Apprenticeship Frameworks Online

Have you thought about taking on anApprentice and giving them the chance to ‪#‎getingofar by teaching them the skills they need to be a greatasset to your company? There are hundreds of Apprenticeship frameworks to giveyoung people and current staff members some excellent on the job training and teach them new skills.

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Apprenticeships are available in more than 1,500 job roles offering real, hands-on experience to earn while you learn. There are up to 28,000 apprentice vacancies online at any time! 

Get In Go Far

The Get In Go Far website enables young people,employers, parents and teachers to find out more about apprenticeships,traineeships and work experience. Young people can also access thousands ofopportunities across a range of sectors and employers - so they can get in andgo far in their career

Apprenticeships combine work-based experience with training in technical knowledge and generally last between one and four years. They normally lead to a qualification, such as a National Vocational Qualification (NVQ); this is normally at Level 2 (or Level 3 for Advanced Apprenticeships).

Apprenticeships are generally open to any age group, and can help both younger and older people into employment.

The government fully funds apprenticeship training costs for 16 to 18-year-olds and provides up to 50% training costs for 19 to 24-year-olds. It also contributes to training costs for people aged 25 years and over who meet certain criteria.

Apprentices can help fill your skills gap and deliver real returns to your bottom line. Visit the National Apprenticeship website for further information. 

You may be able to get help with costs, through the Government's AGE 16-24 grant.

Employers who pay the apprenticeship levy can now make atransfer to fund apprenticeships in another organisation. They can view theirtransfers allowance in their apprenticeship service account and use a newtransfers estimator tool to help them plan a transfer.

Transfers is the first big flexibility we are offering toemployers to help make apprenticeships work better for everyone. I would begrateful if you could help to ensure online information about transfers and theapprenticeship service are passed on to your colleagues, contacts and networks(see links at the bottom of this email).

Top 3 facts about transfers

  1. Employers who pay the levy can transfer a maximum of 10% of the annual funds in their apprenticeship service account, which is calculated from the total amount of levy declared during the previous tax year.
  1. Transfers can be made to any other employer. For the first phase, employers can make a transfer to one other employer, but as with all new functions on our service, we will review this based on user feedback.
  1. Employers can transfer funds to another employer to pay for the costs of training and assessment for their apprenticeships. These must be for apprenticeship standards. Transfers cannot be used for apprenticeship frameworks.

Next steps

  • Employers who pay the levy and are considering making a transfer should read information on GOV.UK and talk to a potential receiving employer.
  • Employers who don't pay the levy can now register on the service in order to receive a transfer if they have agreed a transfer with a sending employer.
  • Stakeholders and training providers can support employers in understanding about the apprenticeship service and transfers by signposting them to our short guidance videos and online information below

Short videos onusing the apprenticeship service

Transfers page onGOV.UK

Blog 7 tips forgetting prepared for transfers

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The National Apprenticeship Service helps unlock the great potential of young people and prepare them for their future careers by helping them to become work ready. 

Each local FE College runs its own scheme linked to the National Apprenticeship Service - an online matching service for vacancies.

Anyone in England can apply for an Apprenticeship if they are:

  • 16 or over
  • Eligible to work in England
  • Not in full-time education

Work and study

Apprenticeships combine practical training in a job with study.

An apprentice:

  • Works alongside experienced staff
  • Gains job-specific skills
  • Earns a wage
  • Studies towards a related qualification (usually 1 day a week)

Levels of Apprenticeship

There are 3 levels in England:

  • Intermediate equivalent to 5 GCSE passes
  • Advanced equivalent to 2 A level passes
  • Higher lead to NVQ Level 4 and above or a Foundation Degree