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Skillsfirst Apprenticeships

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For learners, Apprenticeships offer an opportunity to gain practical on-the-job experience and skills, whilst getting paid.


For employers, Apprenticeships result in a more motivated, skilled and productive workforce that helps them maintain a competitive edge.


At Skillsfirst, we believe there has never been a better incentive to undertake or employ an Apprentice. Our customer offer includes:

For more information about the frameworks we currently offer, please see the links on the right hand side of this page.


Skillsfirst apprenticeship certificates acceptable evidence for learner achievement


We have worked closely with the Federation for Industry Sector Skills & Standards (FISSS) to produce guidance and examples of both acceptable and unacceptable evidence of learner achievement.


The Acceptable Evidence section provides examples of ACCEPTABLE evidence and highlights the key data requirements which make a robust confirmation of learner achievement. Each example has a key so you can clearly see what you need to look for in your evidence.


These are the key pieces of data that individual Certification Bodies will look for when checking an Apprenticeship Completion Certificate claim.


This tool is particularly useful if you have submitted result claims to Skillsfirst very close to your completion claim deadline, but have not yet received the learners’ certificate(s).


Please follow this link to the FISSS website . Once the FISSS website has opened, select the ‘s’ and Skillsfirst will appear in a drop down menu, you will then see a screen which confirms what evidence will be accepted.


Skillsfirst Employee Rights and Responsibilities (ERR) workbook


Learners who successfully completed the workbook can claim unit BUS39 within any of the qualifications in which it appears, contributing to the total credit value of the qualification:



The workbook has also been designed to meet the ERR requirements for the following Frameworks:



For your free copy please click here


Frameworks Library

Search the SASE Apprenticeship Frameworks Library




To view the latest funding rates via the Hub please click here.



Related documents:
SFA and Trailblazer Funding Rules November 2015-2016



Future of Apprenticeships in England:

Following the Richard Review findings, the government introduced an implementation plan designed to create new employer-focused Apprenticeships.


So far, more than 1,000 employers have been involved in the trailblazer scheme, helping to design the new Apprenticeship standards for more than 120 employment sectors.


Skillsfirst Awards is working closely with a small number of these trailblazer groups, helping employers to shape the work roles and assessment plans.


Click here to read The Future of Apprenticeships in England: Implementation Plan.


To find out more about our apprenticeship fees, contact our customer services team on 0121 270 5100 or by emailing



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