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Law to be changed to support those made redundant to help complete their apprenticeship

The government is changing the law to allow more redundant apprentices to complete their course according to FE Week.

A Statutory Instrument (SI) has been laid in parliament that will allow the Education and Skills Funding Agency to fund apprentices to complete their training if they are at least 75 per cent of their way through their programme at the point of redundancy. Helping to support those who have been made redundant during Covid-19.

This will still need to be debated in both the House of Commons and House of Lords before it can be set in stone by law.

Once approved by the House of Commons and House of Lords, it will apply to apprentices made redundant from that day onwards.

Apprenticeships and skills minister Gillian Keegan from the ESFA said: “Covid-19 has had a big impact on the economy, and we know that some apprentices have lost their jobs or are facing redundancy as a result.

“Our redundancy support service is making sure apprentices can get the help they need.