What are English Apprenticeship Frameworks?

The Specification of Apprenticeship Standards for England (SASE), otherwise known as English apprenticeship frameworks, set the minimum requirements that an apprenticeship training programme needs to meet for it to be considered as a recognised apprenticeship in England.

This page lists all English apprenticeship frameworks that we manage and maintain. These are split into two sections:

  • Pan Sector for all frameworks that cover multiple industries
  • Housing & Facilities for all frameworks directly relevant to that sector

We frequently review these frameworks to ensure that they remain suitable for the roles and sectors in which they are deployed. Please register here to learn about new consultations or contact us directly if you have any enquiries.

You can also view our range of Welsh Frameworks (SASW) and Modern Apprenticeships.

Pan-Sector Framework Library

Housing & Facilities Framework Library

Define the skills your industry needs.

For work-based learning to truly match the range of challenges that you face it’s essential that apprenticeships and training are continuously developed. This is where we come in.

We work with employers, employer groups, and training providers to maintain and update a range of apprenticeship frameworks and standards. Through staged consultations, we ensure that qualifications work for learners, employers, and skills bodies alike.

To have your say on the future of skills in your sector, register for consultation updates today.

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Developing People, Transforming Lives

As the UK’s largest apprenticeship certification authority, we’ve played an integral role in apprenticeships since our formation in 1996. Whether you know us for certification or skills consultations, our work helps you to manage your apprenticeships and vocational training.

Yet this isn’t all that we do.

We are proud to be part of the Instructus Group, a family of organisations that exist to help people progress in education, in work, and in life. Through a range of funded and part-funded support programmes we help people to fulfill their potential.