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Further Education: Apprentices

Question for Department for Education

UIN HL14069, tabled on 9 March 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to include funding for companies to train employees at further education colleges in the Apprenticeship Levy scheme.

Answered on

23 March 2021

In the 2021-22 financial year, funding available for investment in apprenticeships in England is £2.5 billion, double what was spent in 2010-11. Employers can use this funding for the training and assessment of apprentices and can choose a training provider from our Register of Apprenticeship Training Providers, which may be a further education college, to deliver the high-quality training they need.

From 1 April 2021, all small to medium-sized enterprises arranging new apprenticeship starts will do so through the apprenticeship service, as levy payers do now. This will give them more control over their apprenticeship choices and the ability to reserve funds before choosing the provider that best meets their needs.