Apprenticeship Guidance for Schools

As an employer, apprenticeships provide you with a valuable member of staff who will be developing their skills and/or gaining experience while working for your school.

If you are a maintained school your first port of call is our apprentices procurement manager, Paula Schofield  ( ), who will guide you through the process of identifying, recruiting and monitoring your apprentice.  You must follow the process to avoid delays and to provide the best possible clarity for all parties involved.

The government has introduced a number of new reforms to the way that Apprenticeships are offered, managed and provided. Apprenticeships can now be offered to employees of all ages. You can recruit apprentices and/or use apprenticeships for existing members of staff as part of their CPD if an individual needs significant new knowledge and skills which will help them in their role and future progression.  

A guide detailing the opportunities and benefits to being an apprentice can be found at:

Apprenticeship opportunities for existing staff or new recruits can include apprenticeships in: Early Years, Teaching Assistant, Business Administration, School Business Management, Technology Technician, Management, .

There is more information about specific apprenticeships that might be of interest to schools or settings in the Apprenticeships Guidance for all schools document to the left here.  This document also has information on how to recruit an apprentice and how to access funding.

New - You will also see to the left here, a guide for academies, foundation and voluntary aided schools who have their own levy accounts and will contract directly with providers for apprenticeships.


Bianca Forbes for advice on the Digital Apprenticeship Service (DAS) Account:

Helen Manley - Senior Adviser: Curriculum, Teaching and Leadership

Lynne Birch - Schools Enagagement Adviser

01480 379 039