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The Institute is committed to supporting the apprenticeship sector to deal with the significant challenge COVID-19 presents.

We are doing everything we can to continue the delivery of high-quality apprenticeships while putting everyone’s health and wellbeing first.

We are working closely with the Department for Education, Education Skills Funding Agency (ESFA), Treasury, the National Apprenticeship Service, Ofqual and Office for Students.

Our full guidance applying to all apprenticeships is available below. If you are looking for help on a specific apprenticeship, then we have published a list of additional flexibilities.


Assessment guidance

We are leading on end point assessment and external quality assurance, making it more flexible, especially for remote delivery. Updated 30 November 2020.

Further guidance

Guidance on issues relating to apprenticeship and technical education delivery. Please contact us at enquiries.ifa@education.gov.uk with any further questions. Updates 30 November 2020

Recent updates

This is where we will place any announcement from the Institute on support or changes related to COVID-19. Updated 7 December 2020

Government guidance

The Department and ESFA are leading on detailed apprenticeship guidance for employers and training providers.

Are you an apprentice

Apprentices should phone the National Apprenticeship Service for advice on 0800 0150 6000

Are you seeking financial help

Information on measures for businesses are available from the Treasury.