After extending the tender deadline for the apprenticeship non-levy tender procurement round to 8th September the ESFA has issued a round of significant clarifications and updates. Bidders were informed that the tender cap calculation for existing apprenticeship providers should be based on a proxy percentage for non-levy funding in 2015/16. But that’s only for new starts, not all delivery which would include the funding for apprentices that started before August 2015. By only including funding for starts, this will in many cases more than halve the tender cap funding value that providers have been working to. More information and comment is here and a statement from AELP here.