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Sector news, 27 September - 10 October 2015

Uncertainty over deadline for switch from old apprenticeship frameworks to Trailblazer standards FE Week, 10 October 2015

Uncertainty around the deadline of the apprenticeship frameworks is growing after the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) refused to confirm they would cease come 2017/18. Adam Harper, BIS head of apprenticeship legislation, was non-committal when questioned about the deadline for the end of apprenticeship frameworks and move to Trailblazer standards, at London’s Capita apprenticeships and traineeships conference, on September 23. When an FE Week reporter asked a BIS spokesperson about the date, he would not be drawn on a timescale.