Autumn withdrawal for People 1st apprenticeship pathways

People 1stA number of apprenticeship pathways are to be withdrawn this autumn following a comprehensive review by People 1st.

The review was conducted over a three-week period by People 1st, the sector skills council responsible for sectors such as hospitality, leisure, passenger transport, travel, tourism and retail, and recommends that over 20 pathways (from within apprenticeship frameworks) be withdrawn.

As a result, a number of pathways will be withdrawn from 31 October 2017. 

A full list can be downloaded from the People 1st website.

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Review of bus and coach standards

coach standardsPeople 1st has launched a review of the national occupational standards (NOS) for bus and coach standards and is inviting employers and stakeholders from the sector to take part.

The organisation, which leads on workforce development for the hospitality, tourism, travel, passenger transport and retail industries, is seeking feedback on the current standards and their effectiveness. 

All comments will be used to inform a revised draft of the NOS, which will be shared for consultation.

The deadline for feedback is 2 December 2016. 

Updates from the apprenticeship trailblazers

As you probably know, apprenticeships are going through a radical redesign.  Last year, the government announced it would implement many of the recommendations of the Richard Review, with an emphasis on increasing employer involvement in the overall design of apprenticeships.

That process is now well under way, with a number of ‘trailblazer’ groups having been set up.  These groups, which are made up of large and small employers, professional bodies, trade associations and sector skills councils, have been working together to design new apprenticeship standards for occupations within their sector.  Whilst some of these (Phase 1) have already delivered new standards, a further eight sectors were announced in April (Phase 2), and are currently consulting on the draft apprenticeship standards that have been developed so far.