Apprenticeship Funding Rules 2024/2025

21 May, 2024

Apprenticeship funding rules are the rules employers and training providers must follow to get funding for training and assessing apprentices in England. The 2024 to 2025 funding rules apply to apprenticeships starting between 1 August 2024 and 31 July 2025.

Version 1 of the 2024/2025 apprenticeship funding rules are now available.

Some of the changes include:

  • Reducing the administrative requirements associated with onboarding an apprentice and monitoring their progress. The burden of onboarding has been reduced by integrating initial assessment with development of the training plan, reducing the number of documents employers and providers need to review and sign. In addition, providers will also no longer need to ask employers to sign off each progress review.
  • Widening the flexibilities in English and Maths requirements for apprentices who have learning difficulties and disabilities. Following a positive pilot, English and maths flexibilities have been extended for apprentices who have learning difficulties or disabilities but no Education, Health and Care Plan, so that they can study a more suitable level of English and maths.
  • Introducing a new de-minimis in relation to subcontracting. The £30,000 de-minimis that was proposed in the draft funding rules has been reviewed and has increased to £100,000. This will enable greater flexibility in subcontracting arrangements and make it easier for providers to bring in industry specialists to deliver training.

You can access the summary of changes here.

You can access the Apprenticeship funding rules here.