Providers receive funding allocations

Colleges and training providers have received their funding allocation for apprenticeships from the Education and Skills Funding Agency.

A pause in the £440m tender process was announced on 12 April, but the agency says it’s now met its commitment to provide allocations to those providers included on the Register of Apprenticeship Training Providers.

A letter sent to providers included a statement for funds available for non-levy apprenticeships starting between 1 May and 31 December. It added that allocations for 16-18 and 19+ apprenticeships are separate.

Mark Dawe, chief executive of the Association of Employment and Learning Providers said: ‘We are actively talking to members about their allocations and it is too early to get an overall picture. I would encourage the ESFA to publish a list of all non-levy allocations. Greater transparency is needed, particularly around how much total funding has been allocated for apprentices at non-levy employers.’