This update enables you to check that your apprentices are on the latest versions of their apprenticeship standards. This ensures they receive training and assessment in line with industry requirements and your business can benefit from their up-to-date skills.
When you or your training provider add an apprentice to your apprenticeship service account, you select their apprenticeship standard.
Standards outline what an apprentice will be doing and the skills required of them, by job role. Standards are regularly reviewed and when a change is made they are given a new version number. You can view changes to a standard by checking the version log at the bottom of the standard's webpage.
Any apprentices added to your apprenticeship service account are now automatically assigned to the latest versions of their standards. In addition, if options are available, you or your training provider can now select your preferred options.
You or your training provider can now move existing apprentices onto the latest versions of their standards, in line with the funding rules. In addition, if options are available, you or your training provider can now select your preferred options.
To check which version of a standard an apprentice is on, or to move an existing apprentice onto the latest version, simply sign in to your apprenticeship service account and select an apprentice from the 'Manage your apprentices' section.
In England, every apprentice must undertake an independent assessment at the end of their training to confirm if they have achieved occupational competence.
Awareness of and preparation for this assessment is part of the apprenticeship journey and should be introduced right at the start.
Our new best practice guide helps you understand how apprentices are assessed and what steps you need to take as an employer to ensure your apprentices successfully complete their apprenticeships.
Here’s a recap of other improvements we’ve recently made to the Apprenticeship Service.
Our new online service allows you to browse and apply for a transfer of apprenticeship funds from large businesses. The funds can be used to cover 100% of your apprenticeship training and assessment costs. Check our guidance page to find out more.
The apprentice will then receive an email invitation to create a 'My apprenticeship' account and confirm their apprenticeship details.
If no training providers are offering the apprenticeship training you need, you can fill out a simple online form to share your interest in a particular course with all providers.
To do so, search for a course using ‘Find apprenticeship training’, enter a town, city or postcode and select ‘View providers for this course’. If there are no results, look for ‘Can’t find a training provider?’ and select ‘Share your interest’.
If you require support using the apprenticeship service, you can watch our how-to videos, check the advice on apprenticeships.gov.uk or visit our help portal. From the help portal you can access help articles or contact an adviser for additional support.
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