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HMRC internal manual

Child Benefit Technical Manual

Prescribed conditions for a child or qualifying young person: Education and training condition - meaning of ‘approved training’

Child Benefit (General) Regulations 2006, regulation 1, (3)

‘Approved training’ means arrangements made by the Government:

  • in relation to England there is no ‘Approved Training’ from September 2013 as defined by Child Benefit Regualtions.

    Note: From September 2013 ‘Foundation Learning’ is treated as a study programme under full-time non-advanced education.


  • in relation to Wales arrangements made by the Secretary of State under section 2 of the Employment & Training Act 1973. These are currently:

    • ‘Foundation Apprenticeships’ or ‘Traineeships’
  • in relation to Scotland made by the Scottish Ministers under section 2 of the Employment and Training Act 1973, or by Scottish Enterprise or Highlands and Islands Enterprise under section 2 of the Enterprise and New Towns (Scotland) Act 1990. This is currently:

    • ‘Employability Fund’
  • in relation to Northern Ireland, made by the Department for Communities and/or the Department for the Economy. From the 1 June 2017, these are currently:

    -  PEACE IV Children and Young People 2.1

            -  Training for Success