Earlier this month the Government launched the Future of Apprenticeships in England implementation plan.
In this implementation plan, applications are invited to become trailblazers. Trailblazers are organisations which will identify and develop Apprenticeships, in line with the implementation plan which sets out the relevant compliance criteria and timeline.
Further details can be found here
Skills for Care, working with and on behalf of employers in the adult social care, currently develop and manage the Apprenticeship programme for adult social care and has carried out this important function for many years.
At the Skills for Care Apprenticeship steering group last week our employer representatives confirmed that they wanted us to continue in the role of developing and managing Apprenticeships to future proof a fit for purpose Apprenticeship offer to the entire sector. To do this we would need to apply to become a trailblazer. This was unanimously supported by all members at the steering group.
In order to fulfil this, we have registered interest with the department of Business Innovation and Skills (BIS) and we are awaiting further information.
Skills for Care is committed to include the views and steer of all employers of adult social care services and we invite you to register your support and any comments you may have. We are keen to invite other organisations to be involved and welcome the agreement of the Association of Care Training and Assessment Network (ACTAN), the Association of Education and Learning Providers (AELP) to cooperate. Other organisations are welcome to register their interest and support.
We understand that some employers and other organisations may wish to register support and be actively involved in all of the developments, and there will be provision for this.
Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to register your support, including any comments you may have and including your intent to be actively involved if preferred. Please provide your name and the name of your organisation.
This phase will be active until the 29th of November 2013.