Special educational needs: apprenticeship funding

  • Last updated 21 Sep 2018


People with special educational needs (SEN) can often expect extra funding for their apprenticeship training, depending on their age and circumstances.

In general, the amount of apprenticeship funding depends mainly on your age. Those aged 16-18 can expect to have 100% of the cost paid, regardless of SEN status.

Aged 19-24, apprentices usually have 50% of the costs paid, but it could be 100% for apprentices with a Learning Difficulty Assessment or education, health and care (EHC) plan.

For those aged over 24, Advanced and Higher Apprenticeships are eligible for funding from the Adult Skills Budget.

Enhanced funding may also be available for apprentices aged 19-23 who have not been able to enter learning before their 19th birthday, due to a reason beyond their control.

Contact the Disability Rights UK student helpline for the latest funding rules: 0330 995 0414, open 11am to 1pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays. 


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