The Apprenticeship Funding Rules for 2022/23 have now been published.
On 27th May, a draft version of the funding rules were made available to provide the opportunity for feedback. Now the Apprenticeship Funding rules have been published.
Some of the changes, which are now confirmed, include:
- Initial Assessment will be added as an eligible cost.
- Off-the-job training: Currently an apprentice must train for a minimum of 20% of their working hours. From 1st August, the minimum volume of hours will no longer be linked to working hours. Instead there will be a consistent figure, irrespective of the hours worked by the apprentice. This will be 6 hours per week.
- English and maths requirements for Level 2 apprenticeships. People who start a Level 2 apprenticeship without Level 1 English and maths will no longer need to automatically attempt Level 2 English and Maths tests to complete their apprenticeship.
These funding rules will apply to apprenticeships starting between 1st August 2022 and July 2023.
Click here to access the summary of changes.
You can access the Apprenticeship funding rules and guidance for employers here.