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

Latest improvements to the apprenticeship service

The ESFA is continually making improvements to the apprenticeship service to help employers make the most of their apprenticeship levy. Are you using the levy to its full potential for training your workforce? Recent updates on the service include: •   employers being able to view an apprentice’s unique learner number (ULN), which will help when trying … Continue reading Latest improvements to the apprenticeship service

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

Employers prefer hiring apprentices than graduates

93% of employers would take on somebody who has completed 3 year apprenticeship over 3 years studying 18 August 2016 Sonia Rach According to recent study by Positive Outcomes, 93% of employers would opt to take on somebody who has completed a three year apprenticeship over somebody who has spent three years studying. Only 7% … Continue reading Employers prefer hiring apprentices than graduates

First engineering apprentices finish course

The first cohort of engineering apprentices studying at Weston College’s new engineering centre are celebrating after successfully finishing their first year of training. The students, who include apprentices from major engineering companies GKN Aerospace and Ipeco Composites, will now go on to work in their respective companies, returning once a week to complete their technology … Continue reading First engineering apprentices finish course

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