April Apprenticeship Insights: Funding GAP, Streamlined Processes, and Exciting Updates from JBC


Beginning in April 2024, apprentices across the UK will see a substantial increase in their minimum hourly wage, soaring by 21% from £5.28 to £6.40.

Streamlining Apprenticeship Processes

The Department for Education (DfE) have announced changes to simplify apprenticeship procedures. Initial assessments will now merge with training plans, reducing paperwork. Progress reviews will no longer need employer signatures.

Exploring Active Learning: DfE Review Underway

The Department for Education (DfE) is currently examining the “minimum requirement” for active learning, focusing on off-the-job training, as well as English and maths training.

Co-Investment Update: 5% Payment Adjustment

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has revealed changes regarding the 5% co-investment for non-levy paying employers hiring apprentices aged 16 to 21. From now on, providers will receive monthly payments covering 95% of the agreed training and assessment cost. In June, backdated payments for April and May’s 5% balance will be issued.

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