The Institute for Apprenticeships has announced that it is to review the rates for 31 standards (see table below), at request from the Department for Education.
It comes after the department announced last week that the IfA will now have 30 funding bands to choose from – the maximum rate paid for from the levy – up from the current 15.
Analysis by FE Week shows that 21 of the 30 standards with the most starts this academic year are among those being reviewed by the IfA.
The 31 involved represents 64 percent of all starts on standards in the first half of 2017/18 (45,900 out of 71,720).
Reviewed funding band recommendations will be made to the Department for Education, who take the final decision on all funding bands.
The 31 standards involved in this review are:
|Apprenticeship standard||Level||Band max funding (£)|
|Installation Electrician/Maintenance Electrician||3||18000|
|Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship||6||27000|
|Digital and Technology Solutions Professional||6||27000|
|Dual Fuel Smart Meter Installer||2||12000|
|Rail Engineering Technician||3||27000|
|Customer Service Practitioner||2||4000|
|Power Network Craftsperson||3||27000|
|Professional Accounting Taxation Technician||4||9000|
|Hospitality Team Member||2||5000|
|Maintenance and Operations Engineering Technician||3||27000|
|Motor Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technician (light vehicle)||3||18000|
|Healthcare Assistant Practitioner||5||12000|
|Associate Project Manager||4||9000|
|Aviation Ground Specialist||3||3000|
|Bespoke Tailor and Cutter||5||15000|
|Senior Healthcare Support Worker||3||3000|