The Apprenticeship Levy is a taxation from the UK Government on large employers to help fund in-work learning and development. It is part of the UK's strategy to improve productivity, which in the UK is amongst the lowest of the world's major economies.
Research in Further Education Weekly in 2018 identified that as much as 90% of the available funding generated by the Apprenticeships Levy was not being accessed. At World of Learning in October, Ennis Reid, Head of Learning and Development at the financial services firm Quilter, was asked to host a session about the Apprenticeship Levy and how L&D professionals can make use of it in learning programmes.
Learning News interviewed Ennis Reid shortly after his session to find out where the roadblocks are and what L&D can do to overcome them.
World of Learning 2018 took place at the NEC, Birmingham, 16-17 October. More information about World of Learning and details of the 2019 event is available from the team via www.learnevents.com.