Further education and skills – guidance

Removal of apprenticeship frameworks

A list of apprenticeship frameworks to be removed as part of the apprenticeship reform programme.


Apprenticeship frameworks that will be withdrawn for new starts

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The SFA expects to move from apprenticeship frameworks to standards over the course of the parliament. We are phasing the withdrawal of apprenticeship frameworks as employers take on apprentices on the new standards and ensuring issuing authorities and training providers have reasonable notice to prepare for the changes.

This list of apprenticeship frameworks contains the withdrawal date for all the frameworks we have either withdrawn or are withdrawing.

The information document explains why we are withdrawing apprenticeships frameworks and further information on the process of transitioning from frameworks to standards.