Apprenticeships and skills policy in England


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Author: Powell, Andrew


Apprenticeships are paid jobs which incorporate on and off the job training. Apprentices have the same rights as other employees and are entitled to be paid at least the apprentice rate of the national minimum wage. A successful apprentice may receive a nationally recognised qualification on the completion of their contract. There are two different types of apprenticeships: frameworks and standards. Apprenticeship frameworks are being progressively phased out and replaced by the newer apprenticeship standards. Over 900,000 funded apprentices participated on an apprenticeship in the 2016...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Apprenticeship; Governance; Finance; Policy; Skills and knowledge

Keywords: Funding; Taxation; Education and training system; Government policy; Educational policy

Geographic subjects: Great Britain; Europe

Published: London, England: House of Commons Library, 2019

Physical description: 31 p.

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Series: House of Commons Library briefing paper; no. CBP 03052, 7 January 2019

Resource type: Paper

Document number: TD/TNC 136.473

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