The Secretary of State for Education requested a review of the level seven senior leader apprenticeship standard.
Following on from this, the revised standard is currently going through the Institute’s approvals process. This has involved a public consultation which closed on 10 June and we are now reviewing the responses.
The currently envisaged timeline for the revision of the standard and related end-point assessment plan is as follows:
|1||IFATE/Trailblazer evidence gathering from training providers and employers delivering the standard||16-27 March||Completed|
|2||Remote Intensive workshop with the trailblazer to develop a first draft of a policy compliant revised occupational standard||18 March||Completed|
|3||Finalise redrafting of the occupational standard||23 March - 3 April||Completed|
|4||Trailblazer consultation on revised occupational standard||8-29 April||Completed|
|5||Trailblazer to analyse consultation responses with Institute support||30 April – 4 May||Completed|
|6||Remote intensive workshop to review the consultation feedback and revise the occupational standard||5 May||Completed|
|7||Finalise occupational standard||6-19 May||Completed|
|8||Final checks of standard and submission||19-20 May||Completed|
|9||Consult IFATE Peer Reviewer and Worldskills on the draft occupational standard||27 May – 5 June||Completed|
|10||Institute consultation on the submitted occupational standard||27 May – 10 June||Completed|
|11||Outcome of occupational standard approval process||6 – 10 July|
|12||Remote intensive workshop to revise the End-Point Assessment plan so that it is policy compliant and aligns with the revised standard||6 - 17 July|
|13||Trailblazer to request costings from training providers and an end-point assessment organisation to inform IFATE’s funding band recommendation||17 – 31 July|
|14||Revisit standard to check for any knock-on effects on KSBs to enable grading descriptors||6 - 17 July|
|15||Draft EPA and review undertaken by Education Advisor||20-31 July|
|16||Finalisation of EPA plan and costings||31 July – 23 August|
|17||Final checks of EPA plan and costings||26 August – 16 September|
|18||Outcome of EPA plan approval process||2 – 6 October|
|19||Addressing of any EPA plan conditions and ministerial approval of funding band||October - November|
|20||Apprenticeship standard approved for delivery||November - December*|
*Consideration will need to be given as to whether a notice period needs to be given between its approval and final implementation.