Colleges and training providers were last night sent a funding allocation for apprenticeship starts from next month to 31 December 2017 for non-levy employers.

Following a pause to the £440 million tender process announced on 12 April, the Education and Skills Funding Agency met their commitment to provide allocations to existing prime providers that successfully made it onto the Register of Apprenticeship Training Providers.

Mark Dawe, chief executive of the Association of Employment and Learning Providers said: “We are actively talking to members about their allocations and it is too early to get an overall picture. 

“I would encourage the ESFA to publish a list of all non-levy allocations. Greater transparency is needed, particularly around how much total funding has been allocated for apprentices at non-levy employers.”

Although only sent to providers, you can read the full ESFA allocation letter below, including how the allocation was calculated. FE Week has asked the ESFA what cash figures have been used for the ‘baseline’, and await an answer.


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