• Making sense of the 20% off-the-job apprenticeship funding rule

    One of the most important apprenticeship funding rules from May is the requirement that every apprentice “spends at least 20 per cent of their time on off-the-job training”. This simple sentence actually raises a series of questions, such as how to define “their time” and “off-the-job training”. We understand the SFA will shortly publish dedicated guidance about

    22.59 Mar. 20th, 2017 | News

  • SFA apprenticeship funding rules strengthened to deter employer kick-backs

    The apprenticeship funding rules, which come into force from May, have now been updated by the SFA to deter employer kick-backs. In early March the SFA expressed concern over “emerging delivery models that are contrary to the policy intent. “For example, some providers are offering incentives for employers by paying or re-funding them for certain aspects. These

    10.52 Mar. 20th, 2017 | News