To be eligible to be an apprentice, you must satisfy the requirements of the Education and Skills Funding Agency Apprenticeship funding rules.
This means that you must:
- be aged 16 or older at the start of the apprenticeship;
- not be enrolled on another funded apprenticeship or another funded further education or higher education programme at the time you start your new apprenticeship;
- be employed in a full-time job (minimum of 30 hours per week) or have a signed contract to start a full time job role, which is relevant to the apprenticeship you’re applying for;
- meet the qualification entry requirements of the apprenticeship standard and be able to provide original qualification certificates at enrolment;
- only apply for an apprenticeship unrelated to any qualifications you hold at the same or higher level than the apprenticeship you wish to apply for; the apprenticeship being applied for must be unrelated in subject and content from any qualification already held;
- not expect funding for a repeated qualification; the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) will not fund apprentices who are repeating the same qualification;
- not be asked to contribute financially to the direct cost of your apprenticeship fees or use a student loan to finance any apprenticeship;
- over the duration of your apprenticeship, you must spend at least 50% of your working time in England;
- Meet the eligibility criteria listed in the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) Apprenticeship funding rules for August 2023 to July 2024
Apprenticeship subject areas
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