The Government has set a target of 3 million new apprenticeship starts by 2020 and since this target was set in 2015 a number of reforms to apprenticeships and funding have taken place.
The reforms to apprenticeships and the introduction of the Apprenticeship Levy from April 2017 will have a major impact on the status and availability of apprenticeships which are now available from Level 2 to Level 7 and a new funding system made up of 15 bands ranging from £1,500 to £27,000.
Local colleges, training providers and higher education institutions all offer apprenticeships.
The Local Authority has developed an Apprenticeship Action Plan which includes actions to improve information, advice and guidance for young people their families and schools.
Apprenticeship awareness for Teachers
If you are a teacher searching for more information on apprenticeships, Aspire Learning has set up an apprenticeship awareness project. Please click here to find out more.
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Apprenticeship Qualification Levels:
Apprenticeships can be studied at different qualification levels:
||Equivalent educational level
||4,5,6 and 7
||Foundation degree and above
||6 and 7
||Bachelor’s or master’s degree