Useful reading

This section contains links to relevant articles on apprenticeships, and is regularly updated with the latest news from around the UK.

TUC Learning and Skills Policy Update

May 2019 - Update

National Audit Office report - March 2019

In March, the National Audit Office published a review of the apprenticeships programme.

Off-the-job training - government guidance reissued 

The TUC has welcomed the commitment by government that all apprentices should be entitled to off-the-job training for at least 20% of their working time.

Delivery of English and maths learning - DfE review

The DfE is currently exploring the delivery of maths and English learning in apprenticeships. Trade unions have the opportunity to input.


DfE reforms failed to deliver

Critical report by Public Accounts Committee on government's flagship apprenticeship scheme. Several key findings, including that the number of opportunities for people with lower skills to become apprentices is decreasing.

Appernticeship levy used to train existing staff

Employers using levy funds to create apprenticeships for existing employees is a growing trend. These recent articles contain useful information:

Apprenticeships for existing staff - what are the considerations? - fe news

Looks at implications for training providers

Using the Apprenticeship Levy to Train Existing Staff - find courses

Aimed at employers, but contains helpful information.

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