The Government are working through a planned withdrawal of apprenticeship frameworks over the course of the parliament as employers move from old frameworks to the new Apprenticeship Standards. The Skills Funding Agency have released a notification that the Level 3 Furniture Apprenticeship Framework will be withdrawn on 1st April 2018. The Furniture Trailblazer Group have submitted a proposal to develop a replacement standard but are having some difficulties in getting approval.
As a replacement standard won’t be in place until September 2018 at the earliest we are urging employers to appeal against the planned withdrawal by completing a short online questionnaire. The survey will only take a few minutes to complete.
Full details of the consultation can be accessed on the following link: www.gov.uk/government/publications/removal-of-apprenticeship-frameworks
The online questionnaire can be accessed here: www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/5ZPXL