51 new apprenticeship standards approved
A task force set up in April to shape the future of construction apprenticeships has reached a key milestone, with the approval of 51 new Apprenticeship Standards.
The new employer-designed Standards will mean employers of all sizes will be able to access world-class apprenticeship training that meets their skills needs.
The Construction Apprenticeships Working Group is formed of representatives from across the industry, including large contractors and SMEs. The panel was set up to support the Construction Leadership Council (CLC) Skills Group with the aim of driving forward the design of construction apprenticeship Standards in order to meet industry skills needs.
Chaired by Steve Hearty, CITB’s director of apprenticeships, the group has worked with the Institute of Apprenticeships (IfA) and employer groups to ensure the new Standards – which cover many different trades – are approved for delivery ahead of the end-of-year deadline.
The group now aims to progress a further 20 Standards by December.