The Future of Apprenticeships in England,’ originally released by the government in October 2013, set out a new vision for apprenticeships. The new Trailblazer approach aims to increase the quality of apprenticeships and simplify things for everyone involved. A key part of the reforms is also to make apprenticeships employer-led – putting them in the driving seat of exactly what's required from an apprentice in each specific role.
The new Trailblazer apprenticeships consist of a role-specific standard and an assessment plan. Other documents may also be produced for guidance, but they're not mandatory.
The standards outline the skills, knowledge and behaviours required to carry out a certain job role.
Many of our qualifications map to the new standards and we’ve produced mapping documents for various qualifications which will help support you in this transition.
NCFE offers a range of products and services to support you in the transition from apprenticeship frameworks to standards. Please take a look at the resources to the right of this page for more information, or get in touch with one of our Apprenticeship Consultants through one of our dedicated apprenticeship websites: