On 6th October 2022 Version 2 of the 2022/23 Funding Rules was published.
The main changes were:
1. Change of Circumstances – where there is a break in employment of more than 30 days
Where there is a break in employment of more than 30 days and up to 12 weeks, the main provider does not have to withdraw the apprentice immediately. After 30 days, the provider can record the apprentice as on a break in learning. Where the apprentice does not re-start with a new employer after 12 weeks, the main provider must withdraw the apprentice from the programme. This rule now applies irrespective of the apprentice’s start date.
2. Prisoner Apprenticeships
Following a change in legislation, from 30th September 2022, prisoners are eligible to undertake apprenticeships without the need for an apprenticeship agreement.
Click on the below links to access these useful guides:
- Employer Guide – Prisoner Apprenticeships Programme
- Apprentice Guide – Prisoner Apprenticeships Programme
Click here to access the Funding Rules
Check out our Funding and Levy page for further resources.