Apprenticeship Bursary Increased for Care Leavers From 1st August
The bursary has increased from £1,000 to £3,000. The bursary is for eligible apprentices who are in care or are care leavers. It will help remove financial barriers to accessing and completing apprenticeships. The bursary is separate to the additional funding that employers and training providers can receive to support care leaver apprentices.
This guidance is about the apprenticeships care leavers’ bursary. It is for:
- training providers
- care leavers
- professionals working with care leavers
For more information on the requirements for employers and providers, including the evidence they must collect and hold, refer to the apprenticeship funding rules. (GOV, 2023)
Find out about apprenticeships and what help is available for care leavers in the Amazing Apprenticeships care leavers guide.
You can also find out about career and employment development opportunities on the Care Leaver Covenant website.
Resources for care leavers, employers and organisations working with care leavers are available from the Learning and Work Institute. These include case studies and practical tips on supporting care leavers in apprenticeships.