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. What qualification levels mean

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

  4. Recruit an apprentice

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

  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. Universal Credit and students
  3. Find out if you need an ATAS certificate
  4. Search for apprenticeship standards
  5. Apprenticeship funding bands
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News and communications

  1. University boosts earnings by around 20% across the country
  2. University? Traineeship? First Job? What’s your post-exam plan?
  3. Universities Minister sets out progress on access and participation
  4. Liam Fox launches training scheme to find UK's future trade experts
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Research and statistics

  1. Cost and outreach pilot evaluation: interim findings
  2. FE Choices learner satisfaction survey 2018 to 2019
  3. Graduate outcomes (LEO): regional outcomes 2016 to 2017
  4. Apprenticeships and traineeships data
  5. Apprenticeships and traineeships: July 2019
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Policy papers and consultations

  1. Improving higher technical education
  2. National retraining scheme
  3. Accelerated degree courses: impact assessment and equality analysis
  4. Higher technical education: current system and case for change
  5. Higher technical education interim impact assessments
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Transparency and freedom of information releases

  1. Uplift factors and postcode files
  2. Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education annual report and accounts
  3. Funding allocations to training providers: 2018 to 2019
  4. CITB annual report and accounts: 2018 to 2019
  5. NEET and participation: local authority figures
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