The Tech Partnership

Training Providers

The Tech Partnership offers resources to help training providers deliver the best possible programmes in the sector. 

Whether you already deliver tech apprenticeships or are thinking about starting, find out all the information you need and how you can benefit from the Partnership's programmes below.

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Apprenticeship Standards and Frameworks

These standards outline the minimum requirements needed to complete an apprenticeship and cover a range of job roles and levels. The frameworks differ for training providers based in England, Scotland and Wales.

In England, from 2017, a new Apprenticeship system is being gradually phased in and replacing the previous arrangements. The new standards are based on employers collaborating across the sector to define the capabilities an apprentice will have at the end of their programme. These new model apprenticeships, developed as Trailblazers, are available for a rapidly growing range of roles, and all apprenticeships should now follow this new model. Find out more about the new standards

Click here for details on the frameworks for Scotland and Wales. For Northern Ireland, please visit the NI Department for the Economy website for more information.

If you have any questions regarding apprenticeships, please contact

National Occupational Standards

The Tech Partnership is responsible for setting and publishing National Occupational Standards for IT professional and IT user skills. Developed and continually updated with leading employers, professional bodies and others, they define the ideal capabilities required for IT professionals and users, and help employers to recognise their employees’ skill levels.

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