Apprenticeships Update: Trailblazer latest, video links and more

February 8, 2017

The latest news from the Department for Educaton and the Skills Funding Agency provides useful updates on Apprenticeships and Trailblazers which we thought would be useful to share with you.

Here we’ve provided a summary of the latest news with quick links to make it easy for you to get the info you need, but if you want to read the Department for Education’s Apprenticeships Trailblazer Times (December 2016) as a PDF simply click on this link.

EDA members are Trailblazing a new Apprenticeship for our sector

The EDA is part of the Trailblazer initiative, developing new apprenticeship standard for a Level 2 Trade Supplier Apprenticeship, which we hope will be ready for launch from late 2017/early 2018. Driving the new standard forward are a number of EDA members inlcuding:

  • Edmundson Electrical
  • City Electrical Factors
  • Rexel UK
  • Stearn Electric
  • R & B STAR
  • Lockwell Electrical
  • Lincs Electrical
  • Kew Electrical 
  • plus employers from other trade supplier sectors including builders merchanting and kitchens/joinery.

PDF DOWNLOAD: To see the skills and knowledge that will be covered by the new Trade Supplier Apprenticeship, follow this link to download a PDF of the Apprenticeship Standard.

Digital Apprenticeship Service: video demo

Follow this link to the Skills Funding Agency’s YouTube channel for a new narrated presentation that will explain the features of the digital apprenticeship serivce. 

This presentation is aimed at Levy-paying employers, those whose pay-bill is over £3 million annually.

‘Find Apprenticeship Training’ Tool 

The Skills Funding Agency has launched a new tool to help employers across England find apprenticeship training. You can access the ‘Find Apprenticeship Training’ via this link.

It gives employers information about apprenticeships on offer at approved training organisations and includes information on more than 16,000 apprenticeships, as well as details about the training providers that can deliver the qualifications.