ESFA today (29 May) updated their list of apprenticeship frameworks to be removed as part of the apprenticeship reform programme.
ESFA are aware that this is a time of significant change for the sector and on that basis they will not withdraw any further frameworks until 2020. By 2020 they expect that employers and providers will have completed the transition, and that all starts will be on standards, so all frameworks will be withdrawn to new starts at that point.
The government expects to move from apprenticeship frameworks to standards over the course of the parliament. ESFA are phasing the withdrawal of apprenticeship frameworks as employers take on apprentices on the new standards and ensuring issuing authorities and training providers have reasonable notice to prepare for the changes.
The apprenticeship framework delivery list contains all the apprenticeships frameworks available as well as the withdrawal date for all the frameworks ESFA have either withdrawn or are withdrawing.
The information document explains why they are withdrawing apprenticeships frameworks and further information on the process of transitioning from frameworks to standards.