The Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education (IfATE) have published the findings from the construction route review. The report sets out how apprenticeships, T Levels, Higher Technical Qualifications (HTQs), and further training will keep pace with the sector’s fast-evolving skills needs, drive up building safety standards, and play a vital role in changing perceptions and working methods around sustainability and mental health.
The report highlights equality and diversity, digital skills needs, and modern methods of construction as further key principles that will guide the design of apprenticeships, T Levels, and technical qualifications.
IfATE can also confirm that the route name for the sector will be expanded to ‘Construction and the Built Environment’. This better reflects the occupational standards contained in the route and the terminology used by the sector as well as further and higher education partners.
There is intention to review the Occupational Standards and Apprenticeship Standards for Plasterer and Interior Systems Installer at the same time possibly bringing both Employer Trailblazer groups together. The review the 99 standards available for construction and the built environment will take place over the next 18 months. FIS will publish information as and when it becomes available.
Construction Route Review
The construction route review aims to ensure that all the occupational standards included in the route provide the training needed by the sector for its current and future workforce.