Apprenticeship Workforce Development - The ETF

What is the Apprenticeship Workforce Development (AWD) programme? 

Funded by the Department for Education (DfE), the Apprenticeship Workforce Development programme is being delivered by the Education and Training Foundation (ETF) in partnership with the Association of Colleges (AoC), Association of Employment and Learning Providers (AELP), Strategic Development Network (SDN) and the University Vocational Awards Council (UVAC) and supported by SQW as an independent evaluator. 

Elements of the AWD offer 

Your fully funded AWD support consists of several programmes. All elements are available via ETF’s learning platform, which has been designed to be personalised and accessible, allowing you to dip in and out to gain support as needed. Previous programmes on FutureLearn are available via the Professional Development Platform.   

Supporting resources

Below are a range of effective resources to support apprenticeship providers:  


Latest news

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About the consortium

Click on the logos below to find out more about each consortium partner. 

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If you have any queries about support for apprenticeships, please contact: AWD@etfoundation.co.uk

Have your say

We are really keen to hear how the programme has supported you, the benefit it has had for you and your staff, and the resulting impact on the learners and employers you work with. Your response will enable us to capture the benefits of the programme for the sector, as well as helping to shape the support that would be most useful to you in future. 

Email us at AWD@etfoundation.co.uk