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  • Solving the skills crisis one apprenticeship at a time

    Date:
    6 March 2018
    Type:
    Commentary and analysis

    Apprenticeships seem a convenient response to skills shortages in a number of UK industries. But as we celebrate National Apprenticeship Week, award-winning apprentice Magdalena Dyga says policy-makers and employers need to do more to show the value of this career route if they really want it to gain traction.

  • Funding band for senior leader Master's degree apprenticeship confirmed

    Date:
    2 March 2018
    Type:
    News

    Employers that pay the apprenticeship levy will be able to use their training fund to pay for the development of executive skills, after the funding band for the senior leader Master's degree apprenticeship was given the green light.

  • Government must act following Learndirect's failings, say MPs

    Date:
    2 March 2018
    Type:
    News

    The Government must take action to ensure that poorly performing contractors do not become essential to the delivery of public services such as training, a report into the failings of apprenticeships provider Learndirect has recommended.

  • Lack of part-time apprenticeships reduces access for women

    Date:
    22 February 2018
    Type:
    News

    A shortage of flexible and part-time apprenticeship programmes mean that people who are unable to work full time are missing out on training opportunities, according to a report.

  • How to employ an apprentice

    Type:
    How to

    Practical guidance on employing an apprentice in England, including the apprenticeship levy and the funding of apprenticeships; apprenticeship standards and frameworks; selecting a training provider; and recruiting an apprentice.

  • Levy-paying employers will be able to transfer apprenticeship funds

    Date:
    15 February 2018
    Type:
    News

    Employers that pay the apprenticeship levy will be able to transfer their apprenticeship funds to other businesses from April 2018.

  • Apprentices in Wales should receive same financial support as students

    Date:
    14 February 2018
    Type:
    News

    Financial support for apprentices in Wales should be strengthened to encourage more people to take up vocational training.

  • Half of managers do not plan to use apprenticeship levy fund

    Date:
    6 February 2018
    Type:
    News

    Almost half (49%) of managers have said they would not use their training fund available through apprenticeship levy, with many claiming there were no apprenticeships available in their industry.

  • Apprenticeship take-up continues to decline

    Date:
    25 January 2018
    Type:
    News

    The number of apprenticeships started in the first quarter of the academic year fell by 26.5%, following the introduction of the apprenticeship levy last April.

  • Ofsted cannot cope with apprentice trainer workload

    Date:
    23 January 2018
    Type:
    News

    The education regulator has admitted struggling to deal with the number of companies offering training following the introduction of the apprenticeship levy last year.