|Key updates coming to the apprenticeship service|
Over the coming months we’ll be introducing new features to the apprenticeship service, to help employers manage apprenticeships easily and effectively.
We’ll keep you informed about what employers can do and when.
Please support your members and employer networks by copying and sharing the below information, to make sure they don’t miss out.
|NOW LIVE |
Can’t find a training provider? Share your interest
If you are struggling to find a provider offering the apprenticeship training you need, you can now fill out a simple online form to share your interest in a particular course with all providers.
You will be notified by email of any providers who are able to support your apprenticeship training request, so you can contact them to discuss. Your contact details will not be shared.
How to share your interest:
1. search for apprenticeship training using ‘Find apprenticeship training’
2. enter a town, city or postcode and select ‘View providers for this course’
3. on the results page, look for ‘Can’t find a training provider?’ and select ‘Share your interest’
FIND APPRENTICESHIP TRAINING
|Road to a quality apprenticeship – a practical guide |
The recently published road to a quality apprenticeship provides information to help you achieve a quality experience for your apprentices while maximising the benefits for your business. Take a look to understand more about your role in the apprenticeship journey.
|COMING SOON |
Improvements to apprentice onboarding
New apprentices that you add to your apprenticeship service account will receive an email requesting them to review and confirm the details of their apprenticeship. Apprentices will be able to refer back to these details during their apprenticeship. They will also have access to guidance on what is expected of them, their provider and you as their employer. These changes will help to make their apprenticeship a quality experience.
Improvements to apprenticeship training and assessment
Within your account, you will be able to select which version of an apprenticeship standard you would like to be delivered by providers and end-point assessment organisations. This will ensure training matches your business needs and your apprentices receive the right training and assessment.
Improvements to transferring and accessing funding
Employers who pay the apprenticeship levy (those with an annual pay bill of more than £3 million) will be able to pledge unspent levy funds (up to their 25% transfer allowance) to support apprenticeships in other businesses. All businesses will be able to see these pledges on a public website and apply for funding to pay for 100% of their apprenticeship training and assessment costs (up to the funding band maximum).
|HELP AND SUPPORT|
If you require support using the apprenticeship service, you can watch our how-to videos, check the advice on apprenticeships.gov.uk or visit our help portal where you can access help articles, webchat with an adviser, call (08000 150 600) or text (07588 690018) our helpline, or email our helpdesk.