Back in October 2018 the Government announced that they will be withdrawing all apprenticeship frameworks at the end of the 2019/20 academic year. On the 5th October 2018 they confirmed “We will not run any further consultation on framework withdrawals as we are confident that the process for standards development is clear and that sufficient standards will be in place by 2020 to meet employer needs.”
All remaining apprenticeship frameworks will be withdrawn to new learners on 31 July 2020 so from 1 August 2020 all new apprenticeship learners must start on new, employer-designed apprenticeship standards.
Existing apprentices on frameworks will still be able to complete the framework, providing they started on or before 31 July 2020. It is expected that these learners should complete their apprenticeship framework by 31 July 2025 (accounting for any breaks in learning).
There are now over 550 apprenticeship standards that have been designed by employers to meet their skills needs. A full list of available standards can be viewed on the Institute for Apprenticeship and Technical Education’s website.