Registrar (Cultural & Creative) – Apprenticeship Standard

As part of large review a number of new apprenticeships are being developed in the creative and cultural sector.  A trailblazer group has been set up to design and deliver a Registrar apprenticeship standard.

Our ambition is to create a formal and national qualification for Registrars which sets a recognisable standard and provides an alternative, more vocational, route into the profession.  The new style apprenticeships can also be used to upskill existing employees or for someone who wishes to change direction/career.  The fully developed apprenticeship should be ready for delivery in spring 2018.

The group submitted an application to the Institute for Apprenticeships which was approved in the summer.  We have now developed the Standard which is ready for wider consultation in the sector.

It is important that this apprenticeship standard accurately reflects the skills, knowledge and behaviours that employers would expect someone to be competent in by the end of the apprenticeship.  We invite employers of any size, from museums, galleries and similar organisations (public and commercial) to comment on the draft standard to ensure it is fit for purpose.  We also seek comment from sector support organisations e.g. UKRG and the MA.

A copy of the proposed standard is attached and the online questionnaire (which should only take a few minutes to complete) is available here:

Draft of the standard attached here


The deadline for feedback is 31 October 2017.


If you have any questions please contact the group’s chair Claire Hallinan (

October 2017

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