"The Secretary of State has approved our funding band recommendations for a further 17 standards following review, which have now been updated." said a spokesperson for the Institute for Apprenticeships.

"Our priority throughout has been to ensure standards have the appropriate funding band to support high quality delivery and provide value for money for employers and the taxpayer, whilst ensuring consistency in the way older and newer standards are funded.

"Throughout the process, we have worked collaboratively with trailblazers to ensure the review was carried out in an open way and have worked hard to resolve any concerns about changes to funding levels."

The Institute is reviewing the funding bands for apprenticeships to ensure they are consistent with funding bands assigned more recently; are based on the most up-to-date information we have available; and allow as many employers as possible to access high quality apprenticeships.

This follows the introduction earlier this year of a new process for determining funding bands, and an increase in the number of funding bands from 15 to 30.

These changes resulted in a difference between how older and newer standards were allocated funding bands, which is why the review was needed.

The review aims to identify the most appropriate funding band to support high-quality delivery; provide value for money for employers and taxpayers; and ensure consistency in the way older and newer standards are funded.

The Institute expects the review to be completed by Summer 2019.

We began reviewing the funding bands for 31 existing apprenticeship standards in May 2018. In December 2018 we announced a further 30 standards that will be reviewed at the request of the Minister for Apprenticeships and Skills. 

The Secretary of State initially approved our reviewed funding band recommendations for 12 of the 31 and the outcomes were announced in October.  

A further 17 reviewed funding band recommendations have now been approved and officially announced.

The full table of results is set out below:

Reference Number

Standard Name

Pre-Review Funding Band

Reviewed funding band

Implementation date

ST0331

Chartered Surveyor (Degree)

£27,000

Band 30 (£27,000)

No change

ST0457

Engineering Technician*

£27,000

Band 29 (£26,000)

4 March 2019

ST0154

Maintenance and Operations Engineering Technician*

£27,000

Band 29 (£26,000)

4 March 2019

ST0156

Power Network Craftsperson*

£27,000

Band 29 (£26,000)

4 March 2019

ST0318

Rail Engineering technician

£27,000

Band 27 (£24,000)

1 January 2019

ST0272

Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship*

£27,000

Band 25 (£22,000)

4 March 2019

ST0116

Software Developer*

£18,000

Band 21 (£18,000)

No change

ST0152

Installation/Maintenance Electrician*

£18,000

Band 21 (£18,000)

No change

ST0127

Network Engineer*

£18,000

Band 20 (£17,000)

4 March 2019

ST0055

Bespoke Tailor and Cutter

£15,000

Band 18 (£15,000)

No change

ST0125

Infrastructure Technician*

£15,000

Band 18 (£15,000)

No change

ST0215

Healthcare Assistant Practitioner

£12,000

Band 15 (£12,000)

No change

ST0122

Digital Marketer*

£12,000

Band 14 (£11,000)

4 March 2019

ST0158

Dual Fuel Smart Meter Installer

£12,000

Band 13 (£10,000)

1 January 2019

ST0002

Assistant Accountant

£9,000

Band 11 (£8,000)

1 January 2019

ST0245

Paralegal*

£9,000

Band 11 (£8,000)

4 March 2019

ST0003

Professional Accounting Taxation Technician*

£9,000

Band 11 (£8,000)

4 March 2019

ST0228

Commis Chef*

£9,000

Band 11 (£8,000)

4 March 2019

ST0213

Hair Professional

£9,000

Band 10 (£7,000)

1 January 2019

ST0240

Insurance Practitioner

£9,000

Band 10 (£7,000)

1 January 2019

ST0385

Operations/Departmental Manager*

£9,000

Band 10

(£7,000)

4 March 2019

ST0113

Dental Nurse

£9,000

Band 9 (£6,000)

1 January 2019

ST0310

Associate Project Manager*

£9,000

Band 9 (£6,000)

4 March 2019

ST0038

Aviation Ground Specialist

£3,000

Band 9 (£6,000)

6 October 2018

ST0217

Senior Healthcare Support Worker

£3,000

Band 8 (£5,000)

6 October 2018

ST0384

Team Leader/Supervisor*

£5,000

Band 7 (£4,500)

4 March 2019

ST0327

Retailer*

£5,000

Band 6 (£4,000)

4 March 2019

ST0233

Hospitality Team Member*

£5,000

Band 6 (£4,000)

4 March 2019

ST0072

Customer Service Practitioner

£4,000

Band 5 (£3,500)

1 January 2019

ST0119

Digital and Technology Solutions Professional

£27,000

TBC

 

ST0033

Motor Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technician (Light Vehicle)

£18,000

TBC

 

* funding bands approved by the Secretary of State for Education in late November 2018.

Standards under review from December 2018

ST Code

Standard

Level

Route

Current Funding

ST0005

Adult Care Worker

2

Care Services

£3,000

ST0006

Lead Adult Care Worker

3

Care Services

£3,000

ST0216

Healthcare Support Worker

2

Health and Science

£3,000

ST0259

Supply Chain Warehouse Operative

2

Transport and Logistics

£3,000

ST0314

Public Service Operational Delivery Officer

3

Business and Administration

£3,000

ST0178

Financial Services Customer Adviser

2

Legal, Finance and Accounting

£4,000

ST0039

Aviation Operations Manager

4

Transport and logistics

£5,000

ST0179

Investment Operations Administrator

2

Legal, Finance and Accounting

£5,000

ST0230

Hospitality Supervisor

3

Catering and Hospitality

£5,000

ST0232

Senior Production Chef

3

Catering and Hospitality

£5,000

ST0239

HR Support

3

Business and Administration

£5,000

ST0257

Large Goods Vehicle Driver

2

Transport and Logistics

£5,000

ST0326

Retail Team Leader

3

Sales, Marketing and Procurement

£5,000

ST0325

Retail Manager

4

Sales, Marketing and Procurement

£6,000

ST0052

Highway Electrician / Service Operative

3

Construction

£9,000

ST0078

Butcher

2

Sales, marketing and procurement

£9,000

ST0185

Senior Financial Services Customer Adviser

3

Legal, Finance and Accounting

£9,000

ST0227

Chef De Partie

3

Catering and Hospitality

£9,000

ST0234

Housing/Property Management

3

Construction

£9,000

ST0238

HR Consultant / Partner

5

Business and Administration

£9,000

ST0340

Travel Consultant

3

Sales, marketing and procurement

£9,000

ST0115

IT Technical Salesperson

3

Sales, marketing and procurement

£12,000

ST0160

Water Process Technician

3

Engineering and Manufacturing

£12,000

ST0317

Rail Engineering Operative

2

Engineering and Manufacturing

£12,000

ST0287

Associate Ambulance Practitioner

4

Health and Science

£15,000

ST0067

Bus and Coach Engineering Technician

3

Engineering and Manufacturing

£18,000

ST0068

Heavy Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technician

3

Engineering and Manufacturing

£18,000

ST0189

Fire Emergency and Security Systems Technician

3

Construction

£18,000

ST0155

Gas Engineering

3

Construction

£27,000

ST0164

Engineering Design and Draughtsperson

3

Engineering and Manufacturing

£27,000

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