General support for occupational maps and for the dual pathways for apprenticeships/T Levels were two of the outcomes of the Institute for Apprenticeships’ recent consultation about its proposed occupational maps.
Following analysis of the 386 consultation responses, relevant revisions have been made to the occupational maps by the industry experts on the Institute’s route panels.
Other issues raised by the consultation included: some lack of understanding about the purpose of the occupational maps, and in particular what is meant by an occupation; confusion about the difference between an apprenticeship and a T Level, and specifically the difference between on-the-job training and industry placements; and concern about how the maps will remain current and forward-looking.
Occupational maps document all the skilled occupations that can be achieved through an apprenticeship or T Level qualification. An occupation will only appear once across the occupational maps and will be placed in the map which has the best alignment with its knowledge, skills and behaviours.
The maps are live documents which will updated on a quarterly basis.