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. LRS organisational portal
  3. Apprenticeship funding bands
  4. Higher and degree apprenticeships
  5. A guide to apprenticeships
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News and communications

  1. College students with unrealised potential deserve better
  2. Higher education expert to review TEF
  3. Top college leaders to help strengthen further education sector
  4. Education and Sport were GREAT in Ashgabat exhibition
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Research and statistics

  1. Level 2 study programmes
  2. Identifying FE teacher comparators
  3. Post-16 education: outcomes for disadvantaged students
  4. FE learners and apprentices survey
  5. College staff survey: 2018
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Policy papers and consultations

  1. Accelerated degrees: widening student choice in higher education
  2. Regulating Basic Digital Skills Qualifications
  3. Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework: subject-level
  4. Review of TEF: terms of reference
  5. Accelerated degree courses: assessment of impact
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Transparency and freedom of information releases

  1. Further Education Commissioner: annual report 2017 to 2018
  2. Strategic college improvement fund: successful applicants
  3. List of declared subcontractors
  4. NEET data by local authority
  5. Participation in education and training: local authority figures
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