Update on apprenticeship funding bands review

On behalf of the Department for Education, the Institute for Apprenticeships recently carried out a review into the funding bands for three of the most popular management standards. Following the review, the Institute has made recommendations to reduce the funding for three standards:


Current Rate

Proposed Rate

% Cut

Level 3 Team Leader / Supervisor




Level 5 Operations / Departmental Manager




Level 6 Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship




As part of the Leadership and Management Trailblazer, ILM is supporting an appeal against the proposed funding cuts. We share the concerns of our employer and provider partners that the cuts will impede quality and increase uncertainty during a critical time for the apprenticeship reforms.

Please see below the letter which we provided to the Trailblazer group in support of the appeal. Please get in touch if you have any questions or concerns and we will do everything we can to support you.

Letter to the Trailblazer Group