Changes to funding for those aged 24+

From 7 March 2014, funding for Apprenticeships for those aged 24 and over working towards Advanced or Higher-level frameworks will be available within the Adult Skills Budget (ASB). All current apprentices who have arranged a Loan will have their Loan cancelled and they will not need to make a repayment. Effectively this means that the funding rules will revert back to those in place prior to August 2013 whereby the Apprenticeship training is co-funded by the learner and the training provider.  A learner can expect to pay between £250 and £500 for a 12 month Apprenticeship.