As part of the current apprenticeship reforms, apprenticeship frameworks will be replaced by apprenticeship standards.
Each occupation will have its own apprenticeship standard linked to a specific occupational level.
Some of these new standards are already available for delivery; so at present there is a cross-over period where some new standards are being delivered alongside the frameworks. However, once a new standard is in place, the outdated Framework which it replaces will be discontinued as soon as it’s practical to do so.
The full switchover is expected to take place by 2020.