• 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

  • Apprenticeship funding band reviews to include updated ‘affordability measures’ in wake of budget warnings

    The Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education is updating its ‘affordability measures’ when making funding band recommendations. Minutes published this week for their approval and funding committee, dated 21 March, say the Digital and Data Science Team “gave an update about work to improve the affordability measures, which will be further developed over the next

    12.58 Apr. 10th, 2019 | News

  • IfA funding band review: 12 of 31 standards signed off by education secretary

    Final funding bands for 12 of the standards that were part of the Institute for Apprenticeships’ review have been published, following sign off by the education secretary Damian Hinds. Of the 12, seven have had their funding cut and three have remained the same, while a further two have had their funding rate increased. Funding

    14.03 Oct. 3rd, 2018 | News

  • Major slash in store for apprenticeship funding rate bands

    The Institute for Apprenticeships will soon confirm controversial changes to dozens of apprenticeship funding rate bands, according to the skills minister. Writing in her monthly column in FE Week, Anne Milton said the rate changes will be published online “shortly” and further reviews will take place in the autumn. To date, the IfA has refused

    17.15 Sep. 13th, 2018 | News