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Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education (IfATE): IfATE are a crown non-departmental public body, established in April 2017 as the Institute for Apprenticeships, responsible for, amongst other things, ensuring the quality of and approving occupational standards and apprenticeships assessment plans, and ensuring that apprenticeships quality assurance for assessments is carried out. On 31 January 2019 it assumed responsibility for delivery of technical education functions in England – at which point it became the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education.


Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours (KSBs): Knowledge, skills and behaviours (KSBs) set out in the occupational standards co-designed with employers and approved by IfATE. They are what is needed to competently undertake the duties required for an occupational standard.


Level 1 progression qualifications: These are qualifications supporting progression to level 2 or 3 technical study. Level 1 progression qualifications will be considered for funding in cycle 3, for first teach in 2027.


Level 2 and Below: This phrase refers to post-16 qualifications at level 2, level 1 and entry level (which includes the sub-levels: entry level 1, entry level 2 and entry level 3.

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