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New Apprenticeship Portal On GOV.UK

A new website has been launched on Find apprenticeship training for your apprentice.  The site aims to improve the process:

Further improvements either implemented or imminent include:

Improvements to transferring and accessing funding  Employers that pay the apprenticeship levy (those with an annual pay bill of more than £3 million) will be able to pledge unspent levy funds (up to their 25% transfer allowance) to support apprenticeships in other businesses.

All businesses will be able to see these pledges on a public website and apply for funding to pay for 100% of their apprenticeship training and assessment costs (up to the funding band maximum).  

Apprentices confirm details  New apprentices that firms add to their apprenticeship service account will receive an email requesting them to review and confirm the details of their apprenticeship. Apprentices will be able to refer back to these details during their apprenticeship. They will also have access to guidance on what is expected of them, their provider and you as their employer. These changes will help to make their apprenticeship a quality experience, the government says.

Improvements to apprenticeship training and assessment  Within a firm’s apprenticeship account, they will be able to select which version of an apprenticeship standard they would like to have delivered by providers and end-point assessment organisations. This will ensure training matches their business needs and apprentices receive the right training and assessment, the government says.