Welcome to Smarttalk Winter Edition, filled with information about the Apprenticeship Levy, Brexit and More! To view the Winter Edition of Smart Talk, please click here.


Welcome to this very busy edition of Smarttalk Winter.

Brexit – What does this mean for Apprenticeship funding, training providers, employers and the introduction of the new Levy (tax)?

The majority of funding for colleges and training providers is distributed by the Skills Funding Agency (SFA) and the Education Funding Agency (EFA). The SFA distributes European Social Fund (ESF) funding on behalf of the UK government, with 107 providers including colleges and independent training providers receiving more than £305 million collectively in 2014/15.

The European Alliance for Apprenticeships launched in July 2013 brings together governments with key stakeholders to strengthen the quality, supply and image of apprenticeships across Europe. Organisations from all over Europe, including the UK, have made pledges to support the work of the alliance, including Apprenticeships 4 England, the Welsh Government, and Apprenticeships in Scotland.

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