Apprenticeship standards are employer-led, which means that companies may specify exactly what an apprentice is expected to do in each position. Employer organisations that develop these standards are known as ‘trailblazers.’ Trailblazer apprenticeships comprise a role-specific standard, an assessment method, and other materials that may be useful for advising but are unnecessary.
Apprenticeship standards outline the knowledge, skills, and behaviours (KSBs) required to fulfil a specific occupational role. All apprentices must pass an independent assessment after their programme to demonstrate the KSBs stated in the occupational standard.
Employers and training providers can conduct teaching and learning as they see suitable since most apprenticeship regulations do not include mandatory qualifications. On the other hand, employers and training providers may continue to issue certificates to build a robust delivery framework and ensure that apprentices get high-quality, transferable outcomes.