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Statement on Apprenticeship Quality 2013

The Statement on Apprenticeship Quality sets out the standards the Skills Funding Agency expects for the delivery of a high quality Apprenticeship. It makes clear the key features and expectations of an Apprenticeship and how delivery supports these whilst meeting the employer and learner focus that drives the programme. It aims to inform best practice for employers and providers and to aid the design and delivery of Apprenticeships.

The latest version of the Statement updates the one published in 2012 (Previous 2012 statement (PDF 11.1KB) and reflects some recent developments. The overall content remains broadly the same as in the previous version. The changes are designed to:

  • Position the statement in the context of the recently announced Apprenticeship reform programme.
  • Reflect the changes to the Specification for Apprenticeship Standards (SASE) for Higher Apprenticeships
  • Strengthen the focus on pay and on off the job training, to address issues identified through the recently published Apprenticeship Pay and Evaluation of Apprenticeship surveys.

The statement remains a key Skills Funding Agency document to support the management of Apprenticeship quality. It should be read in conjunction with the latest version of the Funding Rules.

View and download the 2013 statement (PDF 14.9KB) »


Last Updated: 28/04/2014

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