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Apprenticeship Bursary For Care Leavers Increased

15th February 2023

The Department for Education (DfE) announced on the 2nd of February that the apprenticeships care leavers’ bursary is being increased to £3,000.

The increased rate will be available for new starts from 1 August 2023 and will be paid in instalments across the first year of their apprenticeship.

Employers and training providers will continue to receive £1,000 each to support care leaver apprentices they employ, meaning there will now be a total of £5,000 in additional funding for every care leaver apprentice.

If you would like to find out how a care leaver could be an asset to your business, please contact


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