18 / 12 / 2017 3.22pm
The Department for Education has announced that there are no plans to withdraw the business administrator (level two) apprenticeship framework.
Furthermore, the department has said that if a decision is ever taken to withdraw the framework then employers will be given at least 12 months’ notice.
The news will be welcomed by employers who became concerned when the level three apprenticeship standard was published for the business administrator role which meant that a level two standard would not be developed. This concern arose after information about the the apprenticeship levy was released last year, as employers were told how all apprenticeship frameworks were to be replaced with apprenticeship standards by 2020.
Designed by groups of employers, known as trailblazers, apprenticeship standards were introduced as part of the government’s drive to ensure that apprenticeships become high-quality and deliver the skills the economy needs. To find out which standards are in place, and the support and guidance available to develop a new standard please visit the Institute of Apprenticeships.
Skills for Health support the development of some health-related apprenticeship standards. For more information visit HASO
Information is also available about the withdrawal of apprenticeship frameworks at Gov.UK