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.