Research and analysis

Exploring funding for apprentices with additional needs

Research into the effectiveness of funding to support apprentices with learning difficulties, disabilities or disadvantage.


Exploring the funding and support for apprentices with additional needs


Findings from interviews with apprenticeship providers, employers and third party organisations. This report identifies areas to consider in the future development of apprenticeships funding policy.

The interviews explored how organisations define and identify:

  • support needs
  • the support they provide to apprentices
  • the funding they access to meet these needs
  • whether the support enables apprentices to participate in and complete their programme
Published 17 May 2018