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Apprenticeship Standards



New apprenticeship standards are being developed by employer groups known as ‘trailblazers’.


These new standards will eventually replace the existing SASE apprenticeship frameworks.


Each standard is linked to a specific occupation and includes the knowledge, competency and behaviours required to undertake that job role effectively.


All apprentices must undertake an end-point assessment (EPA) before completing their apprenticeship. This EPA will be conducted by an organisation and assessor that is independent of, and separate from, the training provided by the provider and employer.


Skillsfirst Assess is approved to provide end-point assessment for a number of standards, you can find more details here.


The end-point assessment will be graded according to the methodology outlined in each standard / assessment plan.


All new apprenticeship standards require learners to develop their English and maths. Typically:


For more information on the qualifications Skillsfirst has developed to support the new apprenticeship standards please follow the links on the right hand side of this page.


Apprenticeship Standards

AS1 - Adult Care Worker L2

Business Administrator L3

AS5 - Customer Service Practitioner L2

AS2 - Lead Adult Care Worker L3

AS4 - Operations / Departmental Manager L5

AS6 - Recruitment Resourcer L2

AS7 - Recruitment Consultant L3

Supply Chain Warehouse Operative L2

AS3 - Team Leader / Supervisor L3