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

Research and statistics

  1. Evaluation of the industry placements pilot
  2. Higher education provider data - estates management: 2017 to 2018
  3. Apprenticeship and levy statistics: April 2019
  4. Graduate labour market statistics: 2018
  5. Assessment functioning of external assessments
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Policy papers and consultations

  1. Improving further education workforce data: call for evidence
  2. Digital functional skills qualifications: subject content
  3. Regulating digital functional skills qualifications
  4. T Level action plan
  5. Industry placements: policy framework
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Transparency and freedom of information releases

  1. Uplift factors and postcode files
  2. 16 to 19 subcontracting
  3. Further education skills index
  4. HS2 Phase One vocational qualifications report
  5. Strategic college improvement fund: successful applicants
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