Apprenticeships: recognition of prior learning

Information for training providers, employers and apprentices about the need for, and importance of, initial assessment and recognition of prior learning.



This guidance provides information to support the implementation of initial assessment of prior learning in accordance with the policy intent and the apprenticeship funding rules.

Before an apprenticeship begins, the main training provider must assess the individual’s prior learning to establish the ‘starting point’, or baseline, of the apprentice. This informs how much of the apprenticeship training content the individual requires. It checks that the apprenticeship is an appropriate training programme for the individual.

Published 11 March 2019