The Scottish Government has today published an independent analysis report on the responses to its consultation with stakeholders on the UK Apprenticeship Levy.
The report shows broad employer support for the Scottish Government’s Modern Apprenticeship target of delivering 30,000 MA starts each year by 2020. It also outlines employer backing for the planned expansion of Foundation and Graduate Level Apprenticeships and employability skills services.
Minister for Training and Employability, Jamie Hepburn, confirmed that in response to employer feedback:
- The number of Graduate Level Apprenticeships will be increased in 2017.
- Levy payers will have opportunities to shape the delivery of apprenticeship and employment programmes going forward.
- The Scottish Government will consider issues raised in the consultation around MA age limits and how to provide more flexibility.
- Skills Development Scotland has been given the go ahead to contract for the delivery of Modern Apprenticeships in 2017/18, as the next stage of the phased expansion to 30,000 MA starts each year by 2020.
Click here for full Scottish Government press release.