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.
Employers that pay the apprenticeship levy will be able to transfer their apprenticeship funds to other businesses from April 2018.
Financial support for apprentices in Wales should be strengthened to encourage more people to take up vocational training.
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.
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.
The education regulator has admitted struggling to deal with the number of companies offering training following the introduction of the apprenticeship levy last year.
The apprenticeship levy has attracted a lot of criticism of late, with many questioning why the scope is now so broad it's possible to gain an MBA. Roisin Woolnough looks at the competing arguments for more management-focused apprenticeships.
News that apprenticeship start numbers had plummeted following the introduction of the apprenticeship levy in April led to criticism of the new system from many. David Willett from the Open University, urges employers to make their levy pay.
The number of people starting apprenticeships in England has fallen by 59% after the introduction of the apprenticeship levy earlier this year.
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