Further and higher education, skills and vocational training

University and college qualifications. Apprenticeships, traineeships and internships. Funding for further education providers.


  1. Find an apprenticeship

    Register your profile, search vacancies and apply for an apprenticeship - you must be 16 or over

  2. Become an apprentice

    Becoming an apprentice - what to expect, apprenticeship levels, pay and training, making an application, complaining about an apprenticeship

  3. Recruit an apprentice

    Advertise apprenticeship vacancies and manage applications. This service is for training organisations, not employers

  4. What qualification levels mean

    Find the difficulty level of a qualification and compare qualifications across different countries.

  5. Check if a university or college is officially recognised

    Recognised bodies, listed bodies, recognised universities, accredited higher learning institutions, bogus degrees

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Guidance and regulation

  1. Apprenticeship funding rules
  2. Apprenticeship funding bands
  3. Search for apprenticeship standards
  4. Universal Credit and students
  5. Higher and degree apprenticeships
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News and communications

  1. ESFA Update: 17 April 2019
  2. ESFA Update: 10 April 2019
  3. The First Twelve Institutes of Technology Announced
  4. CELL surrenders Ofqual recognition
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Research and statistics

  1. Assessment functioning of external assessments
  2. FE learners and apprentices survey
  3. Higher education provider data: Business and community interaction: 2017 to 2018
  4. National achievement rates tables: transparency data
  5. Apprenticeships and traineeships data
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Policy papers and consultations

  1. Guided learning in Functional Skills
  2. Institutes of Technology competition
  3. Realising the potential of technology in education
  4. College oversight: support and intervention
  5. Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education: strategic guidance
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Transparency and freedom of information releases

  1. HS2 Phase One vocational qualifications report
  2. Strategic college improvement fund: successful applicants
  3. Students and qualifications at level 3 and below in England
  4. Non-GCSE qualifications in England: key stage 4 entries and absence and exclusions outcomes
  5. September Guarantee: education and training for young people
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