Apprenticeship Levy to drive involvement in WorldSkills UK Competitions
Participation in WorldSkills UK Competitions can be used to contribute to meeting the requirement of 20% off the job training for apprentices.
It really is a win-win situation.
The Government has announced that the Apprenticeship Levy can be used to support apprentices’ involvement in WorldSkills UK Competitions, as it recognises the benefits to both the individual and business of using competition activity to raise standards in apprenticeships.
WorldSkills UK have produced a practical step-by-step Guide to support you in embedding competition activity in your apprenticeship programme.
“A successful apprentice in a skills competition is not just a matter of prestige; it brings tangible business benefits too. This is why the Association of Employment and Learning Providers (AELP) wants to see more employers and training providers support their apprentices in entering competitions. Apprenticeships have been through a comprehensive and often challenging process of reform. The Guide has responded to this with really useful advice on matching a completion brief to a new standard. An invaluable read all round!”
Mark Dawes, Chief Executive, AELP