Apprenticeship Standards require the delivery team to undertake more training, but less by way of assessment. It is important however to monitor through assessment the Apprentice’s progress throughout the time of their Apprenticeship Standard, in order to understand the level they are working at before the Gateway and their window of their End-point Assessment.
Delivering Apprenticeship Standards in the structured way, set out in the Vistar Apprenticeship Service Pack (ASP), will ensure that the delivery team works efficiently, whilst maximising the opportunity for the Apprentice to thrive and succeed. The advantages are that there is support available to the delivery team whenever they need it, from our quality assurance and management teams. Also, the use of Vistar ASPs takes away the need for Providers to have their key staff writing, updating and amending the curriculum, which can be very costly in terms of time, resource and money. As the Vistar ASPs are fully mapped to the Apprenticeship Standards and support the Ofsted EIF, there should be less need for corrective action and timely achievement should also improve.