Changes to apprenticeships and CIPP delivery of apprenticeships.

As a direct result of government changes the previous apprenticeship frameworks in payroll were replaced in July 2018 by the Payroll administrator apprenticeship standard.


In the same reforms, end point assessment organisations (EPAO) were introduced. The EPAO for the Payroll administrator apprenticeship standard can be found on the Register of end-point assessment organisations page of GOV.UK


CIPPs involvement in apprenticeships

As the Chartered body for the payroll profession, we are pleased to announce that we are working with MBKB Training Ltd, and in discussions with others, to provide the knowledge elements of the standard to enable their experienced teams to deliver the apprenticeship.


In addition, we are working with Loughborough University to deliver the MSc in Strategic Leadership, which can be funded through the apprenticeship levy.


Advertising an Apprenticeship vacancy

GOV.UK have provided useful information on their Employing an Apprentice website. The page includes:

  • Overview
  • Get funding
  • Pay and conditions for apprentices
  • Make an apprenticeship agreement

Finding a training provider to deliver apprenticeships

A full list of all apprenticeship standards (and their development) can be found on the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education website. Once you have selected the standard you require, you are also able search for a training provider to deliver this for you.


Payroll education and training

If you wish to review other education options in the meantime, the CIPP offers a wide portfolio of training and qualifications ranging from new entrants to the sector to our MSc in Strategic Leadership.