Apprenticeships Approval Process (updated March 2024)
Following approval by APPG, the Apprenticeships Approval Process is the means by which the University approves apprenticeships for delivery, either directly or via partnership arrangements.

This document should be read in conjunction with the Course Planning and Approval Process and sets out the additional requirements and process for the approval of Higher and Degree Apprenticeships utilising University of Worcester awards.

Apprenticeship toolkit – meeting the Education Inspection Framework (EIF) requirements (March 2024)
The toolkit identifies the processes, policies and procedures that can provide evidence of an outstanding impact on learning. Course teams should complete the Intention sections for course approval, the Implementation sections will then be completed after the apprenticeship has commenced and the Impact sections completed after the first year.

Annual Evaluation Process
All courses that include an apprenticeship route should complete the combined Course Annual Evaluation Report and Apprenticeship Self- Assessment Report template (updated for 2023/24)

Link to: Annual Evaluation Report templates

End-point Assessment (EPA) (updated March 2024)
End-point assessments are the final stage of an apprenticeship. It is an impartial assessment of whether the apprentice has developed the skills, knowledge and behaviours outlined in the apprenticeship standard.

Please contact for queries relating to the above and the Apprenticeship Office for queries relating to Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) compliance and operation of apprenticeships.