As of January 2016 a wave of fresh and exciting apprenticeships will be released in England.
These programmes have been painstakingly developed to ensure they meet the needs of 21st century businesses and their apprentices.
Below you will find more information about these new apprenticeships:
Written by teams of commercial employers - both large and small - and supported by sector experts…
…these new apprenticeships are based on standards. The Department of Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS), commissioned this raft of new apprenticeships to ensure that our apprentices emerge with the skills, knowledge and behaviours to drive today’s businesses forward.
Currently, only certain occupations have been selected to be re-developed, although new standards for other occupations are being released all the time.
Designed only for English apprentices, they have been developed to bring the best new talent into our industries…
…with the skills, knowledge and behaviours needed to ensure individuals, businesses and sectors will thrive.
Eventually all occupations will be covered, the aim is to have these live by 2017…
…but to get started BIS identified a number of key occupations which would become the focus of standards development. To see which occupations are now live and offered by FDQ, please review our portfolio of apprenticeships.
Each apprenticeship differs in terms of what it can include, this is because each sector is different in terms of the skills, knowledge and behaviours they need…
…however, apprenticeships usually include/require:
To identify exactly what the apprenticeship you are interested in can include, please view the individual apprenticeship standards documents available.
It is expected that the new apprenticeships will start being delivered in January 2016…
…please watch this space for updates. To prepare your business for delivery, please contact fdq today via: firstname.lastname@example.org and a member of the team will get in touch.
It is envisaged that most of the migration from current apprenticeship frameworks to new trailblazer standards will be complete by 2017/18.
Apprentices going through the new programmes will be subject to end-point assessment in all cases…
…to reduce disruption to an apprentice’s working day it is possible to undertake assessment sessions at an identified business location as well as at any one of our approved End-Point Assessment centres.
End-point assessment requirements vary for each apprenticeship; details of the specific requirements are available on the apprenticeship standard pages along with grading criteria information.
FDQ has developed an innovative and flexible end-point assessment system, to ensure a streamlined service for our centres.
All new apprenticeships in England are funded...
...funding is via the Skills Funding Agency (SFA), to find out more about how the new standards are funded and to register for funding, please click here.
All employers and learning providers who want to get started with delivering these new apprenticeships…
…can contact FDQ today to find our more, we are waiting for your call, if, however, you would rather read more about ‘next steps’ before you speak to someone in our team, please click here.
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