• IfA’s second funding band review: Another 17 standards signed off

    Funding bands for another 17 apprenticeship standards under review by the Institute for Apprenticeships have now been approved – with the majority experiencing a reduction. A total of 30 standards have been under review since December. The first 10 had their funding rates approved in May. For the latest 17, changes for those that have

    15.48 Jul. 1st, 2019 | News

  • Trailblazer group alarm over funding band reviews

    A trailblazer group chair has warned that its “years of hard work” in developing two apprenticeships standards could be undone, after they were included in the Institute for Apprenticeships’ second funding band review. The level two supply chain warehouse operative and large goods vehicle driver standards were among 30 standards named on the list announced

    12.00 Dec. 7th, 2018 | News

  • Hinds quick to show IfA support but fails to name employers in agreement

    The education secretary was unable to name a single employer who supported the Institute for Apprenticeships in an interview with FE Week editor Nick Linford this week. Damian Hinds had arranged the interview while on his fact-finding trip to Germany and the Netherlands. He was asked if the English version of employer ownership was working,

    10.00 Sep. 21st, 2018 | News

  • IfA funding band review: Aviation standard set to have rate doubled

    An apprenticeship standard is set to have its funding band doubled following the Institute for Apprenticeships’ recent review. The maximum cash on offer for the level three aviation ground specialist will increase from £3,000 to £6,000, according to Annette Allmark, director of strategic policy at People 1st, who worked with the employer group that developed

    17.34 Sep. 5th, 2018 | News

  • IfA funding band review: Healthcare standard set for 67 per cent funding increase

    A healthcare apprenticeship standard is set to have its funding band increased by a massive 67 per cent following the Institute for Apprenticeships’ rate review. The level three senior healthcare support worker will have its maximum funding cap increased from £3,000 to £5,000, according to Jane Hadfield, national senior programme manager for apprenticeships at Health Education

    16.53 Aug. 30th, 2018 | News

  • IfA refuses to reveal funding band review recommendations

    The Institute for Apprenticeships will not publicly reveal the recommendations from its funding band review – despite sharing them with the employer groups involved. A number of those employer groups have come forward with the outcomes, and FE Week has reported on six of them. But despite repeated requests for the full list, the IfA

    18.14 Aug. 22nd, 2018 | News