Apprenticeship Reforms & Levy


Apprenticeships in 2017 are changing as new standards and qualifications are being introduced. During this big time of change we want our employers to feel confident with the new systems that are in place and ensure that they understand the way in which apprenticeships are going to be funded moving forward. This guide will help you to understand the new changes.

The new standards and qualifications being introduced give employers more choice in how they develop individuals within their organisation. The current Apprenticeship Frameworks will slowly change over to the new standards which have been designed and developed by employers and providers which means they will be more specific to the job role and in turn a more beneficial qualification.

The new standards include an end point assessment (EPA). EPA's will differ depending on what standard is being undertaken. This will be carried out by an external organisation that has been selected by the employer.

Apprenticeships have been split into 15 categories each with a different funding band which ranges from £1,500 to £27,000. This figure relates to how much funding the training provider can draw down for the programme.

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