital
  • Consultant Entrepreneur
  • Bright Ideas Trust
  • Smarterthinking
  • Social Enterprise Acumen
  • We walk the Line/ IDEA
  • Aspire Housing
  • British Ideas
  • Centre for Entrepreneurs
  • Free to Learn Ltd
  • Being Enterprises
  • Simply do Start Up
  • Sheffield City Council
  • Estates Direct
  • Super Beings Labs
  • Smart Business Solutions
  • Smarterthinking
  • Centre for Applied Learning
  • Social Enterprise UK
  • Federation of Small Businesses
  • Croydon Chamber of Commerce
  • The Institute of Leadership and Management
  • Wandsworth Council
  • London Borough of Brent
  • The coach within