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. What qualification levels mean

    Find the difficulty level of a qualification and compare qualifications across different countries.

  4. Recruit an apprentice

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

  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. Higher and degree apprenticeships
  3. School capital funding allocations
  4. LRS organisational portal
  5. Apprenticeship funding bands
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News and communications

  1. ESFA Update: 23 January 2019
  2. Review of UK university rating system launched
  3. Call for universities to improve support for disabled students
  4. New Apprenticeship Campaign 'Fire It Up' launches
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Research and statistics

  1. Evaluation of provider-level TEF 2016 to 2017 (year 2)
  2. Higher education student statistics: 2017 to 2018
  3. Further education and skills data
  4. Further education (FE) workforce programme evaluation
  5. Community learning
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Policy papers and consultations

  1. Independent review of TEF: call for views
  2. Implementation of Technical Qualifications
  3. Value for money in higher education
  4. T Level action plan
  5. Post-16 skills plan and independent report on technical education
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Transparency and freedom of information releases

  1. Independent review of TEF: about us
  2. Provider level adult education budget (AEB) delivery 2017 to 2018
  3. Institute for Apprenticeships annual report and accounts 2017 to 2018
  4. Strategic college improvement fund: successful applicants
  5. Further Education Commissioner: annual report 2017 to 2018
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