New package of support for T-levels

On Sunday 19 May 2019, the department announced a new package of support to encourage more employers offer industry placements in readiness for the T Level rollout in September 2020. The package includes: guidance to support employers and providers to offer industry placements, allowing industry placements to be undertaken with up to 2 employers recording placements in hours … Continue reading New package of support for T-levels

All employers in England to have better access to buy high quality apprenticeships

Small and medium sized businesses, who do not pay the apprenticeship levy, will take full control over apprenticeships in their business as they come on board the Education and Skills Funding Agency’s (ESFA) award-winning apprenticeship service. Every apprenticeship employer in England will soon have access to the full benefits of the ESFA’s apprenticeship service, with the first … Continue reading All employers in England to have better access to buy high quality apprenticeships

Apprenticeship Funding Rules for 2018/19

All versions of the funding rules  for employers and training providers have been up-dated to reflect changes introduced 1st April 2019 e.g. levy transfer allowance 25%; co-investment rate 5%: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/apprenticeship-funding-rules  Apprenticeship funding will support an increase in the quality and quantity of apprenticeships so that more individuals have the chance to pursue a successful career … Continue reading Apprenticeship Funding Rules for 2018/19

Transferring apprenticeship levy funds to another employer

From April 2019, ESFA plan to allow levy-paying employers to transfer funds to other employers, through the apprenticeship service. Levy-paying employers will be able to transfer up to 25% of the annual value of funds entering their apprenticeship service account. They will be able to transfer funds to any employer and will have to agree … Continue reading Transferring apprenticeship levy funds to another employer

Apprenticeship training providers

The register lists the organisations that are approved to deliver apprenticeship training to employers using the apprenticeship service. To be eligible to deliver apprenticeship training for apprenticeships, organisations must be listed on the register of apprenticeship training providers (RoATP). Organisations that are listed on the RoATP have been through an application process with the SFA … Continue reading Apprenticeship training providers

Apprentice path highlighted

With students receiving their A-level results, the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has pointed youngsters toward the apprenticeship option as they look to the future. FSB national chairman Mike Cherry said: “While A-level results day always brings talk of university places, we should not forget the value of practical, vocational education to employers and individuals.” … Continue reading Apprentice path highlighted