The Complete Guide to Funding Apprenticeships


The Complete Guide to Funding Apprenticeships 2016/17 edition, sponsored by NOCN, is created by Author Nick Linford and published by Lsect Ltd.

The guide is published in a high quality A4 ringbinder with more than 200 pages of funding examples for over 700 framework pathways and standards. Containing:
All the latest information on apprenticeship levy reform and associated systemsClear instructions on how to calculate the funding for frameworks and standards
Funding values (before and after reforms) for every framework pathway and standard
Worked examples for every framework pathway and standard at every level in England, and the 2016/17 edition also includes chapters on the levy funding and systems for starts from 1 May 2016.
The guide remains at £90 (including postage and packaging) and includes page updates (via email) until the end of July 2017.

About the author:

Nick Linford is an expert in further education funding and performance systems and a company director of Lsect Ltd.
He runs a series of popular workshops, conferences and webinars about funding and data, which have been attended by more than 15,000 people in the last six years.
As well as authoring the Complete Guide to Funding Apprenticeships, Nick is author of two books about funding and data published by Pearson and the founding editor for Lsect’s weekly newspapers: FE Week ( and Schools Week (
Prior to setting-up Lsect in 2010 Nick established an education think tank at the publishers Pearson, and before that was for seven years Director of Planning and Performance at the Lewisham College, during which time they achieved an Ofsted ‘outstanding’ grade.