Apprenticeship funding in England

23 May 2019

The apprenticeship funding policy was introduced as part of reforms to apprenticeships in May 2017. From April 2019, some further changes to the policy come into effect.


The Apprenticeships technical funding guide for April 2019 to March 2020 explains how funding will work for apprenticeship frameworks and standards starting on or after 1 April 2019, including how provider payments will be calculated.


For all starts before 1 April 2019 refer to version 4 of the Apprenticeships technical funding guide for starts from May 2017.


‘First in first out’ - expiry of funds

Funds sitting within the account will expire 24 months after they first appear and as May 2017 was the first month in which funds began to appear into apprenticeship service accounts as from May 2019, we will see those first funds begin to expire.


Read more from Samantha Mann, senior policy and research officer at the CIPP, who explores who is affected by the levy and outlines the latest measures introduced by the government to stimulate interest in the programme.


Apprenticeship levy missing the mark (originally written for Accounting Web)