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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

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.

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.