Further and higher education, skills and vocational training

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


  1. Recruit an apprentice

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

  2. Find a traineeship

    Apply for a traineeship in England - get ready to work or an apprenticeship

  3. Courses and qualifications for 14 to 19 year olds

    Find out what vocational or academic courses and qualifications are available at schools, colleges and sixth forms in your area

  1. Find an internship

    Use the Graduate Talent Pool to find internships if you're a new or recent graduate in the European Economic Area (EEA)

  2. Find a regulated qualification

    Check if a qualification is regulated and what level it is on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF)

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Guidance and regulation

  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.

  1. Civil Service Fast Track Apprenticeship schemes

    • Detailed guide
    • Civil Service Fast Track Apprenticeship
  2. Employing an apprentice

    How to take on an apprentice as an employer, what's expected of you and what funding you can get.

    • Guide
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News and communications

  1. ESFA update: April 2018

    • Education and Skills Funding Agency
    • Correspondence
  2. Find out what’s new about the National Apprenticeship Awards 2018 – now open for entries

    • Education and Skills Funding Agency
    • News story
  3. 600,000 graduates to benefit from financial milestone

    • Department for Education
    • News story
  4. IoH and AI surrender Ofqual recognition

    • Ofqual
    • News story
  5. Further Education Commissioner objective setting letter

    • Department for Education
    • Correspondence
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Policy and engagement

  1. Performance reporting: FE college groups and multi-site colleges
  2. Implementing functional skills reform
  3. Reforming functional skills qualifications in English and maths
  1. FE residential accommodation: national minimum standards

    • Department for Education
    • Consultation outcome
    • Date closed 26 January 2018
  2. Office for Students: monetary and financial penalties

    • Department for Education and Office for Students
    • Consultation outcome
    • Date closed 09 February 2018
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  1. Graduate labour market statistics: 2017

    • Department for Education
    • Official statistics
  2. Experimental UK Performance Indicators 2016 to 2017: further tables

    • Department for Education
    • Official statistics
  3. Uplift factors and postcode files

    • Education and Skills Funding Agency
    • Transparency
  4. Apprenticeships: off-the-job training hours estimates

    • Department for Education
    • Transparency
  5. FE data library: other statistics and research

    • Department for Education and Education and Skills Funding Agency
    • Statistical data set
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