Apprenticeships during COVID-19
New guidance is now available for apprenticeships during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, aimed at apprentices and employers. It outlines the changes that the Education and Skills Funding Agency is making to the apprenticeship programme during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, including:
- supporting employers, providers and apprentices to work together to mutually agree where and how this training takes place. This includes in the workplace where a provider is able to do so safely and where that workplace meets new ‘coronavirus (COVID-19) secure’ guidelines on ensuring the workplace is safe.
- encouraging training providers to deliver training to apprentices remotely, and via e-learning, as far as is practicable
- enabling employers and training providers to report and initiate a break in learning, where the interruption to learning due to coronavirus (COVID-19) is greater than 4 weeks