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Keep up-to date with all the latest developments in apprenticeships including product news, policy updates, latest research and thought leadership.

You can also find information on the latest City & Guilds events designed to support our customers through the Apprenticeship Reforms and with the delivery of City & Guilds apprenticeships.

Latest News



Webinar series 2016: Helping providers understand the Apprenticeship Reforms


The Levy for employers


Civil Service: Operational Delivery Apprenticeship

Ongoing 2016


16th December 2016


4th July 2016

Our series of informative and thought-provoking webinars cover all aspects of the Apprenticeship Reforms in England.


The HMRC has launched a technical consultation on the levy which will be of interest to employers who are going to pay the levy.


City & Guilds has worked with the Employer Trailblazer Group for 3 years to develop and successfully implement the first Apprenticeship Standard for Operational Delivery



top tips for providers



Top tips for providers


Government announcement


2016 to 2017 funding allocations – positive news for the sector

27th June 2016


2nd May 2016


23rd March 2016

See the top tips and examples advised by providers on working with employers effectively to deliver a quality apprenticeship.


City & Guilds and its Industry Skills Board brought over 100 different employers together to discuss the Apprenticeship Reforms.


The SFA has now issued provider allocations for the 2016 to 2017 funding years.




Latest Research



Making Apprenticeships Work report

Written by the Industry Skills Board, the report looks at how apprenticeships can best meet the needs of employers and learners, in light of the Government’s Apprenticeship Reforms.

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Great Expectations research: Predicting the jobs market

Great Expectations is our latest research into the career aspirations of 14-19 year olds. It looks at the type of jobs young people are interested in and the salary they expect to earn.

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Remaking Apprenticeships

Written by Professor Bill Lucas, the research looked into the quality of learning received by apprentices.

The resulting report provides recommendations to take apprenticeships successfully into the future.

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Learning to be Employable

Learning to be Employable is the latest research by Professor Bill Lucas and Dr Janet Hanson, commissioned by the City & Guilds Alliance. It looks at how further education can improve employability skills in education to prepare young people for the world of work.

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View our infographic - 10 Actions to Improve Employability in FE 


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