COVID-19 resource updated: 

To understand how apprenticeships are being temporarily adjusted, please read 'Apprenticeship response to COVID-19

The latest versions 4 and 5 (2 June) focus on:

  • Confirmation that apprenticeship training and assessment can continue in line with the new safer working guidance
  • Information on extending the transition period onto the apprenticeship service for non-levy employers
  • Additional detail on the furlough scheme
  • Examples of how to calculate wages for a furloughed apprentice
  • Further FAQs covering Off-the-job training
  • Latest content on the existing support available to redundant apprentices
  • Functional Skills
  • information on which apprentices should be prioritised for face-to-face training in line with the Prime Minister’s announcement that further education settings can broaden the number of 16 to 19 learners attending on-site delivery from Monday 15 June.
  • flexibility that enables apprentices to take end-point assessment (EPA) ahead of receiving their calculated functional skills qualification results later on in the summer.


Apprenticeships offer employers a structured learning programme adaptable to meet the needs of your service. Apprenticeships also:

  • attract lots of funding so there is little cost to your organisation.
  • offer confidence in the quality of learning due to the robust assessment process.
  • develop skilled and competent workers due to the mix of on and off-the-job learning.