To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department plans to take to ensure that Aspire Achieve Advance apprentices are able to complete their apprenticeship qualifications after the provider ceased trading.
26 October 2018
We want to help support all Aspire Achieve Advance apprentices and to ensure minimum disruption to their learning. The Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) has established a specialist taskforce to make sure that apprentices can continue their programmes with alternative providers. The ESFA has written to all affected employers and learners to provide them with reassurance and explain the next steps. The ESFA has also set up a dedicated email address for enquiries from concerned apprentices, parents, or employers. The ESFA is also working with employers and providers to ensure apprentices are transferred to new providers as quickly as possible.