Consultation Event – Structure for Welsh Apprenticeship Frameworks
Welsh Government overview for the consultation
The consultation seeks views on the structure of Welsh Apprenticeship Frameworks and supporting pathways.
We are consulting on the proposal that includes:
- introducing a new, simplified structure
- focussing framework development on occupational pathways
- ensuring current frameworks are fit for purpose
Apprenticeships raise skills levels to meet the demands of existing and future markets. This is how we will drive productivity, prosperity and build communities that are more resilient. By building a more responsive skills system we can better respond to industry changes. Aligning apprenticeships with the needs of the Welsh economy is at the centre of our skills policy, and we are building our skills system to respond more effectively to industry changes.
Our priorities for apprenticeships are:
- Investing in higher level skills, particularly in STEM and technical areas;
- Driving inclusivity, equality and equity of opportunity;
- Responding to current and projected skills gaps; and
- Delivering apprenticeships through the medium of Welsh and/or bilingually.
We want to improve the quality of apprenticeships by implementing new arrangements to develop, issue and raise awareness of apprenticeship frameworks to meet individual and employer needs. We also want to focus more on the well-being goals within the Future Generations Act, ensuring the next generation of apprentices has access to high quality professional training.
Welsh Government documents:
Structure for Welsh Apprenticeship – Consultation Document
Structure for Welsh Apprenticeship Frameworks – annexe
Dates and venues:
South West/Mid Wales
Monday 25 November 2019 – Pavilion Mid Wales, Spa Rd, Llandrindod Wells, LD1 5EY
South East Wales
Tuesday 26 November 2019 – Event Full.
Thursday 28 November 2019 – Venue Cymru, Promenade, Llandudno, LL30 1BB
|08:30 - 09:00||Registration and breakfast rolls|
|09:00||Welcome by Jeff Protheroe, Director of Operations NTfW|
|Paul Watts, Further Education and Apprenticeships Division,Welsh Government|
|Round Table Discussions|
|Feedback from discussion sessions|
|Closing remarks and next steps|
|10:45 - 11:30||Networking opportunity and refreshments|
This event is open to NTfW Members and their employers. Please note spaces are limited to 2 members of staff from each organisation.
Working in collaboration with City & Guilds