28 Jul 2020

New document outlines apprenticeship funding

The Government’s Department for Education has outlined its plans for funding apprentices starting on or after Saturday (August 1, 2020).

The document provides guidance for employers with a workforce in England; training providers who provide training for English apprenticeships; organisations who provide end point assessment for English apprenticeships; and individual apprentices.

It was last updated in August 2019 and now includes details on how employers can benefit from the Government’s post-covid Plan for Jobs bonus scheme.

The papers say: “Businesses that offer apprenticeships view them as beneficial to their long-term success.

“Hiring an apprentice is a productive and effective way for any business to grow talent and develop a motivated, skilled and qualified workforce. 

“As the economy recovers from the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, apprenticeships will be more important than ever in helping businesses to recruit the right people, and develop the skills they need to respond to conditions and grow – both now and in the long-term.  Therefore, our policy is designed to support and protect current apprentices and to help employers maintain or rebuild the pipeline of new apprenticeship starts.”

Read the full document here