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.
Comment by Bridget posted on
Hello Sally, Is there a template for the Training Provider costings so that we can prepare ahead of the request period 16-31 July (due to some internal absences within our organisation)?
Comment by Sally Timmins posted on
The trailblazer group will be contacting the training providers they wish to provide quotes for costings to deliver the revised standard. They will forward all of the costings form to those providers they select to undertake this work.