Care Apprenticeships could Receive Bigger Funding Boost

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Government officials are considering boosting adult care apprenticeship funding by more than one band. The government launched an exceptional funding band review for 20 apprenticeships that are under pressure from rising costs but the outcome of the process has been delayed. New sources indicate that there could be a good news update for the two adult care apprenticeships that are part of the review and funded at a current rate of £3,000 per apprentice. Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education (IfATE) delivery director Rob Nitsch said ““Some of the [challenges] are ingrained. There is the issue of pay, completion rates in that sector are woefully low. It’s certainly not at the back of the queue.” Click here for FE Week Commentary.