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Through the People Programme, the National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) has made substantial progress to support workforce reform. This NFCC Apprenticeship Strategy aims to support fire and rescue services (services) as they work to match their capabilities and capacity of their changing role and the demands placed upon them. 

The new apprenticeship standards provide an opportunity to bring consistency in how services train and assess staff. 

As part of the NFCC People Programme, the apprenticeships project aims to: 

  • Provide support and guidance for services as they implement and embed apprenticeship
  • Coordinate the development of any further apprenticeship standards
  • Look at the viability of establishing a sector-led End Point Assessment Organisation / Assurance body

The purpose of this strategy is to set out how the NFCC will be achieving these aims and supporting services by coordinating development and implementation of the new apprenticeship standards.