The government has published guidance helpful to apprentices, employers, end-point assessment organisations (EPAOs) and external quality assurance providers about changes to apprenticeships due to coronavirus (Covid-19). This guidance information can be found here.
The document sets out guidance and some temporary flexibilities to the apprenticeship funding rules that we are introducing to the programme during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, and provides answers to questions related to these changes and other common questions. Some of these flexibilities, introduced during the 2019 to 2020 funding year continue beyond 1 August 2020 and therefore this guidance should be read alongside both the 2019 to 20 and 2020 to 21 apprenticeship funding rules, which can be found on the apprenticeship funding rules page.
This document also gives information on apprenticeship training and assessment following the Prime Minister’s announcement setting out the steps to restart the economy, and the safer working guidance published on 11 May 2020. Our information should be read alongside the government’s coronavirus guidance and support for businesses.
Source: Department of Education, Education, Skills and Funding Agency