Apprenticeship Frameworks in England Update

The ESFA will cease funding for new starts on the apprenticeship frameworks below on 31 July 2020.

Withdrawal of Apprenticeship Frameworks

The ESFA will cease funding for new starts on the apprenticeship frameworks in England, listed below, on 31 July 2020. This means there will be no new starts on these apprenticeship frameworks from 1 August 2020. The replacement standards are outlined below.


Framework Name ESFA Number Replacement Apprenticeship Standard
Sustainable Resource Operations and Management618To be confirmed
Sustainable Resource Management505To be confirmed
The Gas Industry446Gas Network Craftsperson Level 3
Gas Network Team Leader Level 2
Gas Engineering Level 3
Dual Fuel Smart Meter Installer Level 2
Maintenance and Operations Engineering Technician Level 3
The Water Industry535Water Process Technician Level 3
Utilities Engineering Technician Level 3
Maintenance and Operations Engineering Technician Level 3

Have Your Say

We invite all employers to work with us on our review of NOS, Qualifications and Apprenticeship Frameworks. Find out more here. 

If you would like to be involved in any part of the consultation process please email standardsreview@euskills.co.uk indicating which suite of NOS, Qualifications, or Modern Apprenticeships you are interested in, as well as your contact details and location, and we will send you details of how to get involved.

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