Apprenticeships allow learners to gain actual workplace experience.
Apprenticeships play an important role in British industry, and it is important that the right structures are in place to ensure they equip learners with the right skills.
Apprenticeship standards are developed by employer groups, known as trailblazers.
The Institute for Apprenticeships are responsible for ensuring the high quality of apprenticeships in England. The institute also advise on setting funding caps, approving apprenticeship standards and assessment plans.
New apprenticeships are being developed based on guidance given to Trailblazers Groups and will be based upon the Standard developed by employers. The new Standards will replace existing apprenticeship frameworks, apprentices on existing frameworks will be allowed to complete. The Government has committed to withdrawing all of the old Apprenticeship Frameworks by 2020.