An Introduction to Apprenticeship Reporting

Since April 2017 those public sector bodies in England with 250 or more employees, including Schools and Multi-Academy Trusts, have been legally required to appropriately demonstrate how they have met, or attempted to meet, the public sector apprenticeship target. Therefore, employing an average of at least 2.3% of their headcount as new apprentices starts, up to 31 March 2021. The target is aggregated over four years, so it is not a requirement to meet the target each year. If your School is in scope, you must annually publish and report to the Department for Education on your progress.

The Apprenticeships (Miscellaneous Provisions) Regulations 2017 came into force on 31 March 2018 and brought into effect the public sector apprenticeship target. To accompany the regulations, the Department for Education has statutory guidance, but there can be a lot to get to grips with.