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A guide to Apprenticeships in the UK

This interactive guide explains the different apprenticeship policies now in place accross the four home countries. Each section has a link to the relevant organisation where more information can be found. 

 

England

Wales

Scotland

Northern Ireland

Who approves

Apprenticeships?

 

 Institute for Apprenticeships

GOV.Wales

 Modern Apprenticeship Group

Department for the Economy

Who is the

Qualifications

Regulator?

 Ofqual qualifications

Qualifications Wales

SQA Accreditation

Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment

Does the Levy apply?

 

Yes -If you’re an employer with a pay bill over £3 million each year. The levy rate is 0.5% of pay bill - Find Out More

 Yes -If you’re an employer with a pay bill over £3 million each year. The levy rate is 0.5% of pay bill - Find Out More

 Yes -If you’re an employer with a pay bill over £3 million each year. The levy rate is 0.5% of pay bill - Find Out More

 Yes -If you’re an employer with a pay bill over £3 million each year. The levy rate is 0.5% of pay bill - Find Out More

Where to find funding?

Education & Skills Funding Agency

Gov.Wales

Skills Development Scotland

Department for the Economy (DfE)

Do Frameworks or Standards apply?

Standards* 

Frameworks

Frameworks

Frameworks

Is End-Point Assessment mandatory?

Yes

No

No

No

Does the Register of Apprenticeship Training Providers (RoATP) apply?

Yes

No

No

Yes

 * Frameworks are being withdrawn in England

The government expects to move from apprenticeship frameworks to Standards over the course of parliament and is phasing the withdrawal of apprenticeship frameworks as employers take on apprentices on the new standards. The government will ensure issuing authorities and training providers have reasonable notice to prepare for the changes.

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