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TICA has produced a guide to help employers in England and Wales understand and work to the current ESFA funding rules on planning and delivering a minimum of 20% off-the-job training.

From May 2017 the Government, through its funding agency the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA), has introduced new rules to manage the delivery of off-the-job training. There have always been rules about delivering off-the-job training but these were generally managed through the delivery of the qualifications and were monitored by awarding organisations.

The new rules are more specific in the need to deliver and monitor the off-the-job training which has to be a minimum of 20% of an apprentice’s employed time whilst on the apprenticeship programme.

We would urge employers to read and fully take on board all of the content of this document and share it with any relevant contacts within your organisation who are involved with TICA apprenticeship training. You can access the full document here.

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