Apprentice funding shortfall sparks fears over training

A funding shortage from the government’s apprenticeship levy is preventing smaller businesses from adding school leavers on to their programmes, according to those providing the training. The shortfall is so large 75%  apprenticeship training providers are turning away business because they do not have the resources to teach new apprentices, according to the Association of Employment Learning Providers (AELP).

Many training providers said they have had to turn away organisations wishing to start new apprenticeship programmes. Other have stated that they had been forced to cut back on apprentice recruitment for their employer clients because new government funding was refused.

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