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.
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:
Looks at implications for training providers
Using the Apprenticeship Levy to Train Existing Staff - find courses
Aimed at employers, but contains helpful information.