Apprenticeships in schools – new DfE guidance

Apprenticeships in schools – new DfE guidance

: Date posted: July 2018

In April 2017 the government changed the funding mechanism for apprenticeships in England. As a consequence many schools and academies are now required to contribute to the Apprenticeship Levy.

New guidance, published by the Department for Education, in June 2018, provides information on what apprenticeships are, how to access them, how they can contribute to improving the skills within the school workforce, and how the Apprenticeship Levy and public sector target apply to schools.

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