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Over the course of 2017, we sought feedback on a 4th and 5th batch of apprenticeship pathways and frameworks that our analysis suggested would be well covered by new apprenticeship standards. As a result of that feedback exercise, we are confident that the frameworks listed below are covered by new apprenticeship standards that have been approved for delivery.
Employers are already making the switch to standards. As of 18 January 2018, there are 220 standards approved for delivery and employers are already recruiting apprentices onto those standards. In the academic year 2016 to 2017, we saw 24,600 starts on standards, up from 4,300 starts in the previous academic year. At this stage we are confident that standards are being taken up naturally.
However, recognising that this is a significant change for the sector we will not be withdrawing the listed frameworks or further frameworks until 2020. By 2020 we expect that employers and providers will have completed the transition, and that all starts will be on standards, so all frameworks will be withdrawn to new starts at that point.
This announcement does not remove the power of issuing authorities (IAs) to withdraw frameworks when they believe that they are no longer needed.. We recently issued guidance to help IAs manage the withdrawal of frameworks and give adequate notice to the sector their frameworks have historically served.
We encourage employers and providers to let IAs know when they think that frameworks have become redundant. You can see which IAs manage which frameworks on the apprenticeship framework delivery list.
|Framework Code||Framework name||Levels included|
|526||Farriery||Full framework (Level 3)|
|511||Equine||Full framework (Level 2,3)|
|537||HM Forces||Full framework (Level 2)|
|516||Domestic Heating||Full framework (Level 2,3)|
|441||Driving Goods Vehicles||Full framework (Level 2,3)|
|446||The Gas Industry||Full framework (Level 2,3)|
|512||Plumbing and Heating||Full framework (Level 2,3)|
|580||Hospitality Management||Full framework (Level 4)|
|412||Traffic Office||Full framework (Level 2,3)|
|527||Horticulture||Full framework (Level 2,3)|
|487||Management||Full framework (Level 2,3,4,5)|
|587||Consumer Electrical and Electronic Products||Full framework (Level 2,3)|
|515||Heating and Ventilating||Full framework (Level 2,3)|
|494||Technical Theatre, Lighting, Sound and Stage||Full framework (Level 2,3)|
|507||Barbering||Full framework (Level 2,3)|
|596||Composite Engineering||Full framework (Level 2,3)|
|488||Customer Service||Full framework (Level 2,3)|
|574||Human Resource Management||Full framework (Level 5)|
|525||Land-based Engineering||Full framework (Level 2,3)|
|463||Leisure Management||Full framework (Level 3)|
|430||Passenger Carrying Vehicle Driving (Bus and Coach)||Full framework (Level 2)|
|575||Professional Services||Full framework (Level 4)|
|573||Project Management||Full framework (Level 4)|
|429||Rail Services||Full framework (Level 2,3)|
|594||Recruitment||Full framework (Level 2,3,4)|
|514||Refrigeration and Air Conditioning||Full framework (Level 2,3)|
|467||Sports development||Full framework (Level 3)|
|545||Rail Infrastructure Engineering||Full (Level 2 and 3)|
|616||Trade Business Services||Full (Level 2)|
|531||Trees and Timber||Full (Level 2 and 3)|
|530||Fencing||Full (Level 2 and 3)|
|422||Beauty Therapy||Level 2 only|
|406||Court, Tribunal and Prosecution Operations||Level 2 only|
|410||Custodial Care||Level 2 only|
|508||Hairdressing||Level 2 only|
|565||Legal Services||Level 3 only|
|455||Providing Financial Services||Level 3 only|
|421||Security Systems||Level 3 only|
|566||Supply Chain Management||Level 2 only|
|418||IT, Software, Web and Telecoms Professionals||Level 4 only|
|425||Process Manufacturing||Level 3 only|
|420||Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools||Level 3 only|
|414||Warehousing and Storage||Level 2 only|
|442||Logistics Operations||Level 2 only|
|501||Facilities Management||Level 3 only|
|551||Furniture, Furnishings and Interiors Manufacturing||Level 2 only|
|454||Accounting||Level 3 and 4 only|