New SEND Apprenticeship Pilot Proving to Be A Success

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Apprenticeship leaders have hailed the early success of a “game-changing” pilot that aims to make apprenticeships more accessible to people with learning difficulties. Hundreds of people who found themselves blocked from apprenticeship opportunities under government requirements, are now enrolling on programmes thanks to a new English and maths exemption. The “LDD Apprenticeships English and Maths flexibilities pilot” was launched by the government in May to allow, for the first time, those without a pre-existing education health and care plan (EHCP) or statement of learning difficulties assessment (LDA) to work towards a lower level of functional skills. Click here for more.