A trailblazer is a new apprenticeship standard which is designed by employers. A key feature of trailblazers is graded end point assessment. Trailblazer apprenticeship programmes are referred to as 'standards'. Existing apprenticeship programmes are referred to as 'frameworks.
The BPIF have been working with an employer consortium led by James Buffoni Ryedale group since March 2015 to develop a new trade apprenticeship standard for the industry.
Read the developments of the trailblazer here:
- Apprenticeship Levy - the Basics Government state that from April 2017, all employers operating in the UK, with a pay bill of over £3m each year will be required to contribute to a new apprenticeship levy of 0.5%.
- Apprenticeship Reform Webinar BPIF Programme Director, Ursula Daly, guides viewers through changes to apprenticeships including the Apprenticeship Levy, Funding, Standards and Trailblazers.
- New Funding Rules for all Employers From the 1st of May 2017 the funding rules for all apprenticeship training in England changes.
- Frequently Asked Questions requently Asked Questions about the Apprenticeship Levy/Reform.