Apprentices With Additional Support Needs

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Exploring the funding and support for apprentices with additional support needs  was commissioned by DfE and carried out by the Learning and Work Institute. It details the findings from interviews with apprenticeship providers, employers and third party organisations. This report identifies areas to consider in the future development of apprenticeships funding policy.

The interviews explored how organisations define and identify:

  • support needs
  • the support they provide to apprentices
  • the funding they access to meet these needs
  • whether the support enables apprentices to participate in and complete their programme

The Essential Guide to Apprenticeship Support is a leaflet intended for individuals, who are considering applying for an apprenticeship, and current apprentices, produced by the National Apprenticeship Service . The information may also be useful for parents, carers and other groups who offer advice and guidance.