All new apprenticeship standards to be introduced by August 2020


The government has committed to introducing all new apprenticeship standards in time for August 2020, rather than “by 2020” as previously stated.

Plans to stop funding old apprenticeship frameworks and ensure providers were only delivering new Trailblazer standards were first announced in October 2013, with the frameworks initially planned to end in 2017/18.

However, the government’s ‘2020 vision’ apprenticeship document, released in December 2015, pushed this deadline back and planned instead for “a migration from apprenticeship frameworks to standards over the course of the parliament, with as much of this to take place by 2017/18 as possible.”

According to a press release issued by the Treasury on changes to apprenticeships.

“The government will discontinue the old frameworks so that all new apprenticeships will be on the same higher-quality standards by the start of the 2020/21 academic year.”