In October 2013, in response to the Richard Review of Apprenticeships (2012), the government set out its plans to reform Apprenticeships in England by replacing the existing Apprenticeship frameworks with employer-defined standards, putting employers in control and giving them a high degree of freedom to develop these standards to best meet the needs of their occupations and sectors. To support this reform, they established Trailblazers – groups led by employers and professional bodies – to develop the first of these new Apprenticeship standards.
The Government want to introduce new standards for all occupations by 2017. A number of new Apprenticeship standards have already been government approved with the number growing all the time. Watch this space for standards in which AIM Awards are involved in.
Take a look at this useful page for information for employers on apprenticeships.