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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-03121: Kezia Dugdale (Lothian)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 22 September 2016

To ask the Scottish Government what support it provides to people who do not complete modern apprenticeships regarding (a) access to other programmes and (b) funding.

Answered by: Jamie Hepburn 4 October 2016

There are a number of reasons why an individual may leave the MA programme including entering full-time further education and training; moving into alternative employment or no longer wishing to continue with the programme. A recent finding from SDS research was that for all MA leavers, including non-completers, the vast majority (85 per cent) were still in work six months after completing or leaving their MA with 90 per cent in either work or education.

People who don’t complete a Modern Apprenticeship can access programmes such as Adopt an Apprentice, Employability Fund and start another Modern Apprenticeship subject to normal eligibility rules.