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Apprentices: Per Capita Costs

Volume 462: debated on Wednesday 11 July 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills (1) what the variable unit cost is of providing an (a) level one and (b) level two apprenticeship course; (148216)

(2) what the average unit cost of providing apprenticeship training is in each region.

There are currently no Level 1 apprenticeships, only Level 2 and 3. The funding of apprenticeships is based on national rates for each sector framework The published rates for the apprenticeship programme are detailed in the Requirements for Funding for Work Based Learning 2006-07. The link to the document is as follows,

http://readingroom.lsc.gov.uk/LSC/2006/funding/streams/nat-requirementsforfundingwblforyoungpeople200607-re-jul2006.pdf

A hard copy will be placed in the Library.

Apprenticeship rates vary on a sector framework basis and do not vary by region of the LSC. Providers may be entitled to a disadvantage uplift based on the Index of Multiple Deprivation 2000 and calculated on their historic recruitment patterns. The published national rates for apprenticeships are contained within the ‘Requirements for Funding for Work Based Learning 2006-07’ document. The link to the publication is as provided previously.