Scottish Government response to the Apprenticeship Levy

Read CIPD Scotland's submission to the Scottish Government

This consultation asked for views on options for the use of funding from the forthcoming Apprenticeship Levy., due to be introduced in April 2017.

The consultation asked for responses to the following questions:

  • Should the Government’s commitment to 30,000 Modern Apprenticeships starts a year by 2020 a) be maintained or b) be increased?
  • Should Apprenticeship Levy funding support growth in the number of Graduate Level Apprenticeships in Scotland?
  • Should Apprenticeship Levy funding be used to establish a flexible skills fund to support wider workforce development?
  • Should Apprenticeship Levy funding be used to support the expansion of Foundation Apprenticeships?
  • Should Apprenticeship Levy funding be used to help unemployed people move into employment, and to help meet the workforce needs of employers?
  • Are there any additional suggestions on how Apprenticeship Levy funding might be used?

The Scottish Government issued its response to the consultation on 11 November 2016.

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