1. Reminder: Right to life loan consultation (LLE)
We currently have a live consultation on LLE which is open until May 6th and we encourage you to respond with your views to help us realize the potential of LLE.
In 2025, we hope to revolutionize the current student funding system (for levels 4-6) by delivering the LLE. Our aim is to have a flexible approach to skills development that meets the needs of learners and employers. The LLE will be equivalent to four years of study after the age of 18. Learners will be able to use the fund to study flexibly, choosing relevant modules or studying how and when they want throughout their lives. The LLE is aimed at both higher education and higher education.
The consultation is an opportunity for everyone to take part in the discussion. Please contact us by emailing [email protected]
2. Reminder: the business case deadline for the adult allowance is 6 May 2022
Adult Funding Allocation Statements for 2022 to 2023 are now being issued.
If you believe your data was incorrect and there is an error in your allocation, you can submit a business case by completing the business case template and sending it to us using our application form in line. Please read the Business Case section on the 19+ Allowances webpage before submitting.
The deadline for submitting your business case is May 6, 2022. Where applications have been received with complete information by the deadline, we aim to communicate results by the end of June 2022. Complex cases may take longer to investigate, where this is the case, we aim to communicate the results of these cases by August 1, 2022. If successful, changes will be reflected in contracts from the start of the funding year.
3. Information: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Workforce Fund for Schools and Colleges
Coronavirus (COVID-19) workforce fund guidelines and online application form for workforce absences between November 22, 2021 and April 8, 2022 will be available this week .
More information on the COVID-19 workforce fund can be found in our guidance for schools and colleges.
4. Information: The application deadline for the £3,000 Incentive Payment for Hiring a New Apprentice has been extended to 20 May 2022
Do you work with employers who hired a new apprentice between October 1, 2021 and January 31, 2022?
If these apprentices had an apprenticeship start date between October 1, 2021 and March 31, 2022, employers could be eligible for the £3,000 hire a new apprentice incentive payment.
Employers must submit an application for each eligible apprentice through their apprenticeship service account.
Closing of applications on May 20, 2022.
Share our resources with employers to support their application:
how to apply, including when to apply, steps to take before applying, how to apply and what happens after application.
orientation page including eligibility, how payment can be used and when payments are made.
- how to apply video including an overview of the steps to follow within the learning service.
How to apply video
5. Information: Advanced Learner Loans – application service launch 2022 to 2023
The 2022-2023 Advanced Learner Loans application service will be available from 23 May 2022 for learners who wish to start qualifying qualifications from 1 August 2022 funded by a loan.
Updated learning and funding newsletters for 2022 to 2023 are available on GOV.UK.
6. Information: T-Level Content Survey – Occupational Specialty in Cybersecurity
The Institute of Apprenticeships and Technical Education wants to introduce a new career specialty in Cyber Security for Level T in Digital Support Services.
Level T in Digital Support Services is currently being delivered and this professional specialty will be added to the others already available. It will be aligned with the Level 3 Cybersecurity Technician standard, approved in May 2020, and help meet the needs of the growing industry.
Complete the plan content project survey. The survey ends on May 2, 2022 at midnight.
7. Information: Recruitment of the IFATE apprentice panel
Recruitment to join the panel of apprentices of the Institute of Apprenticeships and Technical Education is now open.
The main purpose of the apprentice panel is to ensure that the views of apprentices are represented in the work and governance of the Institute. The panel decides which issues to focus on, and panel representatives attend Institute Board meetings to advise and challenge those issues. They also meet regularly with ministers and other government officials to ensure that the apprentice experience is at the heart of new policy thinking.
To apply, apprentices must complete the expression of interest form and upload a copy of their CV. The deadline for submitting applications is May 16, 2022 at midnight.