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As part of the transition from SASE frameworks to the new Standards the Skills Funding Agency (SFA) has issued notice on the third batch of SASE frameworks to potentially be withdrawn to new starts from 1st April 2017. The third batch of SASE frameworks identified have either had fewer than 125 starts in the 2014/15 and 2015/16 funding years or have a replacement Standard. The SFA are, however, offering the opportunity to delay withdrawal of the SASE frameworks listed in batch 3 to 1st October 2017 providing significant evidence can be supplied to support this. E.g. confirmed demand for the framework or a suitable replacement Standard not being available in time for the withdrawal. This is being done through an online consultation. If you wish to give feedback or supply evidence as to why a framework should be delayed in withdrawal to 1st October 2017 please click here to access the consultation survey. The consultation survey is open for feedback until close of play Wednesday 3rd August 2017.
The following SASE frameworks for Automotive and Logistics have been identified as part of batch 3:
Click here to view the full list of all SASE frameworks included in Batch 3.
Once the SFA have reviewed the feedback given via the online consultation they will announce the final list for withdrawal during September 2017. The last date for new starts on the frameworks confirmed for withdrawal will be 31st March 2017. Any Apprentices registered up to 31st March 2016 can continue through to completion and will be awarded their Apprenticeship Completion Certificate in the usual way. The last date for new starts on withdrawn Frameworks will be updated on Apprenticeship Certificate England (ACE) and on the learning aims search on the Hub. On the agreed withdrawal date, the Frameworks will be archived on Apprenticeship Frameworks Online.
Batch 1 – there were no Automotive or Logistics SASE frameworks confirmed for withdrawal to new starts from 1st June 2016.
Batch 2 – there were two Automotive and four Logistics SASE frameworks confirmed for withdrawal to new starts from 1st December 2016:
For further information from government on the SASE framework removals please click here.