Proposed funding rates show cuts of up to 50% for the most deprived 16-18 apprentices

Analysis of some of the most popular apprenticeship frameworks conducted by FE Week has shown that proposed funding for 16 to 18 year-old apprentices will result in current rates to colleges and training providers being cut by around 30 per cent. This rises to over half for those apprentices living in the most deprived areas of central London.

Astonishingly, this compares with the funding for many learners aged 24 and over going up, particularly those living in affluent areas outside the South East and working for large employers. In one example, the proposed adult funding is nearly quadruple current levels.

Read the full analysis and article here: FE Week article