Apprenticeship Funding Rules 2024/2025 – draft version available

29 March, 2024

The draft Apprenticeship Funding Rules for 2024/25 (1st August 2024 – 31st July 2025) are now available. Any feedback should be sent to by Friday 26 April 2024.

Some of the changes:

  • Reducing the administrative requirements for learning support. In order to reduce bureaucracy associated with claiming learning support, reviews will move from monthly to every 3 months and an assessment for learning support will be allowed to happen at any time during the apprenticeship.
  • Widening the flexibilities in English and Maths requirements for apprentices who have learning difficulties and disabilities. Following a positive pilot, English and maths flexibilities are being extended for apprentices who have learning difficulties or disabilities but no Education, Health and Care Plan, to study a more suitable level of English and maths.
  • Introducing a new £30,000 de-minimis in relation to subcontracting. It will be made easier for providers to bring in industry specialists to deliver training by introducing greater flexibility in subcontracting arrangements.

You can access the summary of changes here.

You can access the draft Apprenticeship funding rules here.

Version 3 of the 2023 – 2024 Apprenticeship Funding rules

Please note that Version 3 of the 2023 – 2024 Apprenticeship Funding rules were also published. These updated rules reflect the recent apprenticeship announcements made by the Prime Minister:

  • the removal of co-investment, for new starts from 1 April 2024, for non-levy paying employers taking on apprentices aged 16 to 21
  • raising to 50%, from April, the proportion of their levy funds that employers can transfer to other businesses

In respect to the changes to co-investment, please note that the associated changes to the payment systems will take several weeks to introduce. This means that providers will continue to receive monthly payments representing 95% of the agreed price for training and assessment until June, when backdated payments for April and May for the 5% balance of funding will be made.

Access the latest Apprenticeship Funding Rules.