Apprenticeship changes

Apprenticeship funding changes

Information for employers about the way apprenticeship funding is changing, including details about the apprenticeship levy we are introducing from 2017.

  1. Apprenticeship funding from May 2017

    • Policy paper
  2. Apprenticeship funding: how it will work

    • Guidance
  3. Apprenticeships: become a training provider

    • Guidance
  4. Apprenticeships: government spending and expected levy payments

    • Transparency data
  5. Apprenticeship funding reform in England: payment mechanisms and funding principles

    • Consultation outcome
  6. Apprenticeships funding reform in England

    • Consultation outcome

Guidance for trailblazers

Groups of employers (‘trailblazers’) are leading the way in carrying out the changes to apprenticeships. They are working together to design apprenticeship standards and assessment approaches to make them world class.

Read the standards and assessment plans that have been produced by employers and agreed by the government.

Read the standards that are also being developed by employer groups across the trailblazers.

  1. Future of apprenticeships in England: guidance for trailblazers

    • Guidance
  2. Employers' guide to apprenticeship standards

    • Guidance
  3. Apprenticeship standards: list of occupations available

    • Guidance
  4. Trailblazer apprenticeship funding requirements for employers

    • Guidance
  5. Apprenticeship standards: changes to the process for approvals

    • Guidance
  6. Register of apprentice assessment organisations

    • Guidance
  7. Apprenticeship trailblazer quality statement

    • Guidance

Richard Review of Apprenticeships

The ‘Richard Review of Apprenticeships’ looked at how apprenticeships in England can meet the needs of the changing economy. The implementation plan sets out the government’s approach to changing apprenticeships based on the feedback we received from the Richard Review consultation.

  1. Apprenticeship reforms: progress report

    • Policy paper
  2. Future of apprenticeships in England: Richard Review next steps

    • Consultation outcome
  3. Richard Review of Apprenticeships

    • Independent report
  4. Removal of apprenticeship frameworks

    • Guidance


  1. Apprenticeship trailblazers

    • Speech
  2. Employers in the driving seat for reformed apprenticeships

    • Press release
  3. The Richard Review of Apprenticeships

    • Announcement