The findings from a study to understand the role that the apprenticeship levy plays in employer decision-making.


Levy paying employer decisions and accounting for prior learning: research report 1005

Ref: ISBN 978-1-83870-192-5, DFE-RR1005PDF, 567KB, 83 pages


The apprenticeship levy was introduced in 2017 as part of wider reforms to improve apprenticeship quality and employer engagement.

This research provides insight into the impact of the levy on employers’ decision-making and whether levy funds were used for additional training or to replace other forms of training. It also explores how employers and providers assess and account for prior learning amongst apprentices and how this affects apprentice experience.

Published 22 October 2020