With SASE framework withdrawal completing on the 31st July 2020, there are now less than six months to go until all English apprenticeships move on to apprenticeship Standards.
If you’re wondering how (or even if) this applies to your apprenticeship training, worry not. We’re here to explain what’s happening and what you need to know.
What is SASE Framework Withdrawal?
SASE (Specification of Apprenticeship Standards for England) frameworks are the outgoing form of curriculum for apprenticeships in England.
Every apprenticeship in England used to have its own unique SASE framework. This framework defined the skills and competencies that each learner gained over the course of their training.
However, this framework approach has been replaced by a new form of curriculum – apprenticeship Standards.
Rather than replace all SASE frameworks at once, the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) grouped each apprenticeship into one of five batches. These batches have been withdrawn one at a time over the last few years, with the final two batches – four and five – due for withdrawal on 31st July this year.
The last new starter date for all remaining apprenticeship frameworks will be 31st July 2020.
What Does This Mean for My Training?
123 SASE frameworks will end in July. Click here to download the complete list.
If you are a training provider or an employer provider that delivers apprenticeships in any of these subjects then you need to be aware of the switch to Standards. This will affect your training delivery.
You will also need to be aware of the End Point Assessment process. We recommend that you find an EPAO (End Point Assessment Organisation) for your apprenticeship subjects as soon as you can. Working with an EPAO from the beginning of the process will set your learner up for the best assessment possible.
Any questions about how Standards will affect your business? Contact us with your enquiry and our team will be happy to help.
Are you ready for EPA?
With SASE framework withdrawal and the move to End Point Assessment it’s important to know how the new standards will affect you. As a Skills Sector Body and registered EPAO, Instructus Skills can help.