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. Employing an apprentice

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

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Guidance and regulation

  1. Higher and degree apprenticeships
  2. Condition Improvement Fund
  3. Search for apprenticeship standards
  4. Register of apprenticeship training providers
  5. Apprenticeship funding bands
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News and communications

  1. Blazing a Trail with National Apprenticeship Week 2019
  2. Functional Skills - letter from DfE to Chief Regulator
  3. Second round of £5 million Taking Teaching Further programme opens
  4. ESFA Update: 12 December 2018
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Research and statistics

  1. Strengthening vocational and technical qualifications
  2. Undergraduate degrees: labour market returns
  3. International comparison of courses in hairdressing and barbering
  4. Provider and local authority tables
  5. Apprenticeship and levy statistics: November 2018
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Policy papers and consultations

  1. Implementation of Technical Qualifications
  2. Funding for the delivery of T levels
  3. T Level action plan
  4. Post-16 skills plan and independent report on technical education
  5. Accelerated degree courses: assessment of impact
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Transparency and freedom of information releases

  1. Institute for Apprenticeships annual report and accounts 2017 to 2018
  2. Strategic college improvement fund: successful applicants
  3. Further Education Commissioner: annual report 2017 to 2018
  4. List of declared subcontractors
  5. NEET data by local authority
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