Withdrawal of Apprenticeship Frameworks

Written on: 4 February 2020

Written by: Brooke Urwin


[employers, learner]

In 2016, apprenticeship standards were introduced as part of the government’s plan to improve the quality of apprenticeships. These job specific programmes describe the knowledge, skills and behaviour that an individual needs to become fully competent in an occupation.

This new model for apprenticeship training is replacing apprenticeship frameworks, which will be phased out entirely by the start of the 2020/2021 academic year.

When will frameworks be withdrawn?

The last date for new starts on frameworks will be 31st July 2020. After that date, all apprenticeships will be standards. Find out the withdrawal dates for specific apprenticeship frameworks here.

The majority of the programmes we offer are already apprenticeship standards, with two level 4 frameworks remaining: Digital Marketing and IT Professional. If you’re interested in enrolling an apprentice on either of these programmes, you still have time! We’re accepting new starts right up until the withdrawal deadline. Read on for an overview of each programme:

Digital Marketing Higher

This level 4 programme gives learners a deeper understanding of digital marketing and its current methodology, practice and tools. If you’ve got any digital marketing apprentices who have finished or are coming to the end of their level 3 apprenticeship, this programme could be an effective way for them to continue their learning. Alternatively, the programme is also suitable for marketing professionals who want to build their skills with an industry relevant qualification.

For learners enrolling onto the Digital Marketing Level 4 programme with Baltic, we're also offering an additional Google Analytics course. 

IT Professional Higher

This higher framework prepares apprentices for project management and IT systems development. We’ve seen many IT apprentices benefit from progressing onto this programme, as it gives them the confidence to take on greater responsibilities in the workplace. Much like the Digital Marketing programme, it’s suitable as both a progression route for apprentices or for training existing members of staff.

We’ve also upgraded this course by offering each learner a supplementary Microsoft Server or Azure bundle! The bundles will include; online video lectures, study guides, sample exam questions and an official exam voucher.

There are various courses to choose from, options include;

  • Installation, Storage and Compute with Windows Server 2016
  • Networking with Windows Server 2016
  • Identity with Windows Server 2016
  • Azure Administrator
  • Architect (Technologies)
  • Architect (Design)

Find out more about the full range of apprenticeship programmes we offer here. Alternatively contact Baltic using the enquiry form below for more information.

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