Apprenticeship standard consultations opening tomorrow

15 December, 2022

These consultations are now open – you access them on our Consultations page. 

In July 2022 the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) published new standards of proficiency for the occupations they statutorily regulate. As the apprenticeship standards for these occupations are based on the HCPC standards these must also be reviewed.

Therefore consultations on the following draft apprenticeship standards will open tomorrow:

  • Operating Department Practitioner (Degree) (HCPC 2022)
  • Occupational Therapist (Degree) (HCPC 2022)

To give maximum opportunity for everyone to contribute, these consultations will be available as online surveys on this site. These consultations will open on Friday 16th December and will close at 12pm on Friday 6th January.

Your feedback will be reviewed following the closing date and the Trailblazer will consider where amendments should be made to the draft standards. The Standards will then be submitted to the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education (IfATE) to seek approval.