I hope all of you are all aware that the new Apprenticeship Standard has been accepted by the government?
The next stage, the assessment protocol is well under way to being finished and the group are planning to submit it to the government for assessment by the end of September, this will take at least six weeks for them to complete their observations and to put it out for consultation through their Department for Education website.
In the mean time we are still looking at the funding and will discuss more of this at the Farriery Focus event.
Watch this space for more updates.
Cliff Barnes Chairman of the Farriery Apprenticeship Steering Group.