A number of improvements and simplifications to apprenticeships will come into force from August 2022.

These improvements include:

  • making it simpler for individuals to accelerate their apprenticeship by placing a greater focus on provider assessment of prior learning and experience.
  • introducing a consistent baseline for off-the-job training, specifying the minimum number of hours that a full-time apprentice must spend in training. This will simplify the reporting for providers and employers.
  • changing English and maths requirements for those Level 2 apprentices who start with the lowest level of prior attainment in English and maths.
  • providing a more efficient payment service for providers by reducing the data needed to make payments and improving Apprenticeship Service financial reports, helping providers understand what they are being paid for each apprenticeship and why.

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