Changes to the apprenticeship
The all new standards qualification, drawn-up by employers for employers, is now part of all level 2 apprenticeships.
The standards are more learning focused against the assessment focus of the frameworks. Meaning the apprentice learns the skills they need to succeed in the role.
A standard contains a list of the skills, knowledge and behaviours an apprentice will need to have learned by the end of their apprenticeship where they sit their End Point Assessment.
Which leads us to one of the biggest changes to the apprenticeship, the new independent end-point assessment, also known as the EPA. When your apprentice is ready to complete their apprenticeship, they will take part in a practical exam that will be observed by an independent examiner. This exam is designed to prove to an external examiner that the apprentice has all the skills and knowledge needed to be a confident and successful employee.