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Chamber and committees

Question ref. S5O-04307
Asked by: Annabelle Ewing, Cowdenbeath, Scottish National Party
Date lodged: 18 March 2020

Question

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the impact of COVID-19 on modern apprenticeship programmes.

Current status: Answered by Jamie Hepburn on 25 March 2020


Answer

Skills Development Scotland has already put in place measures to support training providers who are unable to access employer premises due to Covid-19.

This will ensure that training providers can continue to register starts and draw down funding, which was a concern for some of the training provider network. It will provide some support and reassurance to providers about continuity of business in the immediate future. From April 2020 (the start of the new contract year), SDS is working with Scottish Government on additional support to maintain the apprenticeship training infrastructure.