Apprentices returning to train in an educational setting

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From 13 July, in addition to the number of 16-19 apprentices attending on-site delivery at a ‘further education setting’, providers can now make arrangements for 19+ apprentices to return to onsite delivery, where this can be safely accommodated. Further education settings include:

  • further education and sixth form colleges
  • employer-providers who have a training centre
  • other training providers

All apprentices are allowed to continue with their apprenticeship training that takes place within the workplace. Check the guidance on safely returning to work.

Training providers should try to train apprentices remotely, but can offer some face-to-face training if it’s safe, practical and they apply protective measures.

Providers should still apply a 25% limit to the number of 16-19 learners attending at any one time for the remainder of the academic year and must be confident that the overall numbers on site at any time can be safely accommodated, in line with the guidance on wider opening from 15 June 2020]  and guidance for further education providers .

Calculating attendance limit

Do not include vulnerable young people or children of critical workers who have returned to learning in the attendance limit. Even if these learners are not in the first year of their apprenticeship or are over 19 years old.

  1. Calculate how many 16 to19 apprentices you have who are in their first year of their apprenticeship.
  2. Calculate how many vulnerable young people and children of critical workers you have who are:
  • not in their first year
  • over 19
  • already attending
  1. Add the numbers from 1 and 2 together to get your daily limit for the number of apprentices who can attend your educational setting.

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