Apprenticeships in the UK are currently undergoing government reforms. These reforms will have a significant impact on the way apprenticeships are funded and delivered.
Over a period of time, apprenticeship standards will replace SASE frameworks. These standards are being developed by employer groups (trailblazers) and are based around job roles. You can find a list of all of the occupations that are currently available here.
Skillsfirst remain firmly committed to apprenticeships and are working closely with an increasing number of employers to embed quality, highly valued apprenticeships within their organisations.
Although qualifications are no longer mandated in many apprenticeship standards, the majority of our provider and employer partners tell us they still want to give their apprentices the opportunity to achieve a qualification. To support this, we are in the process of reviewing and revising (where required) our qualifications to ensure they reflect the knowledge and competency outlined in the new standards.
You can read more about our End-Point Assessment (EPA) offer here.
For more information on Apprenticeship Standards and Apprenticeship Framework funding bands click here.
Skillsfirst Awards have qualifications available for registration to support the following Apprenticeship Standards and SASE Apprenticeship Frameworks:
|Adult Care L2||No||Yes|
|Business and Administration L2 Intermediate Apprenticeship||Yes||No|
|Catering and Professional Chefs (Food Production and Cooking) L2 Intermediate Apprenticeship||Yes||No|
|Children and Young People’s Workforce L2 Intermediate Apprenticeship||Yes||No|
|Customer Service Practitioner L2||No||Yes|
|Customer Service L2 Intermediate Apprenticeship||Yes||No|
|Recruitment Resourcer L2||Yes||Yes|
|Sales L2 Intermediate Apprenticeship||Yes||No|
|Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools L2 Intermediate Apprenticeship||Yes||No|
|Team Leading L2 Intermediate Apprenticeship||Yes||No|
|Warehousing and Storage L2 Intermediate Apprenticeship||Yes||No|
|Business Administrator L3||No||Yes|
|Business Administration L3 Advanced Apprenticeship||Yes||No|
|Customer Service L3 Advanced Apprenticeship||Yes||No|
|Children and Young Peoples Workforce L3 (Pathway 1 - Early Years Educator) Advanced Apprenticeship||Yes||No|
|Children and Young Peoples Workforce L3 (Pathway 2 - Children and Young People's Social Care) Advanced Apprenticeship||Yes||No|
|Children and Young People's Workforce L3 (Pathway 3 - Residential Childcare) Advanced Apprenticeship||Yes||No|
|Lead Adult Care Worker L3||No||Yes|
|Management L3 Advanced Apprenticeship||Yes||No|
|Recruitment Consultant L3||Yes||Yes|
|Sales L3 Advanced Apprenticeship||Yes||No|
|Social Media and Digital Marketing L3 Advanced Apprenticeship||Yes||No|
|Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools L3 Advanced Apprenticeship||Yes||No|
|Team Leader / Supervisor L3||No||Yes|
|Business & Professional Administration L4 Higher Apprenticeship||Yes||No|
|Recruitment L4 Higher Apprenticeship||Yes||No|
|Care Leadership and Management (England) L5 Higher Apprenticeship||Yes||No|
|Management L5 Higher Apprenticeship||Yes||No|
|Operations / Departmental Manager L5||No||Yes|