A reminder that all public sector bodies that employ 250 staff or more need to complete a report on their progress towards meeting the public sector apprenticeships target for the 1 April 2021 – 31 March 2022 period by 30 September 2022. This is the final year of the target, although reporting on public sector bodies’ progress on starts will continue in an altered form annually from 2023.

Submitting this return to the Department for Education alongside supporting evidence that demonstrates you have shown due regard to the target is a legal requirement. Employers are also required to publish the data you submit in a place which is easily accessible to the public, such as on external facing websites for your council.

The reporting process should be completed via the DAS (you can find the link to the form under the ‘Apprentices’ tab on your DAS account). For more detailed information regarding what data is required, please see the published guidance on gov.uk. If you are unsure how to complete the return, please contact the Apprenticeship Service Support Service on 0800 0150 600 or email helpdesk@manage-apprenticeships.service.gov.uk.

Update from the LGA

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