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This document sets out the funding rules for apprenticeship standards that start between 1 August 2016 and 31 July 2017.
The rules form part of the terms and conditions of the funding agreement between the Skills Funding Agency (SFA), and providers and employers who receive funding directly from the SFA for apprenticeship standard provision. This includes both those involved in the training and the assessment of apprentices.
This document is supported by, and must be read in conjunction with, the following publications.
These rules now cover apprenticeship starts until the end of April. This will ensure continuity until the 2017 to 2018 apprenticeship funding rules come in to effect for new starts from May.
We have now published Version 2 of the Funding Rules 2016 to 2017. We have updated these based on your feedback, which we have used to clarify some of our content. These documents set out the rules for funding, including the evidence required to support funding for 2016 to 2017. These rules will apply from 1 August 2016.