Guidance

Specification of Apprenticeship Standards for England (SASE)

Sets out the minimum requirements to be included in a recognised English apprenticeship framework.

Detail

The Specification of Apprenticeship Standards for England (SASE) sets out the minimum requirements to be included in a recognised English apprenticeship framework.

Compliance with the SASE is a statutory requirement of the Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning (ASCL) Act. It covers intermediate level, advanced level, and higher apprenticeship frameworks.

There are 3 publications:

  • the Specification: sets out the minimum requirements to include in a recognised English apprenticeship framework
  • the Information Requirement: sets out the non-statutory requirements for supporting information on equality and diversity, entry conditions and progression routes to be included in an annex to a recognised English apprenticeship framework
  • Guidance: explains the SASE requirements for framework developers, and English issuing authorities who must consult the guidance when deciding whether a framework submission complies with the SASE