What is different about apprenticeship standards?
The employer-designed apprenticeship standards set out what an apprentice will be able to do on completion of their apprenticeship.
These new apprenticeships assess an apprentice through a rigorous end point assessment, designed by employers, which will ensure that the apprentice really can do the job they’ve trained for before completing their apprenticeship.
Many more apprenticeship standards, covering a wide range of occupations, are in the pipeline.
Is Government funding available for these new apprenticeships?
Yes. The Government will contribute towards the cost of external training and assessment of apprentices to meet the standard.
The overall amount the Government contributes will depend on which funding cap the apprenticeship standard has been allocated to (see table below).
Is there any extra funding available?
Yes. Every time you hire an apprentice on one of these new apprenticeship standards you can receive additional payments:
- If your apprentice is 16 to 18 years old
- If you are a small business with less than 50 employees
- If your apprentice successfully completes their apprenticeship