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. Search for apprenticeship standards
  2. Apprenticeship funding bands
  3. LRS organisational portal
  4. Universal Credit and students
  5. A guide to apprenticeships
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News and communications

  1. ESFA Update: 14 November 2018
  2. Grading vocational and technical assessments
  3. Apprenticeships at WorldSkills UK Live – 15 to 17 November
  4. ESFA Update: 7 November 2018
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Research and statistics

  1. Apprenticeships in England by industry sector
  2. Apprenticeship and levy statistics: October 2018
  3. Equality and diversity
  4. Apprenticeship vacancies archive
  5. Apprenticeships and traineeships data
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Policy papers and consultations

  1. Regulating Basic Digital Skills Qualifications
  2. Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework: subject-level
  3. Improving adult basic digital skills
  4. Introduction of T Levels
  5. Institutes of Technology competition
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Transparency and freedom of information releases

  1. Strategic college improvement fund: successful applicants
  2. List of declared subcontractors
  3. NEET data by local authority
  4. Participation in education and training: local authority figures
  5. Young people NEET or activity unknown: comparative data scorecard
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