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Question reference: S6W-16397

  • Asked by: Meghan Gallacher, MSP for Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: 12 April 2023
  • Current status: Answered by Graeme Dey on 4 May 2023


To ask the Scottish Government what the impact on training providers has been of the reported apprenticeship freeze in early 2023.


As we have previously set out, there was no freeze on apprenticeships. In line with standard practice, Skills Development Scotland (SDS) reviewed changing demand for Modern Apprenticeship starts in-year and between December 2022 and February 2023 reallocated starts to providers as appropriate within their budget. During this period, and as part of their contract management process, SDS remained in close contact with training providers. Providers with any questions were also advised to contact SDS.