The revised plan for the Level 3 Senior Health Care Support Worker has been published and can be seen by following the below link. This is the Apprenticeship Standard that the FE week article suggests is to have a funding increase from £3000 to £5000 (as yet unconfirmed by Skills for Health)
You may already have staff undertaking this apprenticeship and be wondering how this affects their End Point Assessment – do they follow the old or new plan? Skills for Health have said that Apprentices who have completed less than 50% of their apprenticeship can switch to the new End Point Assessment plan at the discretion of the end point assessment organisation and the apprentice’s employer. If they are more than 50% of the way through they need to be assessed against the (old) plan that was in place when they started.
Remember the definition of having completed 50% of their apprenticeship is not the duration but the % of progress through the learning and achievements; people progress at different rates so no arbitrary timescales should be suggested or enforced.
6, September 2018