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Identifying Standards

Identifying Standards

An apprenticeship standard is split into 4 sections

Section 1 gives an occupational profile for the apprenticeship which explains what the occupation is, what the apprentice should achieve etc.

Section 2 is about occupational duties and lists the typical duties undertaken by somebody in that occupation.

Section 3 outlines the skills, knowledge and behaviours an apprentice must achieve in order to be competant at their role.

Summary Box which gives information on when the standard was last updated, route, typical duration, maximum funding and trailblazer contacts

Section 4 identifies any mandated qualifications if required

Status: Approved for delivery
Level: 3
Reference: ST0195
Version: 1.0
Approved for delivery: 9 December 2014
Route: Engineering and Manufacturing
Typical duration: 42 months (this does not include EPA period)
Maximum funding: £27,000
Options: Mechanical Maintenance Engineer, Multi-skilled Maintenance Engineer
Trailblazer contact(s):
Employers involved in creating the standard: Arla Foods (UK), Dairy Crest, First Milk, Fosters Bakery, Haribo, Institution of Engineering and Technology, Mars, McCain Foods (GB) Ltd, Mondelçz International, Müller Dairy, Nestlé UK, Premier Foods, Princes, Thorntons PLC, Unilever UK
EQA Provider: Ofqual

Each apprenticeship standard on the IfATE website includes the following information displayed in the top right of the page.

Status - this shows the stage the standard is at in it's development. This can be:

  • Proposal in development
    • Proposal approved
    • Standard approved
    • Assessment plan approved
  • In development:
    • Proposal approved
    • Standard approved
    • Assessment plan approved
  • Approved for delivery
  • Withdrawn
  • Retired

Level – this shows the level of the apprenticeship (can be 2 up to 7)


Reference – each standard is given a unique reference number 

Approved for delivery – this shows the date that the standard completed the development process and was ready for learners to be enrolled.

Route – the sector/industry/occupation the apprenticeship was developed for and will be used by

Typical duration to gateway – a guide for how long the apprenticeship is estimated time to reach gateway (training providers may assign different durations based on their own programmes).

LARS Code – this is a reference for provider use.

Maximum Funding - each apprenticeship is allocated to one of 30 funding bands, which range from £1,500 to £27,000.

The upper limit of each funding band sets the maximum amount of digital funds an employer who pays the levy can use towards an individual apprenticeship. The upper limit of the funding band also sets the maximum price that government will ‘co-invest’ towards an individual apprenticeship, where an employer does not pay the levy or has insufficient digital funds and is eligible for extra government support.

Funding, up to the maximum of the funding band for that apprenticeship, can be used to pay for apprenticeship training and assessment for apprentices.

Trailblazer contact(s) – the contact email address for the organisation that facilitated the development of the standard.

Employers involved in creating the standard – these are the employers that formed the trailblazer group who came together to develop the standard. 

EQA Provider – this is the External Quality Assurance organisation that is responsible for monitoring the quality of the standard.