Build the Future for National Apprenticeship Week 2021

The theme for National Apprenticeship Week 2021 has been announced, and it’s a bold statement of intent: ‘Build the Future‘. The 14th National Apprenticeship Week takes place from the 8th to the 14th of February 2021. The annual week-long celebration aims to showcase the effect that apprenticeships have on businesses, communities, and economies across England. … Continue reading Build the Future for National Apprenticeship Week 2021

Traineeships Framework & Funding Updated for 2020/21

The Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) has published an updated version of the Traineeships Framework for Delivery 2020 to 2021. Available on the GOV.UK site, this document provides policy guidance and claim information for employers and training providers that want to take advantage of the Traineeships employer incentive. The headline figures from the report … Continue reading Traineeships Framework & Funding Updated for 2020/21

Apprenticeship Technical Funding Guide Update: November 2020

The Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) have updated the apprenticeship technical funding guide for August 2020. This guide explains how funding will work for apprenticeship standards starting on or after 1st August 2020. It also outlines how the ESFA calculates provider payments. Read more: Apprenticeship Funding Rules Updated for 2020/21 The update clarifies how … Continue reading Apprenticeship Technical Funding Guide Update: November 2020

Apprenticeship Funding Rules Updated for 2020/21

The Education & Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) has published updated rules for English apprenticeship funding. The new rules, which explicitly reflect the transition from frameworks to standards, will apply to all apprenticeship programmes starting on or after August 1st 2020. The rules also cover funding arrangements to allow employers to support learners that have been … Continue reading Apprenticeship Funding Rules Updated for 2020/21

Apprenticeship Benefits for 2020 & Beyond

September saw the UK Government launch incentives and packages in support of apprenticeship training. With so much to absorb, we’ve rounded up the headlines to help you better understand how an apprenticeship could benefit your business. Plan for Jobs Scheme Launched In the most significant boost for apprenticeships, September saw the launch of the government’s … Continue reading Apprenticeship Benefits for 2020 & Beyond

2019-2020 Learner Funding Final Claim Period Announced

Attention all training providers – the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) has announced that the final claim period for 2019-2020 learner funding will open on Monday 26th October. This service is for training providers that receive funding directly from the ESFA. You must use the Submit Learner Data portal to submit your claim. This … Continue reading 2019-2020 Learner Funding Final Claim Period Announced

National Apprenticeship Awards 2020 Relaunched

One week left to enter your learner. After being postponed back in April, the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) have rescheduled the National Apprenticeship Awards 2020 for this November. The winners are set to be announced via virtual ceremonies taking place throughout the month. Peter Mucklow, Director of Apprenticeships at the ESFA, said: “We … Continue reading National Apprenticeship Awards 2020 Relaunched

What is Remote Assessment?

If you run apprenticeships in your organisation you may already be familiar with the problems of on-site assessment. The time and space needed for on-site assessment carries an operational cost, which multiplies with repeat visits. If circumstances outside of your control force you to make a short-notice cancellation, you may face even greater costs. And … Continue reading What is Remote Assessment?

SASE Framework Withdrawal – Are You Ready?

With SASE framework withdrawal completing on the 31st July 2020, there are now less than six months to go until all English apprenticeships move on to apprenticeship Standards. If you’re wondering how (or even if) this applies to your apprenticeship training, worry not. We’re here to explain what’s happening and what you need to know. … Continue reading SASE Framework Withdrawal – Are You Ready?

The Apprenticeship Levy Explained

You may well have heard of the apprenticeship levy in recent years. However, unless you’re working in the day-to-day of apprenticeship recruitment you may not be completely clear on what it is – or how it affects your business. In this post we’re going to break down: Who has to pay the apprenticeship levy? How … Continue reading The Apprenticeship Levy Explained