NAS seeks professional bodies' views on Higher...

PARN Global News Article - 13 September 2012

NAS seeks professional bodies' views on Higher Apprenticeships

NAS seeks professional bodies' views on Higher Apprenticeships

To ensure Higher Apprenticeships best meet the needs of employers and individuals, and to support their continued development and expansion, the National Apprenticeship Service is consulting on how the current Specification of Apprenticeship Standards for England (SASE) can be improved for Higher Apprenticeships.

In particular, the consultation focuses on:

  1. Whether and how the SASE could be revised for Higher Apprenticeships at Levels 4 and 5
  2. How the SASE should best incorporate Higher Apprenticeships at Level 6 and above
  3. Consideration of the naming of Higher Apprenticeships at Level 4 and above.

Share your views

Professional bodies are well placed to advise on the development of Higher Apprenticeship Standards, particularly those at Level 6 and above where there is alignment with or progression to professional qualifications.

The consultation is taking place between 3 September and 5 October 2012.

Consultation events

The National Apprenticeship Service are also planning to hold two consultation events in October to outline and review the responses and recommendations. Further details of these events will be published on the NAS website.