SFA are asking for feedback on the 4th batch of SASE frameworks to be withdrawn. The proposed last date for new starts on these frameworks is 31 March 2018.
The proposal is open for feedback from Wednesday 22 February to Wednesday 5 April 2017.
A full list of frameworks included in this current proposal is available on gov.uk.
SFA will review the feedback and then announce the final list of Batch 4 withdrawals in May 2017. This will give 9 months’ notice in advance of the actual date of withdrawal.
If, following feedback, SFA defer the withdrawal then the framework will be included in the next batch of proposed withdrawals which is planned for over the summer.
The frameworks included in this proposal have replacement Apprenticeship Standards that cover the same occupations – these replacement Standards are expected to be ready for delivery by 1 April 2018.
SFA will consider deferring the withdrawal date if you can provide clear and strong evidence that:-
- relevant Standards due to be in place by 1 April 2018, or soon after, will NOT cover some occupations covered by the framework’s pathways for which there is still significant demand or;
- there are strong reasons why the replacement Standard(s) cannot be ready for learners from 1 April 2018, or soon after.
To give your feedback on the current proposal click, please visit the feedback form.
For further information, refer to the Removal of apprenticeship frameworks page on GOV.UK or contact the Service desk.