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ESFA weekly round-up - Issue 355

Education & Skills Funding Agency's weekly round-up of business-critical information to ESFA-funded colleges, other training organisations and direct grant employers. (19 April 2017)

1. Adding apprentices to the apprenticeship service

Providers on the Register of Apprenticeship Training Providers (RoATP) offering levy-funded apprenticeships from 1st May can now add apprentices in the apprenticeship service.

Beforehand, you need to ensure:

The first time an employer asks you to add or approve apprentices on the service, you must confirm you’ve agreed to train their apprentices.

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2. Purdah pre-election guidance Information

FESFAollowing the announcement of a general election a period of purdah will begin on Friday 21st April, it will last until the election results are announced.

Purdah places restrictions on the types of external communications that can be issued and includes announcements about new initiatives.

We are awaiting full guidance from the Permanent Secretary and will share this in the next issue of Update.

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