Apprenticeships

Apprentice pay: ‘£4.81 an hour isn’t enough to live on. It’s crippling.’

Low-paid apprenticeships are becoming 'unaffordable' for learners and are contributing to low take-up, according to providers.

Shane Chowen
Shane Chowen
Apprenticeships

Winners of inaugural apprenticeship assessment awards revealed

Federation of Awarding Bodies chief executive Tom Bewick said the awards marked a “crucial point” when the majority of...

Will Nott
Will Nott
Apprenticeships

CMI earns record turnover as management apprenticeships soar despite pandemic

End-point assessment 'is now a significant contributor to income' for the charity

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
Apprenticeships

ESFA buckles to sector pressure on ‘unfair’ apprenticeship drop-out rule

A threshold for withdrawals that triggers 'enhanced monitoring' has been significantly increased

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
Apprenticeships

Small employer apprenticeship starts rise for first time in 5 years

But the numbers are still way off pre-pandemic and levy reform levels

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
Apprenticeships

Help boost apprenticeship starts among young people and fix the drop-out rate, skills minister tells IfATE

Alex Burghart issues tasks to the institute in new 'strategic guidance'

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
Apprenticeships

Deadline to claim apprenticeship cash incentives extended by 5 days

The change has been made in response to employer complaints that the deadline was on a weekend

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
Apprenticeships

SMEs frustrated as DfE refusal to reset non-levy cap halts apprenticeship starts

Employers reveal they are being forced to cancel recruitment plans and turn apprentices away

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
Apprenticeships

Don’t solely blame ‘the careers system’ for low apprenticeship starts 

Many of the issues putting young people off apprenticeships are in the control of employers and providers, not careers...

Jess Staufenberg
Laura-Jane Rawlings