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Delivering value through the apprenticeships programme

“The Department for Education needs to chart and follow a course from having a lot of apprenticeships to having the right apprenticeships in order to help improve the UK’s productivity, and achieve value for money, in return for the costs of the programme.”

 Sir Amyas Morse, head of the National Audit Office, 6 September 2016

Campaign launched to offer pupils construction experience

Firms urged to offer placements as part of Construction Youth Trust and Building campaign

Building has partnered with charity the Construction Youth Trust to launch a campaign aimed at attracting school pupils into construction careers.

Employers seeking ‘payment for access’ to their apprenticeship levy pot

Large employers are auctioning access to their future apprenticeship levy pot to the highest bidding training provider, the Association for Employment and Learning Providers has claimed.



MPs use FE Week analysis to demand funding cuts reversal

More than 50 Labour MPs have urged skills minister Robert Halfon to reverse apprenticeships funding cuts exposed by FE Week.

Views sought on plans to boost apprenticeships

£2.5 billion will be invested in apprenticeship training by 2020 under plans unveiled by the government. 

CITB and BSRIA voice concerns over the government's new apprenticeship levy

The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) is concerned that the government's proposed new apprenticeship levy will cut funding for construction apprenticeships by up to 30 per cent.

Employers and training providers to road-test the new digital apprenticeship service

As part of a pilot employers and training providers will be able to test the service from start to finish to make sure it meets their needs.

England’s apprenticeships: Assessing the new Apprenticeship Levy system

This briefing paper reviews the government's new apprenticeship system for England – why reform was needed, how well the new system will work, concerns about its effects, and its implications for policy. It also recommends how the incoming regime could be better adapted to our 21st century economy, and reverse the 30-year decline in the youth labour market.

Apprenticeship adviser to PM dumped as future of role left in doubt

The future of the apprenticeship advisor post to the Prime Minister remains uncertain, as a spokesperson for Nadhim Zahawi has today told FE Week he is no longer in the role.

CCATF Annual Report 2015-16 Published

CCATF Annual Report 2015-16 is now available.

Apprenticeship Levy – Details announced

Following the announcement of the introduction of the new “Apprenticeship Levy” most employers have been eagerly awaiting the publication of the details of the new scheme. Now, the wait is over.   

Announcing new Chair of CCATF

The CCATF are delighted to announce the appointment of Mr. Martyn Price MBE as the new Chair of the CCATF Membership Group. Following an outstanding contribution from Mr. Geoff Lister CBE, since the CCATF’s creation in 2008, Martyn takes over responsibility for the management of the Task Force at a time of some considerable levels of activity in the sector.

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