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

  1. Universities Minister reinforces the civic role of institutions
  2. Turkmenistan Chevening Alumni community welcomes two new additions
  3. ESFA Update: 13 February 2019
  4. Contracts awarded to deliver the first T Levels
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Research and statistics

  1. HE students statistics: alternative providers 2017 to 2018
  2. Annual qualifications market report: academic year 2017 to 2018
  3. Further education and skills data
  4. Strategic college improvement fund: process evaluation
  5. Widening Participation Performance Indicator in HE 2017/18
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Policy papers and consultations

  1. Independent review of TEF: call for views
  2. Devolution of adult education functions: MoUs
  3. Higher education grants and loans 2019 to 2020: equality analysis
  4. Value for money in higher education
  5. T Level action plan
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Transparency and freedom of information releases

  1. Provider level adult education budget (AEB) delivery 2017 to 2018
  2. Marine Management Organisation apprenticeships: public sector target
  3. Natural England apprenticeships: public sector target
  4. Environment Agency apprenticeships: public sector target
  5. Uplift factors and postcode files
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