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Question for Department for Education

UIN 42436, tabled on 11 July 2016

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the maximum duration is of an apprenticeship.

Answered on

28 July 2016

To ensure that apprenticeships are focused on providing sustained and substantial training, they must last for at least 12 months. We do not set a maximum duration centrally, but apprenticeships generally take between one and four years to complete.

The suggested duration of each apprenticeship is set by employers when designing the apprenticeship standard.

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