Apprenticeships: common funding rules

The rules that apply to all apprenticeship provision funded by the SFA. This document forms part of the Funding Rules 2016 to 2017.


Apprenticeships: common funding and performance-management rules 2016 to 2017

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The rules apply to all providers of education and training who receive apprenticeship funding from the Skills Funding Agency (SFA). These are the funding rules for all apprenticeship frameworks and standards, including those delivered by higher education institutions.

This suite of documents and the principles and rules they contain are part of the terms and conditions of funding and must be read with the other contract documents.

These include the following.