Science Industry Partnership

02 May 2019

Guidance: apprenticeships recognition of prior learning

DfE have published new guidance for training providers, employers and apprentices about the need for, and importance of, recognition of prior learning.

The apprenticeship funding rules state that the training provider must assess the individual’s prior learning (including education, training, qualifications, and work experience) prior to the start of the apprenticeship.

The content, duration and price of the apprenticeship must be reduced to reflect relevant prior learning. The provider must document prior learning in the apprentice’s evidence pack and commitment statement.

Please note that initial assessments are subject to audit checks and funds may be recovered where initial assessment has not taken place, has not been evidenced, or a price reduction has not been made.